The name Omnia from Samsung’s stable sound familiar? Yes, a couple of years ago, it belonged to the Korean company’s Windows Mobile devices. With the launch of Windows Phone Mango, Samsung is back with the Omnia W.
The Omnia W is the only competition to the HTC Radar at the moment. It packs in a faster single core processor clocked at 1.4 GHZ. The other specs—512 MB RAM, 8GB memory, 5 MP camera, 720p video capture and connectivity options—remain same. The only disadvantage that the Omnia W suffers is the 3.7-inch capacitive display compared with the bigger 3.8 incher on the Radar. But then the Omnia clearly outdoes the Radar on the price front.
The Samsung Omnia W is made of
plastic, so there isn’t anything impressive about its looks. The 3.7-inch display looked small in front of the Radar. Thankfully, it didn’t hamper the typing or the navigation experience. Along with the Windows Live account, we managed to configure our Gmail, Yahoo!, Outlook, Twitter and Facebook with ease. It also has the WP feature of integration of Facebook and Twitter in the contacts (people hub). We were able to comment on our friends’ updates from that location. Giving value to the customer, the Omnia W packs in a few apps. These include Funshot, All Share, Mini Diary, Now and a wireless manger. The images captured by the 5 MP camera were above average and could be edited quickly using auto-fix.