The Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS is the most talked about mobile OS today. There are couple of handsets that comes loaded with the Mango OS and now the Samsung Omnia WI 8350 has joined the WP 7.5 bandwagon. As of now the Nokia Lumia 710 and the Nokia Lumia 800 are the latest handsets that are featuring the Mango OS.
The Samsung Omnia WI 8350 comes with good features and will be competing with the Nokia Lumia 710 which is a bit cheaper than the Samsung brand. Again a hard time deciding which handset to buy but ultimately your decision will be based on the price and the brand factor.
Samsung Omnia WI 8350 features
The WI 8350 is powered by a Scorpion 1.4 GHz processor with Adreno 2.5 GPU and running on the WP 7.5 OS. This handset comes with 8 GB of internal memory with 512 MB RAM (There are no slots for external memory cards). The handset weighs 115.3 grams with dimension 115.6 x 58.8 x 10.9 mm.
Some of the important apps that come pre-loaded are LinkedIn, Windows live, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and socially integrated service. You can always check out the Windows market place to search and download from more than 37,000 apps.
The Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is 3.7 inches supporting 480 by 800 pixels resolution with 16 M colours. There are 3 shortcut buttons (back, main menu button with windows logo and search button) on the handset.
This Samsung handset houses a decent 5 MP primary camera with LED flash support that can also record video in HD mode 1280 by 720 pixels at 30fps. There is also a secondary camera with 0.3 MP resolutions. Camera features are auto focus, image stabilization and geo-tagging.
This is 3G phone (14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA) with GPRS and EDGE supported. Other connectivity options are Wi-FI, USB (microUSB), GPS with Bing maps and Bluetooth 2.1. Since this is a Window powered phone email client are supported that can be synchronized with outlook mail, plus for browsing Internet Explorer 9 mobile version comes pre-loaded.
Music files such as WAV, MP3, eAAC+ are supported and you can also play WMV, H.263, H.264 and MPEG4 video files. In case this is not enough you can switch on the built in FM receiver and enjoy live music on loudspeaker or with the headset attached to the 3.5mm audio jack.
The 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery gives a talktime of 7 hours and standby time of 370 hours. Standby time comes to approximately 15 days that is under minimal usage. For normal usage the battery may last for 1 to 2 days depending on the features that you are using.
Samsung Omnia WI 8350 Price in India
MRP: Rs. 15,200
Box Pack Contains: 8350 handset, battery and charger, data cable, headset, quick start guide and warranty papers.
Samsung Omnia WI 8350 Reviews
This is a powerful phone with WP 7.5 OS running at 1.4 GHz. Overall the specifications are good, the 5 MP camera resolution may look less but considering the price tag of under Rs. 21,000 for a WP phones it is good to go.
Omnia WI 8350 will compete with the Nokia Lumia 710 that has nearly the same specifications. But Nokia 710 does have a slight advantage it is cheaper than the Samsung Omnia WI 8350.