The new Omnia 7 is the first handset from prolific manufacturer Samsung to sport the brand new Windows 7 operating system, Microsofts big push to rival the likes of Android and IOS. The superb screen on the handset is tailor made to display the colour rich interface that the new operating system offers.
Putting to one sides its gorgeous appearance for a moment, the other really impressive aspect of the Windows 7 operating system is its overall ease of use. The homescreen layout comprises of a series of tiles. These tiles behave in two ways, either they are fixed shortcuts to your favourite information such as contacts and applications, or they are hubs such as people or gaming. The attractive feature of the hubs is that they are constantly updated, for example the people hub shows continually changing photograph of your friends. The tiles are laid out vertically on the screen, and new additions can be added from the menu. The refreshing thing about this layout is how it differs in appearance from the Android and Apple systems that have dominated the market for some while now. Synchronisation to sites such as Facebook will please social networking sites, with status updates once again being updated directly to your homescreen via the People tile. A 1GHZ processors adequately handles all that the handset can throw at it, responding well to loading applications and viewing web pages, and generally providing a speedy operation of the phone. A large capacity 1500mAh battery comes with the handset. This offers up to 330 hours of 3G standby time and up to 6 hour 10 minutes talktime.
The dimensions of the Samsung Omnia 7 are 122.4 x 64.2 x 11mm, slightly larger than competitors models, but also incorporating a high quality 4″ screen, bigger than many rival models. This display is perfect for viewing High Definition video footage shot on the phone, or is equally adept at displaying complex webpages. The 480 x 800 pixel resolution offers a standard of reproduction that is only bettered on Apples ground breaking “Retina” display. This is thanks to the Super AMOLED screen coupled with the ability to show 16 million colours. Super AMOLED offers various benefits to the customer, both cosmetically and feature wise. As well as improving the depth of colours and also legibility in sunlight, due to its wafer thin depth, it helps the handset achieve a very pockatable thickness that takes the edge of the slightly bulkier height and width measurements. The display incorporates a proximity sensor, essential with touch screens as it locks the screen during a call, and also an accelerometer chip, flipping the screen into glorious widescreen, perfect for video or even the composition of a text message.
The Samsung Omnia 7 capitalises on the success of the Galaxy S by offering a stylish phone complete with gorgeous screen, only this time supporting the impressive new Windows 7 operating system.