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Samsung GT-M8910 Pixon 12 cameraphone

The world's first 12Mp phonecam, apparently

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Running Samsung’s TouchWiz 2 user interface – the same as the Jet – you’ll find among the gamut of other applications support for Exchange ActiveSync. Yes, you professionals out there who think you could expense a ‘funky’ phone like this could give it a go with the boss and see how you get on. For those who live with non-corporate email accounts of the POP or IMAP variety, setting up accounts is a matter of entering details like incoming and outgoing email servers – nothing you can’t get from your ISP if you don’t already know it.

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Mobile email fans might also be interested to know that the handset can display Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files, but in all cases the screen is a bit small for serious reading of files of this type. For media transfers, Samsung’s Windows-only PC Studio software is supplied.

Samsung quotes three hours of talktime and 250 hours on standby. We found a daily power boost was necessary if we made full use of all the features on board including GPS, Wi-Fi and flash. Asking the handset to play music non-stop from a full charge of the 1000mAh battery it managed 6 hours 20 minutes which is not hugely impressive. Call quality, though was fine with a little echo at the other end on occasions and crisp clear reception on the handset itself.

Verdict

The whole point of the Samsung GT-M8910 Pixon 12 is its camera. We’d argue that the megapixel count is overkill, but we do think images were clear and of good quality, and that most of the camera settings and extras are worth having. However, if you want the extras that badly, we’d suggest you buy a camera. ®

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Samsung Pixon12

Samsung GT-M8910 Pixon 12 cameraphone

The wide angle lens with only a digital zoom won't win over camera buffs but its image uploading features may well appeal to amateurs and bloggers alike.
Price: £540 RRP

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