Samsung Omnia

September 10th, 2009 Mobile Phones, Tech, The West Australian

The Omnia is one of the rash of iPhone copies that came from just about every mobile phone manufacturer in the wake of Apple’s juggernaut, but don’t be quick to dimiss it.

Entirely touchscreen operated, the 7x4cm (240×400 pixel) screen gives the device an elegant (dare we say ‘sexy’?) that sets it apart from the other iClones. Dragging the tool you want out of the applications ‘palette’ makes an otherwise difficult interface much easier. Typing is another matter and thankfully there’s a stylus included.

The Omnia gives you feedback for every virtual click with a tiny vibration, making it more repsonsive than many touch phones, and if you like this now-ubiquitous form factor but want to stand out from the crowd, it could be for you. Rating: 3.5


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