Verizon Samsung Omnia 2 reviewed

PhoneArena has published their review of the Samsung Omnia 2 for Verizon.

They note the design is slightly different to the international version of the Samsung Omnia 2, the resistive screen is more sensitive than the original Samsung Omnia and the AMOLED screen of course pops, the skinning is as deep as we expect, and Swype keyboard was actually pretty fast and faster than the on-screen keyboard on the Touch Pro 2 or Droid.

They found the included Opera Mobile browser to be very slow (likely due to the Flash support).  They called the camera bearable, saying the DVD video recording had a pretty slow frame rate at 18 fps.Video playback was however felt to be brilliant.

They concluded:

So does the Samsung Omnia II i920 deliver? Yes and no. In one aspect, the device is a major upgrade from the original Omnia i910, as it comes with a large AMOLED display, Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro, TouchWiz 2.0, and faster processor. But at the same time other smartphones have been released, such as the HTC Imagio, DROID ERIS, and Motorola DROID, all of which have significantly changed the landscape. Because of this, we feel the Omnia II is  a few months late on the scene and doesn’t impress the power-user as much as it would have earlier this  summer. This doesn’t take away from the features the device offers, which are many, but the Imagio provides a faster Windows Mobile experience with less lag, while the Android devices are generating a larger following each day. With all of this in mind, we believe the Samsung Omnia II i920 is for the die-hard Windows Mobile user or for the consumer that either needs or is required to have a WinMo device because of their job and to run specific applications on. At this point, the average smartphone user has a selection of better and easier devices to choose from, which isn’t the Samsung Omnia II i920.

The scored the device an overall 8/10.

Read their full review here.

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