|UNLOCKED NEW Samsung SGH T929 Memoir 8MP 3G Black T-Mobile Cellular Phone|
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|Is the Samsung Memoir a mobile phone with a camera? Or a camera with a mobile phone? Either way, with 8.0 megapixels, a Xenon flash and a host of dedicated camera functions, the Memoir sets a standard. But the Memoir doesn’t stop there. It’s also a music player, a full Web browser, a GPS navigation system and one of the most advanced touch screen phones in the world. Smile.|
|Family Line||Samsung Memoir|
|Network Technology||GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) UMTS 1700/2100|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 330 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 300 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Display Resolution||240 x 400 pixels|
|Color Depth||18-bit (262000 Colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
The Samsung Memoir has a handsome and slim design with a styling that makes it look like a camera. The TouchWiz interface makes navigation a breeze and we love that you can upload your photos directly to online sharing sites. The photo quality is top-notch, and the overall feature set is very impressive. It has great performance as well.
The Samsung Memoir lacks Wi-Fi, its Web browser is not the greatest, and the touch-screen interface takes some acclimation. You are limited to preloaded TouchWiz widgets.
If you don't mind the price, the Samsung Memoir lives up to its promise as a top-notch camera phone.
Average review score based on 148 user reviews
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It really depends on how you intend to use the phone aside from calls. it's not as smart as the other smart phones out there but it still does the job. you can still browse the web, though i have not tried this for i don't have the patience to wait stuff to upload coz im used to fast computers. anyway, Its main focus is to be a camera which it truly excels in. Im impressed with the clarity and the modes that are available. you'll have fun with the camera specially if you know a lil about photography for it has features like an updated Sony camera on the market. it has continous mode, capturing 9 consecutive images on the hold of the shutter. panorama which stick together 2 to 3 of your images for a wide image. mosaic which is a fun feature. combine pictures in a creative way. it even has a smile feature that regular cameras on the market have. it has the usual effects, brightness, timer. the video is impressive with the ability to capture 720x480 in resolution and offers slow motion mode. WOW! Its light compared to other smart phones. the touch screen is not as great as the iphone. its still good but im a hardcore texter and im used to having actual keypads thats why im having difficulty with it. The back looks like an old school film camera with a textured grip which is a Plus for me coz im a fan of photography. anyway, im getting bored now, so il sum it all up with this.
If your looking for a phone's Smartphone feature first, then Camera phone second, then go for an expensive Nokia N97 or Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 that goes for $700 easy without plan.
but if your more interested on the camera phone features than smart phone features, id get this cheap $300 Samsung Memoir Camera Phone that excels in photography and can still perform smartphone functions.
for me,these are the 3 basic features that a regular user need on a day to day basis.
rate these features 1 to 3
if camera feature goes first that the internet feature and your on a tight budget, Go for Samsung Memoir!
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I'm enclosing my views of Samsung Memoir phone to better assist you with your purchase. I know the importance of being a smart consumer; therefore, before I purchased this phone, it was important to hear and read all the reviews I could to ensure I was buying smart. :)
I've had the Samsung Memoir for over one week now and I'm enjoying every moment. I believe it's well worth what you pay for it. Here's why:
*** THE PRO'S: ***
I enjoy all the features...
- The built in GPS has already helped me find my way to important destinations with no hassle. The camera is higher quality, than my previous Iphone.
- Almost all my friends have asked if I took the pictures with a regular camera...it's my secret now!!!...the Samsung Memoir has made picture taking a whole new experience. With 16G storage, I think I can take a lifetime of pictures to share with my whole family. :)
- The call quality is excellent compared to my previous Iphone. It sounds like the person on the other line is in the room.
- The touch screen makes it easy to text and the rotation of the phone changes the keypad and features to allow for easy use and viewing.
- In my opionion, this phone is a lot like the Iphone.
*** THE CON'S: ***
- When I first purchased the phone I had problems with the phone calling random people. I realized later that the Samsung doesn't place the phone automatically into locked mode; therefore, I caution you to do it yourself.
- Battery life is minimized when you don't place the phone in locked mode. I'm used to the phone doing it for me. Don't let it fool you...the screen will turn black after not using it for a couple minutes (or whatever you set the settings to), but it's not in locked mode; you must do it manually (with the side button). This allows the phone's battery juice to last longer. Using the internet does suck up a lot of juice...so keep that in mind. I try to only use it when I'm hooked up to a charger.
- I urge consumers to purchase a stylist for this phone; as it doesn't come with one. It makes the touch screen easier to use. It's not difficult to function with your finger...but often times when you rush though it you touch keys you didn't wish to. I find myself wishing Samsung placed one in the phone to use, like the Iphone.
- Another thing I've had problems with, (though, maybe I just haven't figured it out yet) when on a call the phone turns black (as it would when locked). When I try to touch the screen to light the screen back up, it has diffulties and only stays lit for a couple of seconds before going black again (not enough time for me to find and click the features). It makes it difficult for me at times to conduct a conference call or select numbers when conducting business calls. Maybe it's just a setting...or maybe it's just the way the phone is programed...time will tell.
- The internet is great...though, I do urge Samsung programers to add a bookmark icon, so I can save all my favorite webpages. It makes it irritating to always have to manually enter all the webpages time after time. Again, maybe it's the phone...or just something I've overlooked.
*** SUMMARY ***
Dispite the con's...I find the pro's to the Samsung Memoir have kept me happy with my purchase.
~ Best wishes!
This phone is nothing short of amazing. Of course, the prime focus of this device is the camera and, trust me, it does not disappoint. More settings than many dedicated cameras. The only thing that would be nice is an optical zoom, but that would be difficult to package into a phone.
It has competent smartphone features, but doesn't really rival the more dedicated smartphones. However, it still can do like 95% of the crap they can do. In my opinion, for anyone interested in photography, the camera more than makes up for the less flexible operating system.
It supports 7.2 Mbps wireless data, which is plenty fast. It's toward the fast end of the 3G spectrum. It does not have Wi-Fi, but does have bluetooth. It uses MicroSDHC cards.
If I could count any real drawback, it'd be the same as most other smartphones, that is, battery life. It's livable when you're just using it as a phone, but if you start using it as a camera, you'll eat through it fast. This has a real xenon flash, not those silly LED lights, so there's a major consumer. Furthermore, having a real camera means it has to use motors to focus the lens, which consumes power as well. The large screen and bright backlight are big consumers as well.
Overall, it does what I want. Touchscreen, plenty of functions from its smartphone side, and a full-on digital camera. Shame it never really caught on.
I was looking for a cell phone with a little more media features than my Blackberry Curve 8320, and my son has this phone. So, I played around with his for a while and decided to get it. The camera takes great pictures and now I can take just my phone as opposed to carrying my phone and camera for my trips with my youngest son's school. The web browser is pretty decent, I surf the web all the time and the 3g service is excellent in my area. The overall speed of pages loading is pretty good. I do however like the music player on my Blackberry better, but if you make playlists of the songs you want to listen to at the moment it's ok. The video quality is very good. I have some full length movies on my memory card and the playback is excellent. I go on Facebook and Youtube quite frequently and everything loads up very nicely. Overall I am enjoying using this phone, I haven't had any problems with this phone. It has done everything it's supposed to do and it does it quite well. So if you are looking for a non smartphone, I highly recommend the Samsung Memoir.
my first "smart phone" was the samsung behold t919. it did not have wi-fi just like the memoir doesn't. most of the features and functions are exactly the same as the t919 behold as most of the samsung lineup work about the same way. i was disappointed to find that this phone still does have the ability to change the default txt style from T9 to just regular typing. also let down to find you do not have control to turn off the "send to" option after taking a picture. you still can not turn off the camera click when taking a picture. the return button between the send and end buttons did not look as good as the t919, but that's a subjective point of view from me.
most of the functions remain unchanged from the t919 but the t929 adds a search feature by typing instead of using the tft to scroll which can be a little bit hard to get accurately. this is the phone that allowed me to combine my mp3 player, high mega pixel digi cam, and cellular phone. it has 8mp digital camera that takes very good pictures. i had to get a 3.5 jack converter to use this as a mp3 player in my car due to samsung's proprietary audio/charger jack. this means that i can't charge the phone and use the mp3 from the jack as it doesn't have a standard 3.5 audio output jack.
all in all, this is a great phone. it is handsome looking, great feature packed digital camera with xenon flash. made with excellent craftmanship in a small slim package. it still needs some refinement to be considered world class. its not quite perfect which leaves room for improvement.