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Samsung Omnia – New iPhone 3G Killer?

The Samsung Omnia has become the No.1 in my must-get list instead of the new iPhone 3G. Here, I’ll tell you why…

First you must go read the Seven iPhone Disappointments – quite a nasty review – It doesn’t sound like a usable phone. Also, a couple of iPhone users advised me against getting it. Instead, they recommended the new Samsung i900 Omnia.

Here’s a Samsung Omnia review – actually it’s a comparison:

iPhone 3G vs Samsung i900 vs HTC Touch Diamond

and the Samsung Omnia seems to be the obvious winner here.

Youtube Video: Samsung Omnia Review

I always wanted to get a Samsung. I am sick of Nokia! However, I am stuck with my existing phone because I still have more than 12 months contract on my current plan. The price of Samsumg Omnia without contract is pretty steep.

Samsung OMNIA

The Samsung Omnia looks good, isn’t it? In fact, it looks as cool as the iPhone. Here’s the Omnia specifications.

Samsung Omnia Specifications

**I particular like the idea of the 5MP auto-focus camera with flash, Divx/H.264 video and embedded GPS. Also the Samsung Omnia OS is Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, meaning a wide range of application software can be installed.

Update 28 Jul 2008: This blog is currently ranked Number 1 when you searched for omnia review at Google.com.sg. I really wish I could get hold of this phone and do a proper review. For more information on Omnia blogs, visit SamsungMobileBlog.com.sg

Samsung Omnia HD

Update 1 March 2009: Just got to know that Samsung launched a sequel to the Omnia. After some research on Google, I believe the new Samsung Omnia HD will be a winner. I will definitely like to lay my hand on it and test out the high-definition video recording and watching HD movie on-the-go.

Samsung OMNIA HD

{ 145 comments… add one }
  • Cody 26 Aug 2012, 5:59 am

    Honestly, the resolution of the Omnia is a Nec Plus Ultra in the cellphone technology so far in my humble opinion. I know I didn’t try all of them out there, but this one is spectacular. It worth every penny of it. And to answer the question regarding the skin, I could change it in 3 clicks with my own skin creation. So yes, it’s possible and very easy.

  • P. Leo Firestone 12 Apr 2011, 3:38 pm

    The HTC HD2 beats the iPhone AND Samsung Omnia :p

  • Munna Yadav 30 Jul 2010, 12:05 pm

    Hi, i have an samsung omnia-i900,phone. Problem is that i am not getting network in my handset i received messages, my phone book and phone keypad is not opening,

    Pls assist is there any changes need to do in settings.

  • logan 28 Jul 2010, 8:56 am

    great review. love my new omnia. great unlocked world phones. camera and recorder is great for my wife and kids. very clear. much better than our unlocked blackberry phones. email and browser are great for my clients and keeping in touch. very practical phone, touch screen is great and the keys on bottom are easy to push. processor is fast and the battery life is really long. great unlocked mobile phones. facebook is great for my daughter and the apps keep me busy on my down days. it’s easy to text and email as well, got our last couple unlocked phones at gsmallover.com 2 thumbs way up

  • willy 3 Mar 2010, 8:27 pm

    where do I find my receiving files in my Omnia I-900

  • Jonathan 15 Aug 2009, 11:23 am

    Can anyone tell me ? Is the sensitivity of the samsung omnia changeable ?

  • yvonne 27 Jul 2009, 11:48 am

    can anyone tell me where can i get the free movie converter? tried to download the Divx converter but not really work..pls help…

  • Hennie 27 Jul 2009, 8:18 am

    I have been using Omnia for the past 9 months and it has worked very well for me. It did not start well initially with poor touch screen response, battery won’t charge but after I got it service, the whole unit works wonderfully. Samsung changed the touch screen for me.

    My complaint is ring tone. Despite loading in all the louder mp3 music, I cannot get it to be as loud as the normal phone ring tone. Any advice out there?

  • s271008 29 Jun 2009, 12:14 pm

    anyone can direct me how to do bluetooth settings in omnia? got problem in transferring files from PC to omnia

  • yiwen 7 Jun 2009, 10:50 pm

    i have a question here. the alarm wont ring once omnia is switched off. is there anyway to get around this problem?

  • mark 29 May 2009, 3:18 pm

    or anyone here knows wer to get the spb mobile shell for free? i mean not the trial version, tnx

  • mark 29 May 2009, 2:39 pm

    hello enzo wer can i have the spb mobile shell for free? tnx

  • christine 11 May 2009, 9:27 am

    I would like to know when new samsung omnia hd arrive in singapore. How much price?

  • jan 6 May 2009, 10:25 pm

    hey, can anybody send me the spb mobile shell through msn? and does omnia lags seriously?

  • enzo 28 Apr 2009, 3:59 am

    thats such a cheap excuse not to buy the omnia!

  • Matt 24 Apr 2009, 1:42 am

    I purchased my first Pocket PC in 2002, the Toshiba E330, my second in 2004, the Dell Axim v51, however my first WM Phone was the Palm Treo 700wx, which I still have and use. People knock the WM system, yet I was watching movies on my Dell Axim 4 years ago, something that everyone raves the iphone can do. The amount of applications for the WM OS was staggering as well and helped me in many ways and I had a lot of money invested in these software programs and so I was highly considering the Samsung Omnia, by far, from a hardware perspective, it kicks butt over the iphone, however that being said the one thing that has stopped in my tracks is the lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Samsung really dropped the ball here. You see, I’ve had a Palm Treo 700wx for the last 2.5 years and have had to carry around an annoying adapter to listen to my music or plug into my car stereo. This has been annoying and I’ve lost it twice. I’m not sure why the phone manufacturers are coming out with there “own” connections, perhaps to make more money on the accessory? Samsung should have taken a lesson from Apple and placed a 3.5 mm jack in the phone as this is one of the reasons that Apple has such a large market share in the Mobile phone industry. Hence, I won’t be purchasing the Omnia, but will wait for something better, and perhaps migrate to the rumored new iphone this June.

  • enzo 15 Apr 2009, 8:06 pm

    hahhaa (laughs @ Lily) ….. just use it…
    what do u want to know about the phone?

  • Lily 6 Apr 2009, 5:04 pm

    Hi All,

    After I read the review here,I went to get a omnia for myself. Than the sad thing is I do not know how to use. Can someone guide me?

    cheers,
    Lily

  • Yvonne 24 Feb 2009, 4:30 pm

    hi enzo, it’s me yvonne..still waiting for u to send me the spb software, can meet online tonite?

  • ninja 23 Feb 2009, 8:05 pm

    hye enzo its been ah while since im here, how are things..just wanna ask have you found out how to change the skin for windows media player.

  • mma 23 Feb 2009, 7:21 pm

    I just got an omnia and its simply amazing. I have never got a smart phone with broadband and now I feel as though I am living in the future.

  • ravi 22 Feb 2009, 8:04 pm

    Hi…can someone help me please. I am not able to do the following: on my samsung Omnia phone
    open and read messages recieved…I have to use the forward option by tapping on the message listed.
    cannot archive messages.
    cannot save numbers to contacts directly from messages.
    Thanks for the help.

  • nikeair26 16 Feb 2009, 3:31 pm

    i have my omnia in my pocket and i have a site with pros and cons the thing with the touchscreen is, that f480 and iphone have a screen that reacts on electric fields (like every living creature has) that will say that you cant use gloves or stylus, but if you have times where you touch the screen without your will i will recommend the omnia cause you have to press a bit.

  • enzo 15 Feb 2009, 10:40 pm

    damn people….. u are saving files in in d wrong folder…..
    go to ur video folder and delete all the files there so u can enter ur camera, when ur camera works, go to the camera settings and chnage the folder u save ur files!!
    its as easy as that….

  • Leon 13 Feb 2009, 5:50 pm

    still no people can solve the problem of “video memory not enough, pls close all other applications”. even after i ended the other applications, it still cant work!
    i thought can go in camera setting for some changes,but cant even go in also.
    SOS~!!~

  • Yvonne 5 Feb 2009, 3:44 pm

    sorry enzo,just realised that it’s actually ICQ number, pls add me at 495948065.

  • Yvonne 4 Feb 2009, 10:49 pm

    hi enzo, i’ve just signed up for the ICQ A/C & my user is ykss_79..what abt urs?

  • enzo 4 Feb 2009, 10:05 pm

    to ninja, yea u can change ur sms ringtone by saving the desired ringtone in the folder named “windows” then go to ur sound setting, choose incoming SMS and search for the file u saved in the “windows” folder…. but bear in mind that if d file is big it will take up alot of space in ur RAM memory.

  • enzo 4 Feb 2009, 10:00 pm

    hello everyone, still enjoying your Omnia’s??? Yvonne, i dont have any other way to send the file to u…. get an ICQ account then i can send it to u in seconds… i convert my moveis to DivX before transfering to my omnia…. u should do d same…
    go to this website http://www.divx.com and download the divx converter…
    always save movies in ur phone memory (8GB)

  • Christine 4 Feb 2009, 8:35 pm

    Hello everybody,
    I very fond of omnia but i also interest on Pixon too, don’t know which to buy. Any comments for this two phone?

  • Yvonne 4 Feb 2009, 2:46 pm

    hi enzo..sorry i do not have any ICQ account..;( is there any other way? btw, how can i copy movies or videos into my omnia?? really sickening….=(

  • FallenKnight 29 Jan 2009, 5:22 pm

    hi all.. just got my Omnia, hmmm the bluetooth thingy is kinda sucky.. anyone using 3rd party bluetooth program/manager?

  • ninja 24 Jan 2009, 12:24 am

    hello enzo,

    Its not working ..the skin for WMP…hm anyway is there a way to change the sms ringtone..

  • enzo 13 Jan 2009, 7:00 am

    hi guyz… i know ya’ll missed me…))))) sorry i was kinda busy doing stuffs… anyway to NINJa, i never tried changing the skin of the WMP i dont even use… i use a different player… for you to be able to change d skins u need to download new skins…. i just tried to change mine now and it says no skins r available in the file.
    to Yvonne: i cant email u the file cos kits too big… it wont upload… do u have an ICQ account?? i can transfer it to u by chat. let me know!

  • yvonne 7 Jan 2009, 4:06 pm
  • yvonne 7 Jan 2009, 12:49 pm

    hi guys, with regards to the camera problems, i think just need to restart the hp again after we done the file transfer thru USB port & internet browsing,thats what i’ve encountered. hope can be help.

  • ninja 4 Jan 2009, 2:31 am

    hey i tot i leave a comment here?is it being deleted? hmm…nvm..i was juz wondering whether omnia could change its windows media player skins..

  • ninja 1 Jan 2009, 5:56 pm

    hey enzo…do u noe how to change the skin for windows media player…thanx///////////

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  • eenshira 17 Dec 2008, 5:08 pm

    heyya, i tink u can find one in way below dat price.. thk ard $700+ instead of $800+!

  • asikskar harmony 14 Dec 2008, 6:17 pm

    i asked at M1 yesterday and they said $888 for a 8GB without contract but what i saw online just now is like around $890 for 16GB without contract! i’m pretty puzzled so i wanna know what’s the actual retail price now before i lay my hands on the lovable Omnia!!! please advise! thanks!!

  • asikskar harmony 14 Dec 2008, 6:15 pm

    does anyone in singapore knows where to get a good price for omnia without contract? i can’t wait to have one!! but i’m still searching for a good price!!

  • enzo 13 Dec 2008, 8:53 pm

    hi guys, does anyone have the updated IM + v. 5.43 with yahoo messenger?? please share if u do!

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