Samsung Omnia HD

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The Samsung Omnia HD currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Symbian
Processor
600 MHz
Screen Size
3.7"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


CNET

The good: The Samsung i890 Omnia HD boasts a large and gorgeous AMOLED touch screen and features an 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording and playback. The TouchWiz interface is greatly improved, and the smartphone also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.The bad: The phone is expensive and doesn'...

- Bonnie Cha, CNET
The Guardian

Well, perhaps a little exposition might help. It begins with the absence of any indication as to which is the power button (it's the "end call" key). Get the phone turned on, leave it alone, and the screen auto-locks, but helpfully says: "Press and Hold the lock key to unlock." But there are no keys...

- Charles Arthur, The Guardian
GSMArena

The Symbian-powered Omnia HD is one of the best equipped handsets we've ever had the chance to review.

- GSM Arena team, GSMArena
CNET

The Samsung i8910 HD shows Nokia how to make a fun, usable, attractive touchscreen phone sporting the Symbian S60 operating system. Without the Ovi Store, it won't be as easy to get apps onto this phone as it is with the N97, but that downside is far outweighed by the i8910's gorgeous 94mm (3.7-inch...

- Flora Graham, CNET
PhoneArena

Well, here we are at the grand finale of our review on one of the most exciting cell phones as of now. The Samsung´s monster, the OMNIA HD i8910. We took a scrutinizing look at it, we used it to listen to music, talk, take pictures, capture and playback HD video content and it´s about ti...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Omnia HD on February 16, 2009.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Omnia HD user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Omnia HD with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
3.7"

The Samsung Omnia HD's screen size is 3.7 inches with 640 x 360 pixels resolution.

Processor
600 MHz

There is a ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Symbian v9.4 (S60 5th Edition) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 18 days standby time.

Omnia HD Specs

Overview
Release date February 16, 2009
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Symbian v9.4 (S60 5th Edition)

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Processor ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 256 MB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.07 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.3 x 5.8 x 1.3 cm (4.8 x 2.3 x 0.5 in)
Weight 144 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 640 x 360 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 24 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, Real Audio, WMA
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD, RealVideo
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung i8910

Omnia HD comes with either 8GB or 16GB built-in memory.
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CNET

A powerful multimedia smartphone that rivals the other high-end touch-screen devices

from CNET

The good: The Samsung i890 Omnia HD boasts a large and gorgeous AMOLED touch screen and features an 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording and playback. The TouchWiz interface is greatly improved, and the smartphone also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

The bad: The phone is expensive and doesn't support U.S. 3G. Call quality could have been better.

The bottom line: While the lack of 3G and expensive price tag will keep it out of the hands of the masses, the Samsung i890 Omnia HD is a powerful multimedia smartphone that rivals the other high-end touch-screen devices....

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The good: The Samsung i890 Omnia HD boasts a large and gorgeous AMOLED touch screen and features an 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording and playback. The TouchWiz interface is greatly improved, and the smartphone also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

The bad: The phone is expensive and doesn't support U.S. 3G. Call quality could have been better.

The bottom line: While the lack of 3G and expensive price tag will keep it out of the hands of the masses, the Samsung i890 Omnia HD is a powerful multimedia smartphone that rivals the other high-end touch-screen devices.

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The Guardian

Has a gorgeous screen, with fabulous HD-quality graphics

from The Guardian

Well, perhaps a little exposition might help. It begins with the absence of any indication as to which is the power button (it's the "end call" key). Get the phone turned on, leave it alone, and the screen auto-locks, but helpfully says: "Press and Hold the lock key to unlock." But there are no keys, only buttons, and none with a lock icon. Are you starting to get it yet? The i8910 has a gorgeous screen, with fabulous HD-quality graphics. If you were using it to play back video, and if it were priced accordingly, you'd be happy. Its video is killer. Wonderful. But the user interface (UI) is awful. Its phone functionality is fine, but the thinking behind its more powerful functions has come from someone used to throwing the kitchen sink in first and asking usability questions afterwards...

More

Well, perhaps a little exposition might help. It begins with the absence of any indication as to which is the power button (it's the "end call" key). Get the phone turned on, leave it alone, and the screen auto-locks, but helpfully says: "Press and Hold the lock key to unlock." But there are no keys, only buttons, and none with a lock icon. Are you starting to get it yet? The i8910 has a gorgeous screen, with fabulous HD-quality graphics. If you were using it to play back video, and if it were priced accordingly, you'd be happy. Its video is killer. Wonderful. But the user interface (UI) is awful. Its phone functionality is fine, but the thinking behind its more powerful functions has come from someone used to throwing the kitchen sink in first and asking usability questions afterwards.

Central to this is the i8910's peculiar idea of what a menu or screen is. Consider the BlackBerry, really the first usable smartphone: it offers a menu of apps on a screen, from which you choose one by scrolling. Or the iPhone: it has multiple screens that you can swipe between, showing apps you can then choose.

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GSMArena

Still remains one of the top units in the touchscreen realm

from GSMArena

When first revealed, the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD seemed almost too good to be true. Even the few bumps on its way to the mass market didn't spoil its appeal. The Omnia HD AMOLED display has neither the biggest screen estate, nor the highest resolution around but it still remains one of the top units in the touchscreen realm. And behind the welcoming gates, immense multimedia power awaits...

More

When first revealed, the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD seemed almost too good to be true. Even the few bumps on its way to the mass market didn't spoil its appeal. The Omnia HD AMOLED display has neither the biggest screen estate, nor the highest resolution around but it still remains one of the top units in the touchscreen realm. And behind the welcoming gates, immense multimedia power awaits.

Certainly, imaging is the main focus and it can hardly be otherwise when video outdoes the market's second best by a whopping margin. We are pretty pleased with the camcorder output, especially now that the audio is on the level HD videos deserve. We still believe though the framerate has room for improvement.

But probably the biggest compliment to the video recording is that it leaves a capable 8 megapixel still camera in its shadow, not to mention the other cool extras that simply fade into the background.

Indeed, the Symbian-powered Omnia HD is one of the best equipped handsets we've ever had the chance to review. A brief look at the competition should help to see how far ahead it actually is.

If we had to pick one alternative to the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD, we would probably go for the Sony Ericsson Satio (previously known as Idou). It matches most of the features on the Omnia HD, but misses out on two of the most important ones - HD video recording (it's not that any other handset has that anyway) and the AMOLED screen. It does make up for those with a 12 megapixel shooter, but we still feel an extra-competitive price will be the only way for it to trade blows with the Samsung Omnia HD.

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CNET

Media powerhouse with a stunning screen and huge potential for more, thanks to its powerful Symbian OS

from CNET

The Samsung i8910 HD shows Nokia how to make a fun, usable, attractive touchscreen phone sporting the Symbian S60 operating system. Without the Ovi Store, it won't be as easy to get apps onto this phone as it is with the N97, but that downside is far outweighed by the i8910's gorgeous 94mm (3.7-i...More

The Samsung i8910 HD shows Nokia how to make a fun, usable, attractive touchscreen phone sporting the Symbian S60 operating system. Without the Ovi Store, it won't be as easy to get apps onto this phone as it is with the N97, but that downside is far outweighed by the i8910's gorgeous 94mm (3.7-inch) AMOLED screen and responsive capacitive touchscreen. The i8910's support for multitasking occasionally makes it sluggish, but that's a trade-off you may be willing to make in exchange for the ability to keep so many balls in the air.

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PhoneArena

Samsung OMNIA HD i8910 is pretty much still in a class by itself

from PhoneArena

Well, here we are at the grand finale of our review on one of the most exciting cell phones as of now. The Samsung´s monster, the OMNIA HD i8910. We took a scrutinizing look at it, we used it to listen to music, talk, take pictures, capture and playback HD video content and it´s about...More

Well, here we are at the grand finale of our review on one of the most exciting cell phones as of now. The Samsung´s monster, the OMNIA HD i8910. We took a scrutinizing look at it, we used it to listen to music, talk, take pictures, capture and playback HD video content and it´s about time we passed out verdict. We have to admit that despite its size, it is one hell of an all-in-one, smart device. Aside from being the first cell phone capable of capturing and playback of nice quality HD video content, its 8-megapixel camera takes pictures with very good quality. The OMNIA HD sports an awesome 3.7-inch touch sensitive AMOLED screen and battery that lasts long. Still, the i8910 HD also has a few drawbacks. It simply loves fingerprints and discerning anything on the screen in direct sunlight is an uphill battle. The more annoying problem, however, relates to mediocre sound quality during talks. Anyway, we do believe it´s going to make it on the top 3 list of any high-tech buff and leave a lasting memory, simply because it sets a new standard on the all-in-one phone market.

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