Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Samsung Omnia W i8350: First Mango Device

Update: This phone is discontinued by Samsung and is totally replaced by the new Omnia M. However you can read the review for comparison or if you willing to purchase it online.

World's first WP7.5(mango) phone is here in India first showing Samsung commitment towards India. Samsung is really taking the market away from others brands by providing different OSs phones.
Samsung Omnia W

It's a pretty good phone powered by Microsoft(yes, you have read it right). It has a Windows Phone logo at the back  and on the Start/Home button.
There are two capacitive buttons flanking the home button on the side, a camera shutter, volume rocker, micro USB port and 3.5mm audio out.
The home screen is a system of live tiles which can be customised to your taste. You can change the colour of tiles, add more tiles or rearrange them.
It is superb in multitasking thanks to 1.4 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM. Just hold the back button to bring up the apps, and you can switch between them easily.
It also offers native integration with Facebook & Twitter, Office 365, voice commands and direct uploads to your SkyDrive account(25GB of free online space).

Features-
3.7 inch Capacitive Super Amoled Touchscreen,
1.4 Ghz processor, 512MB RAM
8GB storage(non-expandable)
Windows Phone 7.5-Mango
5MP rear and VGA front camera
3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
1500mAh, 115g

Pre-intalled Apps
FunShot and Photo Studio for camera effects,
Daily Briefing for news and weather updates and
AllShare for multimedia sharing.

What to like?
First  Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device
Cheaper than other WP7 phones.
High Quality Screen with Multi-touch support

What to hate?
No microSD slot(non expandable memory)
No TV out port
Multimedia has to be transferred using the Zune software(like iTunes for Apple products)
Less apps as compared to Android and Apple

Price
Rs 19990/ $444(approx)

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