Performance:

We have already mentioned that we are pretty disappointed at the operational speed of the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610. Despite the capable hardware, the improper optimization of the TouchWiz interface makes the phone sluggish and it lags almost all the time and no matter what you do, just like the Omnia II. What´s more, Samsung´s business-oriented device is not any better at an aspect that´s vitally important for any phone – the sound during calls and unfortunately, the handset leaves us rather disappointed yet again. The OmniaPRO B7610 delivers below average in-call quality and what you hear is surreal voices that tend to get muffled, sometimes to the point of becoming practically unintelligible.  The situation is almost identical on the other end of the line, but your callers will have to endure slight crackling on top of the other issues. The loudspeaker is rather weak and virtually unusable. All told, we are profoundly displeased at the performance of the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 as an actual phone.

The battery is robust and the fact that it provides for long continuous talk time would have been great if talking on it was a pleasing thing to do. We are under the impression that the OmniaPRO B7610 remains operational for about two days if you use the Wi-Fi for about two hours and limit your calls to about an hour, both on daily basis.

Conclusion:

All told, the disadvantages of the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 far outweigh its positive sides and make us look at the HTC Touch Pro2. Samsung´s device may look more spectacularly, but functionality and reliability are more important for business-oriented devices. And that´s what the OmniaPRO B7610 is quite bad at. A high-end device like this is supposed to be much, much better, not to mention the out-and-out appalling in-call quality. As a whole, we believe the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 is not worth its retail price, so we simply cannot recommend it. The best WM6.5-based alternative that you have is the HTC Touch Pro2, because as we already mentioned, it´s better in almost every respect. If you are not an eager fan of hardware QWERTY keyboards, you might want to consider the HTC HD2 - it´s a great, really snappy WM handset equipped with giant capacitive screen.

Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Video review:



Pros

  • Awesome display
  • Spectacular design
  • Profound personalization of Windows Mobile
  • Capable multimedia device

Cons

  • Appalling in-call quality
  • Exceptionally sluggish
  • The QWERTY disallows fast text entry

PhoneArena Rating:

8.3

User Rating:

9.7
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