Specs summary

Screen
3.7"

The Samsung Omnia II's screen is 3.7 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
800 MHz

There is a Samsung S3C6410 800 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8/16 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 18 days standby time, 600 minutes (2G), 480 minutes (3G).



While the Omnia 2 is a dream phone on paper in practice I was a little disappointed.

- Howard Chui , HowardChui 

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GSMArena

Samsung I8000 Omnia II is the real proper sequel

Gather 'round ye gadget lovers, for the tale of Samsung I8000 Omnia II. It's a tale of PocketPC wisdom and touch wizardry, of big screen and pixel aplenty, of ancestry and identity. Lend an ear to this preview as we try to figure out where this creature came from and where it's heading.

The number of high-end, touchscreen PocketPC bars is getting ever greater. Off the top of our heads, we could name at least five with WVGA screens over 3 inches and a camera of 3.15 MP or higher. If you include phones with a slide-out QWERTY then the market gets even more crowded. All of these have HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, and sleek UI plug-ins, so this isn't a differentiating factor....

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Gather 'round ye gadget lovers, for the tale of Samsung I8000 Omnia II. It's a tale of PocketPC wisdom and touch wizardry, of big screen and pixel aplenty, of ancestry and identity. Lend an ear to this preview as we try to figure out where this creature came from and where it's heading.

The number of high-end, touchscreen PocketPC bars is getting ever greater. Off the top of our heads, we could name at least five with WVGA screens over 3 inches and a camera of 3.15 MP or higher. If you include phones with a slide-out QWERTY then the market gets even more crowded. All of these have HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, and sleek UI plug-ins, so this isn't a differentiating factor.

The Samsung I8000 Omnia II roars into action with a 5 megapixel camera, 800 MHz CPU, and a huge 3.7 AMOLED screen and 8/16 gigabytes of internal storage. Here's a quick summary of the main I8000 Omnia II specs.

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Phone Scoop

A chubster, a fatty, a tubbo... a beefy device

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Samsung's latest Windows Mobile 6.5 phone also runs the TouchWiz 2.0 user interface, meaning it skips most of Microsoft's experience and substitutes Samsung's. If you're looking for a smartphone packed with software and features galore, the Omnia II just might be for you. There are a few drawbacks to consider, however, and Phone Scoop weighs in on this weighty device....

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Samsung's latest Windows Mobile 6.5 phone also runs the TouchWiz 2.0 user interface, meaning it skips most of Microsoft's experience and substitutes Samsung's. If you're looking for a smartphone packed with software and features galore, the Omnia II just might be for you. There are a few drawbacks to consider, however, and Phone Scoop weighs in on this weighty device.

There's no denying that the Omnia II is a chubster, a fatty, a tubbo... a beefy device. I can't for the life of me figure out why it is so large. It is a monoblock phone that is thicker than some sliding QWERTY devices out there. And it weighs a ton. It feels downright huge in your hand. All the size and weight to inspire confidence, though, and make the Omnia II feel tough and strong (it is NOT rugged). It's smooth sides and back mean it will slip into a pocket without problems, but dang, you are gonna know it's there. Tight jeans? There's going to be a bulge.

Everything about the hardware of the Omnia II works, aside from a few quirks. It may be big and heavy, but it has been put together well and functions mostly without issue.

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MobileBurn

A device with real smartphone power

from MobileBurn

When it's all added together, the Samsung i920 Omnia II for Verizon is a very good phone for those looking to move from devices like the LG enV Touch or Versa and into a device with real smartphone power. Its TouchWiz homescreen is bad, but at least you can use the good looking default Windows Mo...More

When it's all added together, the Samsung i920 Omnia II for Verizon is a very good phone for those looking to move from devices like the LG enV Touch or Versa and into a device with real smartphone power. Its TouchWiz homescreen is bad, but at least you can use the good looking default Windows Mobile homescreen and still enjoy the better things about TouchWiz. I am disappointed by the performance of the phone's 800MHz CPU and resistive touchscreen (though the AMOLED part is fantastic), but I still like the phone in general. I just feel there are better and sexier phones out there for the same, or less, money. It still earns a solid "Recommended" rating, though, and is sure to please both Samsung and Windows Mobile fans alike.

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PhoneArena

It gives you a headache to use

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The Omnia II is frustrating from the second you pick it up to the moment you lay it back on your desk, defeated and distraught. There was so much potential here, so much obvious potential. Through a series of bizarre decisions and grating software design, Samsung has managed to squander it. Every...More

The Omnia II is frustrating from the second you pick it up to the moment you lay it back on your desk, defeated and distraught. There was so much potential here, so much obvious potential. Through a series of bizarre decisions and grating software design, Samsung has managed to squander it. Every. Last. Ounce.
The Omnia II's UI is essentially the same concept, adapted for Android and intended to penetrate a little deeper. There are even some striking similarities between the Omnia II's interface and that of the Omnia HD, a Symbian-based phone from a few months ago. In short, TouchWiz is an epidemic at Samsung. And for all intents and purposes, the pathogen is fatal.

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PhoneArena

Retains the impressive AMOLED display

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So does the Samsung Omnia II i920 deliver? Yes and no. In one aspect, the device is a major upgrade from the original Omnia i910, as it comes with a large AMOLED display, Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro, TouchWiz 2.0, and faster processor. But at the same time other smartphones have been released, such as...More

So does the Samsung Omnia II i920 deliver? Yes and no. In one aspect, the device is a major upgrade from the original Omnia i910, as it comes with a large AMOLED display, Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro, TouchWiz 2.0, and faster processor. But at the same time other smartphones have been released, such as the HTC Imagio, DROID ERIS, and Motorola DROID, all of which have significantly changed the landscape. Because of this, we feel the Omnia II is  a few months late on the scene and doesn’t impress the power-user as much as it would have earlier this  summer. This doesn’t take away from the features the device offers, which are many, but the Imagio provides a faster Windows Mobile experience with less lag, while the Android devices are generating a larger following each day. With all of this in mind, we believe the Samsung Omnia II i920 is for the die-hard Windows Mobile user or for the consumer that either needs or is required to have a WinMo device because of their job and to run specific applications on. At this point, the average smartphone user has a selection of better and easier devices to choose from, which isn’t the Samsung Omnia II i920.

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HowardChui

A dream phone on paper

from HowardChui

While the Omnia 2 is a dream phone on paper in practice I was a little disappointed. Samsung has really gone all out customizing the Omnia 2. While I liked the customization they made the Omnia 2 and it’s 800Mhz processor feel slow. This really diminished the added value of the customizations. The screen is beautiful as long as you’re not in bright sunlight. Sound quality and RF and both top notch....

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While the Omnia 2 is a dream phone on paper in practice I was a little disappointed. Samsung has really gone all out customizing the Omnia 2. While I liked the customization they made the Omnia 2 and it’s 800Mhz processor feel slow. This really diminished the added value of the customizations. The screen is beautiful as long as you’re not in bright sunlight. Sound quality and RF and both top notch.

In the end the screen is nice enough that I’d recommend the Omnia 2 to some people. Also, if you’re the type of person who doesn’t care about the customizations you can turn them off or better yet you can probably flash the ROM to remove them completely.

 

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Mobile Syrup

A massive improvement from the original Omnia

from Mobile Syrup

The Omnia II is a massive improvement from the original Omnia that Samsung launched last year. This could be that they’ve made some positive changes such as the increased screen size, put in Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and fundamentally make a classier looking product. Not that this fact be a decision maker when you’re looking to purchase it, but the Omnia II is also the device that’s the “Official Mobile Device of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games”....

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The Omnia II is a massive improvement from the original Omnia that Samsung launched last year. This could be that they’ve made some positive changes such as the increased screen size, put in Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and fundamentally make a classier looking product. Not that this fact be a decision maker when you’re looking to purchase it, but the Omnia II is also the device that’s the “Official Mobile Device of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games”.

The overall dimensions of the Omnia II are 118 x 59.6 x 12.3mm and it only weighs in at 123 grams. When it comes to touchscreen devices this does rank up there as it’s incredibly responsive. The screen size is generous as it has a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution is 480×800… the vividness of the display is clean, clear and crisp. Even in direct sunlight we had no issues viewing the screen.

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GSMArena

Pleasantly designed, fluid and responsive

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The Samsung I8000 Omnia II is certainly a device that is hard to match, let alone beat and that much is clear with just a cursory glance at its specs. It also carries the aura of a new OS version pioneer, which in itself is enough to generate excitement. But that can hardly be a selling point as all recent HTC devices have also been promised free WinMo 6.5 updates one the things gets out....

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The Samsung I8000 Omnia II is certainly a device that is hard to match, let alone beat and that much is clear with just a cursory glance at its specs. It also carries the aura of a new OS version pioneer, which in itself is enough to generate excitement. But that can hardly be a selling point as all recent HTC devices have also been promised free WinMo 6.5 updates one the things gets out.

The thing that caught our attention the most is that the handset has the performance to cash all the checks that its specs are writing for. Virtually every part of the once sluggish and boring looking WinMo interface has been overhauled: it is now pleasantly designed, fluid and responsive to such a degree that it might rival most of the other touch-centric platforms out there.

Now add the vast amount of software available, which has always been one of the strongest selling points of the devices powered by the Microsoft OS, and you get yourselves a really nice package. And let's not forget the smooth design, by no means a small issue in this handset's many features.

The closest that the market has to offer to the Samsung i8000 Omnia II is the HTC Touch HD. It packs a slightly larger screen but some users might still prefer the AMOLED charm of the Omnia II. Besides, the Touch HD runs on a slower 528 MHz CPU and it isn't yet cleared for a WinMo 6.5 update. And truth be told, the Samsung Omnia II is just on the verge of becoming the burden for single-handed usage that the Touch HD already is.

No one should forget the HTC Touch Diamond2 either, though it doesn't even come close to a 3.7" AMOLED screen or an 800MHz CPU. However at this stage the HTC champ has a more attractive price tag and that combined with the time-tested TouchFLO 3D UI might be enough to keep users interested. HTC devices usually have a wide user base and there are some quite strong communities of HTC users always ready to give you a tip or help you tweak your gadget.

Another pretty interesting Windows Mobile offering is the Toshiba TG01. It packs an amazing 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and a huge 4.1" touchscreen. Yet somehow we feel that its dimensions (except for the thickness) have crossed a certain line and make usability a problem. The higher price and the relatively limited market availability are also hurting the TG01 chances in this battle.

Looking outside the WinMo world for a moment shows us some more competitors to the Omnia II. The Symbian-powered Samsung i8910 Omnia HD offers an almost identically-sized screen, although of lower resolution, but makes up for it with impressive imaging and mostly video recording performance. However the touch experience provided by the Omnia II seems quite better than the one that of its Symbian cousin.

Finally, we come to the omnipresent iPhone 3GS. Packing a less impressive camera and some peculiar limitations such as no Bluetooth file transfers, for instance, the Apple device still remains THE thing to beat when talking touchscreen experience. Its applications database is also pretty impressive.

We guess that once the Samsung Omnia II price settles down there will hardly be any serious contender to its looks and performance. Samsung are clearly targeting a large chunk of the HTC market share and from what we are seeing it might just have the resources to get it. The original Omnia was the first bullet in this war but now the South Korean company is bringing out the big guns.

The Samsung i8000 Omnia II and the Samsung B7610 OmniaPro match and even exceed what's out there right now, and along with their lower-end Omnia siblings look set to make the next step to achieving domination in a territory where Samsung traditionally didn't venture. Now we might not be the greatest of prophets but if the rapid improvement continues we cannot see anyone stopping them.

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samsung omnia 2 is great

Last week i just got it for 300 or 400 bucks. Thats pretty cheap for this wonder phone.I zoomed threw everything and i got everything done in a few minutes. The pictures were great and i cant notice the difference between the real life to the camara. I rate this a 10 and a nother good thing is that it...More
Last week i just got it for 300 or 400 bucks. Thats pretty cheap for this wonder phone.I zoomed threw everything and i got everything done in a few minutes. The pictures were great and i cant notice the difference between the real life to the camara. I rate this a 10 and a nother good thing is that it looks good. And everybody looks at me achully my phone. Less

Omnia 2 ok not great

I had this phone for a week now and i can say it has a lot of features, it could be enjoyable but the thing that drags it down(well at least for me) Apps run slow, trying to multitask is a real pain and it has bad respond time, the accelerometer tends to rotate when it wants to not when its suppose...More
I had this phone for a week now and i can say it has a lot of features, it could be enjoyable but the thing that drags it down(well at least for me) Apps run slow, trying to multitask is a real pain and it has bad respond time, the accelerometer tends to rotate when it wants to not when its suppose to. The OS really seems to be its biggest down fall, this smart phone has a 800mhz CPU it shouldn't be chugging. As a media device it's one of the better devices on the market. The 3.7 AMOLED screen is really nice display for video and pictures. The web is responsive but make sure your running one program at a time. As a cell phone this phone has good coverage and the call quality is really good. This phone really light and comfortable in the hands. As a whole i cant recommend the Omnia 2, just because the price tag is way to steep, win6.5 seem way out of day when new OS like the android 2.1, Iphone and the new win mobile 7 coming this fall. They all seem to add a lot more and have smoother user interface than what win 6.5 offers. Less
Amazon

Great Phone

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I've had this phone for almost a week now and I love it. Being a windows mobile phone makes it even better. The main reason I only give this phone 4 stars is because of 2 things. 1)The headphone jack is on side instead of the top, so if you plan on using it to listen to music, you will want to get h...More
I've had this phone for almost a week now and I love it. Being a windows mobile phone makes it even better. The main reason I only give this phone 4 stars is because of 2 things. 1)The headphone jack is on side instead of the top, so if you plan on using it to listen to music, you will want to get headphones with a 90 degree plug on them. 2)The Touch pro interface is not very good.I found the whole widget setup to be fairly unimpressive and the 3d cube thing is an absolute joke (you can just push the buttons at the bottom instead of spending time trying to get the cube to spin to the side that you want). Normally the interface problem would have been a deal breaker, but you are in luck. I downloaded the SPB Mobile shell replacement and installed that and it's is incredible. Not only does it make the phone much more functional, but it also makes it look incredible, is easier to edit and add/remove shortcuts, and it reduces the amount of memory needed by quite a bit once you turn off the samsung widget plus interface (under Start>settings>Display settings>Items on Today). So far everyone at work has been impressed with the phone including a big time mac fan. A couple people have even said the are considering this phone over the Droid after seeing it. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 15, 2009
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2
variations
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional

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Processor Samsung S3C6410 800 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 8/16 GB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.17 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 600 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 480 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.8 x 6.0 x 1.2 cm (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 123 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 65k
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Panorama, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Video Recording Parameters
720 x 480 pixels, 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, OGG
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No
Included Software / Apps Microsoft Office Mobile
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung i8000, Samsung Omnia 2

Omnia II comes with either 2GB, 8GB or 16GB built-in memory.
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