Saturday, October 11, 2008

From I-Phone to Omnia

A day before the iPhone 3G's release, Samsung unveiled the Omnia (SPH-i900). The smartphone, set to take on the iPhone, boasts a slew of functions and features including a 3.2-inch full touch-screen, 5-megapixel camera, GPS, 32GB memory, Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi wireless networking. The Samsung Omnia, smaller than the iPhone, fits neatly in the palm. Its high-resolution camera, memory and communications specs also outdo the iPhone, not to mention the Omnia's haptic feedback technology. The Omnia uses Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, enabling a variety of applications such as e-mail, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. While the iPhone has opened up the touch-screen phone market through creativity, Samsung is approaching it with its characteristic perfection.

Let us make the comparison:

Look & Feel
The dimensions of Samsung's i900 Omnia are very similar to that of the iPhone 3G -- 112 x 56.9 x 12.5mm versus 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3mm -- and is slightly lighter at 125g versus 133g.
With most of the front of the handset given over to the touchscreen, it looks fairly similar to the iPhone, too.

It's not difficult to trump the iPhone's camera, and the Omnia does so with a five megapixel camera boasting 4x digital zoom, auto focus, LED flash, various shot modes, photo effects and quality settings.
The iPhone 3G, by comparison, is still stuck with a bog standard two megapixel camera without any fancy features.

The Omnia can play back most music formats including MP3, AAC, WMA and MIDI, can play MPEG4, WMV, DivX, and other format videos, and record video in the MPEG4 format.
The iPhone handles just MP3 and AAC formats, and can play back MPEG4 video. It won't shoot video out of the box.
The Samsung Omnia boasts "3D sound technology", whatever that is. The iPhone does what a Video iPod does.

Both the Omnia and the iPhone 3G come with either 8GB or 16GB of user memory, but the Omnia has the advantage of microSD expansion.

Samsung's Omnia handset offers many of the same features as the iPhone, at least superficially. It has similar look and feel, better camera functionality, and wider multimedia support.

And guess what? finally I bought the Samsung Omnia eventhough Iphone was my dream phone before...bye bye Iphone, hello Omnia....

p.s: should i update my my profile? since its still stated that I'm using N70. ~~~

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