So far we have only seen vague renderings and small pictures of the Samsung Omnia W, but now PhoneArena has given the handset a rather detailed preview and published this 10 min video review of the handset.
For a mid-range handset the smartphone looks better than expected, but is still hangstrung by only 8 GB of storage and only a 3.7 inch screen.
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango is a great update to a promising mobile OS, while the Samsung Omnia Wruns it flawlessly with its 1.4GHz processor, and makes it look sparkling on account of the Super AMOLED display.
Weâ€™d like to see more distinctive elements in the design apart from the brushed metal part of the battery cover, but letâ€™s not forget the handset is in the â€œWâ€ category, which places it a block below the best, according to Samsungâ€™s new titling scheme.
The Samsung Omnia W has every chance to become a bestseller Windows Phone if priced right. It is compact enough, with distinguishing features like the Super AMOLED screen, and runs the Mango update with its excellent hardware-accelerated browser like a charm, even on our prototype unit.
The Omnia W seems capable enough to meet most Android midrangers in terms of specs, and in terms of mobile OS is a better alternative than Symbian or Samsung’s bada. Android has functional advantages over Windows Phone, so in the end it all comes down to personal preferences.
Read their full preview here.