Samsung Omnia II vs Nexus One: Specification Comparison

Posted on Jan 6 2010 - 3:44pm by Hansoo

Google Nexus One was released yesterday amidst much anticipation. While the device is no Windows Mobile, it is important to note one of the smartphones’ development milestone that sees a move towards cloud computing even more prevalent.

Below, we have lay down the technical specifications of both the Samsung Omnia II and the Google Nexus One. Give and take, the two devices does share some similarities that are fast becoming the industry’s standard including the high quality camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, AMOLED display and proximity sensor.

Samsung Omnia 2 Google Nexus One
Operating system Windows Mobile 6.5 Android 2.1 (Eclair)
Release date June,2009 Jan, 2010
Processor Samsung S3C6410 800Mhz,Dedicated graphic accelerator Qualcomm QSD 1Ghz Snapdragon
RAM 256 MB 512 MB
Storage 8/16GB internal storage
MicroSD card slot available
4GB Micro SD Card
Screen 3.7 inch AMOLED, Resistive WVGA 3.7 inch AMOLED, Capacitive WVGA
Multi-touch No No (said to be coming)
Size 118 x 59.6 x 12.3 mm 119 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm
Weight 123g 130 g
Battery 1500 mAH 1400 mAH
Battery life Talk time 8 hours on 3G
Standby 430 hours on 3G
Talk time 7 hours on 3G
Standby 250 hours on 3G
Camera 5 megapixel with Dual LED Flash 5 megapixel with LED Flash
Video 720×480 at 30 fps 720×480 pixels at 20 fps
Connectors 3.5mm headphone, microUSB 3.5mm headphone, microUSB
Control 3 hardkeys, volume keys, Lock, Camera, back keys 4 softkeys, illuminated trackball, volume keys
Additional features Proximity sensor, Proximity sensor, digital compass, dual microphone

The main reason for anyone thinking of getting the latest gadget would have to be it’s formidable software collection.

On the same line as the Windows Mobile equipped Samsung Omnia II, Nexus One is capable of multi-tasking. The highlight would have to be its web-driven components that includes maps and navigation search in the cloud, smooth syncing, the seemingly better Andorid Market, Google Goggles (though still a bit rough).

For those interested, here’s a well-written comparison between the Nexus One and iPhone.

What are you thoughts on the Nexus One?

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. mrwangkai January 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm -

    I think it’s a trend with Android gaining quite abit of marketshare over the past year. It’ll all come down to Apps, if Windows Makretplace doesn’t catch up, it’ll be really hard for Microsoft to come out strong.

  2. Kiam January 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm -

    Just bough S.O.II. Considering returning it and waiting for the Nexus One offerring from Verizon. S.O.II hardware is nice, but worried that Windos O/S and apps won’t come close to match Android etc. Any thoughts?

  3. Back2Nature January 7, 2010 at 4:56 am -

    My conclusion, what’s Microsoft doing?

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