Samsung Omnia M

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Samsung Omnia M
ManufacturerSamsung
SeriesSamsung Omnia Series – S7530
Compatible networks2.5G GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
3G UMTS/HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s – 900, 2100 MHz
First releasedJuly 2012
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Form factorBar
Dimensions121.6 mm (4.79 in) H
64.1 mm (2.52 in) W
10.5 mm (0.41 in) D
Weight119 g (4.2 oz)
Operating systemWindows Phone 7.5
CPU1 GHz single core Qualcomm S1 MSM7227A
GPUAdreno 200 (enhanced)
Memory384 MB RAM
Storage4/8 GB internal flash and 7 GB free in SkyDrive
BatteryUser serviceable 1500 mAh Li-poly battery
Data inputsMulti-touch capacitive touchscreen, proximity sensor, and light sensor.
Display4.0 in (100 mm) WVGA Super AMOLED, 800 x 480 pixels at 233 ppi, 15:9 aspect ratio, Color depth 16 bit, 65k colors, 60 Hz refresh rate
Rear camera5 MP,
480p VGA video capture @ 30 fps
Front camera0.3 megapixel VGA
Connectivity
OtherTalk time: Up to 12.6 hours
Standby time: Up to 530 hours (approx. 22 days)
WebsiteSamsung Omnia M

The Samsung Omnia M (also known as the S7530) is a budget smartphone developed by Samsung. Part of the Omnia series, it was announced in May 2012 and released in July 2012 in the European market.[1][2] The phone also became available in China on China Mobile and China Unicom, as well as in Brazil.[3][4][5] A version was planned for China Telecom but was never released.[3][4][6]

Primary features[edit]

The primary features of the Omnia M are:[1][7]

Availability[edit]

The phone officially launched on July 31, 2012, and was originally for sale exclusively through Phones 4u in the United Kingdom at £289.95.[8][9] In Italy and other European markets, the device launched for 294.99.[10] The Omnia M was also released in Brazil for R$799.[5] When the Omnia M was launched in China, the variant sold by China Unicom shipped with 8 GB of internal storage instead of the usual 4 GB.[3][8]

Reception[edit]

The Omnia M received mixed feedback upon its announcement and launch.[8][2] Reviewers noted the relatively high price for the device compared to its hardware specifications and competing devices.[5][10][8] The device was praised for its build, camera, display, and battery life; however, its low RAM and built-in storage were areas of concern, as the 4 GB variant had only 2.5 GB of user-accessible storage due to default applications.[8] Additionally, the lack of HSPA+ or DC-HSPA+ was criticized as providing insufficient data speed compared to other devices.[2] The device was also compared to its predecessor, the Omnia W.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Play and Share with Samsung Omnia M". Samsung Electronics. May 11, 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Rubino, Daniel (May 11, 2012). "Samsung announces low-end Omnia M Windows Phone for Europe". Windows Central. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Rubino, Daniel (June 29, 2012). "Samsung semi-launches Omnia M Windows Phone in China". Windows Central. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b Wilhelm, Alex (June 29, 2012). "Samsung's low-cost Omnia M has landed in China – Can it push Windows Phone over the 10% mark?". The Next Web. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Rubino, Daniel (July 31, 2012). "Samsung Omnia M Windows Phone priced to fail in Brazil?". Windows Central. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  6. ^ Rubino, Daniel (May 17, 2012). "Nokia Lumia 719c and Samsung Minuet reportedly heading to China Telecom". Windows Central. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Samsung Omnia M". Phone Arena. May 11, 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d e Litchfield, Steve (October 2, 2012). "Review: Samsung Omnia M". All About Windows Phone. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  9. ^ Edmunds, Rich (July 30, 2012). "Phones 4u to launch the exclusive Samsung Omnia M in the UK". Windows Central. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  10. ^ a b Edmunds, Rich (May 14, 2012). "Samsung Omnia M priced at Italian website for €294.99". Windows Central. Retrieved 5 February 2017.