Verizon now offers the Samsung Omnia II

Verizon now offers the Samsung Omnia II
The long wait is over and customers of Verizon can now buy the Samsung Omnia II i920 – an extremely powerful Windows phone coming with 3.7-inch AMOLED display with WVGA resolution and spectacular appearance. Moreover, it´s equipped with better, 5-megapixel camera, ample memory (8GB plus microSD slot) and Wi-Fi. The Samsung Omnia II i920 runs personalized TouchWiz interface and is the first cell phone utilizing the new text entry method called Swype. Verizon offers the device for $199 after online discount to anyone willing to sign up for a two-year agreement. You can find more details in our review of the GSM version of the phone and stay tuned for our upcoming review of the Verizon edition of the eagerly anticipated handset.

Customers of the carrier are now faced with a tough choice – the Motorola DROID or Samsung Omnia II i920. What would you choose?

Samsung Omnia II i920 Specifications | Hands-on | Review (GSM)

source: Verizon

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23 Comments

23. 21mac

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

Is anyone having a text error message coming up?? And you have to send a report for it? I am and my text messages are glitchy any ideas to why??

19. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

OMG swype is the coolest thing I have ever used on a touch screen.. the phone is garbage though

17. china_pearl

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 20, 2009

Got my Omnia II & been playing with it for several hours.... Loving it so far! Still trying to get used to WinMo 6.5 and all the new functions and menus, but I love how I can organize my menus according to my liking. Kudos for being able to manage what goes onto the widge... The 3.7" screen is BEAUTIFUL!!! And this phone is fast!!!! Lag was one of the biggest complaints I had about Omnia I (from which I upgraded), so Omnia II is definitely a nice improvement... Complaint about Omnia II so far? Bunch of VZW programs that I haven't figured out how to uninstall... But at least they are just installers, so are not taking up too much memery yet... All in all, LOVE the Omnia II so far! Really glad I waited for it.

13. afrobling

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 29, 2007

Eh I've used the omnia 2 and I'm not impressed. The screen is beautiful and video looks great on it. My gripe is the screen responsiveness. Compared to a droid, iPhone, or hd2 it just simply cannot compete. The specs are great but that damn screen is holdin it back. I'm sorry but capacitive screens are the future.... I would have really considered this device even wit windows mobile if the screen responded better

12. pdub73

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 25, 2008

I got my Omnia II, still playing with it...gonna check out compatibility with some of my favorite programs, and go from there so far...the touch screen is dare I say..." IPhone-ish" the swipe text entry is very cool, I've only sent one text but it worked great...I played with the Moto droid while I was in the VZW store it's pretty cool...I don't think u can go wrong with either phone...this phone by far is better then the original Omnia...if u can afford 299.99 I suggest u go and get it...

9. jturkish

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

I currently have the Omnia1 and absolutely love it......its surprisingly stable, it looks good, and is pretty powerful. The thing that made the omnia1 so great in my book is the optical mouse and all the buttons on the side where each can be assigned to 2 shortcuts. I'm not getting the Omnia2 because Window's market is no where as developed as Google's Market. One other thing is that the Omnia2 doesnt have an optical mouse. Plus WinMo 6.5 + Sammy's UI makes the buttons and items feel to bubbly....like its a cartoon phone.

20. scroffy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

Who cares about an optical mouse when you have a touch screen? It's as useful as tits on a bull. I like an optical mouse/trackball on non-touch phones, but the optical mouse on my omnia 1 is never used.

8. yeppers

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 24, 2009

I had, well still have the omnia 1 even though i am not using it right now, but i loved it. it was a sick phone and for the time it came out one of the best touch screen interface on the marked. lest face it the storm released with shit software and people went nuts, can we say addvertising... I hate absolutly hate WinMo with a passion!!! if you really care to know i hate everything windows!!!! I am a linux open source fan and i wish the omnia 2 would have come with android and a full physical keyboard! the WinMo is the only reason i will not be buying the O2 verzion but from what i have seen and played with it is again one of the best touch screen Fones on the market today and for VZW. I am not trying to front and be a guru but i have been in this biz a long time and can tell you all the future is open source, freedom from paying rediculious prices for add apps!!! i also feel that more needs to be done as far as offering a model with or without the full keyboard option. i would have an Iphone if it had 2 things, VZW as its carrier and a full QWERTY keyboard. Bottom line here is samsung makes a great product (other than the Glyde we all know it was junk).

7. ChiefD23

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Check this out...like a lot of people I've been waiting for this phone for quite some time. The original omnia was really cool, would've of purchased it instead of my Moto Q if I would've known about SPB mobile shell, I don't like the TW interface; I am more a TF3D or SPB fan. But what I am really disappointed in is the fact that Verizon took out a few key features that made this phone stand out....like the front facing VGA camera, was very much looking forward to having Skype video calls with my friend in NZ, that's not going to happen now, not video at least. Also, they took off the smile and face detection from the rear camera. Not sure if it didn't function to VZW standards, but that also was a nice feature to have, a more advanced camera than what's out there now, in the states. I also noticed how thick it was....the first look video on PocketNow.com compared it to the Verizon TP2, why is a virtual keyboard phone very close to the size of a phone with a slide out keyboard. I do like the telescoping stylus vs the dongle that came with the GSM version. I guess now I am waiting to view a detailed review by Phonearena on this phone, I would really like to understand the HW and SW differences between the GSM and CDMA versions. I am still very much a O2 fan and will more than likely get this phone...just a little let down. My NE2 is not until February...I heard January is supposed to be a great month for Verizon...we'll see!

3. Kain125

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 13, 2009

Ummmm have you not heard the success of this phone??? Its pretty different that the first omnia

6. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I heard it's pretty speedy...but I'm still wondering if anyone is really hungry for this phone now that htc brought out the HD2.

10. Osukaru

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 02, 2008

Does it have 800 Processor?

11. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I believe it does ...

14. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

ok, it's not as speedy as I thought. Maybe Vzw got shafted, because it's like night and day comparing the videos for the CDMA Omnia2 and the GSM one. For whatever reason, Vzw's version looks crazy laggy...like laughable laggy..

15. ChiefD23

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I went to the VZW store and messed around with the phone and I don't see the lag...the screen was very responsive, if it wasn't for the security leash I would've been able to close programs out with the X. Not sure where the laggy comments are coming from...I held it in my hand and had a great time checking out the camera, the apps (alot of preloaded apps that look to be cool), the swype technology...everything about the phone is top-notch in my opinion; based of my own hands on experience.

21. scroffy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

Not as speedy as you thought...based on watching a youtube video? Your brain is laughable laggy.

22. scroffy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

Brought it out where? It's not out for USA users.

2. Jango_Fred

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 17, 2008

Me. The Glyde sucked. The Rogue... at least better than the Glyde. I never had any problems with my Omnia 1. Maybe not EVERYONE likes the exact same phones you like.

1. phoneguru173

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

WHO is actually waiting for ANOTHER Samsung Touchscreen? They need to accept the fact they they simply CANNOT make a viable toouchscreen handset! The Glyde? The Saga? The Rogue? The first generation Omnia was a waste of electronics. Dear Samsung, Please surrender to defeat!!

4. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Samsung has made some pretty nice touchscreens, probably not many for the US market, but I think it's more of a problem w/ their OS- sometimes some of their OS features aren't necessary, like that cube.

5. Osukaru

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 02, 2008

Dude do you not know how successfull the omnia has been like everywhere else in the world? I had the first omnia and loved it, if vzw was advertising this phone like htey do the droid or last year the storm this phone would have way more hype. What sucks is that this is the second year this phone is overshadowed by a launch, Last year the Storm now the Droid. I HATE winmo, but the omnia is such a nice piece of hardware that i have put up with winmo because of it. Let me guess you have an iPhone, Droid or Storm? If so congratz you are only going after what the carrier's hype (Baaa!) up with commercials. Do some research on devices then maybe you can trully call urself a phone guru and not just some fanboy.

16. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The only reason the CDMA omnia sucked was b/c of all the VZW embedded SW like WirelesSUCK... eeeer sync, VVM, etc. I am a memeber of tons of WM forums where people that flashed their Omnias to custom ROMs never had a problem again.. EVER. My brother for example, had an omnia, was constantly resetting, sluggish, and that horrible memory problem was all caused by VZAppZone, the second he flashed a customer ROM, no more problems, the problem isn't Samsun, it was VZW.

18. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

I was actually waiting for ANOTHER "Great" Samsung Touchscreen. They need to accept the fact that they simply DO make a great touchscreen handset! Well, I admit the first gen Glyde was a shit, but Glyde Refresh was better than Voyager, it's just not that many people were aware of that. The Saga still is one of mid-top business phone in that price range.. The Rogue got the best screen i've ever seen in samsung arsenal thanks to AMOLED screen. The first generation Omnia was a king of electronics. Dear Samsung, Please mock this phoneguru dude!! p.s. and btw, check your spelling plz... muhahaha

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