Samsung Moment Hands-On
We managed to snag some hands-on time with the just-announced Samsung Moment for Sprint. What do you need to know? Well, let's say it's a standard, straightforward Android slider - the only custom stuff here is Sprint's various custom apps like Sprint TV and NFL. In other words, this ain't no Hero.
Still and all, build quality is sufficient, if a little plasticky. It's a step up from the G1 on T-Mobile, but that's about the best you can say. You'd have to be a pretty finicky person to dwell on that, though, given that it's wrapped around a gorgeous AMOLED screen. The colors pop on this device something wonderful, although we were in a fairly dimly-lit room when we tested.
The optical joystick isn't quite as nice as jogball to our fingers, but then again it won't fall prey to the gunk and accidental presses you find with balls. The keyboard does the job - and to be honest that's pretty much the only reason we could imagine anybody choosing this device over the Hero on Sprint - if they just gotta have them buttons.
More photos after the break!
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"This is ARM-11 v. ARM-11, no celeron or pentiums involved :P"
Not so much "Moment has 256 MB RAM vs 288 MB RAM on the Hero as well." Only matters if you're running multiple apps, and even then it's less than 10% difference. And with no Sense UI running the Moment comes darn close to a tie. "Also, from my experience, the more moving parts, the worse." And as a Sprint Tech you should know that the more HTC the worse. Samsung's typical issues are software based, hardware is NORMALLY a strong point from them. (M520 is the exception, not the rule). "As a Sprint Technician, I have been able to spend a lot of time with both phones (currently own a Hero) and I do not see ANY lag difference at all." Cause ONE week is soooooo long. Unless you where the HTC Advocate, which gave you the extra month, and even then you couldn't have seen the Moment for more than a few minutes since Samsung isn't putting out an Advocate program. "The Hero also has a superior speaker system and feels very quality with its rubberized shell and lithophobic screen vs the Samsung's squirt gun plastic," I'll give you this one, and it makes me very sad too. "LG Rant feel." Man, gotta hate those Samsung Rumors. (For those who don't know lesser models, LG makes Rumors, Samsung makes Rants) "The HTC Hero screen is also multi-touch, while the AMOLED Samsung Moment screen is not...so, w/e is more important to you. I choose functionality over brightness." Actually, the HTC Sense UI is Multi-touch, the Android 1.6 build is not. Meaning later builds will be, and the Moment will support this feature. I'll take brightness and functionality. "That being said, I do think that the hardware of the Samsung is fairly solid, but not as beefy as it is being hyped to be." I too would've liked a more solid feel, but for the specs I'll trade a little feel for a little power. And a physical Keyboard. -Another Sprint Tech
-No flash on the camera.
-The video camera allows for decent resolution, but it lags so much that your videos turn out to be quite blurry. I tried shooting a video to make fun of my friend of how he plays pinball, and it turned out quite terribly. Check it out at http://s803.photobucket.com/albums/yy318/jfresh119/?action=view¤t=...
-The battery life is ok, but without the app tasKiller, all of your apps are running all the time. In a 12 hour time span, with limited time actually talking on the phone, it would have around 10% battery left. Personally, since I like to catch random things on my phone camera and video camera when something is as funny as my friend's pinball methods, I'll probably trade the Hero in for the Moment, since it's only a 35 dollar restocking fee, which will be well worth the happiness of having a great phone for the 2 year contract I just renewed. -Jonny
It does a bunch of things, but none well. The very thing it is (A PHONE) is PITA to use.
Constant issues with bluetooth paring, Battery life sucks at best (yes all the vampire apps are off)
Will not initialize voice dial from blue tooth, you have to screw around wiping and poking on screen to dial out, then (if your lucky, and the BT is still paired) you can talk.
Looks like Google / Samsung took a page out of Microsoft's page: Rush it, leave important features off it, but sell it.
It's going back tomorrow!
A side note, a friend has the HTC hero, and (surprise) IT IS WORSE!
SAMSUNG MOMENT = JUNK !!!!!!!!!!
I know your sad, if mommy and daddy read this review they wont buy you one of your very own.
Sorry you don't like my review, sucks to be you.
THE PHONE STILL SUCKS IT IS THE LARGEST POS ON THE MARKET !!!! BAR NONE!
The phone looks great, and build quality is good, BUT it is a total pain to use, very cumbersome!
Blue tooth keeps disconnecting, and to use it driving is a nightmare!!!!!
Called Sprint, they were nice,but unable to help, "They (Samsung) are working on a firmware update" but time frame unknown.
I know a time frame though: THE 30 DAYS I HAVE TO RETURN THIS JUNK PHONE!!!!!
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2. If it's saved on her sd card, then you can just use a usb cord and just transfer the data to your computer.