The mid-range mobile phone bunch has new additions – the Samsung Omnia W I8350 and the Nokia Lumia 710. Initially, both of them were priced around the Rs. 20,000 mark, but they’ve now dropped to very interesting price points around Rs. 16,000. I keep getting asked which one of these is better. While the two are nearly identical in terms of internal specs…
- 3.7″ display
- 1.4GHz CPU
- 512MB internal RAM
- 8GB storage
- 5mp autofocus rear camera with LED flash
- Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
- Omnia W has a secondary, front-facing, VGA video calling camera, whereas the Lumia 710 has none. If you want to make video calls and/or take your own profile shots, get the Omnia W.
- The Lumia 710 is available in a bunch of trendy colors for the back – cyan, fuschia, yellow etc. The Omnia W is only available in a boring black. If you need something funky, go for the Lumia 710.
- Omnia W is lighter at 115.3g. The Lumia 710 is 125g.
- The Omnia W has a Super AMOLED display, whereas the Lumia 710 has a Nokia ClearBlack display, but 99% of you won’t make the difference out.
- The Omnia W has crappy Samsung apps and the Lumia 710 has crappy Nokia apps, but I’ve heard good things about Nokia Drive.
My reasons to pick up the Omnia W are unique as usual:
- It was cheaper on Sulekha.com (Rs. 16,200 or something vs. the then Rs. 17,500 price for the Lumia).
- I prefer the shape of the straight Omnia W to the rounded Lumia 710
- I hate Nokia
Latest prices for the two are as follows: