samsung omnia hd i8910 review
- HD Video Recording
- 3.7 AMOLED touch-screen
- 8 mega-pixel camera
- Symbian technologies
- Internet Technologies
Wow, Samsung have now revealed the worlds very first mobile phone with HD video recording abilities, which has been called the Samsung Omnia HD, setting new standards with other competitors. Apart from looking absolutely stunning Samsung have considerably improved on the Samsung i900 Omnia touch-screen by giving the Omnia HD a 3.7 inch QHD super vivid AMOLED screen with 640 x 360 pixels touch-screen interface that displays up to 16 million colours. This makes the Omnia HD one of the most impressive looking mobile phone screens to date. Ok, the Samsung HD may appear to be on the large side with measurements of 123mm x 58mm x 13mm but it does have such quality and high spec technologies, we can most certainly forgive Samsung for this. The on board battery provides 13.5 hours of talk time or up to 600 hours on standby. You may have a tough time noticing that the Omnia HD or Samsung GT i8910 as it is also called, is actually a Symbian device as Samsung chose to add the TouchWiz interface on top. TouchWiz allows you to drag and drop icons on the screen with your fingertips. The Samsung HD is to be released in Q2 2009. Where ever you go you can be sure life goes with you with the Samsung Mobile widgets. This will provide the user with one-touch access to all relevant up to the minute information that you could possibly need or want.
Recording your own video clips is a huge must on the Samsung Omnia HD as this is why the handset has been designed. When watching back your recorded images on the remarkable 3.7 inch screen it would have you believe you were at the movies. For the AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) produces the most colourful, crisp and sharpest screen images. This is the main feature and characteristic of the handset and we believe Samsung have produced an amazing mobile phone, Samsung always deliver and surprise us with the very latest technologies.
Samsung Omnia HD Review - Camera
The Samsung Omnia HD features a mega 8 megapixel camera with some very impressive functions to ensure your photos are top quality. These include auto-focus and ‘Blink and Smile’ which as you can probably guess detects you human subjects smiling and then in turn makes them the subject of the image. The Blink part of the feature aims to reduce taking photos when the human subjects are blinking. There is an Auto Panorama mode, what this feature does is allow the user to take multiple photo's, then the feature will merge them together turning them into one single wide photograph. How marvelous is that! The Omnia HD camera also features 4x digital zoom, LED flash and Face detection which works very well with the Blink and Smile feature mentioned earlier. There is an option to take photos with a different effect attached, the effects are Negative, Sepia, Frame and Grey & Emboss. These effects are fun to use when taking photos on a night out and add a slightly different twist to the pictures. Geo tagging is available on the Omnis HD camera, this allows you to tag a GPS location to a photo, very handy if you are taking photos on holiday where you may forget the location of the photo.
There is no chance of getting lost with the very elegant and stunning Samsung Omnia HD as there is on-board full GPS and mapping facilities. It will enable the user to find out exactly where they are and where they want to go. Even finding details of a local Bar, Cafe or Restaurant near to where you are is quick and easy.
When it gets down to the data technologies and network coverage the Samsung Omnia HD supports GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, UMTS (3G) and HSDPA downloads of up to 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA uploads of up to 5.76 Mbps. The Samsung HD is a Quad-band GSM phone which covers GSM – 850/900/1800/1900 + and underneath is a Tri-band which covers UMTS – 900/1900/2100 for roaming purposes. We must not forget to mention the incredible Symbian S60 5th Edition is supported and it caused quite a stir challenging Nokia against their range of Symbian based Smart-phones. Surfing the internet is possible as long as your network provider offers it by using the Safari web browser which comes installed on this handset. This browser fully supports HTML and RSS feeds.
As well as looking gorgeous and packing so much technology to make any boffin get excited, there a huge 8GB or 16GB of internal memory depending on which model you choose to buy. This can also be increased to a gigantic 32GB using a MicroSD™ memory card compatible.
If you didn't think you could be any more entertained with the Samsung Omnia HD mobile phone then think again. It will feature a music player MP3 system with a built-in FM Radio, a number of gaming features including 3D, Pod-casting support along with a Proximity Sensor.
Samsung Omnia HD Review - Summary
We at mobilefonereviews at present cannot find fault with the Omnia HD and are very excited about the release of the Samsung Omnia HD as we have high expectations of the amazing HD qualities and the touch-screen interface we hope we won't be disappointed. We do think this stunning gadget will take off just like its predecessor the Samsung i900 Omnia mobile phone did.
samsung omnia hd i8910 specification
- 8 Mega-pixel camera with Autofocus, 4x Digital zoom, LED Flash & Face Detection
- Photo Effects with Sepia, Negative, Frame, Grey & Emboss
- Geo Tagging
- Video Recorder with 24 FPS
- Video Streaming & Video Editing
- Video Player with H263, H264, MPEG4, XviD & WMV formats
- Additional camera for 3G video calling
- Picture Wallpapers
- 3 inch AMOLED display with 16 million colours & 640 x 360 pixels
- Music Player with MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC & WMA formats
- RDS FM Radio with Radio Recording
- MP3 & Polyphonic Ringtones
- Voice memos
- SMS, MMS & Instant Messaging
- Email with IMAP4, POP3, SSL, TLS, OTA & SMTP
- Predictive text Messaging
- Java™ Games, 3D Games & Downloadable Games
- Personal organiser with Phonebook, To do list, Alarm Clock, Clock & Calendar
- OS Symbian S60 Software 5.0
- Document Viewer
- GPS Navigation
- 8 Gigabytes of memory with 16 Gbytes of flash memory & MicroSD™ memory support
- 3G HSDPA, HSUPA, WLAN WiFi, Bluetooth® with A2DP & USB Connectivity
- GPRS & EDGE Technology
- Quad band 1900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 900 GSM, 850 GSM &: HSDPA 2100, 1900 & 900 Networks
- Core, OSS Safari & HTML Web browsers with RSS Feeds
- Talk time 13.5 hrs
- Standby time 600 hrs
- Size 12.9 x 58 x 123mm
- Weight 144 grams
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Rating: out of 5.Okay, but seen better
excellent featured phone...very happy...pl. help me to configure the yahoo mail settings in my mobile....thanks
Rating: out of 5.I WANT ONE!!
Think this is a fantastic device was going to get n97 and saw this bought it very fast very responsive and records in hd great screen also it has superior specs to n97 (faster processor more ram graphics accelarator)also is a very solid phone alround in features and depth overall i am very impressed with this device and is much better than the iphone in every aspect.
Rating: out of 5.Okay, but seen better
I owned an O2 XDA Mobile 6 prior to this. Samsung i8910 has great touch screen but finger sliding is not quite as responsive as iphone. Texting quick and easy once you realise that you can only have your contacts in one location (phone/SIM - NOT BOTH)otherwise texter ID does not show. Swicing between different key interfaces whilst talking is difficult and dialler does not include alphabet so inputing security letters cna be “fun”. Video and camera features are superb - had great fun with panorama setting already. Music player is good, just struggling to include album art but having same trouble with iPOD nano? Internet downloads are quick but navigation can be a little difficult unless you zoom in and lose the “big picture”. Major gripe is lack of current support from Samsung and Orange regarding other features. With Orange contract it comes with Orange SatNav software that just caches enough map data for journey - any detours require reconnecting via WAP so no doubt you’d soon be splashing out for MByte Bolt-ons. Have looked at trying to find compatible stand alone (tomtom / copilot) with no joy.
Want a picture/music/video touch phone? This is good. Want intuitive software that will link easily with windows apps? I’m starting to regret joining the rebellion against Mr Gates.
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