What's great about the Samsung Omnia M?
August 17, 2012 at 10:05 GMT | By Phones4u
The Omnia M is the latest offering from Samsung to break cover from its range of Windows Phone-powered mobiles. To look at it may not be one of the flashiest smart phones on the market, but it certainly does have a lot to offer nestled beneath its hood. Here's our top reasons why the Omnia M is a great handset..
The Metro UI on the Windows Phone 7.5 platform really is a sight to behold, with its colourful live tiles that update in real time with the latest weather, news, social updates and more. Most notable of all the live tiles is the People Hub, which collects together all your contacts info on one place, pulling through loads of stuff including telephone numbers, email address, feeds from Facebook and Twitter, and photo galleries meaning you won't have to go clicking round to find the details you need. Xbox Live is another app highlight of the UI, with loads of games available to download from within, and the ability to create and customise your very own avatar. Cool eh?
4-inch Super AMOLED display
With high-end mobiles such as the Samsung Galaxy S III featuring amazing displays, it's not hard for other lower specced little mobiles to feel a little inferior. But the Omnia M's WVGA Super AMOLED screen shines, kicking out vivid and crisp visuals that are eye-catching and bright. Whether watching videos, flicking through photo galleries, playing games and using apps, or simply navigating menus, the colours are always clear and refined, making the display a strong point of the handset.
As the Omnia M only features a 1GHz single-core processor with 384MB RAM, you wouldn't expect it to be the nippiest smartphone out there. But surprisingly, the device copes extremely well with multitasking, with not even the slightest hint of lag when opening up multiple apps, gaming, and surfing the web. Even when apps were left running in the background the phone coped with tasks brilliantly, and the speed of navigation wasn't compromised.
Upgrade to 7.8 coming soon
Microsoft recently announced that handsets running Windows Phone 7.5 would be getting a cheeky upgrade to 7.8. The update will bridge the gap between Windows Phone 7 and 8, offering some of the great functionality that is said to be coming with the new Windows Phone 8 platform. This means the Omnia M will have a larger selection of apps available to download, and feature a Windows Phone 8-style homescreen with customisable live tiles that can be resized as desired.
So that's the highlights of the lovely Omnia M, we think you'll agree that the handset certainly has a lot going for it even though it may not be in the upper smartphone echelons. When you factor in the snazzy WP 7.5 OS (and imminent upgrade), combined with the colourful display and speedy navigation experience, the handset is actually pretty decent. Functional and reliable, the Omnia M may only be mid-ranger, but it's a pretty darned good one.
Written by Abbi Cox of Phones 4u, the number one destination for great mobile deals.
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