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Samsung i8910 HD review

 Review: May 2009  
 

Rating: 5 stars

In a nutshell: The Samsung i8910HD is the first mobile to be able to record high-definition video.



 

Review

Fwooar! The Samsung i8910HD (originally known as the Omnia HD) is one heck of a sexy phone. It's the first mobile to feature a high-definition camcorder (hence it's name) and it has the world's largest OLED display - 3.7 inches across. It's a Symbian smartphone with an 8 megapixel camera, touchscreen UI, WiFi and A-GPS. Is there nothing this beast cannot do?

If you are looking for the highest-spec, most capable phone in existence, you've probably come to the right place. The guys at Samsung have wowed everyone with an impressive leap forward in technology. This phone has the biggest and best of everything. And it certainly is big. It's not fair to call it a brick, as it's rather slim - just 12.9mm - but it's about the same size and weight as the iPhone 3G. But as millions of iPhone owners have proved, that's not a problem, and in fact the i8910 HD is narrower than the iPhone and hence fits in the palm rather better. The phone's front face is filled with the enormous screen, plus three conventional buttons below (call, end and home.) The screen really is a beauty. OLED is a new technology that offers greater colour definition and more brightness than a conventional TFT screen. This makes a real difference when using the phone outdoors, especially when the user interface is touchscreen-driven. The screen on the i8910 HD is the biggest OLED screen ever to appear on a mobile and has a very high resolution too (640 x 360 pixels, 3.7 inches diagonal.) It's a gorgeous screen and makes a real difference when watching videos or using the onscreen menus. But Samsung have played safe by using a tried and tested user interface - the TouchWiz UI will be familiar to users of previous Samsung phones such as the Omnia. TouchWiz uses intuitive touch controls, e.g. tap, sweep, drag and drop operations as well as an on-screen qwerty keyboard with tactile feedback. The feel of the phone in the hand is one of quality, thanks to the use of metal, glossy black plastic and hardened glass.

The choice of Symbian S60 5.0 operating system makes the i8910 HD more of a mainstream product than the Samsung Omnia, which uses Windows Mobile. Personally we prefer the power and robustness of the latest release of Windows Mobile, but Symbian is a more familiar operating system to many. In any case, the TouchWiz UI is the main interface that users have to deal with, and the operating system is to some extent hidden from day to day use.

It's hard to know what to talk about next - there are so many goodies to describe. Let's talk about the camera, as it's the video recording that gives the HD its name. For still photography the i8910 HD uses an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, 4x digital zoom and LED flash. The camera is equipped with advanced functions such as face detection, smile shot, blink shot and panorama shot. These help to close the gap between camera phones and dedicated digicams - in functionality at least. In terms of image quality, the camera can't beat a dedicated camera, but it can match the kinds of digital cameras that were on sale just a couple of years ago. The point is that the camera is good enough to take print-quality still photos under a range of lighting conditions, so you can rely on it on occasions when your "proper" camera has been left at home. The only complaint that we have is that the flash is LED-based, rather than the xenon flash found on just a handful of camera phones, such as the Sony Ericsson C905. The video camera is a worldbeater, in terms of resolution. It can record in HD format, which means 1280 x 720 pixels (0.9 megapixels.) At this resolution, the frame rate drops to 24 frames per second, so you might actually prefer to shoot in a lower resolution and use a higher frame rate. Bear in mind that if you record in HD, the resolution of the video will actually exceed the screen resolution! Still, the capability is there if you want it. It is possible, if you are technically minded, to view your HD videos on a HD TV. There's no HDMI cable socket, but you can use the WiFi connection to send video directly to a DLNA-compatible TV or PS3/XBOX 360. We can't imagine many people having the technical know-how and the necessary equipment to pull this off though. A better option is to upload your videos to Facebook or YouTube.

Musically, the i8910 HD offers high quality audio via its twin speakers, which are loud! The speakers are placed at the top and bottom of the phone, which seems strange until you realise that they are ideally placed for use when watching video in landscape mode! We're also delighted to see the presence of a 3.5mm audio jack, which enables you to plug in any headphones with a standard connection.

Web browsing on the i8910 is an excellent experience. The huge touchscreen in combination with fast data downloads using HSDPA or WiFi is just what is needed for a satisfying mobile internet experience. The Symbian S60 web browser is optimised for this kind of environment, and is an excellent browser.

The phone is very generously equipped with memory, which is just as well considering the power of the device. It's available with either 8GB or 16GB of flash memory, with a microSD card slot that will accept cards up to a massive 32GB, giving a potential maximum memory of 48GB! There's also plenty of internal RAM available to the operating system for playing videos, etc. The device also uses a new type of superfast chipset, and these two factors mean that the phone is fast to react, even when running applications quite intensively. Nevertheless, a wise user will remember to shut down apps that are not needed, in order to avoid the inevitable Symbian system crashes.

The i8910 HD also comes with a built-in GPS receiver, which can be used for geo-tagging of photos and for mapping. When used with the map application, the device also displays a digital compass.

The phone comes with a number of preloaded touch-driven games that use the built-in motion sensor to good effect. The quality of the graphics is quite exceptional, and closing in on console quality. The motion sensor is also used to automatically flip the screen between portrait and landscape modes when you rotate the phone. It's worth also mentioning the light sensor that automatically dims the screen to save power, and the proximity sensor that prevents your face accidentally brushing the touchscreen when making a call.

One final innovation: the guys at Samsung obviously thought the phone was rather under-specified, as they also decided to add in support for the new HSUPA technology. HSUPA is a relative of HSDPA and enables fast uploads - 10 or more times faster than 3G - in addition to fast downloads. The U stands for uplink; the D stands for downlink. Simple!

The battery life of this phone is quoted as a ludicrously high 600 hours on standby. Whilst the 1500mAH battery is definitely a powerful one, no normal user is going to get anything like 600 hours use out of one charge. The power of this device means that daily charging will be in order for many users.

To conclude, the Samsung i8910 HD is a truly impressive device. Although its the HD video recording that gives the phone its name, the phone has so many other impressive capabilities that it's definitely not a one-trick wonder. For us, it's the fact that it excels in all areas that makes it an absolutely outstanding device. If you regard yourself as a power user, you should definitely have the i8910 at the top of your shopping list this year.


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Reviewed by ashisj from india on 13th Feb 2015
bad mobile
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Reviewed by mihai from romania on 3rd Jan 2014
I own this phone for a few years and I can say I'm not disappointed any time. It is the best phone and complete in all puctele view.
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Reviewed by Cbrai from Ghana on 20th Nov 2013
I cant access whatsapp after downloading it. My phone freezes when i try to open it
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Reviewed by Prashanth from India on 25th Oct 2013
I like samsung i8910
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Reviewed by wyn from uk on 5th Apr 2012
I have owned sony/erricson,nokia,lg,and recently a 3g 8gb iphone,but the best one so far is the samsung i8910 hd,it does the lot, the iphone 4 is close but you cant have the option off changing the battery or memory card when needed,the only gripe is the apps but if you are not worried about them then this is the phone for you,the best phone i have owned,when it packs up i am going for the galaxy range,samsung phones are the best out there.
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Reviewed by Peter de Bruin from Netherlands on 16th Jan 2012
To people having battery problems: 1. The original firmware sucked, battery drained quickly after an USB connection had been made, or when wifi was on. Later firmwares are much better, custom firmwares are best. So update your firmware. 2. If you bought your phone recently, you have bought an old device, and the battery will probably need replacement. LED flash is rubbish, Samsung support is non-existent, VOIP doesn't work in most cases, not all Nokia software is running, Symbian S60 5th is something to get used to, but otherwise this is still a decent device with a superb screen, camera and sound. If you are happy with Symbian S60 5th, and you have an updated firmware, that is.
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Reviewed by Nitin from India on 28th Dec 2011
This is the worst phone i have ever seen one thing i am sure that next time i will buy china mobile but never go for samsung products.
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Reviewed by Angry birds from Philippines on 10th Dec 2011
I bought samsung i8910 hd, the battery drains up so easily about 12 hours standby. Why like that?
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Reviewed by Shailesh ( India) from UK on 20th Jun 2011
I have an year old instrument...The Battery drain out very quickly. Now there is problem of phone getting draped very often. As far picture quality and video are concerned that are astonishing. Please also advice how to rectify the problem currently faced by me..
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Reviewed by sir bernz from UK on 22nd May 2011
I don't like the total package of this ph0ne. The "expensiveness" is exactly opposite to the performance. The processor is t0o slow. I have so much heartaches of this item for alm0st 2 years n0w. The kinetic scrolling is n0t a built-in feaTure unless you install the trial software of spb m0bile shelL. There's always a dELay everytime you navigate the applicati0ns. I should have n0t bŤťn deceived if and only if I bought any of the iPone products. So, don't believe on the ads uploaded on youtube. The po0r and slow performance is n0t worth the price. Until n0w, the samsung c0mpany is n0t listening to what we've verbalized. It's extremely UNJUST! Never c0nvert your m0ney into waste! You don't need to experience what I went through. Spread this factual testim0ny. Don't be deceived! [disappointed mode]
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Reviewed by Mr Singh from UK on 20th Mar 2011
I had this phone since it came in 2009 on orange contract, handset been replaced 5 time. The problem is screen frozed,gprs not logging applications. I wish never had this phone,not recomended to others.
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Reviewed by hossain arabi from UK on 11th Mar 2011
i am very very love sumsung i 8910 omnia hd and want buy
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Reviewed by lottie from UK on 10th Feb 2011
this phone is rubbish ive had 7 replacements of it in the space of a year and have a year left on my contract with it.. id advise anyone not to get it :)
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Reviewed by Karen from UK on 19th Jan 2011
Awesome phone. Never ever had an issue with it. I was a serial phone changer and changed every 6 months. I got my i8910 in Sep 09. Now Jan 2011 and still going strong. I thought I lost it along with my bag, so got a new phone a few days ago. Battery life amazing, features amazing. I love love loved it. Not a moments trouble or regret with it.
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Reviewed by Gawain from UK on 14th Jul 2010
I've had my i8910 for about six weeks now and am still going through a tremendous learning curve, especially with the GPS applications. I'm struggling somewhat with this as the User Manual (pdf) is a bit light on. The video playback is truly brilliant: the colours and vibrancy of the quality have me watching programs that I've transferred from my PC via the USB cable and software onto my newly-bought 8 gig Micro SD card, giving me 16 gig of storage. Browsing the net is pretty good but I'm finding that it doesn't allow you to simply go back as you do on your PC's browser. It needs to reload the page rather than having it cached and ready. A minor point. Some of the Widget features are rather nice but it would be good to be able to have a little more flexibility with placing shortcuts/icons on the Home Screen rather than going to the Menu screen. Again, I'm being picky. One final point is that there's no way in the world you'll get more than a day's heavy use without recharging. I've gone two days occasionally, but the upside is that recharging is fairly quick at around two hours and the optional in-car charger I bought works exceptionally quickly. All in all, I'm more than happy with this phone so far but would love to have a tutorial with someone who was already right into the phone's amazing capabilities to speed up my learning curve. Cheers, Gawain
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Reviewed by Paul Slater from UK on 9th Jul 2010
I've had this phone for 8 months now and so far there has been one problem. The battery has reached the end of its usefull life. The phone since new has given me 2 or 3 days from each charge and that is with real life use every day. I've replaced the battery with a new replacment (provided FOC by samsung and its back to 2 or 3 days on each charge. The camera can take a little getting used to and it requires you to change some of the settings to get a good photo. It mose certainly isn't a point and shoot camera. Its daytime performace is superb, the only time the camera is a little let down is in low light conditions. Overall I am very happy with this phone and would certainly be happy to replace it with another if it ever gets damaged.
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Reviewed by Jazz from UK on 7th Jul 2010
All i can say is that i wish i never bought this rubbish phone. The still pictures doesnt look good, it freezes, lags, browser shuts down on its own, the gallery shuts down on its own and you have to boot the phone if you want to enter the gallery..... And many other thing thats just annoying. One things for sure. Next phone is going to be an iphone!!! And you cant update this phone because an update appears almost never because samsung does not support their products. Never samsung again!!
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Reviewed by MobilePhoneReviews from UK on 1st Jul 2010
Even if the i8910 is a bit buggy and the video recording is poor, also the camera is slow but takes brilliant pictures. My friends were impressed by the pictures taken by me and they thought i am taking some courses for photography. The touch screen is great in terms of responsiveness. And with 8mega pixel you get really sharp pictures.
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Reviewed by John C from UK on 24th Jun 2010
Had this phone for year now. I will not be getting rid of it as there is nothing out there that I would consider a decent replacement. Great phone, great pictures and fab video recording. Even better now with the latest firmware.
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Reviewed by @Mr Angry from UK on 15th Jun 2010
Hey Mr Angry, update to the latest Firmware. The original 1st firmware is causing most of the known problems. The phone runs great with the new firmwares, and even better with custom FW like HyperX.
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Reviewed by phil from UK on 11th Jun 2010
turn video sharing off to make battery last longer !!!
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Reviewed by Mr Angry from United Kingdom on 3rd Jun 2010
Purchased phone vis Orange on a monthly pay basis. Phone has been replaced on numerous times together with battery. Issue of feed back, unable to ring out (sometimes takes 30mins befor able to contact a non engaged number), text takes ages to clear outbox and many other problems. Do not purchase this phone, I have some 6 months left on contract and do not know if the phone will last now that its out of warranty!
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Reviewed by oli from england on 28th May 2010
amazing phone make sure use hyperx custom roms he's only one man doing what a company like samsung have failed to do
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Reviewed by Glen from Australia on 25th May 2010
The i8910 is a wonderful phone. I have had it for a couple of months (plan with Virgin Mobile) and the phone has been nothing but amazing.. The Camera and Video are amazing.. haven't seen a phone which has taken better videos! The touch screen is fast (just like the iPhones) and the phone is AWESOME for watching movies/tv shows on, aswell as being a great web browser! I have had no problems or issues with the phone and it has been perfect. It also has 2 speakers, at either end of the phone. The phone goes very LOUD and crystal clear! It's a wonderful phone and in my opinion its the best phone out!
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Reviewed by andy s from uk on 20th May 2010
Had the i8910 for a year now. IMO it rocks. HD VID, GPS, OPERAMOBILE, VID PLAYBACK is brilliant. Now, after a year Ive been looking for a new phone and cant find one that beats it. One thing, symbian is okay, but get one of the modded versions, eg hx v4. Samsung excels at hardware but is a bit slower in providing software updates. This isnt helped by orange in the uk. But buy it and stick hx firmware or other on it and youll be v happy.
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Reviewed by claire from england on 14th May 2010
I have had this phone for a year now, and wish i never got it my partner has the same phone and he also feels the same. Lovely to start with but boy the problems now; it jumps around when you are writing a txt and if someone sends you a txt at the same it just jumps around it feels like it cant take all the info at one time. The phone will turn itself off and on for no apparent reason. The battery one day will last for a couple of hours or another day it will last longer this happens both when you are using it and not using it. the camera sometimes works the problems have increased over the last 3 months and I feel it just cant cope with the info it receives. Also when on the internet it will switch off and you have to start again. I know orange are not advertising this anymore and they are having trouble with the signalling in the area I live in. When phoning someone it now decides to put the call on hold so cant hear the other person when talking. But we pay all this money and we expect our phones to work. Have been thinking of going back to a nokia or the i phone but have another year on my contract but sometimes just feel like throwing my phone in the bin its the only place where it is fit to be at times.
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Reviewed by Craig from GB on 27th Apr 2010
i HATE THIS PHONE, WISH I NEVER CHOSE IT IN THE FIRST PLACE - IT NOW WONT SEND A TEXT, I HAVE TO GO BACK INTO OUTBOX AND SEND IT AGAIN,BEFORE IT WILL FINALLY GO, THE battery is total pants, after a full charge it lasts about 7.5-8hrs tops before its dead, the signal on it normally is around 1/2 bars - while my old nokia 6210 has got full service, i cant seem to get the wifi to work. the phone also keeps restarting itself when i try to use the music player or watch you tube videos.!!! really only fit for the bin, I now see that you cant get the phone through orange anymore!! it this due to my problems being repeated on everyone elses phones????
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Reviewed by conor from england on 27th Apr 2010
ive got this phone but the battery screws up after a year or so :)
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Reviewed by Pacey from Australia on 20th Apr 2010
@Abdullah this sounds a little wierd but do this and you will see at least double battery life,it's a fix to do with a garmin gps issue it really works so well. connect with usb cable and select mass storage and enter mass storage. There is two files to be deleted which also drain battery fast, delete this two files: sysbinCardRunner.dll resourcepluginsCardRunner.RSC [Editor's note: This review is published for information only, and we do not endorse this. Attempt this AT YOUR OWN RISK!]
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Reviewed by Tanya from UK on 17th Apr 2010
I love this phone, it is the best phone I've ever had. Got it the first week it was out in the UK. Camera and screen are perfection. My only problem is that when on the phone it is very easy to touch the screen and put the person on hold, loud speaker etc. The lock function doesn't work whilst talking on phone, if you move the handset a fraction you activate the screen.
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Reviewed by Abdullah from Pakistan on 19th Mar 2010
guys... this phone is a masterpiece.. but battery issues.. is there any one else facing this issue??? I want a solution for it.. can anyone fix it with a proper solution?? battery drains out in just 8 hours in idle mode...
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Reviewed by inico from England on 17th Feb 2010
This phone is amazing in terms of detail the touch screen is great compared to the nokia express in terms of responsiveness. the 8mega pixel is great the HD recording is top notch the sound however with the hd recording isnít the best but there are certain things you can do to tweet the sound to make it sound more clearly the updates are coming slowly but surely and new firmware has been released with the introduction of kentic scrolling and slight improvements to the video recording. Iíve added a free navigation system to applications which can be found on the Samsungs i8910 forum so there is no need for a sat nav, when comparing the internet browsing to other phones I would say this phone is up there with best, there are a number of internet application to use , here are the ones that I use, opera mobile and skyfire ,they are both great for different purposes but I tend to use sky fire the most they both have flash so you will be able to see everything how it would look if you was browsing through windows. When it comes to applications, there isnít a official Samsung apps store for this yet but there has been talk they will be introducing one in the future, HOWEVER with a little bit of searching about on the internet it is very easy to find apps which work great with this phone so there is no need for a iphone most Nokia symbian apps work on the Samsungs i8910 even stuff off the Nokia's Ovi Store will work. Iíve even got free view channels to work I just signed up for free to tvcatchup which is supposed to be for the iphone but I found it works on this phone and hey presto free channels on the phone through skyfire which is excellent the quality is good as well. Battery life im gets about a day and half but im using the phone a lot. Transferring movies from your laptop to the mobile is extremely fast aswell. Downside to this phone it takes time to adjust to the phone and how it works, quite big but itís a stylish big and not that bigger than the iphone, Samsung support is somewhat nonexistent there have been a few petitions done on the Samsungs forum and I think they seem to be listening now., also it can be a dust magnet so I would advise on purchasing some sort of cover.ive had no problems so far with the phone so far so good.
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Reviewed by Udayakiran from India on 10th Feb 2010
I almost bought this thing. I was drooling at this phone, looking at all the hardware specs and reviews. But yesterday, my friend told me about the Samsung Galaxy. I looked at the specs, reviews and stuff and thought i have finally spotted my dream phone. Then i happened to notice that the OS is still Android 1.5. I searched online and found that a lot of users are irritated because Samsung has refused to provide updates for the phone. (Yes, refused!) I was totally shocked. Then on an inspiration, I googled for i8910 problems. And guess what? I stumbled upon the petition and the 25-page report. When i had finished reading, I was appalled at the number of bugs, and the attitude of Samsung Mobiles. Looks like Samsung is doing the same thing for all their top-end mobiles. I've decided to avoid Samsung mobiles like plague from now. A pity, because they make such good, high spec phones.
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Reviewed by logan from u.s.a. on 9th Feb 2010
i like this phone but in my opinion it don't compete with the iphone and the htc hd2. both are more practical but the hd2 has a better camera and processor. i have bought all 3 and this is my least favorite. i got all 3 from gsmallover.com and had over 3 months to see what i like best. i give it a b minus. but will definately keep it around for a few more months.
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Reviewed by SD from UAE on 7th Feb 2010
i don't if all users here have used iphone as well. It would be sinful to compare the two. it is too basic, a toy like features on this phone. Don't even think of using the phone even if you get it free!!!
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Reviewed by Alan Gold from England on 26th Jan 2010
I love the i8910 but it is taking LOTS of getting used to.I am with orange and their browser in WAP is very frustrating as everything is too small or obscured if enlarged. I have now arrived at a strategy of using that browser either through a google search or through bookmarks ( this is the best and quickest). I love the two speakers and the mp3 quality. I love the big screen. The orange email is awful but now I use bookmarks through orange home to bring up my y mail account and that is still difficultly small but at least it is very quick and visually much better presented with thicker darker text. The phone locks up on occasions which is annoying but I have gotten used to just opening the back and undoing the battery and starting again as the quickest solution. Things I can't abide. Number one is there is only one alarm tone!!!!!! Has anyone any suggestions. Previous basic samsung phones have had many choices so I am surprised there is no option on this phone. The next thing that really annoys me is the volume switch not being able to stay set. ie. if it is knocked the volume of incoming phone calls might be reduced or totally absent! Love the screen and I wish I could do word documents but I shall get to that in time.
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Reviewed by james from uk on 3rd Jan 2010
technically the phone is great but the combination of symbian o/s and orange firmware totally ruin the experience. Testing against the iphone shows how hardware is secondary to quality experience. Iphone has a lower spec but still manager to browse faster, stream you tube in much better quality (on the same connection) and has an app store that actually places users at its heart. Nokia will not let samsung users use ovi store which means the symbian app market is very disjointed and resulting app numbers low. Reviewers need to be focussing increasingly on what the phones can do once in the users hands, rather than what phones are capable of doing on account of tech spec. In principle, a great handset but in practice i'm finding it no more functional than any other phone with reasonable internet and email capabilities. Samsungs move to Android in 2010 appears to be a much justified snub on nokia's refusal to fully support other manufacturers backing symbian. Its all about the app store these days and nokia screwed up the possibility of increasing ovi store's userbase. This in turn makes the i8910 all engine but no forward drive. If you could get Android on the handset it would be a winner i'm sure.
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Reviewed by Andie Riley from England on 16th Dec 2009
I am now on my third handset. All I have had is frozen screen after frozen screen. I do however LOVE this phone, which is why I have stuck with it. For my money it beats the iPhone in almost every department, apart from the paltry number of apps availible for it. there is no sign od Samsung offering up too many either as the phone is already superceded on Orange.
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Reviewed by Dave B from UK on 15th Dec 2009
Bought the phone 6 months ago sim free. Phone now back at Samsung as has stopped responding to any of the keys. Great hardware (when it works) but totaly let down by Samsungs lack of support.. Still no official updates to fix audio recording or browser crash bug. No App store, PC Suite does not work with Windows 7 and many of the best applications (ie Internet radio) are digitally signed to Nokia phones and won't install on the Omnia. Would not recommend as Samsung may be cutting edge in terms of specifications but they couldn't care less about supporting the phone once it's sold.
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Reviewed by Paul Laters from UK on 15th Dec 2009
I have had my Samsung i8910hd for a week or 2 now and it is a superb phone. I was concerned about the reports of poor battery life but decided to buy one anyway. So far time between charges is 2 to 3 days & is on par with a couple of the other new phones I have owned. The touch screen has to be used to beleive. I simply cant put how different it is to the low end touch screens in its responce and day to day use make it a winner in my book. Overall this is my samsung phone but I can see it not being my last.
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Reviewed by John from UK on 9th Dec 2009
This is the best phone i have ever owned by a mile. The camera is extremely good for a phone, nothing more to be said. The screen blows every other phone out of the water, it is very high res, and is considerably better than the iphone screen. I also find the screen to be very responsive to my touches. Applications - Now then this is where the phone sort of falls down a touch. Basically there is no samsung app store for this phone, HOWEVER with a little bit of digging about on the internet it is very easy to trick Nokia's Ovi Store into thinking this phone is an N97 and so you can download tons of apps off there and they'll work fine as they both run on the same operating system. Software and OS - I like symbian, but i do not like the orange branded Symbian version that comes on the phone if you buy it in the UK. Seriously you HAVE to dig around on the internet and flash this phone with the latest firmware from wherever in the world (I'm currently running the Russian firmware in English as its the latest firmware) and its substantially better in every way. It removes the annoying audio issue that the orange and other earlier firmwares had during 1080p HD recording, it adds a 3D taskmanager, and it also substantially improves battery life. Battery life on the Orange firmware was about a day of average usage (30+ mins on the phone, 30+ mins on the internet + downloads, 20+ texts, watching a film and/or playing music, and being left on all night), however with the new firmware battery life has increased to 2 days. Sound - sound through headphones is good, and it has 5.1 channel surround sound if you're listening through headphones which is pretty good. If you listening on the phones speakers then sound quality is excellent as you get full stereo sound from the 2 speakers (1 at each end of the phone) which is great for watching films and such. Memory - internal memory is pretty hefty 8GB (or 16GB depending on your phone model) and with up to 32GB microSD cards which are swapable without having to turn the phone off (unlike my last phone the LG viewty where you had to dismantle the phone to change the microSD card) you can carry around as much media as you like. Internet - Internet browsing speeds are extremely fast and most web pages load within a few seconds. If you do get this phone I would recommend the following free applications: Opera Mobile 10 beta and/or Opera Mini 5 beta as both are better for internet browsing than the phones internal browser. Handy TaskMan is a task manager for the phone which allows you to view available RAM and other memory values aswell as the ability to kill running apps should you need to. Palringo is a great app for using instant messaging and it supports basically every IM client under the sun. Windows Live messenger, facebook chat, etc. Free-iSMS is a great app which displays your inbox and sent messages folder in a "conversation" type format alot like the way the iphone does, and it looks great. There are also a load of great free apps on the Ovi Store. I have had this phone for several months now and can't really fault it now i have a decent firmware version on it. I have had not a single problem with this phone since i bought it. And finally look on youtube for the i8910 vs N97 comparisons to see the difference in spec clearly.
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Reviewed by Thai from Australia on 23rd Nov 2009
I've waited for this phone and when it came and i got it in my hands, i ended up sending it back to service 4 times...first was a manufactering defect with the touchscreen. In landscape mode for typing, under the "n" on the spacebar it doesn't regester touch in a certain area ( i have a youtube video of it search Omnia icon hd flaw). it's also worth noting that since i've sent it back to service 4 times i've recieved a new handset 4 times and 4 times it still had the same "dead spot". the other 3 times i sent it back was for software issues, video recording had spots ( like dead pixel spots) wen it recorded hd video, and the bottom speaker didnt work. All these issues i had with the hd were separate issues with every new handset i got. Finally got fed up and gave up..whats even worse is that the retail store i got it from (telechoice) doesn't do refunds so the new handset they recieved, they have to sell it to give me my money back. I've bought the phone abt 2months ago and only got to use it for 1.5weeks total. All in all good spec phone i guess i just got bad luck 4 times or samsung has some manufacturing quality issues.
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Reviewed by da badbwoy T from UK on 13th Nov 2009
Proper badasss fonage. Dis fone is so sik! The orange b$ll$x is pure B$ll$x really slow and ad aparent - like when taking a photo - would u like to upload to orange and get charged. Really made a great phone rubbish. Debranded to Italian firmware well easy - now its da lick u can hack da phone to use ovi - so really not that bad BUT samsung get it 2gether this phone should have been the king of bling 09. Real shame dat samsung provide no real support. OH and am able to use Samsung PC suite 7 on vista 64 - check ur drivers and download the latest suite from samsung. Handwriting recognition is useless - should really be a lot better given da tech specs (LG do a 8Mp touch screen resistive great handwriting rec) Also symbian not logically laid out - easily sortd tho by organising it urself. Recorded in HD at 29 frames a sec also BBC iplayer watching defying gravity in 720 lines - proper bad. once u debrand the phone its pure wicked - long battery etc...I think that the latest firmware upgrade will be sik and also i can wait for da samsung app store, but will hack in the meantime so ovi store thinks that i am using an N97 - same system anyway - these ppl should work together 2 make symbian someting special. Get it and debrand it ! Way better than iphone yeah da apps da apps da apps but how many apps do u really need and will u really use. I have utube, picasa and fring, orange maps, google maps and bbc iplayer think thats sufficient da phone has evryting onboard anyhows. Hopefully nxt firmware should get kinetic scrolling in - dats when u tilt da phone to scroll. has kinetic scrolling in pic gallery - oh and sound is very good all round JUST DBRAND and enjoy !
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Reviewed by Honest Jon from UK on 12th Nov 2009
Great phone, I mean outstanding. I find it the best for Multimedia, HD recording and photo's though some light conditions vary. An amazing thing I have found is the screen is so good on this phone and almost any video works on it, I take my N95 out to London or Paris, then bluetooth films or pics to HD, the screen brings pics and vids to life and it saves me loosing the HD. Watch out for iphone loosers giving bad reviews on this phone, this phone makes the iphone ld news, apps are rare on the i8910, but with the functions on the HD, app's are not important.
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Reviewed by tom from United Kingdom on 6th Nov 2009
I have had my samsung omnia HD for a little over a week now and if i do say so myself im rather pleased with it the battery is an ever lasting gobstopper and its screen is soooo huge its great for the video feature the only dowside to this phone i feel is the qwerty keyboad which is a little frustrating when typing but with a little practice is like stroking silk. in my oppinion its a great phone and will be one of the best phones on the market for a long time my uncle has the s/e satio and he now wants one of these papas he's so jealouse
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Reviewed by Alan from England on 23rd Oct 2009
Brilliant screen, brilliant camera, brilliant multimedia, brilliant phone!!
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Reviewed by Michael from USA on 20th Oct 2009
I AM SHOUTING ALOT, THEREFORE MY REVIEW IS THE BEST AND I GIVE THIS PHONE 5 STARS BECAUSE IT IS INDEED AN OUTSTANDING PHONE, TOO BAD I CAN'T PUT 50 STARS LIKE ON OUR GREAT FLAG!
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Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on 20th Oct 2009
Michael, no need to shout. We can hear you on the other side of the Atlantic!

Reviewed by unfens van colt from holland on 19th Oct 2009
zis fone waz de greatest innovationz but i couldnt ask for more
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Reviewed by Mike from Sheffield,England on 17th Oct 2009
Having left Samsung years ago when my D900 contract exspired i have had a rollercoaster ride with phones which i just couldn't got on with. Nokia N95 was ok but to big n to much junk on,Nokia Arte good looking phone for posers and the SE 905 in my eyes a very good phone but started to be really slow and non responsive. Looked at the new iphone yeh its good but not that good its just another 'Look at me i got a iphone n paying over odds for my tarrif. The I8910 HD is so good compared to th=e above phones i dont want 2 upgrade when 18 months is up, ITS BRILLIANT N LOOKS SO GOOD TO.
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Reviewed by G from England on 14th Oct 2009
Don't buy it, had it since it came out and although a fantastic peice of hardware there is absolutely no support from Samsung, no applications like iphone/android/windows mobile don't be fooled by the symbian software as 99.9% of applications are locked to Nokia so won't work on it. Orange also ruin what could have been one of the greats by adding thier own stamp which just in a word makes the phone slower, more clunky and removes the assisted GPS which was a strong sellling point of the phone. Buy and HTC HD2 instead the camera may not be as good (the i8910 is the best I've seen) but it has the support and the capacative screen we all love. Teach Samsung a lesson they must not only bring out superb bits of kit but in this day in age of apps you must also support it.
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Reviewed by Jade from England on 13th Oct 2009
I've had this phone for about 3 months now. My old phone (Samsung G600) broke and luckily my contract was up for renewal. I had intended on getting the same as my old phone, but it was out of stock so I figured I'd go with what looked like the best phone on offer to me, and god do I wish I'd waited for my old phone to come back in stock. I've had nothing but problems with the I8910. It hangs up for no apparent reason in the middle of calls, the battery life is awful, if I miss a call or text from being in a place of no signal (e.g. on the tube) it can take up to a day for the missed call or text to appear, it doesn't tell me when someone has left me an answer phone message but frustratingly texts me about 2 weeks later to tell me the message that had been left is about to be deleted. The worst thing which seems to happen far too often is that sometimes the phone goes into a very strange mode where most of the menu is inaccesible, I can't make phone calls or send texts and if I receive a phone call it only shows the number, not the name, and I have to take the battery out to hang up. It also freezes a lot. I'm very disappointed by this phone and am unconcerned with the ground breaking technology if it can't do the simplest thing that a phone is designed to do.
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Reviewed by camelsnight from uk on 13th Oct 2009
i love this phone, its amazing! Absolutely.
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Reviewed by James from UK on 12th Oct 2009
Awesome phone. The screen is the best you will find anywhere, even on dedicated portable media players, the camera is very close to being the best you will find on any phone, the video recording is the best you will find on any phone. More than that, the phone is so solid it feels like it's made of granite (it's not that heavy mind!) and it looks absolutely great. Also I'm completely in love with the landscape QWERTY text input mode: it's far more responsive than the iPhone's, has a better layout, and vibrates every time you hit a key so you get much better feedback for your typing. For me it makes having a real keyboard like on the N97 a waste of time. Call me old-fashioned but I like Symbian. The S60v5 interface is actually pretty finger-friendly, much more so than Windows Mobile 6, it's solid, dependable and more than that does everything without a fuss. The menus are fairly responsive and the lack of kinetic scrolling actually doesn't bother me at all like I thought it would. Battery life is pretty good for a smartphone with a huge, bright touchscreen: if it just sits in my pocket with the screen off I can squeeze more than two days out of it. 24 hours is more reasonable in normal use. Having the screen on a lot, or the GPS active, or the WiFi, or compass active does drain the battery very fast though: playing with Google Maps constantly will drain a full battery in 3 hours or less. Make sure you update the firmware as soon as possible, later firmwares are noticeably more responsive, have longer battery life, and make the browser a lot better. Basically, this phone rules. As compared to the iPhone 3GS, the UI is a bit less polished and there isn't quite the same range of additional apps yet, but the hardware is substantially better and you probably won't miss the Apple App Store very much - the i8910 has more or less everything you need built-in.
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Reviewed by Chris Smith from UK on 12th Oct 2009
This phone looks great and the screen is as good as what people have been saying . Pictures takin with it look great on phone screen but can be disapointing when viewed on computer screen . Worse problem is the call quality , it is the worst i have ever had on a mobile phone . If you make a lot of calls then this phone is not for you . If you want a phone to impress your friends this is it , just dont try and call them.
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Reviewed by Aaron from UK on 8th Oct 2009
I have had this phone for almost 2 weeks now and I'm glad to say, despite reading all the negative and positive review of this phone that I am very happy with it. The day I heard Orange were going to have the I phone at the end of 2009 just had to be the day I was due for an upgrade! I thought and battled over and over again, shall I wait 2 or 3 WHOLE months to lose this Samsung Omnia original and upgrade to the Iphone 3gs when it comes out on Orange or shall I just be brave and get this i8910 HD that nobody seems to know about? After realising that I desperately needed a new phone, I just thought I'm going to try the i8910 HD but if it's bad I'll send it back and wait for the iphone. When I received it, I was 80% sure I would end up sending it back but I just wanted to give it a fair chance. Wow, how pleasantly surprised I was! Features: The media on this phone is incredible. It is a joy to watch BBC Iplayer programs and access youtube through the youtube application on this huge, crystal clear, high resolution screen. Nothing more to say about that! It's the first phone I've ever had with a proper music player. It's very loud and very good quality, much better and more advanced than my Ipod. The camera is fantastic beyond belief. I actually felt stupid considering the Iphone with it's totally inferior hardware. The touch screen is the best. There's not much kinetic scrolling which I didn't like the idea of at first but with such a responsive touch screen and unique interface, I can appreciate how the side scrolling suits the device. Once I got used to scrolling on the web browser, I actually concluded that it is excellent. Once you have mastered how to scroll with your finger its just flawless. To be honest, it's actually easier to select items on this browser without making mistakes than any other phone. It's just as good as the Opera or Safari browsers, but I actually prefer the subtle movement of the page when scrolling as opposed to the dramatic bouncing when scrolling on the I phone. The actual phone looks really. It's got a very glossy finish that loves finger prints but it has to be like that to be scratch resistant. I prefer to wipe away finger prints than have a tatty looking, scratched up phone after a couple of weeks. The only thing I would change is the extremely basic functionality of the symbian operating system. It's funny that symbian has been seen as one of the pioneers of the smart phone, but it has been so steadfastly overtaken by all its competitors in terms of smartness and functionality it just seems obsolete now. Symbian need to step up and add some more adult like no kid like functionality. All in all a brilliant phone; I have no regrets.
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Reviewed by Rikkard from UK on 6th Oct 2009
Ive had the i8910 for a month now and I have to say: its brilliant! The phone is quite large, but since when was that such a problem? It just means you can see the phone better and the touchscreen is easier to use. The mp4 videos I have put on from my PC is amazing, I currently have about 10 movies on here, taking up about 4 of the 8gb, and the image quality is outsanding - better than my TV. The camera is awesome but takes a while to get used to, and you need to keep your hand totally still when taking photos. You can jump to the camera and away again in a second, and the phone processes the image immmediately, unlike my n95, which takes about 10 seconds before its ready to take another picture. Internet use is quicker than my work PC, and very easy to navigate, a great phone for youtube watching! The battery life is average, if i watch a couple of films the battery goes, but i went away for 4 days and barely used the handset and the battery had 4 bars left, so it really does depend on how much you use it. Downs sides. The sound quality is poor without using the headphones. I have trouble adding sites to my favourites/saved bookmarks so everytime i want to go to a website i have to go via search engine. Passing security queations or chosing options when call automared services is a very difficult. I dont use the widgets. Orange has no games for it. This is a phone that in 6 months everyone will have. Loads of mates are getting them now they have seen mine. The deal i got with orange is amazing.
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Reviewed by SREEKANTH.SR from INDIA on 2nd Oct 2009
HOPEFULLY AM THE 1ST PERSON TO HAVE A SAMSUNG OMNIA i8910HD, IN INDIA. AM USING THIS PHONE SINCE 2MONTHS, N ABOUT THE PHONE, NO WORDS TO SAY, ITS AMAZING, THE HD FACILITY WITH A WIDER SCREEN IS WORTH. AFTER ALL THE PHONE IS FANTASTIC..I LOVE IT
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Reviewed by becca from oxford, england on 1st Oct 2009
ive had mine 3 days.. i was getting on with it quite well although its VERY confusing.. well, until the touch screen just decided to stop working :(
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Reviewed by voodoochild from UK on 30th Sep 2009
Had this phone a while and am very impressed! ok whilst i agree the original phone(with the orange software) wasn't great - laggy, poor battery life, battery having a tendancy of draining by half within a few hours with no use. once i upgraded the firmware and debranded it, these problems were solved. This is not difficult and FULL instructions are always provided. The phone is now a lot quicker, response-wise, and the battery life is superb for such a high spec phone(2-3 days in one charge.) on a recent day trip to london i took 103 pictures over the course of 4 hours and still went home with just over half a battery. yes there are no apps out for it at the moment, but that isnt a big issue with me and i am more than happy to wait. the sounds isnt great but this has been solved with an update, which means the sound recorded on videos and such is in AC3. yes the touchscreen is fingerprint happy, i would challenge anyone to use ANY touchscreen phone without it becoming covered in fingerprints. it is a solidly made phone, the camera and video recorder certainly do not dissapoint either, highly recommended on my part.
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Reviewed by Dave Stephens from australia on 21st Sep 2009
This could have been the perfect phone if the call quality was'nt so bad , you can hardly make out what the other person is saying. I am on my 3rd one now and they have all been the same.Great camera , amazing screen and i have found the battery life to be not bad . I now avoid making calls with this phone , has anyone else had the same problem ?
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Reviewed by Cedric Vaz from Kuwait on 19th Sep 2009
Never owned one , experiment with one for a day .. nothing fancy about it. it's a good thing they have teh 'hd' capability to market themselves and yes the touch screen is a bit laggy and samsung needs to concentrate on 'battery life'.
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Reviewed by g.jones10 from England on 17th Sep 2009
Superb phone but can anybody help please. I'm trying to bluetooth some songs to my Omnia HD but it's saying there is no room because its tring to put them onto the phones memory. How can you store it in the SD memory?? ps - 5 stars all the way
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Reviewed by Gazzah from England on 16th Sep 2009
Nice looking phone. Finding it hard to get additional apps which is a shame because there is a lot more it could do. Camera is good, so too is video.Good large memory on board for lots of music and even full length movies. Fiddly to use as a phone with the touch screen keypad. Biggest problem is if you intend to leave the house with the phone you will need a big long extension lead. GPS great, and I got it to work with Garmin software but the battery runs out long before I get anywhere. Supposedly a new upgrade on its way but it seems I'll need a degree in software programming to install myself. Potentially a great phone if only it came with its own power station.
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Reviewed by Jon from England on 16th Sep 2009
Had this phone a while now, still not that impressed. It is ok, but nothing brilliant. The most annoying thing about it is that it should and could be brilliant, I am hoping that Samsung sort things out soon. The Orange firmware is rubbish, and I can't debrand my phone because I use Windows Vista. I would not recommend this phone to anyone, and I will not be getting another phone from Orange!
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Reviewed by Blessed from Zambia on 15th Sep 2009
This is a great phone by any standard.Samsung really did their homework to come out with such a lovely piece of technological wonder.
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Reviewed by Clairey from England on 11th Sep 2009
I am receiving my 4th Samsung i8910 HD tomorrow through Orange, so i dont know whos fault it is but its a real let down from sumsung and to have 3 handsets that are faulty in the last 3 weeks is awful. * The battery on it terrible * It switches off and turns it self back on again. * It rejects my calls * Doesnt show some of my missed calls * Textes dont come through till hours later * It freezes alot * Signal is always low * Wi- Fi wont always connect The list goes on.
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Reviewed by UNKNOW from ENGLAND on 10th Sep 2009
ITS ONE SIKK PHONE
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Reviewed by Dave from uk on 8th Sep 2009
The phone is.. ok. The screen is lovely to view and operate. solid construction nice design for a touchscreen. Nice to type on too. Still camera is very good producing very good results. Sound is ok. Actual communication is great. Sounds obvious but making/receiving calls is a joy with clear sound and quick to connect etc.. But not without its faults. Kinda shameful how samsung can release a product with serious issues and then release firmware only on foreign platforms. They marketed the phone with mainly its hd vid but in reality it really isnt that great. The sound is still mediocre even with the update and expect a lot of dropped frames. Boring s60 by now should at least figured out how to do a decent copy/paste funtion. On certain docs you have to delete the whole last section in order to edit anything you previously typed.Actually i just don't like the way samsung uses s60. Just seems so primitive and restricted. The actual handset looks lovely until you get your fingers on it. Absolutely no point to such a print magnet. I actually thought the battery life was good. The problem was the battery indicator. It stays on the last bar for ages. Pc studio is rubbish. why do i have to revert back to windows xp??? The media gallery is pants. No presentation and no organisation. Oh yeah and whoever says the web browser is excellent has obviously never tried Opera, Safari etc. THESE are excellent browsers. The i8910 is buggy, slow, crashes with any page over 1mb and don't even get me started on the Stop bug! And because of samsungs issue with java you can't install another browser. Before buying this phone visit the omniahd forum first to see if you can deal with the faults. Otherwise sit there and twiddle your thubs while waiting for an update.. Samsung, slow it down with your releases. Concentrate on one and make it great before you unleash it.
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Reviewed by s houghton from uk on 2nd Sep 2009
really good phone in every way except for the battery life only last about 12 hours
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Reviewed by Daytona from UK on 19th Aug 2009
Hated it. Big (though slim), annoying screen with too delicate touch screen, difficult to use and the camera is seriously overated. One thing I did like was the media part of the phone but I can get that with a W995, so I did. I returned this and got my SE W995 and could not be happier. Maybe the problem is with me, i.e. I don't really like change and missed the touch pad. Whatever the reason, this phone just did not agree with me.
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Reviewed by Dave from Wales on 12th Aug 2009
Had the i8910 for 2 months now and it's awesome! I debranded mine straightaway (almost) but kept a copy of the Orange firmware for if it needs to go back. The latest italian firmware IG2 (with Eng lang inc) irons out one or two of the minor issues and the one major one...ie) the lower bitrate sound on the HD recording and is now in HQ AAC format.The battery life is it's one weak spot for many, but the IG2 firmware has sorted this out too - SatNav and web browsing for extended periods still drain it a lot but one thing, when it does get down to one bar power...it lasts for HOURS more...generally accepted now that the batt meter isn't a true reflection of it's TRUE level. Hopefully Orange will also get the newer FW soon too. Get one over the 3GS - I did, my best decision ever!
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Reviewed by Chris from England on 31st Jul 2009
Well it was upgrade time again with Orange, been very happy with my LG Viewty for the past 15 months so thought i8910 or Viewty Smart !! decided on better the devil you know and went Viewty Smart.!!!!!!! BIG MISTAKE. Had it for 6 hours and basically its awful so sent back and ordered the Omnia i8910. One word AWESOME ! this is a Beast of a phone and when its a FREE upgrade with Orange what can you say. Others have give the details but quite simply this rocks already got 15 full length xvid/divx movies on it with an amazing screen quality. Supports in the real world of cost effectiveness a 16gb sdhc micro about £29 on ebay so easily have 24gb with the 8gb built in, enough for most, you can get a 32gb sd card but at £70 !!! Orange maps works a treat, as does everything else. BUT!!!! Sound quality on the video is POOR!!! poor audio codec hopefully samsung will fix for orange customers with firmware update so until then its only 4 stars!! Still have the Viewty though for the video until then!!
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Reviewed by Review from Uk on 30th Jul 2009
An outstanding phone, worth every penny!.
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Reviewed by George from England on 26th Jul 2009
Had this phone a couple of weeks now. Haven't used it that much but here's how I'd rate some of the features: Battery - Thought I'd mention this first as others have had problems. I haven't! I get 4+ days out of it even with moderate usage and it would probably last 5 days as I charge it before it runs out. Better than the tocco ultra my gf has which dies after just 2 days of similar usage. Just make sure you close applications properly as going to home screen does not close them. You only need 4 running in background. Also changing default settings on packet data, video sharing etc will help. 5/5 Camera - Found this to be rubbish in an indoor setting, regardless of scene and focus settings. I get some nice pictures outside but only occasionally if the lighting is just right. Haven't really used the video camera yet. I had a cheap 1mp motorola phone 3-4 years ago and it couldn't recognise faces but it took clear pictures every time so I'm not sure what the problem is with some of these recent camera phones! 1/5 GPS/sat nav - is good. Orange maps which has unlimited free use on my orange contract does the job and runs quickly. Sometimes the route is slightly odd but it's good enough to replace a dedicated sat nav. 4/5 Internet - No big complaints here. Perhaps slightly slower than expected. Haven't used it much yet but it's fine for facebook/youtube etc. My contract also came with a 500MB data allowance which was a nice surprise at it wasn't stated when I bougth it. 4/5 Other - Nice that the phone comes with decent memory. General operation of the phone is speedy and the touch screen is decent. The AMOLED display is impressive. Plastic casing is ashame though. Speakers are decent. 4/5 Conclusion - I'm giving this phone 4 stars. It's great that I've had no problems with it. But the camera can't take good pictures and the plastic casing doesn't feel/look like a high end phone.
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Reviewed by steven from uk on 25th Jul 2009
this phone makes me popular with the women they love it.. i always get the girls numbers wen i pull this out on them ;) very good fone 5starss
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Reviewed by Daaneskjold from Mexico on 22nd Jul 2009
i got mine a week ago... read a lot in forums and installed the last firmware and a few applications... i gotta say the last firmware has some important fixes like optimizing battery use, the audio fix for video recording and improvements in the web browser. the only complain i have is the fact that it wont let me play some avi videos (i still dont know why cause my ps3 and pc play them without problem), also the fact that the camera is not a liability... you can not replace a dedicated camera with this and that is something i was looking for, anyway if the light is good the pictures are breathtaking. So i got this and got to sold my previous phone, camera and also my psp (which i used more to surf / listen music / watch videos / read than play) and got even xD and im happy hehehe
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Reviewed by Campbell from Scotland on 21st Jul 2009
Received this phone last week and am impressed with the functionality. Its the first smartphone that i have been able to browse the internet with and check emails without to much hassle. Pros: Internet is usable, easy to learn how to use and screen is high res and looks the part. Cons: Battery life is truely terrible!! I charged mine fully and managed to get 12 hours out of it today, i so have bluetooth on all day and was on the phone for a total of about 30 mins and 10 texts but i would have expected the battery to last alot longer than this. In terms of functionality i can't live with this. Got in touch with Orange and they are issuing a new phone so lets hope it was just a dodgy battery.
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Reviewed by kilner_nffc from england on 21st Jul 2009
Got this phone yesterday and was on charge untill 8 this morning so not really had a proper play around with it yet. Had to put it back on charge (even though it had a good 14 hours charge last night. Problem im having is (apart from orange making a balls up with my tariff, but thats a different argument for a different day) is getting numbers from my sim to show in my phone book. ive got 4 numbers in at the min which ive had to put in manually however the numbers ive put onto my sim from my old g600 dont show in my contacts, however they do show under a name if i get a phone call/message. Any idea of how to transfer them from my sim to my phone without having to put them in manually. Only going to rate it at a 3 at the min as not had long enough time to give it a fair rating, however so far so good in terms of camera/usability.
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Reviewed by murray from london on 17th Jul 2009
a drawback is that during a call the dialler keypad(which you need to negotiate automated calls, eg answerphone)is numerical - but when calling orange customer service it is not easy to enter your password as letters not visible - so you need to memorise numerical equivalent from the alpha-numeric keypad - samsung have confirmed that there is no way round this i am interested to read other users' battery problems as i can't make it last a day, even without music, camera or internet use - i contacted samsung and they have offered a replacement but didn't answer my questions fully - i will try some of the tips here
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Reviewed by Paulo from Manchester on 16th Jul 2009
This phone looks awesome and i 'was' looking to get one. Went to see this phone on Phones4u the other day and they said that the phone had been recalled by Samsung... also, the Orange shop said that it was out of stock and wouldn't be available for a couple of months. Does anyone know why this would be, or if there is a problem with it?? Otherwise, having used the phone a few times now, this is still a 5-star phone and i will still probably get one!
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Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on 16th Jul 2009
Don't know anything about a recall. It's still available from the Carphone Warehouse and online retailers, including Orange. Sales people at mobile phone shops will tell you any old rubbish - don't believe a word of it.

Reviewed by Jason from Cardiff on 9th Jul 2009
I've had this phone for over a month now. Apart from the problem with "Message received" rather than telling me who sent the message so I can decide if I want to read it or not, and also the temperamental battery life, it is overall a very impressive handset. Reported the message issue to Orange a month ago, apparently they are still trying to find a solution. I have tried the solution listed below but I have no contacts on my SIM at all. If I leave the phone on "Widget" mode, I can see who's texting me on the home screen, but as soon as I refer back to "Basic" mode I just get a "Message received" message. Widget mode is a nightmare, way too fiddly. Pull your finger out Orange!!!!
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Reviewed by Kris from uk on 8th Jul 2009
Basically everything is excellent about this phone, so i'll just mention the issues i had; -the video recording has been out of sync with the audio when on high quality, but orange are trying to fix it (so they say) -some of my texts/calls did come up with numbers not names but if i deleted the duplicates in the contacts this problem was solved -there is a flight mode, but it is called "offline mode" -BATTERY LIFE IS GOOD!! I left mine on initial charge for about 12 hours, phone off, and I get about 48hours out of it, with a few calls and a lot of texts- but it is a touch screen so can't expect much more. -web browsing is not as easy as iphone, but still ok -camera/video are great in light, although not great in low light, and audio on videos is a bit 'tinny' Still 5 stars!
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Reviewed by Vicky from UK on 6th Jul 2009
I have had the phone for 3 weeks and I love it. There is a problem with the USB tho, can't decide when to work or not. Recording videos in HD is great, and the options to speed up then films or slow them down. The camera is great,8 megapixel much better then the 2 meg of the iphone. Would recommend.
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Reviewed by carl from uk on 6th Jul 2009
the problem with the phone not displaying the callers name when they text or call is the fact u must have ur phone numbers saved in the phone and sim card!!!! if u delete them either of the phone or sim then it will sort theprob so to recap u can only have them on ur phone or sim card..hope this helps
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Reviewed by Andrew from Greece on 5th Jul 2009
Well the phone rox!!!! About the battery issue...the problem seems to be related with the use of the usb connection....so when u use the usb to connect to your pc just switch off the phone after disconnecting it from your computer:) Switch it on and there ya r!!! Battery will not *fail* in a couple of hours!!Mine lasts about 3 days xD(sorry for my bad English)
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Reviewed by andy from uk on 30th Jun 2009
best phone i have had in years.does anyone know how to get album art to display after i have synced with media player?
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Reviewed by MIKE JOHNSON from UNITED KINGDOM on 29th Jun 2009
THE TEXTING IS A PROBLEM ,I HAVE HAD MY PHONE FOR 2 WEEKS AND WHEN i RECIEVE TEXTS IT DISPLAYS NUMBERS ONLY AND IS UNABLE TO ID THE SENDER . DONT KNOW IF THE PROBLEM CAN BE SORTED MY PROVIDER ORANGE ARE LOOKING INTO IT FOR ME OR I WILL GET A REPLACEMENT HANDSET WHIC I DONT WANT AS I AM HAPPY WITH THIS HANDSET APART FROM THE OBVIOUS PROBLEM.
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Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on 29th Jun 2009
See user comments below for the solution to this problem.

Reviewed by Adee from UK on 27th Jun 2009
Great phone!! great camera dont much like the themes that come with it though, can anyone tell me a link where I can download an I phone theme for the i8910hd?
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Reviewed by egypt from UK on 26th Jun 2009
When I came across this phone I thought my prayers hd been answered. Bought it from a we site that claimed it had voice dialling. It does not. The website's "customer service" just said sorry but tough. So I am very annoyed about this. Also find Symbian seriously limits possible downloads. Have yet to find decent games, document viewer needs to be downloaded and paid for, tried downloading BBC Iplayer but that needs higher level flash player not available on Symbian. So cannot view HD playback. Flash lets down the camera as does software supplied. Currently very few decent/truly useful apps and widgets available. So not all it's cracked up to be. Will try the single source contacts to solve another gripe - not displaying names for messages. And the soner I can find out how to unbrand the phone the better. I do not like Orange.
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Reviewed by marek from UK on 24th Jun 2009
I have this phone and it makes me feel so cool. i think the women luurve me.
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Reviewed by James@Mywebsiteworld.co.uk from UK on 22nd Jun 2009
Looks good works good but it can get a bit complicated when it comes to changing the setting but apart from that awsome with the HD screen and the camara isn't that different to the 5 mega pixal on the old omnia. had a omnia HD but... i would stick with the old samsung omnia i900, with the windows mobile operating system.
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Reviewed by Whudaman from UK on 20th Jun 2009
Hi.From reading the helpful posts about numbers being recognised instead of names , I used ideas from the posts and can vouch that the following procedure sorted it out on my 8910i omnia.My phone now recognises names in the Inbox! The phone wants to only recognise numbers stored in one area.sim or phone.and on phone is best cos sim can only store 200 contacts. Follow the procedures below: 1. Go to: Contacts/Options/Settings/Contacts to display(sim) 2.Go back to : Contacts/Options/Mark All/Delete 3.Then go back to: Contacts/Options/Settings/Contacts to display(Phone Memory) problem solved!! Hope it helps your probz too!! Good Luck Whudaman :+)
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Reviewed by Brian from Uk on 18th Jun 2009
Really like the phone. It definitely takes time going through all the in and outs of the application on the phone. Battery life is definitely an issue so will be taking on board to drain it and do a full charge as a normal user, would like to see at least 2 days use. Love the video playbacks but sometimes texting/mailing etc can be a bit tedious. Calling Orange customer service and they say enter the first letter of your password...obviously you have to remember what a normal mobile alpha keys look like on a number only dialler! Browser is ok...so may look to use the new opera if I know how to install! Orange does seem to slight annoy me with some of the applications and I have given the demo games and alphact racing game a miss. After 30 secs of playing that silly game touching left/right/bottom screen to direct the car??!!! I was scare of dropping the phone! Question - Has anyone drop the phone yet? Did it survive!!
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Reviewed by Alan from UK on 17th Jun 2009
Again got this phone on an orange upgrade 2 weeks ago and so far so good. Was worried about the battery life after reading the reviews but with a few calls and a bit of music/browsing each day I am getting 2 days comfortably. The browser for me is a bit disappointing. The speed is good but the software is average at best. Great camera, good for music, no problems with call volume. Haven't found the built in fm transmitter that was stated in some reviews!?! All in all a good solid well built phone!
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Reviewed by Paul from UK on 15th Jun 2009
Got this phone on an upgrade from Orange, have upgraded from a Samsung G600, was going to sell it after seeing what they were going for but curiosity got the better of me & decided to keep it & i'm glad I did. 1st of all some people are mentioning battery problems. The battery needs a good charge on this phone, ie: run the battery down, turn the phone off & leave it on charge over night. I done this & currently have 4 out of 7 bars left after 27 hours of taking the phone off charge. Have used bluetooth, a few calls & text messages and general stuff on the phone. I am also not using the 3G connection permantly as this is known to drain the battery, if I want to use the web i'll turn on 3G which takes about 5 seconds to do. Obviuosly the more you use the camera & video the battery will drain quicker. There is also a few other tweaks in the settings which can help save battery power, do a search for "omnia HD forums" and you'll find a wealth of info and tips out there. The phone overall I find a pleasure to use, the touch screen & software is brilliant, it is very responsive & i'm very impressed with both. (this is my 1st touchscreen) Navigating aroung the phone is easy. I've only had to look in the user guide for more complex applications. I find texting a pleasure to use as you have a large virtual keyboard & I find it much easier than most normal key pads on phones which a lot of the time i'm sure are made for childrens fingers. I'm a 41 yr old male. Camera - The 8 meg camera is good, you have various settings which when experimenting with you can get some decent photos. I compared some photos I took, with some I have taken from my Canon ixus860 (8meg) and the canon wins, but then again it should, its soul purpose is to take photo's. The only thing I don't like with the camera is some settings are not saved when you exit camera mode. This is down to Orange software as if you decide to unbrand your handset & put on the original Samsang software the camera settings are saved. video- Now this I am impressed with. 1280X720hd recording. I generally use the 720X480 resolution & the results are great, also you can use flash when videoing in dark places, dont even think I can do that on my canon isux860. If you use the HD Res, when played back you may notice some lip sync issues, but when video is played back on my PC it all seems fine. Whatever setting you use I think you'll be impressed, the video recording is suberb, you almost forget this is actually a moblie PHONE! There is a wealth of stuff I will probably never use on this phone, music etc for which I have an I-pod (apart from mp3 ringtones where I find the sound quality excellent) but with what I have used I could only find fault with if I was being really picky and off the top of head I can't think of anything. All in all I find the phone a pleasure to use, its easy, feels nice & fits in my jeans pocket fine even with a silcone case on, talking of cases, that is something I would recommened along with a screen protecter. 9.5/10
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Reviewed by Chris from UK on 14th Jun 2009
I Had this phone as an Orange upgrade, had the phone for 5 days before sending it back, the battery life was appalling, at night the phone had 100% Battery charge, yet 6hrs later when the phone had done nothing it was down to 15%, the navigation and touchscreen werent a patch on the iPhone, the camera however was very good but you would expect this from an 8MP. Could've been an excellent handset but poor battery performance spoilt this one for me.
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Reviewed by Jason from Cardiff on 11th Jun 2009
Had the i8910 for about three weeks now, great apart from one main problem - On the main home screen, I don't like the lay-out (widgets, clock too big, doesnt show date etc etc etc, so I put it in normal (or finger-tip) mode. Only problem is, in this mode, when I receive a text, it just says "1 message received" It doesn't state who it's off etc etc......Any solutions to this guys??
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Reviewed by Geoff b from UK on 10th Jun 2009
Looks fantastic, but on Orange where they just ruin the phone ? you got to be kidding! Come on O2 lose the Iphone obsession... ive had to settle for LG Viewty Smart which is a great phone in itself.
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Reviewed by Angeleyesuk from England on 9th Jun 2009
Word of warning, despite what it says in the manual you MUST GIVE THIS BATTERY A FULL CHARGE B4 USE!!! At first I only charged it till it said 'battery full' and was horrified to only get about 6hrs out of it even without making calls??? I went back to basics and am now reasonably happy with the performance(30hrs inc abit of web serfing, video watching, music and calling)Design is super slick, menu navigation makes sense but is not as slick as iphone. Vid playback, camera and pc software are great, plus browsing is quite fast too. I have upgraged from a k800i and belive it or not this phone somehow seems less intrusive in your trouser pocket. I'm still gonna drop a point because I really was expecting a standout perfomance from this 1500mah battery but in the end its good for this type phone. Definately does alot for your swagger!
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Reviewed by eldracm from uk on 8th Jun 2009
supposed great phone. pity about the 3rd rate network it is fixed to.
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