Samsung Omnia II (Verizon Wireless)
Manufacturer: Samsung Part number: Omnia II
- Bottom Line:
- While not the most powerful smartphone on the market, the Samsung Omnia II features an improved user interface and a richer multimedia experience to make it a worthy upgrade over its predecessor and one of the best Windows Mobile devices on the market.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $999.18
- Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
- Reviewed on: 12/02/2009
- Released on: 12/02/2009
The good: The Samsung Omnia II boasts a spacious and sharp AMOLED touch screen. Samsung's TouchWiz 2.0 user interface gives the Omnia II great customization options and is easy to use. The Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone also has advanced multimedia features, Wi-Fi, 3G support, Bluetooth, and GPS.
The bad: Omnia II is a bit bulky; Swype keyboard takes some acclimation; can occasionally be sluggish.
The bottom line: While not the most powerful smartphone on the market, the Samsung Omnia II features an improved user interface and a richer multimedia experience to make it a worthy upgrade over its predecessor and one of the best Windows Mobile devices on the market.
Great phone, fits all my needs and more
by aplegacy on October 28, 2009
Great features such as media player, opera mobile
Design is great, feels good in hand
Extremely fast when on high cpu, great battery life
Cons: only 65k colors, hopefully it will be 16m on wm6.5 because this phone is limited to 65k, it really can have 16m.
Summary: This phone is awesome. Its perfect. Btter than blackberry curve , iphone 3gs , palm pre, and htc touch diamond 2. I am a phone freak, and this is the best of ...
Summary: This phone is awesome. Its perfect. Btter than blackberry curve , iphone 3gs , palm pre, and htc touch diamond 2. I am a phone freak, and this is the best of them all. Great screen, features, amazing design, easy and fun to use, and CNET better give it editors choice and put it on the best cell phones list.
1 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
just another overly upbeat Cnet review
by justauser8 on December 7, 2009
Pros: beautiful screen
great hardware spec
feels good in hand
keyboard still iphone inferior, even M Droid is better
screen rotate is tedious
interface is unnecessarily complicated
Summary: I played with this phone and the Motorola Droid for 15 minutes at the store. The Droid really drew me in with it's lighting fast reactions and intuitive user ...
Summary: I played with this phone and the Motorola Droid for 15 minutes at the store. The Droid really drew me in with it's lighting fast reactions and intuitive user interface. The Samsung was the phone I had been waiting for it and it was disappointing. It was mind-boggling that the screen rotate often took 2-3 seconds, or more. The rep was standing there while I tapped out a tune waiting for the screen. The keyboard in landscape was tolerable, but honestly I got more mis-types with it than I did with the Droid's "flat" keyoard. I don't know if it's my big fingers, but I could easily type faster on the Droid, and to my memory, I can type faster on an iphone as well. The youtube default video playback was only possible after I answered a prompt that said "ok to kill all other applications?" and then it was blocky and uneven. The Droid was easily smoother, but the rep also showed me the Droid's HD playback and it was full-screen and butter-smooth. Maybe the Samsung has a similar HD fullscreen mode?addition: upon further investigation, there is NO way to play HD content from youtube. keyboard continues to give me too many mis-types. The virtual keyboard on the droid is better, perhaps because the screen's touch sensitivity is so much more predictable.
-In summary, why does Cnet give this phone a 4 after dogging the storm for being so slow? This phone is just not the step forward that the competition is.
Updated on Dec 7, 2009
2 out of 6 users found this user opinion helpful.
Very poor voice recognition, poor reception, a toy !
by selmer06 on September 21, 2009
Pros: Nice display
Cons: Do not buy. Voice recognition is unacceptable. Poor configuration of shortkeys. Low reception. Earphones are not confortable.
1 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
by Tonygus89 on November 10, 2009
Pros: nice screen
Cons: no physical keyboard
0 out of 5 users found this user opinion helpful.
Best looking phone I've seen yet, but...
by dcla1 on September 16, 2009
Pros: Love the style and slim form factor, coupled with the screen size and brightness/resolution.
Cons: Windows OS, Verizon exclusive
Summary: This phone has tons of potential, but it's tough to call when A.) no one knows when it will be available or B.) how much this bad boy will ...
Summary: This phone has tons of potential, but it's tough to call when A.) no one knows when it will be available or B.) how much this bad boy will cost. If the final reviews of the Sprint HTC Hero are anything remotely close to the early pub, it'll be tough to hold out for this with these two unanswered questions given the OS/provider drawbacks. While the Hero may not have Omnia II's good looks, it does have the Android OS, Sprint AMA service/coverage, a definitive delivery date and a price point @ $179 that will be tough to beat.
1 out of 8 users found this user opinion helpful.
by desireaftergod on December 2, 2009
Pros: Nice Screen
Cons: Sluggish, not responsive
Summary: I have the Motorola Droid. I went to the Verizon Wireless Store today to try the Omnia 2 (a phone that over the summer I was planning to get)...Just ...
Summary: I have the Motorola Droid. I went to the Verizon Wireless Store today to try the Omnia 2 (a phone that over the summer I was planning to get)...Just a short test drive with the phone made me see how the Droid blows this phone totally out of the water....The DROID ROCKS!!!
1 out of 9 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Samsung
- Part number: Omnia II
- Description: Marketing description is not available.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Touch
- Phone Design Candy Bar
- Integrated Components GPS receiver,
- Width 2.3 in
- Depth 0.5 in
- Height 4.7 in
- Weight 4.76 oz
- Body Color Black
- Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
- Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Mobile Broadband Generation 3G
- Service Provider Verizon Wireless
- Operating System Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
- Input Device(s) Touch sensitive screen
Messaging & Internet
- Messaging & Data Features Text messages,
Multimedia messages (MMS),
- Mobile Services VCAST
- Max Data Transfer Rate 7.2 Mbps
- Data Transmission HSUPA,
- Wireless Interface Bluetooth
- Phone Functions Voice dialing
- Additional Features Airplane mode,
Intelligent typing (T9),
microSD card slot,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards MP3,
- Supported Flash Memory Cards microSDHC
- Digital Video Formats H.264,
- GPS Navigation GPS receiver
- Type OLED display
- Technology AMOLED
- Diagonal Size 3.7 in
- Display Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
- Color Depth 16-bit (65000 colors)
- Connector Type Headset jack
- Run Time Details Talk - up to 600 min,
Standby - up to 430 hour(s)
- Included Accessories Standard lithium-ion battery,
Mic adapter/FM Radio antenna