Samsung Omnia Pro B7610 vs HTC Touch Pro 2


16, 2009

Author Surur // in News


Now that Samsung’s fall collection has been released many Windows Mobile buyers will be facing a tough choice- which QWERTY slider to get.

 HTC Touch Pro 2Samsung Omnia Pro B7610Score
OSWM 6.1 with WM 6.5 upgradeWM 6.1 with WM 6.5 upgradeDraw
ScreenWVGA 3.6 inch TFTWVGA 3.5 inch AMOLEDOmnia Pro
Keyboard5 row full QWERTY4 row full QWERTYTouch Pro 2
Size116 X 59.2 X 16.65 mm, 178.5g112.6 x 57.8 x 16.2 mm, 159gOmnia Pro
Camera3.2 megapixel, no flash5 megapixel, dual LED flashOmnia Pro
Video recordingVGA at 15 fpsVGA at 30 fpsOmnia Pro
CPU528 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7200A800 Mhz likely Marvell PXA3XXOmnia Pro
UITouchFlo3D 2TouchWiz 2.0Omnia Pro
TV OutYesyesDraw
FM RadioNot supportedYesOmnia Pro
ROM512 Mb1 GBOmnia Pro
Video Codec supportWMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, AVIDivX/XviD/MPEG4/3gp/H.263/H.264 playerOmnia Pro
Headphone jackminiUSB3.5mmOmnia Pro
Tilting screenYesNoTouch Pro 2
OtherStraight Talk
Noise-cancelling dual microphones and speakers
Video editor
Digital Natural Sound Engine
Touch Pro 2
Frequency supportGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
HSDPA 900/2100 MHz 7.2Mb/s
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
HSDPA 900/2100 3.6 Mb/s
Touch Pro 2
Battery1500 mAh1500 mAhDraw
XDA-Dev supportYesNoTouch Pro 2

So the final score is 3 draws, 5 for the HTC Touch Pro 2 and 11 to the Samsung Omnia.

Of course a simple score can never really tell one which device to get, and it could be one feature, like the 5 row keyboard for example on the Touch Pro 2 which trumps all the other advantages of the Samsung Omnia Pro, but it certainly seems HTC has got some pretty steep competition.

With both devices likely to be widely available, at least in Europe, we are faced with a difficult choice.

Which one will you chose?  Let us know in the comments.

Edit: I thought I would explain the one controversial choice – TF3D 2 vs TouchWiz 2.  While I love TF3D HTC has always refused to allow 3rd party extensions that would make it even more useful, such as a Tasks tab for example.  This is in stark contrast with Samsung, who are very welcoming of developers and encourage 3rd party widgets, and have even set up a widget store, like SE’s Xperia panels store, but likely to me much more active. This is much closer to the traditional Today screen model than TF3D and deserves the point.

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