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Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review

Samsung OmniaPRO B7610

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The Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi or over 3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps and HSUPA). The phone is equipped with Opera Mobile 9.5 (Opera beta 10 is already available) and the application is the default browser. Of course, you can always use Internet Explorer 6 that is standard with WM6.5, although we wouldn’t recommend that you do that, since Opera loads web pages much faster, especially the latest version (beta 10), not to mention its interface is more user-friendly and intuitive. Finally, you can zoom in on objects by keeping your finger pressed against the screen for a while. One of its few disadvantages as compared to IE6 is that scrolling is exceptionally sluggish.

Surfing the web on the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Surfing the web on the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Surfing the web on the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Surfing the web on the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review

Surfing the web on the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610


Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review


GPS:

The built-in GPS is fast and managed to pinpoint our location in 40 seconds after hardware reset and 3-4 seconds after software restart. The preinstalled navigational software of the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 is the well-known Google Maps that requires active internet connection. It´s a capable application, but you can always install another one in case you don´t like it.







Camera:

Camera interface - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Camera interface - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review

Camera interface

The Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 sports 5-megapixel camera with double LED flash and we know its interface pretty well from the latest WM-based handsets of the manufacturer (Omnia II, OmniaLITE, Giorgio Armani B7620). It offers quite a few options, including face and smile detection, but lacks touch focus functionality. You won´t be wowed by the snapshot quality that is best described as a tiny bit above average. Taking a look at your pictures in full screen reveals occasional lack of enough details and slightly thin colors. The situation is not any better with images taken in artificial lighting conditions with the overall quality taking a nosedive, but at least the flash is up to its task. All told, snapshots taken in such conditions are not bad, but you need a stable hand to yield proper results.

Outdoor photos shot with the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Outdoor photos shot with the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Outdoor photos shot with the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Outdoor photos shot with the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Outdoor photos shot with the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Outdoor photos shot with the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Outdoor photos shot with the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Outdoor photos shot with the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review

Strong light - Indoor samples made with flash set to auto - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Medium light - Indoor samples made with flash set to auto - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Low light - Indoor samples made with flash set to auto - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
Darkness - Indoor samples made with flash set to auto - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review

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The OmniaPRO B7610 is equipped with additional microphone that kicks in when you start shooting videos and the maximum video capture resolution is 720x480 pixels. Unfortunately, their quality is rather low, they don’t have enough details and look more like cartoons than actual clips. Take a look at the test content to see for yourself.

Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 sample video with 720x480 pixels resolution


Multimedia:

When it comes to music and video playback, the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 does shine. Who says suits aren’t entitled to entertainment? With this particular handset, they will certainly get tons of it. Right out of the box, the phone allows for playback of DivX, Xvid and H.264 files with maximum resolution of 720x480 pixels (limited by the software) and high bitrate (above 1,500 kbps). The default application is Samsung´s Media Player also known as The Touch Player on previous handsets of the manufacturer. Files coded in any of the three aforementioned formats play smoothly and playback is not plagued by stuttering issues or lack of sync between audio and video streams. As a whole, we are really pleased, but we do have a single gripe – the native resolution of the screen is slightly higher than the maximum supported video resolution, which equates to occasional image pixilation.

The video player can play DivX, Xvid and H.264 files - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
The video player can play DivX, Xvid and H.264 files - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review

The video player can play DivX, Xvid and H.264 files



The same player is used for music playback and you can filter tracks by several criteria and apply various audio filters. The application looks pretty cool with the phone turned sideways to landscape mode. The boxed headset isolates the environmental noise and dun perfectly and delivers truly loud sound, but the audio quality is mediocre. The OmniaPRO B7610 is, however, equipped with 3.5mm jack, meaning you can plug in a better pair right away. The loudspeaker is rather weak and we strongly suggest that you avoid using it for listening to audio.

The music player of the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
The music player of the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
The music player of the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review
The music player of the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 - Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Review


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Samsung OmniaPRO B7610

Samsung OmniaPRO B7610

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.5
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display3.5 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (267 ppi) AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
800 MHz
0.25 GB RAM
Size4.43 x 2.28 x 0.64 inches
(112.6 x 57.8 x 16.2 mm)
5.82 oz  (165 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 12.3 hours talk time

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