Friday, June 1, 2012

Samsung Omnia Vs Samsung Tocco

When comparing two great mobile phones from one very reputable mobile phone manufacturer, such as with this comparison between the Samsung Omnia and Samsung Tocco, it does make sense that there be little between them, especially considering that they lie in the same 'generation'. That said, there are some small differences that exist, and may be the determining factor in any choice for a mobile phone.

Differences in Features of the Samsung Omnia and Samsung Tocco

Most visibly, in terms of size, both appear fairly similar at a glance. However, closer inspection will reveal the Samsung Tocco to be the smaller of the two, by a couple of millimetres here and there. Despite this, both Samsung Tocco and Samsung Omnia possess the slim, sleek profile that is much sought after, and so any differences in size generally end up going unnoticed. Likewise, the Samsung Omnia is about 15 grams heavier, not much, but just a little.

In terms of display, both have very nice, big, screens, and yet the Samsung Omnia takes the lead in this regard by a fraction as it has superior resolution at 400x240 against the Samsung Tocco's 320x240. Again, a small difference, but present nonetheless.

More apparent differences come when looking at the storage memory of both devices. Where the Samsung Tocco has a somewhat respectable 223 MB of internal memory that is expandable through microSD card, the Samsung Omnia completely blows it out of the water with its 8 GB or 16 GB of internal memory, depending on make. The Samsung Omnia even allows for microSD card usage, however one small downside is that its card slot is located below the battery, a feature that many find to be a hassle. On the other hand, arguably, with 8 GB or 16 GB of storage, that card slot would never really be needed too much.

One other point for the Samsung Omnia goes to the GPS system that it has. A great feature, by any means, it allows for navigational help and tagging of images. Unfortunately, this feature is not present at all on the Samsung Tocco, and thus the Samsung Omnia wins out on this one uncontested against.

Other features are fairly similar throughout, from connectivity with HSDPA, Bluetooth and USB to the 5.0 megapixel cameras that both possess. It would seem that, on the whole, apart from the size and weight differences, it is in storage capabilities and GPS system where the biggest differences lie. There are some small differences in interface too, and generally more people seem comfortable with that of the Samsung Omnia.

Bottom line, the Samsung Omnia does win out in the war of features, however that is not to suggest that the Samsung Tocco doesn't have its own bright points either. If, for instance, a person is looking for something less feature intensive but lighter and maybe just that little bit smaller, than the Samsung Tocco might be a good choice. In the long run however, it is tough to beat the sheer feature-packed power of the Samsung Omnia.

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