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Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review

Samsung OMNIA HD

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Accessing information in your contacts is also implemented through double clicking. You can save as many contacts as you feel like, all of them with more than a single number. Moreover, they can be assigned unique ringtones, pictures, names, birthdates etc. The only limitation is the memory of the Samsung OMNIA HD i8910. Aside from sliding your finger upward or downward, you can search for a contact with the bar for text input. This sounds as if there is nothing out of the ordinary here, but the latter is implemented through a GPS-like keypad system (A, B, C, D, E, F...) that seems really logical with all initial letters appearing at first until you have selected something when only the necessary letters remain on the screen. It feels as if the phone thinks ahead and tries to guess what you´re looking for. Getting used to the new method takes just a few minutes and we have to admit that finding what you need is fast and easy.

Contacts - Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review
Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review
Search for a contact - Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review
Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review

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Search for a contact

 


Just like any other contemporary phone, this one provides one of the most popular services these days, messaging. The i8910 HD hasn't got hardware keyboard, but features two virtual ones instead – one is pretty much standard keypad as found on any cell phone and the other is full- fledged QWERTY that thanks to the huge display is way easier to type away on alongside of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Aside from these, you also have handwriting recognition. Using your email box, you are faced with a rather annoying issue – manual entry of all necessary settings. We were caught off balance when the OMNIA HD requested that we manually enter the incoming/outgoing mail server of Gmail. Not all of us know these by heart after all plus most cell phones are capable of finding these automatically.

Setting up an e-mail account - Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review
Setting up an e-mail account - Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review
Setting up an e-mail account - Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review
Setting up an e-mail account - Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review

Setting up an e-mail account


The virtual keypads of the Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 - Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review
The virtual keypads of the Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 - Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review

The virtual keypads of the Samsung OMNIA HD i8910



Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review
Calendar - Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review

Calendar

The organizer packs abundant features, but none of them is unique. The calendar looks pretty much the same as the one on the 5800 XpressMusic and can display the whole month, any given week, day or a to-do list. In the first two modes you will be able to see any three adjacent events and this comes in handy.

In case you need to convert any value or currency into another, there is a built-in unit converter or you can simply use the provided calculator if you happen to be a bit old-fashioned. Browsing and organizing content on your phone memory is easy through the File Manager that also features a backup option to allow you to you store copies of all the info you have on the phone, including Contacts, Messages and Calendar events.

Similarly to other Symbian S60 phones, you have Quickoffice and Adobe Reader LE to open Office documents and PDF files. We did not encounter any issues even with large office files, but unlike the latest Nokia models you won´t be able to edit them. You need to pay extra for additional software pack if you feel like editing documents or getting Office 2007 support. We had no problems at all using the PDF reader, but again, you would need to pay extra to get the editing option.


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Word - Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review
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Adobe Reader LE - Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 Review

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Word

PowerPoint

Adobe Reader LE



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PhoneArena rating:
9Excellent
Display3.7 inches, 360 x 640 pixels (198 ppi) AMOLED
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
TI OMAP3430, Single core, 600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 processor
Size4.84 x 2.28 x 0.51 inches
(123 x 58 x 12.9 mm)
5.08 oz  (144 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 13.5 hours talk time

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