Months have passed since I changed my phone from Nokia N80ie to Samsung Omnia II i8000. Another rather big step just as I had previously moved from Nokia 3250 to N80ie.
My verdict after just using for only a few days still stands today, which is that hardware wise, it is a good phone but Windows Mobile 6.1 OS does not match up to it. Now that Apple iPhone 3GS and Google Nexus One just come out more recently, I feel Omnia II is the best if don't consider the OS, and also considering its lesser hype, earlier launch, and [I guess] may be lower price.
Nevertheless, I don't hate anything about the phone nor the WM6.1 (after I configured it to never use 3G data for Internet). The main problem I faced is the phone hanged and the speaker and microphone was somehow turned off that I can't listen and talk using the phone. Both easily resolved by removing and putting back the battery, or even removing and putting back the SIM card too. My untested observation at the moment suggests both of these issues were not the fault of both the hardware nor the OS (of course, good OS shouldn't hang) but due to a software I am using, fring, which seems not yet fully ready for WM6.1.
The other thing I don't like, again nothing to do with hardware, is the way WM handles wifi connections, especially adhoc wifi connection. I found out after searching the Internet that it needs to be connected first before PC's adhoc wifi connection is enabled.
I have yet to upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5 but I doubt any significant difference. Will need to figure out the pros/cons and any important things to look out for (the last time after I updated the N80 firmware to N80ie then I realized the new firmware cannot restore backups from the old firmware!!).
Anyone out there thinks likewise or the opposite?