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Samsung Omnia II GT-i8000 / SCH-i920

alaTest has collected and analyzed 606 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and camera. The design and usability are also appreciated, but there are mixed opinions on the build quality and responsiveness. The value for money and reliability get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Omnia II GT-i8000 / SCH-i920 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Omnia II GT-i8000 / SCH-i920

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Samsung Omnia II GT-i8000 / SCH-i920 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

screen, usability, sound

build quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung I8000 Omnia 2 Sim Free Unlocked Mobile PhoneSamsung i8000 GB Omnia II rose blackSamsung I8000 Omnia 2 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Omnia II GT-i8000 / SCH-i920

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Samsung Omnia II GT-i8000 / SCH-i920 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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features

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung I8000 Omnia II Unlocked Phone with 8 GB Memory 5 MP Camera, Windows Mobile, GPS, Wi-Fi--International Version No Warranty (Rose Black)

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Verizon Samsung Omnia II impressions

 

When the Omnia II first appeared on our radar, two things caught our attention: TouchWiz 2.0 and Windows Mobile 6.5. To be honest, neither of these items

Spacious display ; Great multimedia features ; Solid construction

TouchWiz 2 interface ; Underpowered ; Overpriced

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Samsung Omnia II (Verizon Wireless)

 

Editors' note : This review has been updated since the original publish date with information regarding the proximity sensor. See the Performance section for more information.

The Samsung Omnia II boasts a spacious and sharp AMOLED touch screen. Samsung's TouchWiz 2.0 user interface gives the Omnia II great customization options and is easy to use. The Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone also has advanced multimedia features,...

Omnia II is a bit bulky; Swype keyboard takes some acclimation; can occasionally be sluggish.

While not the most powerful smartphone on the market, the Samsung Omnia II features an improved user interface and a richer multimedia experience to make it a worthy upgrade over its predecessor and one of the best Windows Mobile devices on the market.

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Samsung Omnia II

 

On the surface, the Samsung Omnia II ($200 with a two-year contract from Verizon; price as of 12/1/09) seems to be the Windows Mobile phone that fans have been waiting for. With its gorgeous 3.7-inch AMOLED touch display, attractive design, and...

Alluring design ; Excellent video quality

TouchWiz has some quirks ; Touchscreen isn't super responsive

With its eye-catching design and variety of multimedia features, the Omnia II is a solid Windows phone, but sluggish performance keeps it from being perfect.

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Samsung I8000 Omnia II review: A surprising experience

 

Samsung's top tier of Omnia devices is populated by some seriously heavy-hitters - first the 720p video recording Omnia HD and now the Omnia II - with its best-in-the-business display, WM 6.5...

3.7-inch 65K-color resistive AMOLED touchscreen, 480 x 800 pixels ; Windows Mobile 6.5 with TouchWiz UI 2.0 and Media Gate 3D ; Samsung S3C6410 800MHz processor; HW Graphic Accelerator ; 256MB RAM ; 5 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash,...

No xenon flash ; No camera lens cover ; 65K color limitation of display results in banding in color gradients ; microSD slot is under the back cover ; Browser has issues with Flash support

All that being said, it’s just numbers we’re talking here. If you think that calling it 667MHz makes Omnia II a worse performer, you're wrong. The clock rate of a processor is only useful for providing comparisons between computer chips in the same...

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Samsung Omnia II SCH-i920 (Verizon Wireless)

 

If the Samsung Omnia II was a movie, it would be a cult classic, not a box-office blockbuster. This super-powered Windows Mobile 6.5 phone is laden with so much software, it practically requires exegesis. You could write books about the software on...

Speedy processor. Excellent Microsoft Exchange connectivity. A huge amount of built-in software and options

Bewildering, because there are so many options. Bloatware. Hard-to-use resistive touchscreen

The Samsung Omnia II has a "more is more" philosophy, resulting in a phone that can be overwhelming to use.

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Samsung Omnia II i920 review

 

When we reviewed the GSM Samsung Omnia II I8000 this summer, we were impressed by its features and have been eager to see if its CDMA cousin would be equally equipped. Now the time has come as the Omnia II i920 for Verizon Wireless has been released...

Brilliant 3.7” AMOLED display ; TouchWiz 2.0 replaces most of the WinMo environment ; Good multimedia experience with a lot of files supported ; Overall attractive and professional looking

Overall sluggishness in menus and programs ; Did we mention the lag when opening programs and changing between them ; Still not as user-friendly as TouchFLO 3D or Android OS ; Video Recording is choppy with low frame rate

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...

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Samsung Omnia II I8000 Review

 

HTC set a standard for Windows Mobile customization with TouchFLO, and last year Samsung made their entry into the market with the TouchWiz UI touting Omnia. The Omnia II I8000 is now here, and a 2 has been added to the end of TouchWiz as well. This...

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Review: Samsung Omnia II

 

Samsung Windows Mobile flagship gets good hardware but poor software.

Bright, sharp AMOLED screen ; Good camera and photo features ; High call quality ; Opera and other built-in apps ; Fast data speeds on Verizon

TouchWiz is extremely clunky ; Future of classic Windows Mobile in doubt ; Overall interface is slow and imprecise ; Swype not necessarily a big advantage ; More intuitive phones available for as much or less

Hardware: design, camera and call quality When first powering up the Omnia II we immediately noticed the great screen it has. The screen is powered by AMOLED (active-matrix organic LED) technology and, as is often the case, very bright and very

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Samsung Omnia II for Verizon Wireless

 

The Samsung Omnia II is a smartphone sequel to its predecessor released a year ago from the manufacturer. This new edition offers Verizon customers plenty of features in the way of practicality and entertainment, in addition to a design that is hard to...

Another valuable feature offered by the Samsung Omnia II is integrated GPS. When used with the VZ Navigator service, you can get turn-by-turn voice-guided directions to help you get to your destination in the quickest way possible. The GPS also works...

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Samsung Omnia II Review

 

Samsung Omnia II reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Samsung Omnia II and comparisons to other Cell Phones

Brilliant touch screen; Records excellent quality video; Video editing software; Swype technology makes texting easier

Sluggish user interface; Keyboard lags; Overlapping, redundant menus

Product Specifications

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Battery

Standby Time (PB):430hours
Talk Time (PB):600minutes

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Verizon Wireless
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in
Height:4.7in
Width:2.3in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:3.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):9.4cm
Type:OLED display

Equipment

Class of Equipment:Storage arrays

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:Micro SDHC / microSDHC

Header

Compatibility:Unix
Manufacturer:Samsung/Sun Microsystems
Model:I8000 Omnia 2 / I8000 Omnia II
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung GT/Sun Enterprise Installation Services

Messaging & Data Services

HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes

Service & Support

Location:On-site
Type:Installation / configuration

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes