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Samsung Pixon Review

Samsung Pixon 9

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Despite of the presence of an e-mail client, you’ll be disappointed with the lack of automatic settings for the most popular web mail servers. In order to check our Gmail with the Pixon, we had to even enter the server ports manually.

Setting mail account - Samsung Pixon Review
Keypad - Samsung Pixon Review
Fullscreen handwriting - Samsung Pixon Review
Handwriting box - Samsung Pixon Review

Setting mail account


Fullscreen handwriting

Handwriting box

Talking about text input however, there is a major improvement compared to F480. We were not happy that Samsung offered only two writing methods in a touchphone via a screen keyboard seen in regular phones. Here we have three types of handwriting recognition, and a QWERTY, activated by simply
rotating the phone. We preferred the last one, because of the good sized buttons, which are arranged normally and the only complaint we have is that if you’re writing fast some taps are not detected. Because of the vibrating feedback however, you’ll realize that quickly.
Landscape QWERTY - Samsung Pixon Review

Landscape QWERTY


Do you like the Pixon so far? Don’t rush to fall in love if you are in the States, because there are some bad news. Same as the OMNIA, 3G support is not offered outside of Europe (2100 MHz). Otherwise, it is a global quad-band GSM which gives us at least a 2G on all GSM networks. It’s the same story with LG Renoir and Samsung INNOV8, but they have Wi-Fi.

Nowadays, cellular phones are more and more often used for surfing the Web. Thanks to the combination of an excellent browser and easy controls via touch sensitive displays, the iPhone proved that the PC experience can be brought to mobile phones. In contrast to the OMNIA (Opera Mobile 9.5), the non-smart Pixon doesn’t fit in the group of the leaders.

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Samsung Pixon Review

The page visualization and the navigation are easily done by finger scrolling, but what we lack here is the same method of zooming in/out. Meanwhile in Safari and Opera you can close in on any part of the site you are browsing by finger, with Pixon this is a step-by-step procedure, which brings you back to the upper left screen after each change. This forced us to use the regular zooming, which resulted in slow navigation and made reading a hard task. Overall, we have a browser with fast and correct page rendering and bad navigation. The rival phones are a proof that this element can be greatly improved and we hope that this will be achieved by a software update.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. (unregistered)

does this phone have capacitive touch screen?

posted on 11 Oct 2008, 03:34

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posted on 12 Oct 2008, 15:16

3. The Administrator (unregistered)

I don't understand why C905 isn't talked about when it comes to 8mp phones on PhoneArena. Just to remind everyone, C905 is THE FIRST 8.1 MP Camera announced.

posted on 13 Oct 2008, 03:43

4. (unregistered)

It is the first announced, but still not released on the market.

posted on 13 Oct 2008, 10:34

5. (unregistered)

no WiFi no Pixon

posted on 18 Oct 2008, 17:03

6. (unregistered)

The rating is incorrect it should be 8 I did the whole calculation. revise it plz

posted on 21 Oct 2008, 12:57

7. (unregistered)

that is a shame. this phone has no wifi and camera is worse than LG Renoir and they say: Pixon, AWARD WINNER!!!!! and LG Renoir Shit Winner!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2008, 19:45

8. (unregistered)

The LG Renoir has better pros than this one. Thanks I'll go for the LG. :P

posted on 07 Nov 2008, 09:37

10. (unregistered)

Photos from the Pixon tend to get really blurry around the edges. The camera has a bad lens. LG Renoir's lens is much higher quality, producing crisp pictures. Plus the LG Renoir has WiFi and GPS.

posted on 24 Oct 2008, 04:58

9. (unregistered)

Anyone know how likely it is that there will be software updates to sort out the browser? Without that being better, ill have to go fo the Omnia, or even the sony ericsson C905

posted on 08 Nov 2008, 06:05

11. (unregistered)

Isit true the LG renoir has wifi and gps for mapping... and the pixon doesnt? Could anyone please tell me what the main differences are between this and the LG renoir?

posted on 26 Aug 2009, 15:09

12. sunkadam (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)

pity the manufactures forgot wifi..

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Display3.2 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (146 ppi) TFT
Camera8 megapixels
Size4.25 x 2.15 x 0.54 inches
(107.9 x 54.6 x 13.8 mm)
4.27 oz  (121 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 3.66 hours talk time

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