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Published On: Mon, Aug 6th, 2012

Samsung Omnia M Review: A Windows Smartphone

Samsung’s Omnia series has created a rumble in the market, but still it didn’t go well due to the lack of Android operating system. Samsung has made available Windows OS by ditching its own Bada OS, but still not many are interested in buying this smartphone as they are more enthusiastic to experience either Apple or Android devices. Released in July 2012, Samsung Omnia has lately launched just for Rs. 18,650.

Samsung Omnia M Design and Display :

Samsung Omnia M S7530 measures 121.6 mm by 64.1 mm by 10.5 mm of dimensions and weighs just 119 grams. The device gets distinct look that resembles this series. Down the display, you can see Windows’ logo that is very impressive and tells the tale of its expertise. Though the display features distinctively, many do not like the less wide and long screen visuals that bug them up due to certain reasons. The display sports Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and boasts 480×800 pixels of resolution through its 4.0 inches of screen. The display features multitouch gestures without the presence of physical keys. If you are willing to get different color choices then you should be informed that this gadget only comes with Black body color which looks decent.

Samsung Omnia M

Samsung Omnia M Memory :

Samsung Omnia M comes packed with built-in 4 GB or 8 GB storage options with 384 MB of RAM. However, many may be disappointed due to the lack of card slot. So, you cannot get access to memory card on this phone.

Omnia M Data and Connectivity :

There are GPRS, EDGE and Speed with HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76 Mbps). For connectivity, Samsung has provided a 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot, microUSB v2.0, and Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP support.

Samsung Omnia M Review

Samsung Omnia M Camera :

One good thing about this smartphone is that it is well equipped with a powerful 5 megapixel camera that features high resolution 2592 by 1944 pixels with LED flash and autofocus. The camera also supports image stabilization and geo-tagging. Apart from clicking images, you can also record videos on VGA at 30fps (frames per second). Apart from this primary camera, Samsung Omnia boasts a secondary VGA camera as well which is used for video chatting and video conferencing.

Samsung Omnia M Camera

Omnia M Other Features :

The phone runs Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system and gets good power of 1 GHz. There are compass, proximity and accelerometer sensors available for the convenience of users. When it comes to messaging, SMS in threaded view, email, push email, MMS, and IM are provided to enhance user experience. HTML5 browser and stereo FM radio with RDS are some of the features that make this smartphone more interesting. However, the lack of Java can disappoint many users. There is GPS with A-GPS support and Bing map which is very useful especially when the user is lost in the middle of the road.

Other features that this device possesses are voice memo, SNS integration, MP3/MP4 players, document viewer and editor, and predictive text input.

Omnia M Battery :

Samsung Omnia M smartphone houses a standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery under its cover that gives average backup if used video, music or Wi-Fi for hours.

Samsung Omnia M Battery

Samsung Omnia M Price :

The handset was announced to be launched in UK and in India this smartphone has been launched for an approximate price of Rs. 18,650.

Conclusion :

It is a good choice for those who want Windows experience and good camera with autofocus and LED flash. However, some of the drawbacks make this smartphone stay at the bottom of the list. There is no microSD card slot, no Android and no NFC or HDMI support. So, this phone is more suitable to those who want to show off for some days and then throw like a rich man and buy another advanced phone.

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