Despite all the hype and attention given to Android based devices, Samsung is slowly but effectively updating its Windows phone portfolio as well, the latest being Samsung Omnia M S57530 smart phone. As much as android OS is growing tremendously, there are still gadget junkie’s with unquestionable test for windows OS, Samsung Omnia M S57530 may not win any awards in this segment; however, it has enough strengths to put up a good fight for a place in Microsoft’s newest OS, it has all the goodies you’d expect in a mid-range smart phone. We loved its design on first-look, something you’d least expect on most Samsung handsets and the Super AMOLED screen can’t be ignored. The phone is fairly fast with excellent connectivity and Zune software puts it above the line, we can’t ignore the Xbox integration which’s as promising as you’d expect though we had issues with its un-expandable memory and awkwardly located power button.
Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 7 operating system is vibrant with the highest potential though limited apps undermines what could have become the next top tier smart phone: Samsung Omnia M S57530. After several months of Nokia’s only area, several phone makers are now appreciating this latest exciting OS and Samsung is onboard too. Like its Android based sibling Galaxy S, Samsung Omnia M S57530 boasts of a decent 4.3inch Super-AMOLED screen with an amazing 800x480p resolution. Other devices falling in this genre have an LCD screen rather than a Super-AMOLED one; the difference between the two displays is like night and day, AMOLED has all the brilliance you’d imagine of, on the other part, LCD screens are avoided for their un-true black colors due to backlighting. Samsung Omnia M S57530 may not be the sleekest device we’ve seen; however, it’ll still fit in your palm perfectly courtesy of an amazingly 11mm thin design. There are two variants with either 4 or 8 GB internal storage.
We had issues with the location of the power button; instead of the normal placement at the top of the phone, Samsung opted for the right hand-side just above the camera button, which’s not such a deal unless you’re accustomed to the standard location. Since holding the power button for a prolonged period completely shuts down the device, you’re likely to experience occasional in-pocket-power-offs. There’s a 5.0Megapixel camera around the back-cover alongside LED flash though we expected an 8MP snapper for a device in its caliber. Around the hood is a 1GHz processor.
Samsung Omnia M S57530 Features/Specifications;
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
- Processor: 1GHz Processor
- Display : 4.0inch (480×800 pixels) (233ppi) Super-AMOLED Capacitive 16M clr
- Primary Camera: 5.0Megapixel (2592x1944p) Auto-focus, LED Flash
- Storage: 4/8GB Internal storage, 384MB RAM
- Connectivity: MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
- Internet: 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 5.76Mbps HSUPA, WiFi 802.11b/g/n WiFi hotspot
- Other ft: Geo-Tagging, Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass
- Battery: Standard Lithium-Ion 1500mAh
Samsung Omnia M S57530 Price in Kenya: (unavailable)