Summary: We've got to hand it to Samsung: its hardware is rock solid and it's getting ever closer to making your phone an acceptable super sub for a point and shoot. The Samsung M8910 Pixon12 very nearly does, and that'll be enough for some people. Us though? We'd rather take the cheaper Samsung Jet, or you know, one of them smartphone thingies you hear people talking about so you can actually run your own apps.
Excerpt: The world’s very first 12 megapixel camera phone, to officially hit the shelves, the Pixon 12 made it to the Indian shores. If you’ve already bought the Pixon 8 and are having buyer’s remorse for not waiting a little longer, don’t fret. We’ve said it time and time again, the pixel count only refers to the size of the image itself and not the quality.
Excerpt: The Pixon12 is about to be three times lucky. But any way you look at it, it's nothing short of a dozen. Not that we wanted to make that much fuss, but a bunch of 12 megapixel pictures coming from a phone are always worth it. All the more so, when they come out just right. With two quick primers behind us already, we're about to focus on the Samsung M8910 behind the Pixon12.
Conclusion: I personally feel that this device is most suited to someone who wants the camera features more than the phone. As a phone its no way as nice as the Samsung Jet or Omnia II but it does have a great camera. If Samsung put this camera on other devices they would be kicking butt!
Samsung Pixon 12 review – remarkable pictures from a breakthrough camera phone
29 October 2009
Conclusion: You might be thinking by now that I’m a little bit biased about the Samsung Pixon 12 – that I’ve been raving about it a bit too much. And it’s true – I have. But the reason is, it’s finally a phone that can take on a digital camera and compete with it in picture quality. For too long, camera phones were all about the number of megapixels and not enough on the quality of the resultant image. The Pixon 12 has changed all that.
Conclusion: Let's face it, the Samsung Pixon12 M8910 is by far probably the best camera phone on the market – hands down. It packs some improvements in hardware and software over the original to really make this a worthy successor. With such robust offerings like a stellar camera quality, quick interface and a gorgeous screen, the Pixon12 has everything going the right way. We are confident to say that this will leave a mark on just about anyone who uses it.
Pros: Great photo quality, Beautiful AMOLED screen, TouchWiz 2.0 Interface, Smartphone like abilities, Quality video recording
Cons: Rather poor call quality, Email setup lacks automatic settings
Summary: We were content with the PIXON12's reception quality, although it wasn't much different from other phones in this class. The ring tones volume was above average, and the vibro alert was nothing to shout about, as it hadn't changed at all, compared to the S8000.
The phone doesn't have stereo-speakers, although I don't think someone will miss them - the PIXON12's ring tone volume is just enough as it is, and our video experience was seamless.
Summary: The PIXON12's box claims it's the world's first 12 MP cameraphone and we couldn't agree more - Sony Ericsson's IDOU, announced back in February and now known as Satio won't hit the shelves sooner than early October and only in selected markets at that. And since the PIXON12 will be available in Europe already in August, that's quite a gap, considering that previously (in case with the PIXON8), the C905 was also late to the market but only by a couple of weeks.
Conclusion: There aren't many other details available at present, except that this is a 3.5G device with both HSDPA and HSUPA high-speed data support plus WiFi. Does it have GPS? Well, the old Pixon does so expect to see it here too. Is it a smartphone? No, this is an "M" series handset running the TouchWiz interface. As for size, weight and price.. well, hopefully Samsung will come out with some more details in the next few days.