Written By: Sam Hall
The latest mobile phone deals and top of the range handsets may be all over the news, but device manufacturers can’t just produce highly capable and expensive smartphones. They also have to take care to produce mid-range devices that cater to a wide market, and that’s where the competition is really at this point in the year. Adding to its successful Omnia range Samsung recently launched the Omnia M.
Aesthetically there’s nothing particularly spectacular about the Omnia M. It plays safe with a minimalist grey body, and weighs in at a relatively light but reliable 120g. Samsung take pride in their easily handled phones, and the Omnia sits comfortably in the palm thanks to its 10.5mm thickness. It also feels great with a reassuring grip to keep it in your hand and not on the floor.
The 4 inch display is a WVGA Super AMOLED screen which is pretty impressive for a mid-range phone. Though it can’t compete with top of the range touch screens the Omnia M nevertheless offers vivid, well-defined visuals. Sticking with a single core processor you might expect the device to suffer from lag issues but navigation is surprisingly smooth.
The 5 megapixel camera is pretty standard for a mid-range phone, and you can use Samsung’s Photo Studio and Fun Shot apps to customize the images you produce. You’ll also find an additional VGA camera on the front of device useful for video calling although the quality of the images captured by this lens is nothing to write home about.
Battery life is a major issue with modern smartphones and mid-range devices often offer more impressive longevity than their more expensive relatives. The Omnia M can easily survive a whole day after an overnight charge even when you’re using its most advanced features, and downloading apps. It may not look like the fanciest piece of hardware on the market but its functionality makes it a real player in the mid-range spectrum.
Author Bio: Sam is a devoted technology enthusiast and always loves to discover and write about the latest gadgets or developments in the technology world.