Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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Great value, great software
Samsung Omnia 7
Member Name: saunders92
Samsung Omnia 7
Advantages: Large screen, 5MP camera/video, Facebook and SkyDrive integration
Disadvantages: App Marketplace needs improvement
I obtained this handset in June 2011, and it has proved to be a trustworthy phone.
SHAPE AND DESIGN
The screen is 4" and combined with Samsung's AMO-LED technolohy, makes for vivid colour and a very bright backlight helps push this further.
The phone is quite large, but in todays market, screen sizes are becoming increasingly larger. One good example of this is the iPhone 5, which Apple was forced to provide a larger screen to compete with it's major rivals.
The camera is 5MP, and the UI is very easy to use. Can be launched from a physical button or from the lock screen. Video offers HD resolutions.
Photographs taken with the camera can be easily uploaded to both SkyDrive or Facebook at the touch of a button.
WINDOWS PHONE 7
A major push forward by Microsoft has proved to be a big step towards competition with Apple and Google. Very user friendly and reliable software. Facebook integration is included by default.
Simply signing into Facebook adds all your contacts to the phone's contact list, under the 'People' application. This displays user profile pictures and status updates.
Facebook chat is also integrated into the 'Messages' application, allowing you to switch between Text and FB messaging at the touch of a button.
XBOX LIVE GAMES
Games are handled by the 'XBOX Live Games' application. From here, best selling games, such as Angry Birds and Need for Speed can be downloaded. Xbox Live gamerscore and an animated avatar can also be seen in this app.
SkyDrive can be downloaded free from the Marketplace, and from here, editing of documents is possible from the integrated mobile version of Microsoft Office, which offers Word, Excel and OneNote. Documents can be saved to SkyDrive and synchronisation happens in real time.
Windows Phone Marketplace is obtaining new, popular apps every day, with programmers supporting the rise of Windows Phone. This does not offer as much variety as Apple's App Store or Google Play, but will soon become a force.
A good buy for the consumer.
Summary: A great buy and very innovative software.
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