Samsung OmniaPRO B7330 Review
Introduction and Design:
Upon opening the box to the Samsung OmniaPRO B7330 we are presented with a phone of extremely slick industrial design. The B7330 packs a surprisingly large 2.6” 320x320 display into its tiny frame and this sits above a nicely curved full QWERTY keyboard which is reminiscent of a shrunken down BlackBerry Bold layout. Pleasantly, the handset measures a thickness of under 11mm, a svelte full portrait QWERTY device festooned in glossy black plastic. The device is compact and, despite the inevitable fingerprint marks, attractive.
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The Samsung OmniaPRO B7330 has a d-pad for navigation, this being the non-touch variant of the Windows Mobile OS. Around it you’ll find the send and end keys, home and back, and two soft keys for context sensitive functions. The keys are nicely bevelled and matt plastic like the keyboard and are easy to locate and press. The only criticism we would have here, is that we continually pressed the start call button instead of the left soft key due to it’s positioning under the screen. The keyboard is a nicely tactile and well laid out QWERTY pad with two function keys for number entry. The keys are not spaced out as such, but are raised in such a way as to make typing fairly enjoyable; we say fairly, as if, like us you have larger thumbs then you may find that only finger nail typing will suffice, which slows down overall speed and accuracy. The phone has a volume rocker and USB charge/data port on the left and a microSD slot and camera shortcut key on the right.
Overall the phone is solid, feels good in the hand, with a nicely balanced weight and doesn’t suffer from any creaks or undue flex. It doesn’t quite feel like it’s worth the asking price, due to the acres of glossy plastic, that is so familiar from lower end Samsung devices, but general build quality is good.