This might not be one of its strong points, but using the handset for phone calls provided for a sub-par experience. It's not the worst, but voices sounded low in tone and lacked any vibrancy. There were times when we asked our callers to repeat themselves because it sounded low – even after placing it on the highest volume setting. Our callers stated that our voice on their end had a faint echo to it, but there wasn't too much distortion. We gladly preferred using the regular speaker instead of the speaker phone because voices sounded faint; as though they were far from the phone. Being labeled as a premier camera phone has its advantages, but calling quality isn't on the top of the list for the Samsung Pixon12 M8910.

The Samsung Pixon12 managed to retain a decent signal throughout our testing in the greater Philadelphia area – no giant spikes in losing or gaining bars with AT&T's network.

You know what'll happen when friends find out this phone has a great camera – you'll be taking candid shots left and right. During our time using the phone, we were able to get 3 days of normal use before the battery died. That may be a good or bad thing depending on which point of view you take. For a handset packing an AMOLED screen, 12-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, and smartphone like capabilities, it held up well and we find the 3 days more than adequate. We were even able to take 50 consecutive shots with the Flash going off every time – not even a single bar disappeared. Samsung has it rated for 3.0 hours of talk and 250 hours of standby.


Let's face it, the Samsung Pixon12 M8910 is by far probably the best camera phone on the market – hands down. It packs some improvements in hardware and software over the original to really make this a worthy successor. With such robust offerings like a stellar camera quality, quick interface and a gorgeous screen, the Pixon12 has everything going the right way. We are confident to say that this will leave a mark on just about anyone who uses it. One of the best things about it is that it combines two handy products into just one that has an overall pocketable form factor. We're not going to say that it will replace high-end digital SLRs, but point and shoot cameras will have to bow down and hail the Samsung Pixon12 as their equal.

Samsung Pixon12 Video Review:


  • Great photo quality
  • Beautiful AMOLED screen
  • TouchWiz 2.0 Interface
  • Smartphone like abilities
  • Quality video recording


  • Rather poor call quality
  • Email setup lacks automatic settings

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  • Display 3.1 inches 800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP (Single camera)
  • Storage 0.15GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1000 mAh

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