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Samsung T929 / Memoir
5.8 out of 10

Samsung T929 / Memoir

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Samsung Memoir Review

25 May 2009
  • Excerpt: We have waited a long time for a quality camera phone above 5 megapixels, and that time has finally come. The Samsung Memoir from T-Mobile packs a World Class 8 Megapixel Camera. A clever design gives this device a split personality depending on which face you have forward. It's not a softkey function but a conscious design choice to call out very clearly the Memoir's capabilities.
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Overall 9

Samsung Memoir

25 March 2009
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Memoir should be one of the hottest phones of 2009. It has a wonderful touch screen interface courtesy of Samsung's TouchWiz user interface and the large haptic display. The camera is superb and it's the fastest autofocus we've seen on a high resolution camera phone. The Memoir has a very good web browser by touch screen standards, an excellent on-screen keyboard, an accelerometer and proximity sensor-- all the right features to combat iPhoneitus.
  • Pros: Very good touch screen experience, attractive camera-like design, looks high quality. Has 3G and a good web browser by feature phone standards. The TouchWiz software includes a large selection of widgets (more than the Behold) and they're actually useful (TeleNav, photo viewer, voice dialing and more). Super camera with fast autofocus. Easily accessible microSD card slot.
  • Cons: Call voice quality through handset is mediocre. T-Mobile's data plan is expensive if you wish to access the Net and the data connection is proxied through a gateway. Limited email account support.
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Overall 8

Samsung Memoir SGH-T929 (T-Mobile)

PC Magazine
18 March 2009
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Memoir is the nation's top camera phone, boasting 8-megapixel images and high-res video recording. It's also a very full-featured Web-and-media gadget.
  • Pros: Best camera-and-video phone in the U.S. Excellent video player. Lots of features. Fun to use.
  • Cons: Web browser a bit sluggish. Bad shutter lag. Buggy on a couple tasks. Expensive.
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Overall 10

Expert Review

Phone Arena
16 March 2009
  • Conclusion: The Memoir is an admirable cameraphone that has a lot of other highs.  While the phone performance could have been better, it was acceptable given the otherwise strong feature set.  We like to see Samsung bringing a headlining product to the US not too long after its international debut, and hope that the Memoir will sell well and help start a trend.  For those looking to replace their point and shoot the Memoir definitely deserves a long look.
  • Pros: Best cameraphone the States has ever seen, Crisper images and Xenon flash improves on the Pixon, Good size and design
  • Cons: Poor phone performance, TouchWiz is only so-so when it comes to functionality, Still not a solid nighttime camera
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Overall 6

Samsung Memoir Review

5 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Camera phones have gotten a bad rap – and rightfully so. Traditionally still an afterthought, camera capabilities are subpar on even the most sophisticated smartphones. The Samsung Memoir SGH-t929 puts the visuals first, providing a robust 8 megapixel camera and video recorder with a wide detailed screen. The other aspects are about average, making the expensive Memoir best for camera consumers who need a phone on the side – and not the other way around.
  • Pros: Detailed screen; solid touchscreen; easy, powerful camera
  • Cons: Delayed touchscreen; sluggish Internet
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Samsung Memoir review

25 February 2009
  • Summary: The Samsung Memoir smartphone has an impressive 8Mp camera and touch interface, but other aspects disappoint.
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Overall 7

Samsung Memoir (T-Mobile) Smart Phone

PC World
24 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Until recently, phone buyers in the United States had to splurge on an expensive unlocked handset to get one with a camera offering more than 5...
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Samsung Memoir review

PC Advisor
21 March 2009
  • Summary: The Samsung Memoir smartphone has an impressive 8Mp camera and touch interface, but other aspects disappoint.
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