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Samsung i8910 HD review

Renamed from the Omnia HD, it's a beast of a media phone

There are a few decent applications already installed on the phone, and the option to add a whole load more thanks to the Symbian system (although Samsung doesn't have its own App Store as yet), so we'll rattle through a few of the highlights, all of which play very well with the Samsung i8910 HD.

The game Asphalt 4 is pre-installed, and uses the accelerometer and touchscreen for motion controlled gaming, which is very slick and easy to pick up and play.

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Smart search works in a similar way to Spotlight on the iPhone, in that it will let you search both on the device and the internet, depending on what you're looking for, which is a pretty neat service.

There's a dictionary with an extensive word list, a compass which actually works, Quick Office and PDF reader to let you do all manner of work-related things, as well as RoadSync which lets you hook up to Microsoft Exchange for calendar, email and contacts too.

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The GPS data section, which was supposed to let us view things like out position, coordinates and map any trip length, was something of a let-down, as it spent most of the time connecting and trying to find out where we were. However, with a bit more perseverance / luck, we think this could be a really handy feature, especially when coupled with the compass (which will make Google Maps' StreetView a joy to use in the future.)

In short, the i8910 HD is stocked full of applications for many different things you might need. The only three things we would have liked to have seen would be a native Google Mail client, a YouTube video viewer and an FM transmitter, especially with the emphasis on media on this handset.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSDPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyOMNIA
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time30 Minute
Product Modeli8910 HD
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution640 x 360
Weight (Approximate)148 g
Maximum Video Resolution720 x 480
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Operating System VersionSymbian OS 9.4
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Instant Messaging, Email
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height123 mm
Width58 mm
Depth12.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time450 Hour
ManufacturerSamsung
Product NameOMNIA I8910 HD Smartphone
Processor Speed500 MHz
Processor TypeCortex
Product LineOMNIA
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberI8910HD
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Samsung's I8910 HD leaves nothing to be desired. It shoots video in full HD and photos with 8MP. The world's largest AMOLED display at 3.7" is your own personal movie screen that auto rotates. That along with high-speed web access, there's no reason to leave work or play for later on. Add to that up to 16GB of built-in memory and we're sure you'll find plenty of ways to use it ?35 movies, 12,000 MP3 songs or 18,000 photos.

Standard Memory256 MB