Samsung B7610 OmniaPRO Review

Now that we have the B7610 OmniaPRO running on the much-awaited Windows Mobile 6.5, we’re finally up to speed. Omnia smartphones have a pretty wide reach already and they are known for their WinMo customizations and feature-rich specs sheets. The B7610 OmniaPRO however was the first family member to sport a full hardware keyboard and by the looks of it, Samsung have done a great job.

Side-sliding or not, the B7610 OmniaPRO is definitely a capable device in both hardware and software equipment. The QWERTY keyboard however is a convenience tool usually reserved for the competition’s high-end offerings, so you can bet the OmniaPRO will have to tackle some really capable contenders. But you can easily tell, it a tough nut to crack as well.

Key features:

  • Quad-band GSM support and 3G with HSDPA
  • 3.5″ 16M-color (65K effective) AMOLED display of 800 x 480 pixel resolution
  • Work & Life mode switch key
  • Full side sliding QWERTY keyboard
  • 800 MHz processor with dedicated graphics accelerator
  • 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash and D1 video recording at 30 fps
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 fully skinned with TouchWiz UI
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, standard microUSB port
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • 2GB built-in storage, 256 MB RAM, microSD (up to 32GB), 8GB card included
  • Wi-Fi with DLNA
  • GPS receiver with A-GPS
  • Built-in accelerometer for UI auto-rotate and turn-to-mute
  • TV out functionality
  • Nice audio output quality
  • Large capacity Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery

Main disadvantages:

  • Bulky and heavy
  • 65K color limitation of display has color gradients banding
  • Poor sunlight legibility
  • Comes with OmniaLITE-grade HSDPA speed, and no HSUPA support
  • microSD card slot under the battery cover
  • The display and back pannel are finger print magnets
  • Performance under WinMo 6.5 not a good as it was under 6.1
  • No preinstalled SatNav software
  • No voice dialing
  • No web Flash support
  • No stereo speakers

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