Samsung Omnia W review

Samsung Omnia W

Launched a year ago, the Samsung Omnia W isn’t attracting the attention it itself too much because it is lightweight and has a medium screen size. Just below you can see its key features:

  • 3.7″ 16M-color capacitive Super AMOLED touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Gorilla Glass
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • Dual-band 3G with HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
  • 1.4GHzQualcomm MSM8255Snapdragon CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB of RAM
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • 720p video recording @30fps
  • 8GB of built-in storage
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Standard microUSB port (charging)
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.1
  • Mobile Office document viewer/editor
  • Social network integration and cloud services
  • Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • Comes with a Video call app and other custom Samsung apps

Full specs on the official site here.

The Omnia W is compact, slim and svelte thanks to its weight of 115 grams and its dimensions of 115.6 x 58.8 x 10.9mm. Above the screen it has the ear piece speaker along with the proximity and ambient light sensors and the secondary video call camera. Under the screen there are three control buttons: the capacitive back and search buttons and the hardware buttons. On the left side we find the volume rocker which pressed anywhere in the interface opens a small pull-down menu with music controls. On the right side we find the power button and the shutter with a distinct half press for locking focus. At the top it has the 3.5mm jack and at the bottom it has the microUSB slot and the microphone.

The 3.7 inches Super AMOLED display is protected by Gorilla Glass and supports multitouch. It has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 252ppi. The screen has great contrast, good sun light legibility and deep blacks which are over some direct competitors.

The phone comes equipped with a 5MP camera sensor with autofocus and LED flash. Among the best features are the geo-tagging and image stabilization; other features like ISO, white balance, contrast, saturation, sharpness and more can be found in the settings menu. The shutter will unlock the phone with a single press. The picture colors are good with nice details and low level of noise. The phone can record 720p videos at 30 fps and it also has a secondary VGA camera.

At connectivity it has HSDPA and HSUPA speed up to 14.4 Mbps respectively 5.76 Mbps. The Wi-Fi connection has b/g/n standards and Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth is v2.1 with A2DP and the microUSB slot is v2.0. The Internet Explorer browser works flawlessly without Adobe Flash support; it is fast and relies on the hardware graphics acceleration to provide smoother graphics.

The phone is powered by the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS. On the hardware part it is powered by a 1.4 GHZ Scorpion processor based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset. The Adreno 205 GPU is helped by an amount of 512 Mb of RAM. The internal storage of the phone is 8 GB and unfortunately is can’t be extended. The phone has accelerometer, gyro, compass, proximity and light sensors.

With a couple of hours of watching video, making calls and browsing the internet over Wi-Fi the phone can last for two days thanks to its 1500 mAh battery.

Overall the Samsung Omnia W is a great smartphone and if you like it check good deals for it and other phone on


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