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Samsung Omnia II (i8000) Review

Our review unit comes in a small package with just a blue-glowed “O” as the main cover design, unlike other phones with the product image prominently on the box.

And inside we found the power charger, USB cable, headphones (with remote control and clip), phone cover, stylus, microSD card with card adapter, software CD, user manual and warranty card.

The Omnia II sports a huge 3.7-inch Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode (AMOLED) touchscreen display, which is not only bigger than its older sibling, but the screen also provides better image quality and consumes less power. At the top right corner is the frontal camera for video conferencing. Below the display are the talk/speakerphone, menu and end call/power buttons which resembles that of the Samsung Jet.

The volume keys are on the left of the Omnia II, and they also double up as the digital zoom controls when you go into camera mode. However, in camera mode, you would be holding the Omnia II in a landscape position (with the left facing down), which means the zoom buttons are at the bottom instead.

On the right are the neatly laid phone lock key, back/cube launcher and camera mode buttons.

At the top are the 3.5mm audio jack and miniUSB connector. With the 3.5mm audio jack, you plug in your earphones/headphones conveniently, unlike other phones that require a special adapter or using their earphones.

And at the rear is the 5-megapixel camera with dual power LED flash. There is also an instructional sticker to tell you how to remove the rear cover.

The rear cover is easy to open, and inside reveals the battery compartment as well as the SIM card and microSD card slots. The 3.7V 1500mAh Lithium-ion battery is included to power the Omnia II.

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