The Samsung Omnia HD first debuted at GSMA 2009 in Barcelona, Spain, and while it still has yet to make a U.S. debut, we got a look at the unlocked version of the smartphone. Check out hands-on photos here.
Samsung Omnia HD
The Samsung Omnia HD first debuted at GSMA 2009 and turned heads with its gorgeous touch screen and high-end multimedia features. Unfortunately, we have yet to see it released in the U.S. You can buy it unlocked for $600 to $700, but be aware that it does not support U.S. 3G bands.
One of the highlights of the Omnia HD is its 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen. AMOLED stands for Active-Matrix OLED, which offers the advantage of making colors appear brighter, images and videos look sharper, and it consumes less power than standard LCDs.
Given the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD's extra-large display, it's no surprise that the smartphone is on the bulkier side. The handset measures 4.8 inches tall by 2.3 inches wide by 0.5 inch thick and weighs 5.2 ounces.
As with the first Omnia, the i890 Omnia HD uses Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, which lets you customize your Home screen with different widgets. That said, Samsung has made several enhancements to the user interface that makes TouchWiz much more easy to use and functional.
We were quite impressed with the photo quality of the Samsung Omnia HD, especially with indoor shots. Objects were sharply defined and coloring was accurate without any weird bluish or amber overtone. Video quality was also good, but the camcorder had some problems with bright sunlight.