Samsung Omnia 7 in the Test

The best Windows phone 7 model Samsung Omnia 7 cuts a fine figure even in comparison with the other smartphone elite. Samsung relies on its Smartphones has always been on different operating systems – and also at the new Windows phone 7 platform the Koreans from the start were away.

  1. Samsung Omnia 7 in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

The Samsung Omnia 7 is confident 579 euros without a contract, in return, the buyer receives but also an attractive piece of technology. Who wants to buy the phone with contract cheapens, is at Telekom in the right place – the Bonn offer the Omnia 7 as an exclusive partner network operators across.

The Samsung Omnia 7 occurs in a noble metal housing and is fed up with its lush weight of 139 g. This is joined by a pleasant form factor with angular front and a rounded back.

Processing meets even highest demands: because nothing creaks, stuck all buttons, and lush clearances which mutate into dust catchers, are not to be. The micro USB socket on the front side is protected by a non-slip slide.

On the issue of display, the best is good enough. So, the front of the Omnia 7 is decorated with the 4-inch OLED display known already from the Samsung Galaxy S Android top model, that impresses with outstanding quality.

The capacitive touchscreen dominates multitouch, so about Web pages or photos via finger spreader easily and accurately zoom. Also sets the screen in terms of contrast and black level standards. Reds are however slightly to strongly represented, what is striking particularly in skin tones.

With approximately 260 cd / m ² (Candelar per square meter) at full-white appearance has a decent, but not extremely high brightness with the display of the Samsung Omnia 7. Here, the current management of the Omnia 7 regulates the display clearly down, because the brightness of the OLED display is half-white appearance already well above the 320 cd / m². Class common with 480 x 800 resolution fails in addition pixels.

Sophisticated equipment

On the subject of equipment, Samsung is reflected in party mood. So, the Omnia dominates 7 HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA are EDGE and Wi-Fi ACCESS in fast n-standard with maximum 5.76 Mbit/s also on board. This is joined by a GPS receiver with A-GPS support for faster location determination. A removable memory slot is not present Windows-phone-7-typically, the Samsung Omnia 7 bot but lush 14.8 GB available, to music, to store videos and additional programs on your Smartphone in the test.

Transferring multimedia files on the Samsung Omnia 7 is the Zune software. The MediaPlayer is however quite simply. The FM radio and the good 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and photo light complete the multipart media.

The user via an Xbox Live account can download games, Office files get a Windows Live account, or as an attachment to an email on the Omnia 7. The Web browser has fast page loading and a practical overview, when several websites are open at the same time.

The Samsung Omnia 7 brings home from Office Mobile 2010 and dominated so dealing with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint documents. The tested T-Mobile variant has also free navigation software by NAVIGON to offer a special Media Center and TV streaming via mobile TV. And it always still not enough who who looks around in the marketplace for other programs; the icon can be found in the main menu.

Not a common inbox

The user interface of Windows phone 7 with their large-format tiles on the homescreen can be operated intuitively. You can rearrange the tiles to gusto and place individual contacts or program shortcuts on the home screen. However, the monotonous tile look subjectively quickly loses its appeal.

The main menu offers only a level – the more programs are installed, the more must you scroll. Thanks to the 1 GHz processor in the Samsung Omnia 7 succeed as also calling individual functions but pretty fast. Also the virtual QWERTY keyboard to write messages with large buttons and good response.

So all vain sunshine? Unfortunately not, because the most recent Smartphone operating system in the market has some shortcomings. So Windows phone 7 dominated no multitasking. Also incomprehensible is that the local comparison with Outlook on your PC not possible is, for many business users this is a k.-o. criterion.

A further annoyance: Their own icon in the already well-stocked main menu is created for each email account – there is a hub that brings together all under one roof, (yet). A common overview of messages is also missing.

Best WP7 model

In the laboratory showed the Samsung Omnia 7 no wonder little weaknesses -, hiding in the Interior but a battery with nominal 1500 mAh. The typical endurance is because even with five hours at a good level, just as the standby time of 19 days. The talk time is only average in GSM mode, however, with maximum of 7:36 hours. For the Samsung Omnia can score 7 with good reception and clear acoustics on the phone – in the latter discipline achieved the Samsung even a very well.

With this strong result, the Samsung Omnia 7 of all leaves so far (stand: January 2011) tested Windows phone 7 models the best impression.

Data sheet

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system Windows phone 7
Processor / clock speed (MHz) K.a.. / 1000
internal memory (MB) 14820
Memory card slot
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE / / /
HSDPA / HSUPA 7.2 / 5.76
Wi-FI standard 802.11b / g / n
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP / /
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP / /
… SIM access, phone book / HID / /
USB type / storage / charging / /
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch) OLED / 4
Resolution (PX) 480 x 800
Number of colors 16.7 m
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection /
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert 3 /. /
Handsfree / mute /
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML / / /
SMS / MMS /
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact) 7 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac /
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting / / /
Flash / https / home / Favorites / /
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel) 4.9
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / onboard / offboard NAVIGON select /. /
Navi / route planner Full version /.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm 123 x 65 x 12
Weight (grams) 139
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours) 6:49 am
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours) 7:36 am
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours) 4:30
type. Endurance (hours) 4:44
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer) -0.44 / 0,645

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) very good 86
Endurance talk (35) 29
Persistence display mode (65) 57
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 104
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 29
Connectivity (15) 8
Phone features (10) 9
Messaging (15) 12
PIM (15) 10
Office (5) 3
Web browser (15) 8
Camera (15) 6
Music and video (10) 5
Navigation (5) 5
HANDLING (140) satisfying 104
Ease of handling 33
User interface 51
Processing quality 20
MEASUREMENTS (90) well 75
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 26
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 24
Acoustic measurements send (15) 13
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 12
tested in issue: 01/11