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Video: The Phones Show – Episode 86 – Samsung Omnia HD/i8910 Review

In Episode 86, as shot on the Nokia N86, Mr Litchfield focuses his attention on his long awaited Samsung Omnia HD…I mean i8910. But before that

  • News: Surge in the States, HTC and 3.5mm jack, Ovi Files now free, Symbian Horizon, Nokia’s Q2 09 results
  • QWERTY Keyboard Rant
  • Discovering Real/Usable Digital Zoom on the N86
  • Unparalled 3.7″ screen
  • Blindingly fast at almost everything
  • DivX playback – Native !!!!!! (Nokia, helloooooooooooo?!)
  • 154MB free RAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Nokia! Power User Multitasking!!!) Never ever an out of memory message?! Jeez!
  • No Software support for Nokia Centric apps
  • Widget homescreen is utter Gimmick – no live info like N97

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Comparison Live Pics: Nokia N97 vs E90 vs E75 vs 5800 and Samsung i8910 (Omnia HD)

June 11, 2009 7 comments

My-Symbian has posted some excellent comparison shots of the N97 with the E90, E75, 5800 and Samsung i8910 (Omnia HD).

A few interesting selections below:

1 – E90 and N97

E90 is huge, but that’s because of that big screen and that spectacular keyboard. Not the best looking phone though. You’d think the reason Nokia stuck the numbers row with the first letters row was because they didn’t have enough rows. 1 more row could have done it, right?

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2. N97 and E75

…The E75 has four rows of keys, BUT still doesn’t have a dedicated numbers row. I guess you could close the keyboard and quickly right on the keypad – but it just seems very frustrating that Nokia puts a keyboard, yet compromises severely on the layout.

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3. 5800 vs N97

3.2″ screen vs 3.5″ screen.

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4. N97 and i8910

3.5″ screen vs 3.7″ screen.

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5. Phone Pile!

N97 on top 🙂

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Video Samples: Nokia N97 vs Samsung i8910

June 8, 2009 5 comments

720p on the Samsung i8910 looks stunning, more detail,crisper, at times more natural looking colours. However, the sound is absolutely dreadful, resembling the tinny audio quality of 2004 handsets – this may still be fixed though.

The N97’s video also performs very well, some slight over saturation in parts – it also just doesn’t look right though after seeing 1280 x 720 first then 640×360. On the other hand, audio recording is fantastic and crisp – as it has been on nearly all Nseries devices.

It’s worth noting that both videos do appear better in the original format than after being uploaded to YouTube.

Nokia N97 – [download original 11.98MB]

Samsung i8910 [download original 43.42MB]

Both videos are more or less similar in length, but with the higher resolution i8910 eats up approx. 4 times more memory, so a 10 minute clip would be about 733 MB on the i8910, but 195 MB on the N97.

I guess if you transfer videos to your computer regularly that won’t be a problem. On the N97, that’s less of a need, since the video sizes are smaller BUT ALSO you have 32GB of memory to fill.

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Freeware: Stopwatch/Countdown with Time Machine for Nokia 5800 and S60 5th Edition

May 15, 2009 5 comments

timemachine The Time Machine app for the Nokia 5800 is both a stop watch and a countdown timer. When the countdown reaches zero, an alarm sounds. Pretty useful if  you’re cooking something or as a parking meter alert. Yeah, you can use the general alarm clock but it’s easier to put in “n” minutes countdown and constantly see throughout how many minutes you have left.

There’s a dedicated app for S60 third edition called Parking Buddy just for countdown – it’s even got a nifty siren as an alarm that made my friend pull over on the side of the road when she thought it was an actual police car. This is a nicer solution given that it does both countdown and stop watch.

A friend of mine recommended I use stop watches for revision – to actually tally the amount I’m spending revising as opposed to sitting on my arse looking like I’m revising.

If you want a count down for sport/running you’ll be better off with Nokia Sports Tracker, as that logs your GPS route, speed, altitude, steps taken as well as your Lap times.

Anyway, Time Machine for 5800 is available to download for free from my-symbian.com

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Review: Samsung Omnia HD (i8910) review by Phone-Arena

April 30, 2009 6 comments

omniaThe guys at Phone-Arena have been a final version of one of the HOTTEST phones of 2009, the Samsung  i8910 (Omnia HD). It’s our beloved Symbian S60, synonymous with Nokia, packaged in excellent Samsung hardware, with a glorious 3.7″ AMOLED capacitive touch screen, 8MP camera, hd video recording at 720p and S60 5th Edition.

With the news of the N97’s somewhat lacklustre processor and RAM, some Symbian fans have jumped ship to Samsung’s more powerful offering. But does it deliver?

There’s 7 pages of texts and pictures to tempt you further (or maybe sway you away?) over at Phone-Arena. They’ve also got a video review, and a 3D i8910

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