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Samsung Memoir Review

Samsung Memoir

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Samsung Memoir Review
Performance:

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.


Conclusion:

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.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor phone performance
  • TouchWiz is only so-so when it comes to functionality
  • Still not a solid nighttime camera
PhoneArena rating:
9.5Excellent
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PhoneArena rating:
9.5Excellent
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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