Excerpt: To be available from November 1st, the Samsung Moment smartphone is the latest Android smartphone that uses a 800 MHz processor and 3.2-inch AMOLED capacitive touch-screen. The device is going for $179.99 after a $50 instant savings and a $100 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement, be sure to check out SlashGear Review if you are planning to purchase one this week.
Excerpt: Review of the features and design of the Samsung Moment. There were some hiccups when the phone was released but a new software version has corrected a number of the issues, unfortunately a brick-like design cannot be corrected by a software update.
Excerpt: The first phone to join the Android revolution was the HTC. Samsung is the latest to board ship; the HTC was the first one. Now, OS is not the only thing that seems to have been borrowed from HTC, the looks also seems to be lifted. Yes, the Samsung Moment looks a lot like HTC smart phones. “Moment” is the first smart phone with Android onboard from the Samsung stables. And this experience seems to have paid off.
Excerpt: Samsung joins the growing fan following of the Google Android, does this phone has something that other Android phones don’t have? Great keyboard, Good Video and Music Quality, Internet Access, Good Call Quality. Bad camera, nothing else. Technology- CDMA Band- CDMA 800/1900 Dual-band Phone Design- Slider Caller ID- Yes Additional Features- Everything a smart phone has. The Samsung Moment is 2.3 in x 0.6 in x 4.6 in and weighs about 0.4 lbs.
Excerpt: (1 items) For the hardware alone, Samsung’s Moment impresses. With a beefy processor, a full QWERTY keyboard, and a vivid AMOLED display, the company’s first Android-powered phone in the United States is a strong contender among the rapidly increasing number of Android devices. when it comes to software, however, the Moment falls a bit short. Unlike Motorola’s Cliq ( ) or the HTC’s Hero ( ), it has no customized overlay to spruce up its somewhat drab user interface.
Conclusion: was excellent on the Samsung Moment . Callers had no complaints about us, saying that we sounded crystal clear. On our end the sound was great as well; callers sounded life-like, volume was good and even at the highest levels there was no distortion. The 1440mAh is rated for 5 hours of talk time, a 25% improvement over the Hero’s 4 hour rating. Surprisingly the 800MHz processor didn’t seem much snappier than the 528MHz one running other Android devices.
Pros: Excellent call quality, Beautiful AMOLED display, It’s plain Android, but you can still customize the hell out of it
Cons: Keyboard is not very good, and the optical trackpad is too sensitive, The Moment is large and heavy, 800MHz processor doesn’t seem to make much of a difference, Multi-touch is not supported
Conclusion: Your choice between the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment ultimately comes down to one factor: The importance of the slide-out QWERTY keypad. If you are a heavy texter/emailer, the Moment’s physical keyboard is far superior to the touch model found on the Hero. If not, the function-specific pros and cons should inform your choice.
Pros: Google Android OS; slide-out four-line QWERTY keyboard; quick 800 MHz processor; excellent 3.2MP camera with flash
Cons: Green/grey tinted AMOLED screen; only 3 home screen panels; bulky and heavy; microSD card slot buried behind battery
Summary: The Samsung Moment is the first Android device from Samsung, and it's generally a winner. The display is simply gorgeous, and the call quality is so good your callers may not believe you're using a mobile phone.
If you're already heavily invested in Google for your calender, email, and contacts, you'll have a fabulous experience.
Pros: Gorgeous AM-OLED display, Exceptional call quality, Easy to use, with a great user interface, Good keyboard
Cons: A little larger than many other phones, Only a 3.2 megapixel camera
Conclusion: If you're a Sprint customer and you want an Android phone with a keyboard, the Samsung Moment is it. If you just want a smartphone and don't care about the OS, then Sprint offers quite a few competitors including the HTC Touch Pro2 , BlackBerry Tour and soon the Palm Pixi. But we'd say that Android is worth the look: it's a modern OS that's fun and easy to use (though not as brain-dead easy as the iPhone).
Pros: Wonderful AMOLED display, good keyboard., Wonderful AMOLED display, decent QWERTY keyboard, good speaker and has a 3.5mm stereo jack. Fast CPU.
Cons: Bulky, optical d-pad not quite there., Uninspired looks (though not ugly like the G1 ), must remove the battery to access the microSD card slot. With Android OS 1.6 and 2.0 devices on the market, we feel a little left out with the Moment's 1.5 OS.