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.
Samsung includes PC Studio to sync up with Windows Media Player for music transfers
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.
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 GT-M8910 Pixon 12
My beef is with the credulous reviewer failing to have any perspective - yes, I am well aware that people who don't know better will buy the thing because of the megapixel number. But reviews are supposed to reflect reality, not parrot marketing material, and thus HELP people NOT make those mistakes. The sample photos posted here are not in any way shape or form "clear and of good quality", by any objective measure.
The best you could possibly say is that they're marginally better than the 5mp camera on a $100 phone. But the reviewer just lets the hype skate. That's the problem. The reviewer explicitly said that the phone existed to be a camera - so your argument is that we shouldn't complain about the camera quality because it's obviously not going to be good? Huh?
If the thing is meant mainly to be a camera, then the only reason to choose it over a DSLR is size - and there's no reason at all to choose it over a pocket point-and-shoot of similar size and far better glass quality - and then put the difference toward buying a really nice phone. The job of a review is to point this stuff out, and that wasn't done.
My K800i produced some awsome photos, 3.2mp is all the normal person needs PERIOD
if the dam thing had not kept breaking down I would still be using it.
whats with the numpties comparing a phone camera with digital cameras and DSLR's?
This phone camera is not meant to replace your digital camera. Of course the pictures from even a decent 5Mp camera can be better, they have bigger sensors and lenses etc. But this is on a phone that you carry everywhere with you and will take a picture when you otherwise would have had nothing. No-one is expecting to get DSLR or even good 5Mp camera quality pictures, but this phone camera will do when there is nothing better.
Obviously most people/consumers/sheep think that 12Mp phone cameras are going to be better than the ones on the last phone model so that reason along with ITS THE LATEST PHONE LOOK AT ME I AM COOL will be the main reason people buy this model and ones like it.
I dont expect wedding photographers are going to be pulling this out and taking snaps when the groom puts the ring on the brides finger. So can the camera snobs please gtfo and get a life.