Omnia HD Battery: Over 5 1/2 hours video play back!
The Samsung Omnia HD will give you over 5 1/2 hours of video playback

The Samsung Omnia HD will give you over 5 1/2 hours of video playback. Were happy with that!

Reading the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD preview posted by GSMArena. I was surprised to learn that on a full battery charge the Omnia HD managed over 5 and a half hours of video playback on full brightness. That is nothing short of amazing for a screen that size! My i900 Omnia gets just over 3 hours DivX playback. This is on a cooked rom. Which isn’t bad, but after watching a full movie the battery is almost dead. Leaving little battery life for calls etc. At least now with the Omnia HD you can watch a movie and still have around 40% battery life.

From GSMArena’s Preview of the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD

The Omnia HD features two video players – the well known Symbian-embedded Real player is pretty much rendered useless by the proprietary Video player that supports DivX/XviD video. The Samsung Video player has a plain but intuitive interface and does a grand job. It even supports subtitles which are automatically detected and loaded.

When you tilt the phone the video player automatically switches to/from landscape view.

The great 3.7″ display and the widely spaced apart stereo speakers make the Samsung Omnia HD a serious competitor to the dedicated portable multimedia player. Plus we got 5h and 30min of constant SD XviD playback time out of the battery with the brightness set to maximum. That should tell you something.

This certainly supports the theory that the 1500 MaH battery combined with a powerful yet low power consuming CPU gives the Omnia HD excellent battery life.

Source: GSMArena