Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 in the Test

The model name “Pro” can already guess the usage area of the B7330 envisioned by Samsung – the good piece to meet professional expectations with QWERTY keypad, messaging and Office tools and the data Turbo HSPA primarily, though not exclusively. Clear case that we shed light on the strengths and weaknesses of the Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 and answer the question of whether the Windows Mobile phone the bottom line can really recommend as a mobile office.

  1. Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Optic white please

The candy bar model in the classic BlackBerry design plays with a nearly impeccable processing of housing without clearances typical of Samsung at a high level. The material is appropriate for the unit price of just under 400 euros; the mesh inserted components add to a haptically pleasant whole.

Also the battery cover engages securely into the sockets and is bombproof. Known issue: the shiny plastic is extremely susceptible to greasy fingerprints, which however quickly eliminated with a handkerchief or the Sweatshirt sleeves can be.

Due to the quality look-and-feel of the mantle also the four-line knows to please fully rubberized and solid processed Schreibtastatur. Although the each lever in a fairly confined space sit together. Thanks to the slight curvature in the middle of the keys they leave are still well apart with some practice. The pressure point is although soft, but noticeable. All in all it is the Samsung Omnia Pro 7330 operate well and fluently.

Busy employees and communication-joyful home users will learn quickly appreciate the convenient QWERTY keyboard for typing emails and post status messages. Without complaint the pushers don’t get off however: the contrast of the special characters in red on a black background is too weak, even in itself good keyboard lights can create here does not help.

The South Koreans have placed the also rubberized control panel with home -, back – and call keys and soft and Navigation key between the keyboard and the display. The latter coincides with his less high-quality execution and the slight creaking slightly out of the frame. The freely accessible, but something hard to open memory card slot, the internal memory full 416 megabytes can be upgraded with a MicroSD card is located on the side of the housing.

Lame response slows euphoria

The keyboard and the operating concept will hopefully make school and find generic, because unlike many other smartphones the Candybar model can be comfortably with one hand use.

The connect editors, however, were not entirely convinced by the inner workings of the Samsung newcomers. Most serious reason: slow response time. Our test device approved often long pauses for reflection at various inputs and navigate through the menu and thus made a smooth and fast work almost impossible.

The Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 seems overwhelmed, which requires some patience and staying power for the user in turn rapidly successive commands. Not quite understanding is also partly inconsistent implementation of the control with the two soft keys. So the command “Cancel” time on the left, is placed in the E-Mail settings times on the right button – without apparent reason.

Speaking of E-Mail: after entering the account data the Smartphone gets all necessary server settings independently from the network – that works reliably. Also practical: The Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 looks at customizable time intervals on the server of the provider and automatically downloads new messages on the screen.

Limited individuality

Samsung has the operating system Windows Mobile 6.5 atop its own surface called WizPro, but also disable itself can be. WizPro informed with an active standby screen messages, missed calls and upcoming events; In addition, ten more home screens available, are about to favorite contacts, RSS feeds, or communities. The Navigation key can be easily between the different views back and forth.

You can put an own stamp on the Samsung with programs from the Windows Marketplace. In the Microsoft software store selection is modest but still arg – about putting in addition an Android powered device, fine tuning is very limited.

The 320 x 320 pixels wide, with 253 cd / m ², less bright display invites not just for Web browsing, but Samsung said on the Business Wire puts the focus. And here the Windows model provides a good service: the synchronization of contacts and dates between Smartphone and Outlook on the PC works perfectly, while “Mobile Office” allows both viewing and editing Office documents. Everything on board, the business traveller needs is also facilities side with HSPA, EDGE, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and Bluetooth.

Properly collect points could the Samsung due to its enduring battery. The power collector holds the Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 in the intensive use of mix of emailing, phoning, surfing and music heard around six and a half hours in a good mood and achieved remarkable rates with over eleven hours of talk time in the E-network. Transmission and reception quality, as well as the acoustic measurements certify a good overall phone quality without serious weaknesses in the business phone.

Feelings mixed at the end of

Although the Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 thanks to its nearly complete facilities, the good values of perseverance and the user-friendly and itself liquid user interface offers the best conditions – but the lame response time is a leg the chic everyday Companion. Who can accept this fact, here Gets a decent device at a fair price on the hand.

Data sheet

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system
Processor / clock speed (MHz)
internal memory (MB)
Memory card slot
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch
Battery type / variable
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE
HSDPA / HSUPA
Wi-Fi standard
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP
… SIM access, phone book / HID
USB type / storage / charging
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch)
Resolution (PX)
Number of colors
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert
Handsfree / mute
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML
SMS / MMS
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact)
Image / notes field / date of birth
Appointment management
Day / week / month view
weekly / annual events
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit
Consider Excel / edit
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting
Flash / https / home / Favorites
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC
Video player / full screen display
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel)
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS
Navi-software / onboard / offboard
Navi / route planner
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm
Weight (grams)
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours)
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours)
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours)
type. Endurance (hours)
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer)

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100)
Endurance talk (35)
Persistence display mode (65)
FACILITIES (170)
System (15)
Scope of delivery (10)
Display (40)
Connectivity (15)
Phone features (10)
Messaging (15)
PIM (15)
Office (5)
Web browser (15)
Camera (15)
Music and video (10)
Navigation (5)
HANDLING (140)
Ease of handling
User interface
Processing quality
MEASUREMENTS (90)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)
Acoustic measurements send (15)
Acoustic measurements receiving (15)
tested in issue: 05/10