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Samsung Omnia HD review

8/10 AVG.

  • Samsung Omnia HD
  • Samsung Omnia HD

Informr score
The Samsung Omnia HD currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
600 MHz
Screen Size
8+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The good: The Samsung i890 Omnia HD boasts a large and gorgeous AMOLED touch screen and features an 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording and playback. The TouchWiz interface is greatly improved, and the smartphone also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.The bad: The phone is expensive and doesn'...

- Bonnie Cha, CNET
The Guardian

Well, perhaps a little exposition might help. It begins with the absence of any indication as to which is the power button (it's the "end call" key). Get the phone turned on, leave it alone, and the screen auto-locks, but helpfully says: "Press and Hold the lock key to unlock." But there are no keys...

- Charles Arthur, The Guardian

The Symbian-powered Omnia HD is one of the best equipped handsets we've ever had the chance to review.

- GSM Arena team, GSMArena

The Samsung i8910 HD shows Nokia how to make a fun, usable, attractive touchscreen phone sporting the Symbian S60 operating system. Without the Ovi Store, it won't be as easy to get apps onto this phone as it is with the N97, but that downside is far outweighed by the i8910's gorgeous 94mm (3.7-inch...

- Flora Graham, CNET

Well, here we are at the grand finale of our review on one of the most exciting cell phones as of now. The Samsung´s monster, the OMNIA HD i8910. We took a scrutinizing look at it, we used it to listen to music, talk, take pictures, capture and playback HD video content and it´s about ti...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena

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Samsung backs up the Omnia HD with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Omnia HD's screen size is 3.7 inches with x pixels resolution.

600 MHz

There is a ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

8 GB

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


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

Omnia HD Specs

Release date February 16, 2009
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 256 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.07 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.3 x 5.8 x 1.3 cm (4.8 x 2.3 x 0.5 in)
Weight 144 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
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 Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
8+ megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 24 fps
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, Real Audio, WMA
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD, RealVideo
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung i8910

Omnia HD comes with either 8GB or 16GB built-in memory.
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