Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE Review: The Light Side Of Life: FM Radio, Audio Quality, CameraBy cheatmaster 05:00 Mon, 09 Aug 2021 Comments
Frequency Modulation (FM) radio is fine to go
The Frequency Modulation (FM) radio on the Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE has a really neat and simple interface and can automatically scan and save the available stations in your area. It also has RDS support and automatic scanning for an alternative frequency. This means that if you travel during reception, the OmniaLITE should hold care of auto-switching to the regional frequencies of your selected radio station.
The Frequency Modulation (FM) radio app
The handset also supports radio broadcast recording and of course can be minimized to play in the background.
There is room for only six shortcuts for your favorite stations on the radio app screen.
Audio quality has its ups and downs
The audio quality of the Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE is somewhat of a mixed bag. The extremely low noise level and stereocrosstalk as well as the excellent dynamic range are the strong points of the OmniaLITE performance.
The frequency response is fine for most of the range but the cut-off bass frequencies aren't allowing us to qualify is as anything more than decent overall. The total harmonic distortion is the worst part about the OmniaLITE audio output, going several times higher than usual. It's not that it is too disturbing but we are used to seing a lot better from most other handsets.
And here go the results so you can see how the OmniaLITE compares to some of its competitors:
TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic
rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE+0.17 -2.62-90.590.40.863
HTC Touch2+0.13 -0.75-85.588.40.022
Samsung S8000 Jet+1.01 -2.03-87.987.00.015
LG KM900 Arena+0.09, -1.61-91.691.70.0017
HTC Touch Diamond+0.42, -2.46-84.087.00.0230.338
Samsung i900 Omnia+0.34, -1.14-94.195.00.3480.683
Samsung I7500 Galaxy+0.13 -1.04-83.886.30.023
Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE vs HTC Touch2 frequency response graphs
You can learn more about the whole testing process here.
The Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE is capable of taking 3 megapixel photos with a maximum image resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. There is no flash of any kind and no two-step shutter key, so you should probably lower your expectations correct now.
The B7300 capturing camera viewfinder is familiar to us from the Omnia II (and most other recent touchclassy screen Samsung handsets for that matter). The comfortable interface is nicely touch-optimized and has all you need in the two vertical taskbars on each side of the viewfinder.
Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE capturing camera interface
There are a fine number of configurable options here - ISO, white balance, default storage, mettering method etc. However, extras such as Wide Dynamic Range and image stabilizer have been omitted.
At least there is geotagging support on the OmniaLITE allowing you to record current location in the image EXIF. The list of extras is competed by smile shot, and a dedicated panorama mode.
We are not particularly impressed with the image quality of the Samsung B7300. While the amount of resolved detail is decent we find the noise levels higher than usual. The colors also see pretty dull. At least there is no loss of fine detail in the photos and no traces of oversharpening.
Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE capturing camera samples
We also snapped our resolution chart with the Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE. You can check out what that test is all about here.
Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE resolution chart photo • 100% crops
Video Graphics Array (VGA) video recording
As far as video recording is concerned, the OmniaLITE can offer Video Graphics Array (VGA) resolution (640 x 480 pixels) at 15fps. Needless to say, this kind of specs are nothing to cheer about.
So despite the decent camcorder interface we doubt it anyone will consider taking videos with their OmniaLITE seriously.
Here is a sample video for you to check out.
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