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
Summary: The Samsung Memoir is certainly the best camera phone available in the U.S. It takes very good shots, especially in low light, and Samsung makes uploading images to popular sharing sites easy—even if you need to dial down the image size to do so quickly. That’s why Wi-Fi would be some welcome on this device. Also, the sluggish touchscreen interface is a bit frustrating, and the lack of an optical zoom could be a deal breaker for some.
Pros: Sharp 8-MP Camera, Great shots outdoors and indoors, Works with Flickr Photobucket and other sharing sites, Integrated GPS, Earbuds and 1GB microSD Card included,
Cons: No optical zoom, Expensive, Poor Web browser, Lacks Wi-Fi, Proprietary headphone jack,