Samsung Wave II vs. Samsung Omnia 7 (16GB) – Review

by Jerry D on March 5, 2011

Compared to the Samsung Omnia 7, the The Samsung Wave II is a budget option running an OS that few people have actually heard of. Let alone used. But the Wave II is surprisingly well-specced and could give this Windows Phone 7 handset a good kick up the backside…

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Stat-fight: Samsung Wave II vs. Samsung Omnia 7 (16GB)

Samsung Wave II VS Samsung Omnia 7 (16GB)
Display 3.7-inch Super Clear LCD 4.0-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Processor 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor (Hummingbird) with PowerVR SGX540 GPU 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250
Software Bada OS 1.2 with TouchWiz 3.0 and HTML 5-friendly Dolfin web browser Microsoft Windows Phone 7
Storage Up to 34GB Up to 16GB
Rear camera 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus and touch focus, an LED flash, geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stablilization and 720p video capture. 5.0 Megapixels with Autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, image stabilization and 720p video recording
Front camera Yes No
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA (3.6 Mbps) 3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP
Size 59.8 x 123.9 x 11.8mm 64.2 x 122.4 x 11.0mm
Weight 135g 138g
Talktime 6.0 hours 6.0 hours
Standby 500 hours 330 hours

Analysis: Samsung Wave II vs. Samsung Omnia 7 (16GB)

Headlining the Samsung Wave II is a 3.7-inch touch-sensitive Super Clear LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It has 384000 pixels onscreen overall, which works out at 252.162 pixels per inch.

The touch-sensitive Super AMOLED screen on the Omnia is bigger at 4.0 inches. There’s no difference in the resolution though. So with 384000 pixels on the 4.0-inch screen, the pixel density is lower at 233.25 pixels per inch.

As for size and weight, the Wave II and the Windows-powered Omnia 7 measure 123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8mm and 122.4 x 64.2 x 11.0mm respectively. Overall the Omnia 7 is the bigger phone.

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The Wave II’s built-in camera has a resolution of 5.0 MP, plus features that include: autofocus and touch focus, an LED flash, geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stabilization and 720p video capture. There’s also a front-facing camera for video calls.

The two phones match each other for megapixels – the Omnia 7 (16GB) also packs a 5.0 Megapixel camera with autofocus, an LED flash, geo-tagging, image stabilization and 720p video recording. No front-facing camera though. So, taking everything into account…

Verdict: The Samsung Wave II wins!

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