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iPhone 3GS vs. N97, KM900, i8910 and Magic

We’ve got a bunch of high-end touchscreen phones locally available. If you think the iPhone 3GS is out of your budget, I’ve rounded up a number of them here — Samsung i8910 HD, LG KM900, Nokia N97 and HTC Magic — and compared them to the iPhone 3GS.

iPhone 3GS vs. Nokia N97 vs. LG KM900 Arena vs. Samsung i8910 HD vs. HTC Magic

Phone Round Up

Realme Philippines

The iPhone 3GS is yet to be released on July 31 and the Samsung i8910 also this month (no set date). The iPhone is locked with Globe while the HTC Magic is exclusive to Smart.

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It’s a tight match, IMO, although it seems LG takes the price category and Samsung tops the hard-core specs.

So, if you had Php40k to spend for a phone, which one of these will you get?

Notes:
iPhone 3GS price indicated is for 16GB.
Samsung i8910 HD price indicated is for 8GB (16GB version has Php36,000 SRP as indicated by Samsung PH)
A dash (-) means the specs are unknown.
microSD card sold separately
* All prices are SRP so they could all be cheaper, esp. in grey market.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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coppergate
coppergate
12 years ago

hi I’m getting a free HTC Magic from my Smart gold subscription and I want to trade it for an Omnia HD. Can you give me an idea where I can trade it for an Omnia na hindi ko na kailangang magdagdag pa. Thanks!Within Pampanga, Quezon City, Manila or nearby cities lang, please!

marco
marco
12 years ago

The Omnia hd (as known) has only a ms office viewer but it can be upgraded to the full version like that of the omnia 2. i just dont know the price of the upgrade. please tell me how much is it??

pepsilog
12 years ago

im really tempted by the samsung HD but i think the hardest comparison to make which should be addressed is that with the samsung omnia 2. similar specs all the way, different OS, with the omnia 2 loosing out on the camera and video but having a mobile MS office while the HD only has a viewer. with a similar price, its impossible to choose one from the other.

jun
jun
12 years ago

im writng this November 1, 2009.. iphone 3GS still the winner.. even other phones camera have higher resolution, overall cp performance iphone 3GS still superior

junulrik
junulrik
13 years ago

except with samsumg omnia hd, i have all of these units, but the best is really iphone 3G..

francis
13 years ago

i tried using the previously released omnia in one of samsung’s product demo exhibits. the touch capability could use a little bit more of sensitivity. the iphone 3g is more responsive

Jay
Jay
13 years ago

all of them have their special features… ill buy them all na lang.. i already have n97, the omnia HD and the iphone3GS… ala na lang ako nun HTC at LG d ko kc trip un design eh..

irispen
13 years ago

paano naging worst ang 3.2mp camera with touch focus? i read na sobrang laki ng improvement ng camera nito. Anyway, iphone is not really a camera phone, kung di nga lang nauso yung mga camera sa phone, baka di na lagyan yan ng apple.

3.2mp is good
5mp is enough
8mp is to much, ang laki na masyado, di naman kailangan kung di ka nagpriprint ng pictures.

nakakasawa na kasi ang symbian, napaka boring na. compare to iphone 2g, laos parin ang omnia HD when ir comes to UI.

anyway, ill go for 3gs!
speed + power kasi. tapos, sobrang dami pang apps.

one of the reason na sobrang ganda ng iphone is UI and 3rd party apps.

Faie_fb
Faie_fb
13 years ago

The samsung i8910 HD is such a good phone people have been complaining about the touch screen well there talking rubbish the touch screen is really good and also ive heard that people have been complaining about the battery life well that a load of rubbish awell ive got just over a week on mine without charging it every night.
The camera is SOO good, and the video ‘OMG’ its like working with a professional camera.

Overall the Samsung i8910 HD is definetly the bedt out of all of them.
The iphone 3G S has the worst camera ever and apple are way behind everyone else.
The nokia is ok, but still not as good and the other phones dont evan match up to these three.
So pick the Samsung i8910 HD you wont regret it.!!

irispen
13 years ago

mali mali naman info.. sa MAGIC: 192mb? thats the RAM! VGA? no, it cant record VGA!! and LG arena is not a smartphone to compare with others.. plus, i believe na HERO ang katapat ng Iphone, not the magic..

anyway, ang mahal ng magic dito sa Pinas! LOL! di hamak na masmura yan sa ibang bansa eh!

Beemer
Beemer
13 years ago

Nothing comes close to the iPhone overall. The 3.0 OS kills everything there. Sucky battery life and camera though.

ronP1
ronP1
13 years ago

ill go 4 samsung i8910HD. i am also considering samsung’s jet since i am now using SE P1i. omnia i8910 = samsung s8000 + SEP1i. hehe

ferdzlopez
ferdzlopez
13 years ago

gusto nyo ng windows mobile 6.1 OS na Samsung try Samsung i8000 http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i8000_omnia_ii-2836.php

samsung
samsung
13 years ago

sang store po yang omnia hd next week? capable ba cia ng usb charging?

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