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The Omnia HD i8910 is a high end cellphone.

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Pros

8.1MP camera for large photos and full 720p/24 video

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huge AMOLED touchscreen

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microSDHC slot for storage expansion up to 32GB

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WiFi

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3.5mm headphone jack

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beautiful 3.7" AMOLED screen with large 360 x 640 resolution

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GPS with geo-tagging

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support for a plethora of popular audio/video formats

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Bluetooth

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stereo speakers

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large 8-16GB of internal storage

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high speed 3G data connection

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image contacts - allows you to tag images with contacts names, pull up a picture of your two best friends and call one of them by simply clicking on his/her face

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Long battery life when playing movies

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runs a real multi-tasking, touchscreen smartphone OS with downloadable applications (Symbian S60 5th Edition)

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Cons

doesn't run a real customizable OS with downloadable applications

4 agree

will be extremely expensive and/or subsidized by long term contracts

3 agree

Flimsy back battery cover - not secured properly

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no standard button keyboard

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glossy finish, fingerprint magnet

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Call quality really bad - sounds hollow

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No FM Transmitter

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Can't install standard symbian java apps.

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Lag sometimes after menu screen changes

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Samsung doesn't support device any more through development (bugs will never get fixed)

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Other phones available with 800x480 resolution screens now

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Terrible sound quality when recording video in HD.

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Introduced at the Mobile World Conference in February 2009, the Omnia HD i8910 is a high end cellphone, and Samsung's replacement of the 8 month old Omnia SGH-i900. Featuring a 3.7" AMOLED touchscreen display, an 8.1MP camera, the ability to record 720p video in 24fps, GPS with geo-tagging functionality, high speed 3G data compatibility (HSDPA and HSUPA), WiFi, Bluetooth, an FM radio, 8 or 16GB of internal storage, a microSDHC slot for expanded storage, and compatibility with a variety of popular media formats, the device has made the switch from Windows Mobile 6.1 to Symbian S60 OS with the Advanced TouchWiz UI. A release date or price have yet to be announced.

Features
  • Screen: 3.7" AMOLED touchscreen, 360 x 640px resolution
  • Storage: 8 or 16GB internal storage, microSDHC slot for up to 32GB of external storage
  • Connections: 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Extra features: FM radio, GPS with geo-tagging, 8.1MP camera, 720p video recording, wide audio and video format support
  • Operating System: Symbian S60 OS with the Advanced TouchWiz UI
Post Review
Dom
12/01/2009 12:24

After publication of this 25-page long report on problems with the i8910, my impression of Samsung being really careless with supporting their flagship phones is more than confirmed. Samsung has apparently already abandoned support for this great device, which is only a few months old as of Nov 2009.

I own a G810, which is also Symbian powered and was released as the flagship phone in 2008. There are numerous problems with the phone, which I have documented on ProductWiki. I have not seen any effort by Samsung to fix them. In fact, Samsung doesn't even have infrastructure that would enable end-users to update their firmware. Their procedure is that you go (physically) to your next Samsung service center and have them do it (I suppose you could ship it there, too). For my phone though, this isn't applicable as it's not sold in the US through carriers and the phone doesn't show up on Samsung USA's web site. I was able to find some firmware version information on the net that other people have posted, but of course there's no way to get at them or to know what the changes are. And, they come in a gazillion of languages, which complicates the matter further.

The story of Samsung smartphones seems always the same: impressive spec sheet, good price.... but then you get a beta-status device with little to no support. Samsung's Android device i7500 appears to be handled the same way at the moment, with its abysmal battery life time, but let's hope that in a few years their philosophy will change.

At this time I can only recommend not buying Samsung phones if you want to actually use all the features that they (theoretically) have.

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