Both have four inch super AMOLED screens, only the Google Nexus S has a slight curve to its tasty screen. The Samsung Omnia 7 has a dull black casing, and the Google Nexus S has a shiny piano black back similar to the casing on the Samsung Galaxy S but a lot less flimsy. While the metallic feel of the Samsung Omnia 7 feels good in your hand, the slight curve to the Google Nexus S makes it that little bit more appealing.
The Google Nexus S though, has the all new Android 2.3 keyboard. The Google Nexus S is running Android 2.3, the latest version of the Android operating system. Despite the hype, Android 2.3 is quite a modest upgrade, adding an imporved task manager, new keyboard, a few design tweaks and better support for games and video codecs.
The Samsung Omnia 7 is running Windows Phone 7, which we’ve found is different, but isn’t quite the “glance and go” paradigm shift that it’s cracked up to be. The app displays do not add more glance and go, and are essentially glorified widgets.
The Google Nexus S has 16GB of internal storage, with no option to expand it via a microSD slot. The Samsung Omnia 7 comes with either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, but doesn’t have a card slot.
While the Samsung Omnia 7 is one of the best Windows Phone 7 devices, it can’t compete with the Google Nexus S, although it is cheaper. Both have great keyboards and brilliant screens, but the Google Nexus S wins for its extra tech, and for the enormous amount of content available through Android Market, that Windows Phone 7 just can’t compete with yet.