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|Run latest applications smoothly on the Samsung GT I8000 Omnia II smartphone as it is compatible with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional AKU 1.5.71. Relish high-definition picture quality with the 480 x 800 display resolution of this Samsung 16GB phone. Share data wirelessly with the Bluetooth feature of this Samsung smartphone. Access the internet comfortably with the wireless-LAN connectivity of the Samsung GT I8000 Omnia II phone. This Samsung 16GB phone also proves beneficial to locate places as it comes with a built-in GPS module. Capture incredible pictures and videos with the 4.9mp camera of this Samsung smartphone.|
|Family Line||Samsung Omnia II|
|Storage Capacity||150 MB|
|Network Technology||GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)|
|Band||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSDHC|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 600 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 430 hr|
|Display Technology||OLED display|
|Diagonal Screen Size||3.7 in.|
|Display Resolution||800 x 480 pixels|
|Color Depth||16-bit (65000 colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
Average review score based on 216 user reviews
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I decided to upgrade to a smartphone because I finally found a prepaid service that has excellent nationwide coverage & a data plan (internet access) that you don't have to take out a loan to afford(Page Plus Cellular). I wanted a prepaid plan because I didn't want another 2 year contract. I wanted to supply my own smartphone so that I could pick & choose the features that were important to me. (I have the i920 CDMA version of this phone)
I use MS Office exclusively. All my business documents, spreadsheets, & calendar & contacts are in MS Office. I wanted to be able to easily sync my contacts & calendar from MS Outlook on a daily basis without any hassles. After doing alot of research, I came to the conclusion I needed a MS Windows based operating system on my phone. If your a business user & use MS Office, skip Android, Apple, Blackberry & others. Get a Windows phone. It syncs everything flawlessly. It works without any hassles. That is one of the main reasons I chose this phone and am very happy with my decision. If your a kid and want games & music then stick with an Android phone.
I also wanted a phone with a large screen because I wanted to use GPS. Ever try to use GPS on a 2" screen? Maybe of I were 25 again.
I knew I couldn't afford the latest & greatest phones because they were in the $400.00 - $500.00 range. Luckily, I stumbled on this phone while searching for phones offered by my service provider. Although this phone was introduced three years ago it suits my needs perfectly & I didn't need to take out a loan to purchase it. There are many sellers here on Ebay that have this phone new at reasonable prices. It has more included software apps than most current smartphones that cost four times as much.
At first, I was a little hesitant, due to some so called "professional" reviews that gave it negative ratings because they said it was slow. It is not a speedster, but I have never experienced the slow waiting that many so called professional reviews have alluded to.(BTW I'm a very impatient person & if this phone were slow I would defifnitely complain).
Everything on the phone seems to work well. The only real complaint I have is that due to the operating system & the type of touch screen it has, you do have to press the screen pretty hard. Sometimes you have to tap an icon 2 or 3 times to make it work. This can be a bit aggravating at times. I do find that if you use the included stylus it helps this.
One nice feature I really like is the Swype keyboard. Of course it is a touch screen keyboard, but it allows you to input text as if you were useing cursive handwriting instead of tapping out each individual letter. It takes a little practice, but once you get used to it, it's really fast.
Since this is my 1st smrtphone, I can't compare it to any other. It has as good or better phone reception as any other cell phone I've owned. I has so many features and customizable options you can spend days figuring them all out. There is a website forum devoted exclusively to this phone that will answer just about any question you have.
If your a business user you wont be disappointed in this phone.
It did have the largest screen available on any phone. That's why I bought it. I needed to be able to see the screen and my eyes are telling me I'm gettin' old.
Running Windows Mobile 6.1 and sporting a touch screen and accelerometer, this phone has plenty of capability. It does not have a physical keyboard but the onscreen variety functions quite well. Three things were an absolute requirement for my device. GPS, the ability to utilize Google maps on my mobile, and a pointing device. In place of the Blackberry's scroll wheel, this one has an optical mouse. It reads the movement of your thumb over the square "Select" button. Great for getting the pointer into the tiny check box that is so hard to select from the touch screen. One of these days the hackers are going to be able to use the wifi radio to create a mobile hotspot with this phone. It is great for the gadget guru who likes to play with programming and widgets. For the rest of us, it is a wonderful widget box. Get your news feeds, blog feeds, or stream internet radio through its media player. Simply open your web browser and navigate to thestreamcenter.com/pda for nearly any radio station in the English speaking world. 2 of the 5 side buttons serve dual purposes, 4 of which can be reassigned to customize your phone to your preferences. You can set the today or home screen to 2 different configurations depending on if you hold it in profile or portrait positions. Slide your finger up or down the screen to scroll through your contacts or to slide your programs screen left or right to a second page which also scrolls up and down. Set widgets on your today screen to monitor wireless radios or email or all of the above. It has 8GB of native memory and can be expanded to 16 via a micro sd card under the back cover. The longer this one's out there, the more programs and apps are available to download to further customize your handheld communications center.
Given the problems this device had at launch (8GB memory yet warnings pop up with less than a single GB of data loaded in it and the gps and other features were originally locked down to Verizon's programs) which have subsequently been fixed with the ROM released just a few months later, this phone is a bit of a sleeper, meaning it is a greater value than its reputation suggests. So, when you first get your phone ensure it is running the latest ROM before you load your contacts and favorite files as you will have to do it all over again after the ROM update which you can ask your local Verizon store to do for you. If that sounds like too much trouble, simply make sure the phone you are buying has the gps unlocked. A few of the devices from the original launch are still floating around but the vast majority have either been updated or were released after the update. In fact you might be able to find a real deal if you are willing to go through the bother of taking an out of date phone to Verizon to be updated before you start it up on your contract.
All in all, a good smart phone but check the specs and compare them to the most recent devices and know the requirements of the latest programs and widgets you'll want to run on it. At this point the phone has only been out for about a year. It is fullfeatured at this point, but as tech advances, I'm sure new goodies will eventually make this one look old in short order the same as the PPC6900 by HTC. Suddenly, we had to have gps, accelerometer, etc., App store?
I bought an Omnia i910 several months ago and overall I really like this phone. I'm using it with PagePlus with no problems. Call quality is excellent and I'm amazed at what this phone can do--there are hundreds of free Windows Mobile apps available. The phone does have a few quirks, which can be overcome with a little tinkering.
Likes: Clear screen, lots of memory, fast, useful widgets, good phone with excellent reception, flawless wifi,GPS works great with ROM upgrade and Google maps,FM tuner, nice camera, reasonable battery life. Easy synchronization with Windows Vista (just plug in and drag and drop).
Dislikes: No stylus, poor choices for keyboards, some settings are hard to find.
Recommendations: Get the CF03 ROM upgrade from Samsung if it hasn't already been installed on your phone. Get an aftermarket stylus that somehow attaches to the phone (search for one on eBay; you need a stylus with Window Mobile). Get a .cab file for a new keyboard. The slide/swipe type of keyboard is much more useful than the hunt and peck kind. Find Windows Mobile apps that you will use and enjoy and install them on your phone; there is plenty of storage space--8GB, but you get a microSD card if you need more storage. There are many apps that supposedly don't work on the Omnia that are running on my phone without a problem; right now I am loving Pandora with wifi. Overall a great phone!
This is my first touchscreen smart phone. I'm really enjoying it!
Pros: Slim and easy to stash. Responsive touch screen (Windows 6.1 is a little sluggish, but that is not the phones fault). 5.0 mp camera with flash. Flash also serves as a mini flashlight, when needed.Reception is good. Includes 8mb of storage, which is great, and you can add up to a 16mb micro sd card for a total of 24mb( Huge, for a phone!). FM stereo when used with headphones (good reception). All the features that comes with windows mobile, including outlook syncing, microsoft office apps and more.
Cons: The main screen is limited in customizing; you can choose between a couple of options for your screen , but they fell short of meeting my expectations for my main screen. I ended up downloading a free app that made it a little more customizable. You can purchase apps that will really open up possibilities but I did not want to spend the money. Some of the cons have to do with windows mobile 6.1 which is not the phones issues. I downloaded a $10 app for my calendar (Thumbcal) as the stock program is just not good! The built in typing app is hard to use so I downloaded an app for that too. So all in all most the issues are with windows.
I really like this phone and it's fun getting to understand all it's capabilities. I would not hesitate to buy this phone again. The price right now is great for aphone like this. Hope this helps in your decision
This phone was marketed by Verizon as the "iPhone killer". I got it for free from Verizon with free shipping after waiting about 4 months to renew my contract. They kept sending me emails dropping the price until they sent it to me for free.
It runs on Windows and frequently freezes. The touch screen is so unpredictable. It never picks up the link that you want, it's always the link above or below or to the side of the link you actually want. This screen is also a nightmare to try to type on. Don't bother to try to text on it. It pulls up crazy words and misspellings while you type. There is also limits on the number of links you can open in an unspecified time period.
The camera is a decent 5.0 megapixel and the photos are good, not great. I went to a Verizon store, asked them questions about the phone and they laughed at me. They told me they really got me with that phone. Even though I received it for free with free shipping, I still fill ripped off. Avoid this phone at all costs.
I will be upgrading to the Droid and maybe to the iPhone if (when) Verizon gets it.