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Samsung Memoir

Announced
Feb 5, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Feb 25, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)
  • Features a Xenon flash - better than a standard LED

Cons

  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Samsung Memoir for T-Mobile USA is said to be similar to the Pixon, with wide touch screen, the TouchWiz interface and an 8-megapixel camera for quality photos. However, it seems to have a Xenon flash, which may improve the image quality indoors.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 4.17 x 2.11 x 0.55 inches (106 x 53.6 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.40 oz (125 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Xenon
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Burst mode, Effects, Self-timer, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (697 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 20 days (483 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 05 Feb 2009

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SGH-T929


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