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Samsung Omnia 7 i8700 full review

Category : Mobile Phones, Samsung

With the latest Windows Phone 7 operating system and a amazing bright AMOLED screen, the Samsung Omnia 7 i8700 looks like it means business! The Omnia 7 is one a relatively few handsets offering the Windows mobile operating system (other models include the HTC HD7 and LG e900 Optimus 7). The new windows powered smart-phones are of course looking to seek domination in the high end mobile phone marketplace and usurp the Android or Apple OS powered handsets. From first impressions of the Samsung Omnia 7, this may be possible .

Looks wise, the Omnia 7′s is dominated by its whopping 4-inch Super AMOLED front screen display (actually the layout and first impressions of the phone are very similar to the Samsung Galaxy), with amazing pixel resolution of 800×480 the clarity of this display really has to be seen to be believed. Stunning colours, sharp contrast even in bright sunlight, and amazing brightness. Photographs and images are crystal-clear, and viewing pictures or video is a real joy.

The super advanced 1GHz CPU in the Samsung Omnia 7 provides the power to play games and switch between applications at incredible speed. Transitions between screens and fast moving games are completely seamless.

Advantages: Incredible AMOLED high resolution screen, it’s no exaggeration to say you have to see it to believe it. Funky and cool looks (though not as cool as some), slick and fast performance from Windows 7 based OS, wide range of connectivity options, turn-by-turn satellite navigation (Orange customers only), wonderful Zune software included, future Xbox Live integration will be awesome!

Disadvantages: hard to find power button, not able to expand memory (although the supplied 8Gb is adequate), currently few applications and games available from Windows – however this is expected to improve dramatically over time, does not have the QVGA resolution video recording mode like the HTC HD7.

This is a solid debut for the Windows 7 phone, minor quibbles aside, this mobile is one of the best smart-phones available. Improvement in terms of availability of Windows applications for this handset will make it an even better ownership proposition. Applications aside, the only real problem is the Omnia 7 i8700 arguably isn’t quite as cool to look at as some the rivals, the build quality is certainly impressive, but the “Wow” factor is missing. In general, the powerful software running the Omnia 7 makes it a pleasure to use across the board, surfing the net, checking email, playing games, listening to music or social networking – its all a breeze!.

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