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Samsung OmniaPRO B7330 Review

Samsung OmniaPRO B7330

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Call quality and battery:

The microphone picks up your voice well while on a call and callers found us easy to understand. The ear-piece, however, gave a slightly muffled and noisy treble reproduction which left voices sounding flat and lifeless.
 
Battery life was excellent, the 1500mAh cell pushing the device out to 2-3 days of moderate use, without charging; a pleasant rarity on a smartphone.


Performance and Conclusion:

The Samsung OmniaPRO B7330 seems generally quite a nippy and responsive device, but was constantly dogged with what we presume are Windows Mobile related hang-ups with the device freezing for seconds at a time. Indeed, it’s really a tale of two halves; bar a few caveats, we have a strong piece of hardware; well laid out, attractive and modern, however, the software is often confusing, plain and old fashioned.

Ultimately, any positive feelings we have for this phone are spoilt by the knowledge that it could have been so much more. Targeted at the business professional, the Samsung OmniaPRO B7330 has to rate as a strong contender but the BlackBerry 8520 or Nokia E72 serve just as well? Staying closer to home does the OmniaPRO B7330 do enough to differentiate itself against other WinMo devices? In our opinion it matches, but is not significantly better than devices like the HTC Snap or the Palm Treo Pro.

Ultimately, it seems the BlackBerry 8520 offers a stronger keyboard and the Nokia E72 has a far better build quality. Even lower end phones, such as the significantly cheaper E63, give the Samsung OmniaPRO B7330 a run for its money. At the time of this review the Nokia E71 is offering everything the OmniaPRO B7330 does and at around a $100 cheaper price point. Given the state of the economy that must be a more enticing proposition.

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Samsung OmniaPRO B7330 Review



Pros

  • Durable battery
  • The QWERTY keyboard is usable
  • Interface is responsive

Cons

  • A bit of a cheap feeling
  • Poor camera performance
  • More of the same
PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
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Samsung OmniaPRO B7330

Samsung OmniaPRO B7330

OS: Windows Mobile Standard 6.5
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PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
Display2.6 inches, 320 x 320 pixels (173 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 528 MHz, ARM11 processor
0.25 GB RAM
Size4.52 x 2.32 x 0.43 inches
(114.9 x 59 x 10.8 mm)
3.77 oz  (107 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 10 hours talk time

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