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Verizon Samsung Omnia II December 2: Omnia or Motorola Droid?

It seems the Samsung Omnia II on the Verizon network will be releasing December 2 and the price will be $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate which is great news.

Now considering the price it is the same as Verizon’s Motorola Droid and yes you guessed it; we are going to ask you would you choose the Samsung Omnia II or the Motorola Droid? Anyway that is another story so back to the Samsung Omnia II.

The Samsung Omnia II is a full-touch WinMo mobile smartphone and it has been confirmed according to Engadget that it will be running Windows Mobile 6.5, you will also get features such as a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA display, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, 8GB of internal storage with option of upgrading thanks to the microSD expansion, WiFi and so much more.

So will you be buying the Samsung Omnia II or will you opt for the Motorola Droid? Sorry to ask but it had to be done.

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24 thoughts on “Verizon Samsung Omnia II December 2: Omnia or Motorola Droid?”

  1. Dabil says:

    Droid. Not about to put up with my the blue screen of death on my phone. Shouldn’t this be called an MSphone? (yes a little Miscrosoft Humor)

    Although to be honest I am going to wait til next summer to see if the rumors are true about Apple bringing the iPhone to Verizon.

    I would be a Droid owner now if there was more support for Google Voice. Google Voice would be the game changer for me. Not about to give up my m2m to use it though.

  2. PreCog says:

    Pre. Well, Droid, if I’m choosing one of the two options. The Pre is still the best smartphone out there right now im my opinion due to how user-friendly and multitask capable webOS is. I’m not a fan of WinMo, and Android 2.0 is pretty slick.

  3. Puchkey says:

    I currently use the original Omnia, and today I bought the Droid, despite the fact that the Omnia’s successors is on it’s way. When I first got the Omnia, I was in love with it’s capabilities, and touch screen. But I have seen now what the Droid can do, and it made me realize how limited the Omnia is. (at least verizon finally allowed the OS update that unlocked the GPS) Google is developing some pretty sweet software. I feel that this open platform, Android, is the future of smart phone OS. or at least the direction it’s going. Omnia II looks like it is going to be a huge improvment over a pretty solid first attempt. But the Google maps and turn by turn directions, voice search, the Android App store and that absolutley geogeous screen from Motorola has won me over.
    The omnia has done well for me for the past year, and I hope II does well. But nome I am a google guy. By the way, Omnis will still use the inferior “resistive” touch screen. too bad. The droid uses the better capacitive techology.
    Think for just a moment how far cell phones have come. I think of my Dad’s car phone which was bolted down to the floor of the car and was connected to the breif case of hrdware in the trunk and was totally cool! I wish I could take my Droid back in time for a day and show everyone in “senior study-hall” what they had to look forward to in 15 years.

  4. james says:

    Droid. Well I think droid is better than IPHONE. The very fact that AAPL is advertising against DROID shows that they are really attacked by droids all around them…

  5. Bucket says:

    Omnia II. Faster processor, lighter, don’t need a cheap keyboard. Not convinced about Android, been using WinMo with success for years. Already have a nice turn by turn GPS, but I’m really looking forward to that AMOLED screen. Swipe sounds pretty cool too.

  6. chocolates says:

    toi nghi rang motorola droid se hoan hao hon omnia . kieu dang dep sang tao . mong manh vua chac chan . ma chac chan droid se nghe nhac hay hon omnia. sam sung nghe nhac chan kinh

  7. dhaoracle says:

    I have a Samsung Omnia i910 and it has it quirks but what phone doesnt. The only problem I have is with the keyboard(but i have gotten use to it) and the slowing down of the phone(which it is as it says a Pocket PC. Even though I can’t wait for Windows 7 to come out. Windows 7 on any computer makes it run faster and better. My computer right now has just gotten windwos 7 and is running way better than Vista eve with my old hardware and operating system).
    I went to play with the Droid and it was exciting for about 5 minutes after that it was very very boring as with all other Android phones I have used. The onscreen keyboard keys are very small for my big fingers and the slide-out keyboard is something I coudl not use because I just got use to texting with “1” hand. It is pretty and new but the phone is just a dud when it comes to pre-installed programs. When I found out that you could not install rograms on the “Storage Card” and could only INSTALL on your 256MB in storage, that was a definite deal breaker for me.

  8. Randy J. says:

    I have a Samsung Omnia i910 and it has it quirks but what phone doesn’t. The only problem I have is with the keyboard (but i have gotten use to it) and the slowing down of the phone (Which it is as it says a Pocket PC. I can’t wait for Windows 7 Mobile to come out. Windows 7 on any computer makes it run faster and better. My computer right now has just gotten Windows 7 and is running way better than Vista eve with my old hardware and operating system).
    I went to play with the Droid and it was exciting for about 5 minutes after that it was very, very boring as with all other Android phones I have used. The onscreen keyboard keys are very small for my big fingers and the slide-out keyboard is something I could not use because I just got use to texting with “1” hand. It is pretty and new but the phone is just a dud when it comes to pre-installed programs. When I found out that you could not install programs on the “Storage Card” and could only INSTALL on your 256MB in storage, which was a definite deal breaker for me.
    I am waiting for December 2 to test the Omnia 2 to see if it grabs me like the first one did. If I can get pass the phone not having an optical d-pad like the previous version then I would definitely buy it. Why? Firstly because Windows Mobile OS can be changed, altered, and made faster without jailbreaking, hacking, or flashing. Second because of the 800 MHz processor that can be customized to either run faster or battery optimized. Finally the hardware and software in this phone is advanced and amazing.
    The only two things that I can see wrong with the Omnia 2 is that there are way too many options in the phone with the Touch Wiz 2 on top taking up a lot of space and instead of merging or skinning the Windows Mobile OS and Samsung removing the Optical D-pad.

  9. Charlie says:

    The iPhone 3GS is the best phone money can buy if it is jailbroken, but I can’t deal with AT&T so, I am buying the Omnia 2 on Wednesday when it goes on sale. I was going to buy the droid even though it had a physical keyboard until I actually held it in my hand. It is too big and bulky and like a box. Any phone overall is a downgrade from my iPhone 3GS but I am hoping I will love the AMOLED of the Omnia 2 enough to deal with it until the iPhone comes to Verizon in 2010.

  10. Allison says:

    Can someone please tell me if either have T9 predictive texting. So far, half of the people are saying yes and half say no

  11. r4i says:

    Good phone which needs fine tuning particularly regarding touch screen reliability. This however is the best WM device among HTC TOUCH HD< TOUCH PRO<TOSHIBA TG01 in my experience.
    I hope WM6.5 and new updates will solve the touch screen sensitivity issue and make it better than competing devices.

  12. jason says:

    I own the omnia 2 and it is way superior to the iphone and the droid. the swype texting is very addicting and the touch screen is so sensitive its like holding an iphone with a real OS on it. the whole phone is wonderful and very user friendly! My friend has the droid and I was not impressed plus the installed programs option turned me off. this is possible the best phone I have seen and I am writing this message from my phone. So take as you will. GO OMNIA 2

  13. Donald says:

    I upgraded from the Omnia to the Omnia2 because of the bigger screen. As I age the screen size seems more important. It was still only 4.5 ounces so it had the edge over the Droid for me.

    It has turned out to be a great phone. The speed and interface improvements have been a bonus. Very worthwhile upgrade.

    Iphone and droid look cool but I need specific function. Windows is a minimum.

  14. Jeanne says:

    I’m on my 3rd Droid in 40 days. Fun toy, lousy phone quality on all three (could I have gotten 3 lemons?). I’m switching to the Omnia II or Eris if I can confirm the call quality.

  15. L.A. Daneman says:

    I upgraded from a MotoQ to the Omnia II, only reason being needing a touchscreen.

    The phone is lovely and my photography portfolio looks amazing on the AMOLED screen. It takes a long time to set up the phone . . . still wondering how to close up icons to get rid of gaps.

    Text can be a challenge for longer messages. I will try drafting first in WM Word and then pasting into a webpage or e-mail.

    The only thing missing is the Beta version of GoogleMaps that’s in DROID. This downloaded version does not have word completion within the address, so I have to type in ‘alb’ first for ‘Albuquerque NM’ pops up. Then, I have to tediously stylus the cursor in front to put in the street address . . . very tedious . . . could use a left/right/up/down key . . . and word completion between spaces would be nice to have too.

    Swype is pretty good using the stylus. Otherwise my big, fat fingers hide the keys.

  16. Dom says:

    OMNIA 2.
    theres really no comparison
    Swype is sooo amazing and fast

    the software and processor are better,
    the screen is better.
    and plus, windows mobile 7 is coming soon
    and its going to bring XBOX live to your phone.
    i win. OMNIA 2 ^.^

  17. Mike says:

    I have the Omnia II. To tell you the truth, I kinda don’t like it. The programs stall a lot, there aren’t that many features. Online is hard to control, and it’s slow. I’m thinking about getting the Droid, or should i wait for the IPhone to come to Verizon?

  18. Craig says:

    The Droid Doesn’t!!! i read all the reviews and decided to go with the droid. I had the original Omina and didn’t like it! But since i had the droid for about a month. I was eager to try the Omina II i920. Droid had some cool applications but as a business phone? two thumbs down! Phone quality was poor and locked up as much as any other mobile device that i have had. Lots of rave about the new droid but there was a big rave about the Motorola Razor too and the was in my opinion the worst phone ever.

  19. Azeo says:

    All I wan’t to know is- where is the Omnia HD?

    I wanted this upgrade for the imbedded stereo speakers. I am a huge fan of playing the radio without headphones so this feature would be very important for me however, to this date the only place I can find this phone is on ebay for an average of 500$. For some reason.. it has no carrier.

    Anyways: the Omnia 2 is good. A phone should be first judged on looks. And it’s one of the prettiest if not thee pretiest of any of the smartphones. I’ve had the chance to run it and its the first modern smartphone I’ve used, the screen is absolutely beautifull, it reminds me of those living waterfall pictures that you can find in the mall!