Sunday, August 5, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 7:28 AM —
We tend to give Samsung a lot of flak for...well, not really caring about Windows Phone. While they're quite good at what they do -- building powerful devices with gorgeous displays in slim packages -- the Korean manufacturer is also a little lazy, especially compared to the exemplary work Nokia has done to win over Windows Phone fans over the past several months.
So we were skeptical of Samsung's Omnia M, the new mid-range Tango handset that just went on sale in the UK and India. That is, until we read through UK retailer Dialaphone's review of the handset, which paints a much more positive picture of what the device is like in reality. The one thing that struck us the most was how much better the device looked on video compared to its official photos; we especially like the look of the device when its Back and Search keys have switched off, disappearing into the black background. There's also a few revelations about the device that we didn't know until now including two storage options for sale (4 or 8 GB) and the rear camera's ability to capture 720p HD video, although we can't confirm for sure if that's correct since Tango hardware shouldn't technically be capable of that.
Most of you will find the video a retread of Windows Phone's capabilities, and the written review unfortunately doesn't go too deep into how the handset performs considering its Tango restraints. Still if you're curious to see how Samsung's first mid-range Windows Phone has turned out, it's worth a few minutes to read the review at the source link or watch the video after the break.