Detailed Samsung OmniaLITE review

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Don’t buy a Samsung OmniaLITE without reading GSMArena’s extremely detailed 8 page review of the device.

Calling the OmniaLITE Samsung’s attempt to reach the masses, they note the device has much of the specs of the original Samsung Omnia but with a cheaper look and of course Windows Mobile 6.5 on board. They however call it a good compromise for the low asking price, which is only between 270-300 euro.

Key features

  • 3″ 65K-color resistive touchscreen of WQVGA resolution
  • Quad-band GSM support
  • 3G with 3.6 Mbps HSDPA
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional OS with TouchWiz UI
  • Samsung ARM 1176 667MHz CPU and 256 MB of RAM
  • 3 megapixel autofocus camera with smile detection and [email protected] video
  • Built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi with DLNA
  • FM radio with RDS
  • DivX and XviD video support right out of the box
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.1, standard microUSB port
  • Office document viewer and editor
  • Excellent response and performance
  • Above average audio quality
Main disadvantages
  • Low-end display resolution
  • No standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Poor screen sunlight legibility
  • No two-position shutter key, despite autofocus functionality
  • No stylus slot

The note the main competitor to this low end Windows Mobile smartphone is the HTC Touch2, which does look better, but is certainly less well specified.

… performance and screen size are both in favor of the OmniaLITE. Not least, the price of the Samsung handset is obviously lower and that’s quite a head start for the OmniaLITE.

Anyway, whether it will or will not be more successful than the Touch2 is not that important after all. The statement the OmniaLITE makes is more than clear. Samsung are willing to take the battle on all ends and aren’t giving an inch of their ground without a fight. Not a particularly good time to be their rival now, is it?

Read the full review here.

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