By July 21, 2009

Samsung Omnia HD unboxing video

The Samsung Omnia HD was first announced at MWC back in February. There was some initial confusion surrounding the Omnia HD. It’s predecessor, the Omnia, is a Windows Mobile powered device and it was assumed that the Omnia HD would have the same OS which sadly (as a WinMo user) it does not, favouring Symbian instead.

The Samsung Omnia HD

The Samsung Omnia HD


First impression of the Omnia HD is that it’s a BIG handset. It’s physically larger than the iPhone, noticeably longer and significantly thicker. There’s a good reason for the size though and that’s all down to the fantastic 3.7" OLED screen. In fact the screen is unlike anything I’ve seen before. Sure, I’ve used devices with OLED screens before but this one is probably the best I’ve seen. As I try to describe in the unboxing video below, the brightly coloured areas on the screen, especially within the menus really stand out and have an almost 3D quality while the richness of colour is also amazing. OLED displays are typically quite poor when it comes to bright outdoor conditions as they are not transflective, the screen on the Omnia HD performs quite well outside though.

I wont spoil James’ review (which will be online soon) by going in to much more detail about the Samsung Omnia HD, after all this is supposed to be the unboxing and introduction. Suffice to say that if you can get past the fact that the Omnia HD is among the largest handsets on the market then it’s definitely going to be worth a look!


Samsung Omnia HD unboxing video


Samsung Omnia HD Specification:

  • Dimensions: 123x 58 x 12.9mm
  • Symbian OS 9.4 Series 60 5th Edition
  • Weight: 149g
  • Battery: Capacity – 1500 mAh
  • Display: 360 x 640 pixels/3.7 inch
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band)
  • Camera: 8 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
  • HD Video Recording (24fps)
  • Video Streaming
  • E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, MS Exchange)
  • 8GB (internal)
  • microSDHC (external)
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm AV connector
  • Bluetooth (2.0)
  • AGPS
  • Digital Compass
  • HDMI TV Out
  • Office Document Viewer


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

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