The phone performance on the Samsung Omnia II I8000 was adequate. We had no issues understanding callers, and they said the same, but the voice quality could have been better. As one caller put it; “its fine, but it is far from crystal clear.”  They rated us a 7.5/10 which we think is a fair rating on our end as well.  Sound could have been a bit louder and it sounded as if there was some distance between us and the caller.

Battery life is rated for a much improved 10h of talk time, up from 5.8 on the previous version.  Standby is rated at 430 hours.  Both of these times are well above the industry averages so the Omnia II gets high marks for that. Keep in mind, however, that your results may vary due to different usage patterns.


The Samsung Omnia II I8000 comes very close to nailing it, but there are a few things that really hold it back.  First and foremost is the lag, especially on the homescreen.  It is bad enough at times to ruin the entire user experience. Still, Samsung has done a great job of penetrating the Windows Mobile interface.  The menus are a joy to use, and they go much deeper than any Windows Mobile overhaul we’ve seen.  If they could take care of the front end as well as HTC has with TouchFLO 3D they might just have a true winner on their hands.  As of now however, they have a great phone that needs some software optimization badly.

If you are interested in purchasing this device, please check our partners from Negri Electronics.

Samsung Omnia II I8000 Video Review:


  • Downright beautiful, high resolution display
  • Deep visual integration into the Windows Mobile environment
  • Lots of internal storage with optional expansion
  • Good multimedia experience, with lots of file support


  • Lag, lag, lag
  • More lag

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