The Samsung Omnia, also known as the Samsung i900, is certainly making waves among smartphone enthusiasts. Samsung named its phone Omnia, which a Latin derivative of the word “everything’, which is what the i900 strives to be for sophisticated mobile phone users who are demanding more and more functionality from their cellphones. Though it may be no Apple iPhone, the Samsung Omnia’s features surely pushes it ahead of the competition in the smartphone arena.
Sleek and stylish, the Omnia includes features that one would expect to find standard on any decent smartphone – including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and multimedia capabilities all accessible via a touch screen format. What the Samsung i900 strives to do is to meet the demands of the consumer and it accomplishes the task beautifully. The goal set for the Samsung i900 Omnia was to first and foremost be a highly capable and functional smartphone that could cater to the dual personal and professional needs of the average consumer. The Omnia reaches this goal by providing a phone that easy to use with advanced connectivity (via W-Fi) that also provides some advanced organizational features.
The Omnia also admirably meets the needs of those who crave entertainment. The nice 3.2 inch LCD touch screen has 240×400 pixels and 65 colors which is perfect for viewing everything from websites to video clips. So those who cannot live without their YouTube or online games will not be disappointed.
The advanced touch screen technology is the same technology utilized by the iPhone, yet the Samsung i900 takes it a step further with Haptic Touch technology. With this feature, vibrations are sent back to the user and make the phone feel more interactive.
Another feature that excites smartphone enthusiasts by going beyond the usual is the Wi-Fi connectivity. The Omnia is capable of reaching speeds of 7.2 Mbps, which is blazing fast for a smartphone. And in areas where there are free Wi-Fi networks, the Samsung Omnia has been known to perform even better. The Samsung i900 Omnia has a familiar feel for those who are used to working with PCs. Since the phone operates on the Window 6.1 Mobile platform, there is no huge learning curve as there may be with other smartphones. The user can instantly slide into his or her comfort zone whether using the phone for business or pleasure. Enhanced GPS is also one of the standard features that the directionally challenged will approve of. You can use the GPS system to help you navigate unfamiliar terrain or for fun purposes such as geotagging of photos. Since more and more businesses are tapping into GPS capabilities, providing everything from traffic updates to showtimes, it is definitely a welcome feature on the Samsung i900.
Other features that users will appreciate are the sizable memory (8 GB or 16 GB), the 5 megapixel camera, and the long life of the detachable battery. It also features a built in FM radio. So, what are the drawbacks of the Samsung Omnia? To be honest, there relatively few. However, some have complained of the lack of a stylus slot and that the screen is difficult to read in direct sunlight. The resolution may also seem a bit odd. But despite these few nuances, the Samsung i900 is definitely worth considering. The phone is packed with all the great features you would expect from a high end smartphone. In the end, the reasons to consider the Samsung Omnia as a viable smartphone choice far outweigh its relatively few shortcomings.