Samsung Omnia 2 on Bell unboxing and first impressions

November 7th, 2009

I just got a Omnia 2 today. Here are my first impressions:

It’s kind of hard to tell but the screen looks amazing, stunning, incredible. Not only is it high resolution but the colour just blows me away. It’s easily the best thing about the Omnia 2.

Other random thoughts. While it has a 800Mhz processor Opera still feels kind of slow. The hexagonal button in front isn’t a navigation pad – instead it’s a single button that looks like a nav pad. It’s a waste of space.

TouchWiz 2.0 is nice but having the Windows Mobile menus and TouchWiz makes for a inconsistant user experience.

The camera is very similar to the camera on the Samsung i910. It’s very good except when you’re trying to take close ups where the flash is needed. In those situations it blasts the subject out – that said you can raise the ISO to 800 so you don’t need to use the flash as much.

In the past, whenever I tested a Bell CDMA phone there was always very low signal levels in my house. The Omnia 2 runs on Bell’s new HSPA+ network and it too gets very little signal – FYI.

Anyways that’s all for now. I’ll have a full review up later after I’ve had a chance to play with it more and drool at the screen some more.

Entry Filed under: Bell Mobility,Latest Phones,Phones,Samsung,Site News

9 Comments Add your own

    jonny C  |  November 9th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    do you buy these phones or do the distributors give them to you?

    MacMan  |  November 16th, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Interesting, i just tested your page on my iPhone 3GS on Rogers HSPA network and it loaded in 11 seconds… the Omnia 2 seems really slow considering that the device has an 800 Mhz processor in it…. Too bad for the windows mobile users… even the newer Blackberries load faster than this device.

    Cheers

    M/N  |  November 23rd, 2009 at 11:15 am

    what is the different between Bell’s version and worldwide unlocked GSM ones? Can I use the worldwide ones on Bell network?

    1  |  November 24th, 2009 at 12:23 am

    MacMan: Comparing his test results with yours isnt an accurate indicator of speed considering all the variables (Location, location, location).

    M/N: Bell uses HSPA 850/1900, the world phone is HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100. So, no you cannot use a world phone. You can get a world phone and use it on Rogers or Fido on their GSM network on GPRS/EDGE.

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    Guy  |  January 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    bell uses hspa 850/1900 and can run anywhere rogers or fido can, now try to get a phone that works here that would work as a word phone first is the true trick

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    paul  |  May 12th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Hello. wondering if you can provide an update on your omni experience? my wife hates hers and still cant sync email properly and delays on portrait /landscape and other apps very bad.

    could use a firmware upgrade imho. dont think one exists.

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