Written on: 01/08/2010
This is the worst phone I have ever had!! Considering it was supposed to be a competitor for the I phone it's nothing in comparison. The touch screen is not very responsive, and it is not easy to navigate. I cannot wait to get another phone. The only good thing about it is the camera but again difficult to work out where photos are stored or how to move. (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2010
I currently own a samsung i900 an initially i thought this phone was horrible when i first got it and then i installed the wm6.5 rom and then all that changed...it is the greatest most powerful phone i have every owned..push email works perfectly, my messenger is flawless, and anything i can think of i can get it on my i900 currently i have a new media player, ps1 and vgba emulators they work flawlessly. battery reduces quickly however up still 40% after which the 40 last considerably... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2010
I have now come to the end of an 18 month contract and cannot wait to replace the handset. Other reviews cited a poor operating system, unresponsive screen, freezing and hanging applications; I'm afraid to say this is all true and in my experience in many respects generous.
I have also found that reception is poor on this handset, no or limited signal in areas were other phones (on the same network) have full strength.
There are very few redeeming features of this handset, in fact I... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2010 by Alsius (4 reviews written)
Had the phone for nearly a year now and have had a love hate relationship with this phone. It has crashed a few times but none more than my windows pc does, ive found some brilliant apps and its become my mp3 player of choice (esp at gym). i do find the touchscreen to be non responsive sometimes though and the original software for contacts is rubbish, spb shell is a necessity! i have had duplicate texts sent but this seems intermittent and only really annoying for the person receiving... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2010
This phone would be a good phone if it actually worked properly. The first Omnia I had was was a complete LEMON. Touch screen wouldn't work, ringer would change ringtones, ringer would ring then not ring,some calls would come through,some wouldn't(and this in in regular tower zones)the texting would change languages...It was sooo weird. I took it in ...they gave me a new one. I am currently on my 5th omnia phone from april to Nov. The common problem being the phones would freeze and the... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2009
This phone is good but you need a little time and the new SPB shell costs £20 from Handster. This new software shell changes the phone completely and transforms it from a fairly dull unit to something similar to the iphone. The software WM 6.1 is fast enough and the features work a treat. Bluetooth, GPS, media play and access to all things like facebook, email internet etc is a single touch of the screen.
I like it it does everything well. (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2009 by sir19
Have had the Samsung Omnia now for 8 months, on an 18 month contract and am very disappointed with the phone, and pretty much have been since the day I got it but thought I would get used to it. Very difficult to use, cannot see the screen outside and the phone often freezes.
I pay £35 a month and do not like the phone at all, but im not sure if there is any way of getting out of the contract, could anyone help?
Written on: 23/06/2009 by mary thomas
I had the Samsung i900 Omnia phone less than a week and the screen froze, they replaced it and 5 months later it will not charge. It has been back supposedly to be repaired and once again it will not charge a week later. I am a bit annoyed!! (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2009 by paulbb (1 review written)
i900 Omnia is the 1st Samsung i have ever had and i will not be rushing to get another one. Can't see the screen outside in sunlight, it freezes regularly, need to use the stylus to make a call apart from your 4 favourite people. Won't connect to my TomTom (710) i had to buy a nokia for this. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2009
In my opinion the Samsung i900 phone is not user friendly.
The user interface is not fast enough.
The presses are still inaccurate when using the keyboard.
The notion of "there is no need of a stylus" should not be in the same sentence as this phone.
When the battery goes dead it is really dead no chance to revive it for the car charger connect to the cigarette lighter.
No chance of seeing the screen if you use it in daylight.
Do not ever try to use this phone to call when you are driving... (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2009 by Ahmad A ABDEL
Hi, this is my first real frustrated comment ever on the net. If you are a business man like me and time is rather vital for you counts by seconds I strongly advice you not even to look or think about buying I900 omniyeh for it's rather slow system, slow in responding, and the camera is even slow if you are to catch a speedy scene. If you want to be sorry the rest of your life then consider buying i900, you'll be sorry that no one can help you... yet you are alone, believe me I bought the... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2009
i like the windows mobile and the high speed internet on the Samsung i900 Omnia (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2009 by theangryhellcat (46 reviews written)
I got the Samsung Omnia i900 16GB about four months ago and have to say I am a little disappointed. I got the handset for free on a cheap 2-year contract from Orange, although if I had paid for it I would have been very dissatisfied.
The feature set on the Samsung Omnia is good with 3G, Wi-fi, full internet and a host of Windows Mobile programs. However, the touch-screen is unresponsive and innaccurate - it is pressure-sensitive, rather than the electro-static method used by the Apple... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2009
I have had this Samsung i900 Omnia phone for about 3 months now and I have to say it's great. The battery life could be improved but overall I would recommend this phone to many people. (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2009
Clear screen, great camera, easy to use. I find the Samsung i900 Omnia the best mobile on the market right now. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2009 by mmersey (1 review written)
Not enough hours in the day day to describe how utterly disappointing the Samsung i900 Omnia phone is. Slow, poor sound volume, has a habit of resetting the options (esp when trying to sync). Runs Windows (should have been a warning in itself!). Puts sent tests into the Inbox! Which nutter thought of that one. Only seems to hold a history of the last 25 so mails recieve (inc the ones you sent).
Bateery life is dreadful 24hrs if you are lucky What can I say? It look nice, a mate of mine... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2009 by AntiOmnia (1 review written)
I didn't like the Samsung i900 Omnia from day 1 but thought I will get used to it. But it is still as complicated... The system is just....bad. The internet is slow and hell to use on this phone. You can't even scroll down or zoom in without sceen flicking and doing all sorts of things you don't want it to do. The touch screen is even worse, slow to respond and if/when respond, doesn't take you to where you want it to take you. I am on my 4th month of 18 months contract with O2 but really... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2009 by Pradie
Samsung i900 Omia is a fantastic phone. I can not understand how on earth anyone would find it hard to use, I set up mine exactly how I wanted it very quickly and was used to it in under a day. I upgraded to this from a terrible red light freezing useless Sony and so far this phone has not let me down once. The battery life seems fair to me, one charge lasts at least 2 days even with my Facebook addiction. I have to say I've had every type of phone including Orange SPV's, Motorola, Nokia... (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2009 by tonyd007
The Samsung i900 Omnia screen is very responsive, great to have a look at word docs prior to meetings. Camera awesome and with good headphones. Mp3 more than adequate. a great touch phone fast and easy to use not as bulky as some others highly rec... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2009
The Samsung i900 Omnia is a great phone but the WiFi heats the phone up a bit, but not enough to stop the unit charging. Samsung's official response to my problem was to buy a bluetooth GPS device?!?!?! What's the point of having a built in GPS then? When used as GPS navigator in car after 30 minutes unit heats up to 80 c or 176 F which causes the unit to stop charging even while plugged into power. Can not charge phone until cooled down.
BATTERY LIFE: Realistic figures:
STANDBY: 20... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2009 by humz (1 review written)
The Samsung i900 Omnia is very stylish and smart... a bit irritating when you gotta use the pen all the time, but it's ok... very easy to use and quite user friendly.. It does heat up and has a very poor battery life... as well as not having full 16gb memory... my omnia has 1gb on board memory and 8gb by memory card. Has an excellent camera and a nice big screen... good touch screen... nice gps... great windows... love all the features this phone offers. Will recommend it... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2009 by realmadrid22 (2 reviews written)
I read a lot user comments and finally I choose the Omnia Based on my experience, the Omnia ticks all the boxes. In the past 2 weeks I have been using the GPS to travel around, MP3 player to listen to music and watch films, 5MP camera to take pics, make calls with the phone and installing a lot of softwares. Windows Mobile runs much better compared to 3 years ago and 16gb storage is satisfying. With one click and I make phone calls. I disagree with people who said that the screen is not... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2009 by fordnut
I have gone from a Treo 700 (2 years), to a Blackberry storm to The Omnia. The Treo was ok, but locked up a lot and had a lot of irritating quirks. The Storm was cool at first, easy to set up email, but is TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE for looking up contacts, trying to do single handed texting, no scroll mouse, keyboard takes way too many operations to use, etc etc. Had it for three weeks and traded it on the Omnia. So far the Omnia is AWESOME! Much more intuitive keyboard, easier to... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2009
Slim, very light, easy to use, amazing 5.0 cam, very good WiFi, love the way it handles, I work for verizon at a direct store, and sell loads of these phones. I haven't had one come back with a phone problem. Not experienced any bad points personally, well recommend the Omnia. (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2009
Great Camera, memory and good games.. however I do not recommend the Samsung Omnia as I find it a pain to use personally. I am not happy with the battery life, I think what if my car breaks down on the motorway and I want to ring AA but cant because my Omnia has died due to battery life. I do not recommend this mobile phone. (read more)
Written on: 25/12/2008 by hareshprasad (5 reviews written)
Omnia has a good feel, hold and touch. A "Metal" finished front with a matt, "rubbery" back though actually plastic.touch screen it will be a breeze to use.Screen is big enough even for the long-sighted, great web experience, with GPS I will never be lost, the camera is so powerful.lot of people have said it has a max of 8Gb expandable, Samsung have now said that it will support up to 16 Gb, which is a total of up to 32Gb, the touch player is really good,HTLM web browser with DivX support... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2008
This phone is not user friendly enough for me personally, takes too much time to make calls, text or look up addresses. Highly overrated as this henders my ability to do business and follow up.
Over priced fancy phone that is good for the person that isn't on the go or in a hurry. If you want a phone that is easy to use this isn't it. (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2008 by magister (1 review written)
The Omnia had a worse GSM-connection stability/quality compared to my HTC P3300 (T-Mobile Compact III).
That's why T-Mobile offered to return the device and to cancel the contract, excellent service! Now I switched to another provider and chose HTC Touch HD, which surprised me fantastically. (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2008
This Samsung Omnia can be a little confusing but after you have had a play with it, in a few days you'll love it! However if technology or patients is not your thing i'd stay away as it may get the better of you!I think the omnia is great value for money, as the handset was free with a £25 a month contract from phones 4u, I was absaloutly amazed that a phone with windows mobile 6.1, touch screen, plus the other goodies that gives the i phone a run for its money, was available in this price... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2008
If you have a lot of contacts it slows the phone book down. I have 1500 contacts in the phone. Battery life is terrible. I mean real bad! I don't even use the phone that much and it's dead by mid afternoon. Phone has to many screens were things are to small to touch and the mouse isn't that great. Buy something else or wait for something better to come out. I was playing with Blackberry Storm today and it seemed a lot more user friendly. The Iphone is much easier to use but lacks the amount... (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2008 by Teessider (7 reviews written)
Had the stylus for this phone been integrated with the phone itself, this would have got a 10. Unfortunately, it's not, and I regularly find myself without the stylus in my pocket.
This isn't a disaster, as the phone responds well to the touch, but sometimes, for more fiddly functions, its easier with a stylus.
Apart from that one grumble, I have found the phone excellent. It's not an easy beast to use, and can get a little complicated, but quite frankly - people who complain about the phone... (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2008
Think hard about how many features you will use. Free software applications are mostly poor or useless. WinMo best if you need to create rather than just edit Office dox. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2008 by bokmunc (1 review written)
The Samsung i900 Omnia very light and compact esp compared to my previous PDA phones, MDA Vario III, M5000, M2000 etc. Great videos and photos..
This phone you need to "play" around for a few days to get used to it, I nearly returned it until it finally clicked and great, it is much better than my previous HTC PDA phones. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2008
Scratch resistant Screen
Camera is awesome, better than average digital camera
Easy to use
Had the phone on Thursday as an upgrade to my N73. Best phone I had so far... You have all the basic stuffs you need in a phone. Even listening to music is great. Would definitely recommend it to anyone! (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2008 by SophieBG
Nice looking. Large screen. Very slim compared to other similar phones. Loads of features which are very logical once you use it as a computer not a phone. Logical. Worth buying the 16g device. Very happy with device which I got from Ebay unmarked. Dont need such a sophisticated device so I wouldnt have paid retail price for it. Well recommend Samsung i900 Omnia. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2008 by joulzee (3 reviews written)
Got this phone Overall i am happy with it. Fast Internet, easy to use easy installation of 3RD party apps great camera. bit on the chunky side stylus connects out side the device hanging down (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008
Nice looking, touch screen works great! A lot of futures with Windows Mobile 6.1. WiFi connection works fine and gives me possibility to use my Skype everywhere. Very nice and full with futures! I recommend Samsung i900 Omnia for a mobile phone. (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2008 by jameskeady
The samsung i900 Omnia is amazing is the only word I can say this key bord malarki is not true, you have to be silly not to use that the faults that have been reported on hear arnt faults its just the person not using it right I give it 10 out of 10 the pen should have been bulit it but the finger mouse like on a laptop is easy to use final verdict is you have to set the phone up wich take a full day then after its ok 100% satisfide. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2008 by tamlyn38 (3 reviews written)
This is one of the best touch screen mobiles out there. It as windows office, windows media, push Email ans a shed load of memory. FANTASTIC iphone and Nokia N96 (very poor battery) bow down to the master. (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2008 by tamlyn38 (3 reviews written)
I am truly amazed at the review score for this PDA/mobile. I guess many did'nt realise this aint a fashion phone unlike a certain fruity toy mobile out there. You need to get to know this piece of kit and if you have the brains to work it out your rewards are many. I found the battery life for a PDA excellent, I am sure some people expect this mini computer to last as long as a fashion phone well sorry it won't but nor will a fashion phone give you the things the Omnia does! If you want a... (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2008
Phone looks nice but I think it was released prematurely, it has tons of bugs, a short battery life, wifi not working properly and generally a useless phone in my opinion. Not recommended, and customer support from Samsng was very poor. (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2008 by Borgman (1 review written)
Only had i900 for 2 day had a N96 which was a royal pain in the ass bugged to hell. The i900 is probably one of the most perfect phones on the market make iphone look like a toy. :) Yes it takes a bit of time to get use to but well worth it. This phone has blown me away samsung have a phone that can compete and i would say kill the iphone dead in it tracks (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2008
The Samsung i900 Omnia is a very nice phone, possibly a little over priced and hasn't the same wow factor as the iphone, but also has many other features which the iphone doesn't have. (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2008
As soon as i got the phone, i was overwhelmed with confusion as the touch screen literally just wouldn't work properly, i didn't get anything i clicked on, just a disappointing experience in which i took the phone back in a week of purchasing. (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2008 by honxy
I had this phone for a week, I found it harder and harder to use.
I thought it was a touch screen where infact you had to use a stick to use!
I wish there is more information on the Omnia before I got it as it too much , hardly competes with I Phone.
I wouldnt reccommend this to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2008 by dazza42 (1 review written)
This phone is awesome. I use it for business and its fantastic.
Battery life is great , I think because it has the latest rom version.
Never crashes and is so quick.
Brilliant (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2008
A Samsung Omnia Review - I have had this phone for about a week. When I read about this I thought this would be a great rival to the iphone. It is not. Sadly this is another poor imitation.
I am now considering trading it in for an iphone, swapping contracts and waiting for the software to catch up. The touch screen is not very responsive and requires far more force than would be expected. My previous HTC was much better and neither are a patch on the response of the iphone.
General user... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2008 by Evrae (8 reviews written)
After seeing a video review of the Samsung Omnia I was having doubts about my need for a keyboard as I originally wanted the Touch Pro or the Sony Ericsson Xperia. Anyway, patience and the fact of other keyboard handsets usually are more expensive I chose to go for the Omnia. Its quite a statement claiming it is all you will need but they are not far wrong. You have standard mobile feel with basic text, browse, calling and email plus the 5mp camera which you don't normally find in a windows... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2008 by markt1973 (1 review written)
Samsung Omnia Review - The specifications are excellent, but somehow the machine disappoints, perhaps as it is trying to do to much. It is certainly possible that a few firmware tweaks could turn this into an iphone challenger, but at the moment it is just a little too awkward and slow to use. The user interface is not bad, until you put it next to it's apple rival, where it seems at least a little clumsy. (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2008 by Eddie Martin
Phone provided by Phones 4 U under a Vodafone contract.
Replaced faulty phone one week after purchase.
Replacement phone worked in-store, then went faulty (same fault) 24 hrs after purchase.
My belief is that the phone has been released without being proven and customers are being used as trouble shooters. (read more)