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Samsung Memoir SGH-T929

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and GPS navigation. The design and usability also get good opinions, but the size and screen get mixed comments. There are some less positive views about the reliability and connectivity.

camera, usability, design, GPS navigation, portability

value for money, battery, apps, connectivity, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Memoir SGH-T929 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung Memoir


Camera phones have gotten a bad rap – and rightfully so. Traditionally still an afterthought, camera capabilities are subpar on even the most sophisticated smartphones. The Samsung Memoir SGH-t929 puts the visuals first, providing a robust 8 megapixel...

Detailed screen; solid touchscreen; easy ; powerful camera

Delayed touchscreen; sluggish Internet

Veteran smartphone users will realize that the Memoir is just an average phone with a very nice camera.

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Samsung Memoir T929 (black, T-Mobile)


Up until recently, the highest megapixel camera phones to grace U.S. carriers have been 5-megapixel shooters like the Motorola Zine ZN5. If we wanted to play around with higher-performance camera phones, we had to get our hands on unlocked versions...

The Samsung Memoir has a handsome and slim design with a styling that makes it look like a camera. The TouchWiz interface makes navigation a breeze and we love that you can upload your photos directly to online sharing sites. The photo quality is...

The Samsung Memoir lacks Wi-Fi, its Web browser is not the greatest, and the touch-screen interface takes some acclimation. You are limited to preloaded TouchWiz widgets

If you don't mind the price, the Samsung Memoir lives up to its promise as a top-notch camera phone.

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Samsung's 8-Megapixel Cam Phone Shuns the Sun


You like the nightlife? You like to boogie? So does Samsung's new Memoir camera phone. If you have trouble remembering your nocturnal escapades, fear not: This

Far ahead of most phones with 8-megapixel shots. Cool touchscreen and accelerometer helps you shoot or view pictures. Compact, pocket-friendly shape, even for hipsters in painted-on jeans

Vampiric light sensitivity makes for washed-out shots. Slow to focus, shoot and recover. E-mail functions are even slower. The screen is hard to see in sunlight. Lens cover doesn't close all the time, so the lens can get dusty


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Samsung Memoir - Review of the Samsung Memoir


Sharp 8-MP Camera, Great shots outdoors and indoors, Works with Flickr, Photobucket, and other sharing sites, Integrated GPS, Earbuds and 1GB microSD Card included

No optical zoom, Expensive, Poor Web browser, Lacks Wi-Fi, Proprietary headphone jack

Three keyboards are available, an alphanumeric one in portrait mode, a full QWERTY in landscape, and a character-recognition option (if you feel like drawing on the screen with your finger). The device's accelerometer alerts the Memoir when it's...

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Until recently, phone buyers in the United States had to splurge on an expensive unlocked handset to get one with a camera offering more than 5 megapixels. Enter the Samsung Memoir, a touch-screen smart phone with an 8-megapixel camera available at a...

Excellent camera features Intuitive touch interface

No Wi-Fi Mixed call quality

Camera-phone fans will love the Memoir, but I'm not so sure about everyone else. Its average multimedia features won't impress audiophiles, and its lack of Wi-Fi and an app store won't satisfy those folks craving a handset with smart-phone...

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Samsung Memoir Phone Review


Excellent camera features ; Intuitive touch interface

No Wi-Fi ; Mixed call quality

Camera-phone fans will love the Memoir, but its lack of Wi-Fi and mediocre multimedia features disappoint.

Editor's Choice!

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Samsung Memoir SGH-T929 (T-Mobile)


We're prepared to dub the Samsung Memoir SGH-T929 "The Best Camera Phone in the United States;" in fact, it could even be the handset that gets you to leave your digital camera at home. This 8-megapixel shooter is full of surprises, including support...

Best camera-and-video phone in the U.S. Excellent video player. Lots of features. Fun to use

Web browser a bit sluggish. Bad shutter lag. Buggy on a couple tasks. Expensive ; Watch the Samsung Memoir SGH-T929 (T-Mobile)

The Samsung Memoir is the nation's top camera phone, boasting 8-megapixel images and high-res video recording. It's also a very full-featured Web-and-media gadget.

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Samsung Memoir Review


The Memoir is an 8 megapixel beast with a Xenon flash and a slew of other features like smile detection and auto focus, all running atop Samsung's widget-driven TouchWiz UI....

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Samsung Memoir Review: Main Specifications, Design, Build Quality and Ergonomics


Samsung Memoir Review. Examining the phones main design, ergonomics and build quality. A full walk around of the Samsung Memoir Smartphone.

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Samsung Memoir Review


I've always wondered why we call certain devices "cameraphones" when they don't have cameras worthy of the name. Until recently, most mobile phones had woefully inadequate cameras -- something you could use in a pinch, and handy to have in your pocket...

Fabulous camera takes great photos ; Pictures can be uploaded directly to a variety of sites ; Excellent digital zoom allows you to get closer to the action and take better shots ; External speaker is loud enough to share your music with friends and...

Good voice quality on calls, but not great ; Virtual keyboard could be more responsive ; Web browser surprisingly slow (though that could be a network issue in my area) ; Battery life may be an issue if you are an extremely heavy user who takes lots of...

The fact that it's also a phone that helps you to keep in touch with far-flung loved ones is just a bonus

Product Specifications

Is the Samsung Memoir a mobile phone with a camera? Or a camera with a mobile phone? Either way, with 8.0 megapixels, a Xenon flash and a host of dedicated camera functions, the Memoir sets a standard. But the Memoir doesn


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):300hours
Talk Time (PB):330minutes



CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen


Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:T-Mobile
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Model:T929 Memoir
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SGH

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:8Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes