Performance:

The Samsung Omnia W may not have a secondary microphone for active noise cancellation, yet its in-call audio quality is well above the average. Voices sound loud and distinct through the earpiece without being distorted even at the highest volume setting. On the other side of the line our voice was loud enough, with only a hint of digitizing.

Its 1500 mAh battery is rated for 6.5 hours of 3G talk time or 380 hours in stand-by mode, which is not anything spectacular, but pretty decent considering the battery life of an average smartphone nowadays.

Conclusion:

After weighing in all its positives and negatives, we can say that the Samsung Omnia W is one decent all-around smartphone, especially when we take its price point into account. Sure, it may not come bragging with a dual-core processor, tons of RAM, or any bells and whistles of that kind, but its performance is nothing short of flawless despite the mid-range hardware that is listed on its specs sheet.

If you are looking for a well-balanced handset, the Samsung Omnia W should do the trick, yet here are a few alternatives that you might also want to take a look at. The HTC Radar, for example, is a similarly priced Windows Phone offering that comes with a solid unibody construction and a sharper, 3.8-inch WVGA display. Another option is to check out some Android handsets, such as the Samsung GALAXY W, which comes at a similar price and with a similar specs sheet, yet offers a lot more flexibility when it comes to customization, not to mention the broader choice of software in the Android Market. You might also like the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray, which is just as compact and lightweight as the Omnia W, but has a high-res display and a slightly better camera.

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Samsung Omnia W Video Review:


Pros

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Silky smooth navigation
  • Very good in-call audio quality

Cons

  • Storage cannot be expanded
  • Somewhat underwhelming multimedia performance

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5

User Rating:

10.0
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