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Samsung Omnia or Defy Plus??

Suman

Broken In
Please help me to choose between Samsung Omnia WI8350 & the Defy Plus...With the Omnia, is apps available easliy & freely like Android ??

2nd, how's the GPS map in Omnia; I have to travel a lot so maps for me is pretty important...:confused::confused::-?
 
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Suman

Broken In
Ankit, thanks....there's no audio in the clips... very difficult to understand, what is good & what is not....
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
Omnia W is very good handset...its lot less customisable then androids .. but just butter smooth and never lags.

Software and games r freely available...google maps and bing maps r fine...it locks the gps quickly coz of glasnos (russian satellite) ...software had to be downloaded from marketplace only, no other way out

For the price its just superb...looks great, superamoled screen with 800x400 (dont remember the exact value) is great ...720p and 1080p mp4 with h264 codec works smoothly with no lag
 

AndroidFan

Peak Oil is real!
Bing Maps is not very accurate. All road names and addresses are messed up, especially here in Hyderabad... So, if you depend on Maps for traveling, you might prefer Google Maps which is really excellent. (available on Android phones natively)

As for apps, a lot of them are available for WP7 devices as well... You might miss a few if you already have an Android phone or an iPhone. But if you are upgrading to a smartphone from a feature phone for the first time, then you won't notice any problems. WP7 is smooth, good enough for regular use...

Instead of Moto Defy plus, you might want to consider Sony Neo V, if you choose the Android route... Its slightly better...

Cheers!
 

AndroidFan

Peak Oil is real!
Can I download & use Google maps on the Omnia ??


gMaps is not an official app. It does not have many of the features of the original Google Maps app...

Bing Maps is usable. Hopefully, it will become more accurate in the future...

Maybe you can choose the Lumia 710, which has Nokia Drive, which is slightly better... Gives you turn by turn navigation...
 

Shah

Cyborg Agent
Dont buy any WP now. Wait for a few days. Because, the current phones wont be getting any future software updates. If you are okay with it, Buy samsung omnia w. It's a great phone.
 

noob

Cyborg Agent
WP OS is the problem...no apps like iOS or Android. (major apps are there)
also current WP wont get next update (Apollo)

Go for Defy+ You will truly enjoy your phone...i current have both phones and dont find WP usable from end users point of view.
 

AndroidFan

Peak Oil is real!
WP OS is the problem...no apps like iOS or Android. (major apps are there)
also current WP wont get next update (Apollo)

Go for Defy+ You will truly enjoy your phone...i current have both phones and dont find WP usable from end users point of view.

I think Suman is new to smartphones. WP7 is a better choice for newbies... Android has a bigger learning curve...

If going the Android route, there is one more new smartphone, already on ICS... The HTC One V... Excellent review of that phone... Very affordable @16k...

See review -- HTC One V review | The Verge

Video: HTC One V Review - YouTube
 

Sujeet

Undead!!!
If you want a easy to use Smartphone go get wp7 phone.Options are Lumia 710 and Omnia W.
Lumia will allow you to use Nokia Directions which is a Delight for travellers.

If you are. app junky and just want yo load tons of Useful and Useless apps on your phone, Android Is the way to go.

Ignoring the fact that Current gen Wp phone wont get Future Updates You will be sufficised by Nokia 710.
 

aroraanant

Explorer
I suggest you to get Incredible S for <17k from ebay with the help of 10% coupon, much-much better than the above mentioned phones
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
Donno if Defy+ will get the next update too

@androidfan I think the opposite ...if OP is new to smartphone its better to get android....or else he will be more frustated by Zune software, No bluetooth transfer, no direct transfer of file from PC etc

Omnia W have better hardware then Defy+, better screen, lagfree
 

Raccoon

Journeyman
Keep in mind that the Defy Plus has a pathetic camera for both stills and videos. Comparatively Neo V has a much better cam but poor build quality.

Buy Omnia W or any other WP and forget about USSD (unless they address this issue thru future updates... which is a BIG if). Meanwhile you wont be able to activate plans and such.
 
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