Samsung Omnia 735 in the Test

The Omnia 735 is initially somewhat inconspicuous. However, the Windows Mobile Smartphone convinced the test despite little weaknesses on all along the line.

  1. Samsung Omnia 735 in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Omnia and Windows Mobile, recently also Windows phone, Samsung go together like pitch and sulfur. The Samsung Omnia 735 for 299 euros is no exception: it comes with the Windows Mobile version provided by Microsoft for the business customer sector 6.5.3 out of the box. The UMTS model with full typewriter keyboard comes in a black plastic housing and would not fall on everything – only. Despite optical understatement, the matte surface of the 735 feels good and handy.

The resistive, so pressure-sensitive touch screen of the Samsung Omnia 735 comes in an unusual square format. Display dissolves quite modest pixels with 320 x 320, what is striking especially when surfing the Web, writing messages and also when dealing with the pre-installed Microsoft-Office – Mobile-2010 package.

Otherwise, the content usually quite well on the display are adapted. About the constantly pop-up roof line a magnifying glass function can with clock and battery / signal strength indicator also quickly call, which does help to small-scale content via zoom; the appearance is as a result but rather fuzzy.

Handling getting

Smartphones are not known to make the operation as easy as possible for the user with the Microsoft operating system. To counteract this, the Samsung Omnia 735 not only complete with his keyboard, but also through its touch screen can be operated.

So the owner can use the 5-way controller, at the great icons of the standby screen, main menu, or individual programs but use the touch screen in the small-scale sub menus. The user-configurable standby light that equip themselves with all information in everyday life can be succeeded – this saves going over the complicated Windows Mobile main menu often.

Turned out the typewriter keyboard of the Samsung Omnia 735 as getting in the test. Here the pushers are right twice scaled arranged – it feels but very strange at the beginning. Towards the end of the test, we were but zeroed out and had no more problems.

Positive noticed the business tool in terms of speed – she must be commended for Samsung Omnia 735. Although this Windows Mobile device out and again the well-known Memorial seconds when calling functions is approved, but the 600 MHz processor ensures that the forced breaks are only very rarely really distracting.

Strong in business and in the laboratory

The equipment is designed for Samsung Omnia 735 from A to Z on the professional use. The fast data transfer ensure HSDPA, EDGE, and Wi-FI, Bluetooth and GPS complete the connectivity Department. Also an entry for WebEx, a Cisco, online meeting service can be found in the main menu also the Samsung Omnia 735 is certified for the service software Afaria from Sybase. But also social networks such as Twitter and Facebook have their place. The feature set of the Samsung can easily drill through the shop marketplace, the link can be found in the menu.

The 3.1-megapixel camera and Media Player provide entertainment. The supplied headset impresses less acoustically, but this shortcoming can be quickly corrected thanks to the 3.5 mm jack on the front of the Omnia 735. As befits a real workhorse, the Omnia 735 in the obligation to show a strong performance. So, the endurance values with 25 days standby, about seven hours are typical endurance in the mix of uses and a talk time of nearly 13 hours in the GSM, as well as about five hours in the UMTS usage at the top level. These are complemented by excellent reception and acoustic properties.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Processor / clock speed (MHz) MSM7227 / K.a.. / 600
internal memory (MB) 182
Memory card slot MicroSD
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 / / / K.a..
HSDPA / HSUPA 7.2 /.
Wi-FI standard 802.11b / g
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP / /
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP / /
… SIM access, phone book / HID / /
USB type / storage / charging / /
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch) TFT / 2.6
Resolution (pixels) 320 x 320
Number of colors 65 thousand
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection /
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert 0 m /
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 K.a.. /. / /
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel) 3.1
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / onboard / offboard / /
Navi / route planner /
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm 118 x 60 x 13
Weight (grams) 122
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours) 9:09 am
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours) 12:42
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours) 5:17
type. Endurance (hours) 5:58
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer) -0.36 / 0,642
TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) well over 100
Endurance talk (35) 35
Persistence display mode (65) 65
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 95
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 19
Connectivity (15) 9
Phone features (10) 8
Messaging (15) 15
PIM (15) 12
Office (5) 5
Web browser (15) 7
Camera (15) 3
Music and video (10) 6
Navigation (5) 2
HANDLING (140) well 109
Ease of handling 42
User interface 51
Processing quality 16
MEASUREMENTS (90) well 74
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 26
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 23
Acoustic measurements send (15) 14
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 11
tested in issue: 12/10

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) well over 100
Endurance talk (35) 35
Persistence display mode (65) 65
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 95
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 19
Connectivity (15) 9
Phone features (10) 8
Messaging (15) 15
PIM (15) 12
Office (5) 5
Web browser (15) 7
Camera (15) 3
Music and video (10) 6
Navigation (5) 2
HANDLING (140) well 109
Ease of handling 42
User interface 51
Processing quality 16
MEASUREMENTS (90) well 74
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 26
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 23
Acoustic measurements send (15) 14
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 11