CNET is available in the following editions:
Read our full review
Add your review
Good: i love its touch sensitivenes
Bad: I cant be able to download any video or music,everytime it tells me that this phone doesnt support the applications or whatever im trying to download
Comment: Please can anyone help me know how to use this phone,like tell me what do i need to do to be able to download music and staff.i really like it
Good: Camera, Messaging, Facebook Intergration and Software
Bad: Battery not great
Comment: I got this phone on an extremely good deal with T-Mobile and it's worth every penny and more! I love Windows 7 Mobile operating system, the tiles asthetically are very pleasing whilst also being very useful! The design is classy and feels good in the hand. I app catalogue has everything I could want, it's growing fast. Only had this phone for around 3 days and I absolutely love it. If you can find a good deal I would highly recommend this phone ;)
Bad: majority of it
Comment: have had this phone now for over two months and i think its the most useless phone ever, ihave had cheaper phones that does morethan this, the incapability to upload videos is beyond me, the market crashes majority of the time even so that doesnt mattter as there is sod all in the form of apps, i cannot get anything uploaded from the phone to my laptop unless downloading zune which takes about 2 hours on even a quick broadband connection, and even then tells you, you need to download another file, just not overly pleased with it, and being a windows phone i thought it would be pretty good, but i shall be deffo going back to apple after the trouble iv had with this god awful phone, DON'T BUY IT
Good: Ease Of Use, Large Screen, Speech Recognision
Comment: Very Easy to use
Good: Same thing i said before
Bad: Hmm .. sometimes only sometimes the phones marketplace/music and videos tile says its loading but wont open :( But a quick Restart will Solve it :D :D
Comment: Lovin the Phone !!! I managed to make 3 of my friends buy it !! and loads of others want it :D
Good: The SAMOLED Screen , The Xbox Games, MS Office and many more !!!
Bad: Its Not in my Mail Yet !!!!
Comment: Im getting on the 30th of April :P Late Birthday Gift :D
Good: fast smooth access
Bad: 8gb non expandible memory, mp3 ringtones not available, mine crashes daily, no flash player as yet.
Comment: Wish i had not got this phone, things i can get on a Â£10 phone i cant get on this. it has potential but needs work....
Good: Screen, OS 7, battery, syncing and Wi Fi sync, on screen keyboard
Comment: I have been blown away from the moment I turned it on.
The screen is simply amazing, indoors and outdoors. Phone has a nice feel to it and the weight is just right. The OS7 is a breeze,fast and really good looking. The tiles approach in it's minimalist form is so refreshingly simple and great to look at. Syncing is suprisingly simple and there is this amazing option to sync wirelesly. Simply connect your phone to the same WiFi network your PC is connected to and when you leave your phone on the chager for 10 minutes it starts syncing wirelessly. You can sync both ways. So if you are charging you phone before you leave the house and would like to quickly add couple of songs or a video this is a really handy way to do it. The on screen keyboard is very good and the easy to use
But now to some things that would be nice to have and are not there yet, beside the obvious stuff like copy & paste which is coming soon is. Folders, the list of tiles and apps can become really long with time and even now with just a couple of apps it can take some time to find something or scrole all the way down. Camera settings are going back to default every time you load the camera app, just the oposite would be nice (MS says it's not a bug it's a feature), ability to control the sound volume separetly from the music volume. These are all hardware independent issues so shouldn't be to long before some of it comes in the form of an update.
Still the phone is great and the windows phone 7 is amazing and I would recomend it.
Good: Screen, OS, Camera.
Bad: Capacitive search and back keys.
Comment: I have had the Omnia 7 since launch, so about 2 and a half months now and I must say I have found it an absolute joy to use. The screen is very responsive and the colours are so bright and vibrant that for the first time on a phone I find myself watching movies and tv shows, which all convert and sync effortlessly through the Zune software. I know a lot has been said about the marketplace not having many apps and games (currently just over 5000), but Microsoft has made a big effort to ensure that most of the essential apps like twitter, eBay etc are there. As for games, being able to get achievements and be linked into Xbox live and able to see when my friends are online and able to message them wherever I am is amazing. If you have an xbox360 this is the phone for you. I also purchased a Zune pass and can download or stream from millions of songs, new albums are available from the day of release. The only negative I have found with the phone are the capacitive back and search buttons which I have a tendency to catch while playing games, but not so often that it is a problem. I tried lots of different phones including the iPhone and android before choosing the omnia 7, but I made the right choice. I must also mention the on screen keyboard. It is possibly the best keyboard available on any mobile os, and I used it to type this review.
Good: Windows Phone 7
Bad: not much
Comment: I have the HTC Mozart but this is a better mobile because of the battery vcapacity. Windows phone 7 has by design a better battery life from android. I think this is the top Windows Phone 7 out there and should have bought it instead. My Mozart is amazing, we did a like for like comparison with my friends samsung S and it was blown away. The android samsung can't even text properly, it's just so slow. Get the Samsung omnia 7 if you can. Free updates from microsoft in Feb and the summer will fix any small niggles people may have.
Log in with your CNET UK or Facebook account to post a user review, or click Join to create an account
Please log in, register or login with Facebook to add a review or comment
Ask your Facebook friends and Twitter followers if you should buy the Samsung Omnia 7 GT-i8700
More Mobile Phones in Crave
About CBS Interactive
Copyright © 2013 CBS Interactive Limited. All rights reserved.