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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Samsung Omnia HD Vs Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition - The Touch Screen Face-Off

The Samsung Tocco Ultra and the Samsung Omnia HD are two of the latest proffers from the leading mobile manufacturer, each also known by their models names as the S8300 and i8910 respectively.

Touch Screen

The Tocco Ultra has a 2.8 inch OLED touch screen which has a high resolution of 240X400 pixels for display of crisp and vibrant images. The Samsung Omnia HD on the other hand is endowed with a wider touch screen measuring 3.7 inches. The OMOLED screen also has a higher resolution of 360X640 pixels.

So, it can be said that the Omnia HD mobile phone offers better quality images. The touch screen of the Samsung Tocco Ultra uses the Touch Wiz interface and provides tactile feedback- the phone vibrates when touched. But the screen is not responsive enough. The touch screen of the Samsung Omnia HD is capacitive rather that resistive, so the screen is much more responsive to finger flicks.

Since the screen of the Omnia HD is wider than that of the its rival its virtual keyboard is bigger and more finger friendly than the virtual key board of the Tocco Ultra Edition.

The Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra however scores a point over the i8910 by proffering a slider keypad. This keypad is meant to cater to customers who are not comfortable with the absence of physical keys. The Omnia HD being a wholly touch operated phone does not have this advantage.


The Tocco Ultra has an 8 Mega pixel camera. The handset has to be slid open to reveal the lens, which is an odd feature. The camera has an auto focus feature to allow people with the shakiest hands to click the perfect snap. The Samsung Omnia HD also sports an 8 Mega pixel camera which is transfused with a plethora of features like auto focus, face detection and geo tagging which lets you tag pictures by location.

It is also superior because it is equipped with business card recognition. It has smile and blink shot technologies which make it click snaps only when the subject is smiling and not when he is blinking. Cameras of both phones lack the zoom attribute. The Samsung Tocco Ultra has an LED photo light. The Samsung Omnia HD has only a single LED flash and no dual LED flash as was expected by photography fanatics.

Other Features

The Omnia HD has a very superlative ability to record 720p HD video. It hence tantamounts to a mobile camcorder. With a video resolution of 1280X720 pixels the phone can record 24 frames per second. There are myriad video editing possibilities in the phone. The S8300 Tocco Ultra has the usual mobile phone video recording capabilities and is equipped with a second video call camera in its front.

Both phones have GPRS, Wi Fi technology and HSDPA for augmenting mobile internet experience. Both have music player and FM radio facets too.

The Samsung i8910 Omnia HD is a great choice if you want a hi-tech smart phone. The Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra is apt for those who just want a functional mobile smart phone.

The Samsung Omnia HD and Samsung Tocco Ultra are the most recent additions ot the manufacturers range of 8.0 megapixel camera phones, for information on these and many more handsets please visit our online mobile phones shop - Phones Limited.

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