Samsung Omnia 7 i8700 Reviews and Deals

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+ This mobile phone has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 452 reviews.
Samsung Omnia 7 i8700: with , Touchscreen and 480 x 800 display. See full product description

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Jukka, Helsinki Business or web user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Nice screen and a fairly solid build quality. Fast and reliable in basic phone usage. Incredible value for money at its current price point, compared to many of the upcoming WP7 devices which will surely offer only marginally better hardware with twice the price.
Bad points:
WP7 isn't quite ready yet, but expecting the Mango (7.5) update to bring it on par with Android.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jul 2011

Geoffrey, Music and entertainment lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
-Feels very sturdy, not like the usual bendy plastic on most phones.
-Excellent screen, very sensative, clear and BIG!
-Easily usable OS, very intuative, with most important things in easy reach.
-Auto syncs all contacts from windows live, facebook and phone contact making for the easiest using address book I've ever seen.
-xbox on your phone...... what more can be said!
-To those reviewers who complained about the lack of apps/games there are already 1000's available.
-Judging by reviews for other Windows 7 phones this one seems to handle the OS the best, with other phones letting down the OS not the other way around.
-Good Wi-Fi reception compared to my past devices.
-Much more compatible to other machines than I found the Iphone to be.
-I found the touch screen keyboard much easier to use than any other similar style phone.
Bad points:
-Needs to come with a case, seems easily dropable and easy to scratch the large screen.
-Didn't come with enough user info (still can't find memory usage info or find out if wi-fi is default when available)
-Battery last under 3 hours in constant use, need to carry the data cable around with me for recharging.
-The search button is set to Bing as it's a microsoft product. My personal preferance is google but can't seem to change the default.
-Search button is easily hit my mistake.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Dec 2010

David, Cambs Music and entertainment lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy, simple and quick to use, great camera and games.
Bad points:
BBC Iplayer not yet supported.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Feb 2011

Immanuel, Khalandhri Music and entertainment lover

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
It does not sync with my computer.
It does not accept my applications.
The sync of some items over the Internet obscure.
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 2.0
Features 2.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 1.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Sep 2011

carol, liverpool Basic text and chat user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
think the phone is fab easy for me to use cannot wait for my next one
Bad points:
i only have 300 talk time and 300 text
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Jul 2011

sherab, newcastle upon tyne Business or web user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The phone simply works well.
the UI is sleek and easy to use and makes everything looks smooth.
The touch screen is great.
Office is amazing.
sending and receiving emails is so easy.
People say there are not really many apps but I am more than impressed with what there is, things are well designed and easy to find.
Nice solid feel to the phone.
Bad points:
its not really bad but where it could improve for me-
The device is a bit too long.
The device is very smooth which means it can easily drop if your hands are like mine quite dry.
Although the touch screen itself is great the keyboard is not so comfortable to use[you do get used to it but compared with the iPhone's ability to do amazing prediction this is something that needs improving]
Changing themes is a bit basic but again its really not a big deal and there is something nice about its simplicity.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jun 2011

Stephen, Peterborough Business or web user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
The screen is exceptional. The camera takes lovely pictures outside in good light but inside the photos aren't anything special. The shutter speed seems too slow because anything that is anything but still blurrs. The windows OS is very disappointing. I bought the phone mainly because i have business invoices on microsoft word on my windows 7 laptop and liked the idea of being able to have all this information with me during the day on a phone. I thought that it's got to be silly simple to transfer the files from laptop to phone via a USB connection but no. You have to transfer the documents one by one to skydrive then use this to transfer to the phone. Completely over complicated. But i didn't find this out by ringing microsoft because when i did the telephonist told me the only support available was via their website. Unfortuanately the website doesn't explain this clearly if at all. It's very confusing and seems to contradict itself. I had to rely on scrolling through forums on the internet to find the information i needed. Another gripe is that you can't pair the phone via bluetooth to anything other than another Omnia 7. I rang Samsung about this and they actually said that it's a feature of the Omnia 7 that it can only be paired to the same phone. I thought a feature is something that helps to sell a product!! Like i said, the screen is special and i looked at lots of reviews before purchasing but none of the flaws that i've found owning it was documented so now knowing what i do about the phone, i wouldn't have bought it.
Bad points:
Under achieving camera.
Can only pair via bluetooth to another Omnia 7.
The Windows 7 OS is very disappointing. Over complicated.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 3.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Aug 2011

Product Features

Operating system Windows Phone
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad Touchscreen
Connections USB
Connections Bluetooth
Connections WiFi
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Email
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 480
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 800
Depth in cm 1.099
Height in cm 12.24
Width in cm 6.42
Memory card slot No
Autofocus Yes
Weight (g) 138
FM tuner Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2010-10-22

Also known as: Samsung Omnia 7, Samsung GT-I8700, Samsung i8700, Samsung Omnia 7 -, "Samsung I8700, Samsung Omnia 7 GT-i8700, Samsung Omnia 7 16GB

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