Samsung i8910 HD

June 29, 2009 by  
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Yes, it’s easily Samsung’s best attempt at an iPhone killer to date. The i8910 HD is featured packed with a 3.7in 16:9 AMOLED 360 x 640 capacitive touchscreen, eight megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Shot and Panorama Shot. HD 720p video recording, HSUPA, WiFi, aGPS, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, 8GB of native flash memory, a 32GB compatible microSD card slot, an FM tuner, digital compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor and light sensor.

There’s DivX /Xvid, H.264, WMV, Mpeg4 and Real video playback, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC, WMA and Real Audio playback, dual stereo speakers with DNSe 2.0 and a Symbian S60 5.0 backbone with Document Viewer, E-Dictionary, Biz Card Recognition, Podcasting, 3D Games, app downloads, Push Email (MS Exchange) and Smart Search. Finally we find a whopping 1500 mAh battery. So really what’s NOT to like? I’ll tell you…

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Samsung i8910 HD

Samsung i8910 HD also known as the Omnia HD

Just the Bad Points Review: Samsung i8910 HD

  • It’s BIG. Dimensions of 123 x 58 x 12.9mm give it the largest touchscreen handset footprint to date
  • It’s heavy. 144g it roughly 10% more than an iPhone, which itself is normally the limit people are happy with
  • There’s no multi-touch. Despite the introduction of a capacitive screen (which is what the iPhone has) Samsung still hasn’t done it
  • No App Store. Samsung (Jet aside) uses third party platforms and hasn’t got together its own third party applications store
  • The UI still isn’t as smooth or finger friendly as Palm’s WebOS, Google Android or, yes, iPhone OS
  • It’s expensive on contract. Not iPhone 3gS expensive of course, but certainly it reflects its flagship status

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