Samsung Omnia W vs ZTE Tania – Smartphones Compared

Samsung Omnia W vs ZTE Tania

Samsung has been known primarily for its high end devices. However, with the release of the Omnia W, the Korean giant has set its sights on budget consumers while still providing some of the features associated with its more premium models. This year, ZTE unleashed its own take on the budget smartphone with the Tania. The following is a comparison of the two offerings to see which provides the better value.

Dimensions and Form

• ZTE Tania – 128.6 mm x 67.8 mm x 10.7mm, 158g
• Samsung Omnia W – 115.6 x 58.8 x 10.9 mm, 115g

Cosmetically the Omnia W is simple but elegant. Two touch-sensitive buttons and a physical Home button are placed on the face. The build is a bit flimsy but extremely lightweight. Comparatively, the ZTE Tania has an aesthetically pleasing design but is a tad bulky, tipping the scales at 158 grams.

Winner: Samsung Omnia W

Display Screen

• ZTE Tania – 4.3-inch TFT multi-touch capacitive screen, 800 x 480 pixel resolution
• Samsung Omnia W – 3.7 inch Super AMOLED, 800 x 480 pixel resolution

In terms of resolution, both the Samsung Omnia W and ZTE Tania have the same number of pixels. The Tania offers a slightly larger screen, but doing so translates to a smaller pixel density of 217 ppi to the 252 ppi in the Omnia. Furthermore, the proprietary Super AMOLED screen has deeper blacks and better viewing angles all while consuming precipitously less power than a TFT touchscreen.

Winner: Samsung Omnia W

Processing Power

• ZTE Tania – 1GHz Snapdragon Processor with Adreno 205 GPU
• Samsung Omnia W – 1.4 single-core Qualcomm Scorpion CPU with Adreno 2.5 GPU

The Tania and the Omnia each are equipped with single core processors with comparable GPUs and 512MB of RAM. The result is a marginal difference in speed, but virtually no difference in practical application. Both devices are capable of doing precisely what they are designed to, which is to perform modest, fairly quotidian tasks and play simple games.

Winner: Draw

Operating System

• ZTE Tania – Windows Phone Mango 7.5
• Samsung Omnia W – Windows Phone Mango 7.5

The simplicity of the Windows Phone Mango 7.5 OS makes it the ideal match for budget smartphone owners, many of whom are satisfied with base features and easy to use apps. The latest update to the Mango OS brings greater integration of many common social media and networking tools. An improved Live Tile display, an HTML 5 ready Internet Explorer, and accelerated GPU combine to make navigation intuitive and hassle free. The over 60,000 apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace are all supported by advertisements and come at no cost to the user.

Winner: Draw


• ZTE Tania – 5MP primary camera, 2592 x 1944 pixel resolution
• Samsung Omnia W – 5MP primary camera, 2592 x 1944 pixel resolution

Most of the features on both phones are the same ones you’ll find on every smartphone, such as autofocus, geo-tagging and 720p video capture. However, ZTE failed to incorporate a flash mechanism into the build, whereas Samsung provides a standard LED flash for taking pictures in dark areas.

Winner: Samsung Omnia W

When placing the two phones head to head, the Samsung Omnia W is a marginally superior device. On the other hand, when it comes to budget smartphones, the specifications come secondary to the cost. Although the Samsung Omnia W is a slightly more advanced device, it generally will be priced at £50 more than the ZTE Tania, making the latter the more attractive bargain.

John Smith writes on behalf of – a UK broadband website.

2 thoughts on “Samsung Omnia W vs ZTE Tania – Smartphones Compared”

  1. First >Samsung Omina W supporting Bluetooth headset only not supporting file transfer bcz of the some security reason

    Second >inbuilt 8GB storage so Operating system will take 2GB and remaining 6.34 GB Free for your storage no additional SD card’s.

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