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Samsung Memoir Review

Samsung Memoir

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Samsung Memoir Review

We had some terrible issues with call quality on our first unit, but T-Mobile sent us another and it was noticeably better.  It is still not a strong point of the Memoir however, with callers rating us at 7/10.  They complained that we sounded a bit nasally, and on our end they sounded distant.  Volume and clarity was good, the issues lay mostly in the sound quality.

Battery life is rated at a slightly above average 5.5 hours of talk time.  We did manage to fully drain the battery through the course of a couple of days with mostly picture taking, combined with light web browsing and one phone call.  While not bad, battery life could be better.


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.  While it may not be able to match the SD790’s of the world it can sure hang with the Coolpix.


  • Best cameraphone the States has ever seen
  • Crisper images and Xenon flash improves on the Pixon
  • Good size and design


  • Poor phone performance
  • TouchWiz is only so-so when it comes to functionality
  • Still not a solid nighttime camera
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Display240 x 400 pixels TFT
Camera8 megapixels
Size4.17 x 2.11 x 0.55 inches
(106 x 53.6 x 14 mm)
4.40 oz  (125 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5.5 hours talk time

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