The Sony Ericsson Satio vs The Samsung Omnia 2

Sony Ericsson SatioWe’ve seen a whole host of mobile phone handsets hit the market this past fortnight, with two of the more interesting being the Symbian powered Sony Ericsson Satio and the Windows Mobile based Samsung Omnia 2 i800. We thought we’d compare the two models.

First up – Size

Both mobile phones are certainly on the larger end of the scale, but high powered handsets usually are. Samsung‘s Omnia 2 is larger in surface area, but thinner than the Sony Ericsson Satio, although not by much.

If one mobile phone were to be a winner in the size category, it would have to be the Satio.

Next up – Weight

This one is even closer than size, with the Satio weighing 126g and the Omnia 2 tipping the scales at 129g.

This makes the Satio our winner again, but only by a measly 3 grams.

Third – Screens:

Samsung Omnia 2 i8000 (2)The Samsung Omnia 2 might have a slightly larger surface area, but it needs it! The mobile phone boasts a whopping 3.7 inch AMOLED display, which by comparison makes Satio’s previously impressive 3.5 inch screen look mediocre, at best.

The Omnia 2 has a 480 x 800 resolution, also embarrassing the Satio, which only has a display of 360 x 640 – although the Satio wins in the colour area, displaying 16 million, while the Omnia 2 only shows 65,000.

The Omnia has to take this round, as the screen size and resolution are what we notice when using a phone – 16 million colours is nice, but much harder to utilize.

At the end of the day, the handsets draw. We can go back and forth with the Satio’s 12 mega pixel camera dwarfing the Omnia’s 5 mega pixels, the Omnia sporting slightly better battery life, and a competition about storage space.

The difference in operating systems will make each phone an icon in different markets – which frankly, is how it should be.

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