Samsung Omnia W, called Focus Flash in the U.S., is actually Samsung’s first handset running the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Thus, Omnia W has been the sole major threat to Nokia Lumia 800 in global markets. The Omnia is a great handset as far specs, software and design aspects are considered. Samsung has crafted the gadget with an eye at global markets. In several markets including India, the Omnia W has grabbed large attention. The Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handset has hit stores with a strong 1.4 GHz single core processor with 512 MB RAM and it mounts a moderate 5-megapixel rear camera. Here is all you should know about Samsung Omnia W, codenamed GT-8350.
The Omnia W is a high performance smartphone. It comes outfitted with a 1.4GHz Scorpion Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM and Adreno 205 GPU for excellent performance. A notable shortcoming is that the processor is not dual core. But, remember, Microsoft has limited single core CPU for its Windows Phone handsets. Moreover, onboard storage of Omnia W is meager with 8GB. The standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery powers the device for 370 hours on standby and gives 7 hours talk time.
The Omnia W sports a moderate 3.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. With a WVGA resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and support of 16M colors, the Samsung phone becomes a decent Windows Phone handset. Samsung, a key player in global display technology, has done a great job by installing its high clarity Super AMOLED display on the device. The multitouch display further shows off accelerometer proximity and ambient light sensors to boost up user experience.
For network connectivity, the Samsung phone has options like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G HSDPA (up to 14.4 Mbps) and HSUPA (up to 5.76 Mbps). There are Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR Stereo and Mini USB 2.0 for data transfer. Being a WP 7.5 Mango handset, web surfing is pretty smoother on the gadget. The Mango comes with the new version of Internet Explorer browser. For messaging, you have multiple options like MMS, SMS, Email, RSS and Instant Messaging on Omnia W.
The Samsung handset is also rich with lots of multimedia features. Apart from Stereo FM Radio with RDS, the device supports most of key video and audio formats including WMV, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, etc. Music and video are further improved by Microsoft’s Zune experience. Windows Phone 7.5 Mango offers a wide variety of interactive features including Marketplace Hub, Picture Hub, Office Hub, Game Hub and Social Hub. The game hub is augmented by Xbox Live Windows Live and the social hub integrates social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for easy and instant access.
The Omnia W is also an outstanding camera phone. It mounts a 5-megapixel rear camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels. You can shoot video at 720p HD in support of LED flash and auto focus. A front VGA camera of 0.3-megapixel opens way for video chatting as well. As a whole, the Omnia W, though being an affordable WP 7.5 Mango handset, looks a well-heeled and high-end smartphone for your daily use.
The Omnia W flaunts a compact candybar design. The 3.7-inch device fits well in your hand and pocket. Layout of buttons and controllers is made wisely on this cute Samsung phone. On the front panel, the handset mounts a physical button for Home and two touch sensitive buttons for Bing search and Return. The power key appears on the right side and the volume rocker is on the left. It measures in 116 x 58.8 x 10.9mm and has a weight of 120 grams.
If you are an admirer of Samsung and Microsoft, two champions respectively in hardware and software, the best handset for you at the time is Samsung Omnia W. Samsung has designed its Omnia W quite intelligently to steal the hearts of Windows Phone enthusiasts. The smartphone becomes a great enterprise device as well with its WP 7.5 Mango support, which brings lots of much-coveted apps like Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneNote. It is also impressive with its price tag. In India, the price tag reads around Rs. 20,000.