Excerpt: Sprint debuted Android with a bang with the HTC Hero , but somewhat lost was that the Samsung Moment (nee, Instinct Q) would be coming just a few weeks behind. Well the time is here and the Moment has arrived with its full QWERTY keyboard and AMOLED goodness.
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.
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
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.
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.