Samsung Omnia 7 smartphone

Samsung Omnia 7 review: The Windows Phone 7-powered Omnia 7 smartphone includes an impressive 4in Super AMOLED display

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  • Expert Rating

    4.25 / 5
  • User Rating

    4.00 / 5 (of 5 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 779.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Pete

4.5

1

Pros
Excellent screen, WinPho7.5, good buttons, reliable, quality casing
Cons
Search button easily touched by mistake (back for lefties), no SD slot
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I've had this phone for 18 months and it's my favourite of all phones I've owned. Despite its age (it was release about 15 month before I bought it) I feel no envy to anybody's Android or Apple phones.
WinPho7.5 is excellent and 7.8 will keep me going until I can buy a Win8 phone.
Previously I would have only bought Nokia but I've been impressed enough by the Sammy to weight them as equals when I get to buy my Win8Phone.
The shape is also a positive, with a suitable cover it's survived a few drops with zero problems or damage.

Mrigank

4.5

2

Pros
Incredibly slick, fast, beautiful integration of features. The AMOLED screen needs to be seen to be believed.
Cons
8gb memory(in AU), get it from outside like me, and you can have 16gb.
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I have used both the iphone and the android. I must say this is the first "smart"phone I have ever used, because the rest were "idiot"phones. Windows Phone 7 OS teaches the other OEMs how to do it right. Integrating your whole life into hubs, where you dont need to launch an app for everything. The upcoming iOS features in the next update show how they are now trying to catch up the the Windows Phone's utilization.
Soon people will realize that the iphone is a glorified app launcher, and the android a buggy robot drilled with holes.
The phone itself, is a joy to use. Fast and responsive to the touch, and the slick OS just makes it beautiful eye candy.

simon

5.0

3

Pros
lots
Cons
battery life
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Love this phone and windows 7.
Simple, responsive and all that I want.
Bought it outright for next to nothing,
Has a few limitations as written above
but wouldn't change my decision. Very happy
Customer :)

Tommo

4.5

4

Pros
Very Slick U.I, general speed, accessibility and super AMOLED screen
Cons
Limited Apps, over sensitive screen
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After deciding to opt for WP7 instead of android or iOS for my next phone (my last being a iPhone 3gs) i was pleasantly surprised. The UI is terrific, very slick and speedy, and the way how social networks are integrated into your contacts is a nice feature. The super AMOLED screen is brilliant, and makes watching movies, viewing documents and presentations a real treat.

The downsides though are pretty evident; being a new operating system, WP7 definately does lack the polish of the more tried and trusted iOS (can also be a bit buggy with some confusing exclusions of features that would be considered pretty standard on a smart phone). It also means the app store is pretty limited at the moment, but it can only get bigger from now on.

Overall im pretty happy with this phone, no real regrets after switching from iOS except maybe the app store. I think the WP7 operating system has the platform to be a world beater, just needs a few updates first!

Teddy

0.5

5

Pros
nothing
Cons
everything
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This is officially the worst phone deal ever! How is it possible to have such limited applications for a so called smart phone! I still prefer my old SGH E700. This is the extent of my disappointment!

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