Quick heads up. After Nokia dropped the price of Lumia 710 recently to 15k Rupees, Samsung is following their footstep and has now deducted the price of Omnia W by more than 2,000 rupees. Samsung Omnia W is now available for just 15,200. Flipkart listing below:
Samsung Omnia W and Nokia Lumia 710 are the only two mid range Windows Phone devices available in India. Now that both of them are equally priced, more or less, I feel the Omnia W has a huge advantage over Lumia 710. Omnia W has a SAMOLED screen and more importantly, a front facing camera while Lumia 710 has a TFT LCD display and lacks a front facing camera. Lumia 710 costs the same in offline retail stores while online stores are selling it a slighly higher price. Lumia 710 has advantage of Nokia applications which are far better than what any other Windows Phone OEM has to offer. Now, before you hit the Purchase button – don’t forget to read our review of Samsung Omnia W.
Reader question: Mid range Windows Phone devices are getting cheaper every month, do you really think super cheap Windows Phone tango devices are necessary or will they bring in unnecessary fragmentation to the ecosystem? Let us know.