Samsung Omnia Pro B7610 vs HTC Touch Pro 2

by Surur
June 16, 2009

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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 2 Samsung Omnia Pro B7610 Score
OS WM 6.1 with WM 6.5 upgrade WM 6.1 with WM 6.5 upgrade Draw
Screen WVGA 3.6 inch TFT WVGA 3.5 inch AMOLED Omnia Pro
Keyboard 5 row full QWERTY 4 row full QWERTY Touch Pro 2
Size 116 X 59.2 X 16.65 mm, 178.5g 112.6 x 57.8 x 16.2 mm, 159g Omnia Pro
Camera 3.2 megapixel, no flash 5 megapixel, dual LED flash Omnia Pro
Video recording VGA at 15 fps VGA at 30 fps Omnia Pro
CPU 528 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7200A 800 Mhz likely Marvell PXA3XX Omnia Pro
UI TouchFlo3D 2 TouchWiz 2.0 Omnia Pro
TV Out Yes yes Draw
FM Radio Not supported Yes Omnia Pro
ROM 512 Mb 1 GB Omnia Pro
Video Codec support WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, AVI DivX/XviD/MPEG4/3gp/H.263/H.264 player Omnia Pro
Headphone jack miniUSB 3.5mm Omnia Pro
Tilting screen Yes No Touch Pro 2
Other Straight Talk
Noise-cancelling dual microphones and speakers
Video editor
Digital Natural Sound Engine
Touch Pro 2
Frequency support GSM 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
Battery 1500 mAh 1500 mAh Draw
XDA-Dev support Yes No Touch 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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