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Samsung I8700 Omnia 7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1218 reviews of Samsung I8700 Omnia 7. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The screen and size also get good comments. Some have doubts about the apps and battery.

usability, size, screen, performance, design

battery, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung I8700 Omnia 7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung I8700 Omnia 7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Samsung I8700 Omnia 7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability.

usability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung I8700 Sim Free Mobile PhoneSamsung I8700 Sim Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung I8700 Omnia 7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Samsung I8700 Omnia 7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback.

portability, screen, performance, usability, durability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung GT I8700 Omnia7 Unlocked Phone with Windows 7 OS, Wi-Fi, 5 MP Camera and HD Video - International Version - BlackSamsung GT I8700 Omnia7 Unlocked Phone with Windows 7 OS, Wi-Fi, 5 MP Camera and HD Video - International Version - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

Samsung Omnia 7 review

 

Samsung's Windows Phone 7 debut is a great - it not outstanding handset

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Omnia 7 - Pocket-lint

 

The Samsung Omnia is a great Windows Phones 7 handset overall. It might not have the best camera options, but the screen is absolutely to die for. AMOLED

The sensational display is the best of the Windows Phone bunch, great design, Office support, Windows Phone 7 is a great operating system

Camera performance not great, HD video is a little lacking, some apps still needed for Windows Phone 7 to complete the experience

The Samsung Omnia is a great Windows Phones 7 handset overall. It might not have the best camera options, but the screen is absolutely to die for. AMOLED displays aren’t the most common thing in the world of mobile phones, and we love the vibrancy that...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Samsung Omnia 7 review

 

Does the best screen make this the best Windows Phone 7 handset?

High quality screen ; Slick and reponsive interface ; Comfortable design ; Passable camera quality ; Cool gaming experience

Cheap-feeling rear ; Slow internet browser with no Flash ; Mega-bright LED flash ; No worthwhile Samsung-added software on board ; Lack of microSD expansion

Samsung's take on Windows Phone 7 was always going to be tech-heavy – and that's proved to be the case.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

First Look: Samsung Omnia 7 - Pocket-lint

 

If you are looking for extras, you may need to look elsewhere

4-inch Super AMOLED screen, lightweight, solid build

Not much beyond the core spec

Aside from the attempts by the UK operators involved to give you extra, the Samsung Omnia 7 appears, based on our play with all the handsets, to be the most straight-forward. While LG offers extras in the guise of DLNA support and Augmented Reality...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Omnia 7 GT-i8700

 

Samsung's first Windows Phone 7 handset has a bright and colourful screen.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Omnia 7 review

 

A great AMOLED screen and great build quality make the Omnia 7 an attractive phone, but Windows Phone 7 means your content is tied to Zune

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Omnia 7 review

 

Samsung holds the distinction of designing the flagship handsets in both the Android and Windows Phone 7 camps. The Galaxy S was used as the basis of the Google Nexus S, while the Samsung Omnia 7 is the most attractive of the Microsoft-based models....

A fantastic-looking Windows-based smartphone we’d be proud to pull out our jacket pocket, the Samsung Omnia 7 shows just how good photos and videos can appear. Although it’s slightly larger than we’d like, it’s only the underwhelming camera that...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Omnia 7 i8700 review

 

Is the Omnia 7's awesome AMOLED screen enough to out dazzle rival Windows Phone 7 smartphones?

The Omnia 7’s super stunning 4in AMOLED display makes it a strong WP7 contender

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Omnia 7 i8700

 

Despite Microsoft's meticulous design and feature protocol, the first glut of Window Phone 7 handsets each have their own individual talents. The HTC HD7's monster screen is geared for video watching, the 8MP-touting HTC Mozart is the snapper's choice...

Like most camera phones, the 5MP optics captures pleasing photos in good lighting conditions, struggling with over exposure and glare if you don’t position the phone correctly. The HD video recording produces stronger results although it's not...

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Samsung Omnia 7 Review

 

The Samsung Omnia 7 is the first Windows Phone 7 offering from Samsung. It comes with a large 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, and standard Windows Phone 7 specs such as a 5-megapixel camera…

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):390 / 6.1
Standby time (3G):330
Talk time (2G):5.3 / 8.6
Talk time (3G):390 / 6.1 / 6.2

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2560 x 1920 / 2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920 / 2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.659
Head SAR (EU):0.645
Head SAR category (EU):B

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HSP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black

Display

Display diagonal:10.2
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:AMOLED
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
NAND flash module capacity:8
User memory:6.97

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video formats supported:H.263, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP, SSP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G / 3G, HSDPA, HSUPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Built-in processor:QSD8250
Interface:USB 2.0
Music player: Yes
Networking type:3G
Operating Frequency:900 / 1900 / 2100
Processor frequency:1000
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Video Playback: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Microsoft Office Mobile 2010\n- Microsoft SharePoint 2010\n- Internet Explorer / Windows Marketplace, Microsoft Office Mobile 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2010
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:7
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Video call: Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Widgets
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:1500

Processor

Processor frequency:1

Software

Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:7

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal Memory:16384 / 8000
Internal storage capacity:16

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black

Video

Frame rate:24
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):720 x 480

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.1 / 12.2 / 6.42
Height :1.1 / 12.2
Weight:138 / 138.5
Width:12.2 / 6.4 / 6.42