Specs summary

Screen
2.8"

The Samsung Memoir T929's screen is 2.8 inches with 240 x 400 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
164 MB

Internal memory is 164 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time, 330 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



The Memoir turns out to be a very good multimedia device.

- Michael Oryl , MobileBurn 

Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)


CellPhone Signal

The Samsung Memoir is a problematic phone, mainly because of how it stacks up to its competition

from CellPhone Signal

It is undoubtedly the best cameraphone on the market, not just because it has the most densely packed sensor, but also because it took great pics under the best lighting conditions. But there were serious problems in the images, and poor low-light performance means we wouldn’t recommend this phone over a simple point-and-shoot. Though it boasts the highest pixel count, this phone isn’t much improved over the Samsung Behold, which costs about $100 less. So, you’re paying $100 for 3-megapixels and bragging rights. While we liked the calling features and the great calling interface, we still had trouble with the phone’s touchscreen, and we found the TouchWiz interface to be more cosmetic than useful. It’s great to see that cameras on phones are being taken more seriously, but we think that Samsung, and other phone manufacturers, can produce a better high-megapixel phone than this one....

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It is undoubtedly the best cameraphone on the market, not just because it has the most densely packed sensor, but also because it took great pics under the best lighting conditions. But there were serious problems in the images, and poor low-light performance means we wouldn’t recommend this phone over a simple point-and-shoot. Though it boasts the highest pixel count, this phone isn’t much improved over the Samsung Behold, which costs about $100 less. So, you’re paying $100 for 3-megapixels and bragging rights. While we liked the calling features and the great calling interface, we still had trouble with the phone’s touchscreen, and we found the TouchWiz interface to be more cosmetic than useful. It’s great to see that cameras on phones are being taken more seriously, but we think that Samsung, and other phone manufacturers, can produce a better high-megapixel phone than this one.

Pros: Great calling features and interface. Best cameraphone on the market. Impressive navigation performance. Looks cool, like a slick little point-and-shoot camera.

Cons: Camera performance doesn’t measure up to a cheap, 8-megapixel point-and-shoot camera. Low-light pics were horrible. Screen occasionally unresponsive, especially the keyboard. TouchWiz interface looks pretty, until you try to use it.

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MobileBurn

A fairly easy to use handset that offers good multimedia capabilities

from MobileBurn

Considering what it is capable of, Samsung's Memoir is a fairly easy to use handset that offers good multimedia capabilities. The 3G data speeds are welcomed, and needed, and the music player is more than capable enough. But for most people, it will be the Memoir's 8 megapixel camera that cinches the deal. It is one of the better cameras available on a phone today. Perhaps not the equal of Samsung's own i8510 INNOV8 or Motorola's ZN5, but still very solid....

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Considering what it is capable of, Samsung's Memoir is a fairly easy to use handset that offers good multimedia capabilities. The 3G data speeds are welcomed, and needed, and the music player is more than capable enough. But for most people, it will be the Memoir's 8 megapixel camera that cinches the deal. It is one of the better cameras available on a phone today. Perhaps not the equal of Samsung's own i8510 INNOV8 or Motorola's ZN5, but still very solid.

So while it doesn't come packaged in a sexy design, and won't provide users with all of the visual pizazz that they might crave in terms of its user interface, the Memoir turns out to be a very good multimedia device. As such, we give the Samsung SGH-T929 Memoir a very solid "Recommended" rating.

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Wired

In design, the Memoir looks more camera than phone

from Wired

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 phone will log all your activities in 8-megapixel stills and MPEG video. But stick to the phone functions if you walk around in broad daylight (more on that later)...

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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 phone will log all your activities in 8-megapixel stills and MPEG video. But stick to the phone functions if you walk around in broad daylight (more on that later).

In design, the Memoir looks more camera than phone, with a touchscreen and digicam-oriented controls. The entire back of the phone is taken up by a large touchscreen display; Talk, Back and End buttons occupy one side.

Leaps and bounds ahead of other cam phones, the Memoir's not limited to the 8 megapixels it captures. In shooting mode, the touchscreen has shutterbug controls, like zoom, brightness, timer and flash that float around the image. And just hitting the shutter will take you into camera mode. The Memoir includes a 1-GB microSD to augment the phone's 100 MB of storage (and it's an easy-access slot, rather than hidden under the battery).

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Phonedog

Samsung Memoir!:D

from Phonedog
Pro: I have had the memoir for about 4 days now and i absoulutly love it! it has everything i need,, 3G connection and its touch and the camera is pretty good:D Con: it has an 8 MG camera,, the flash isnt as powerful as a regular digital camera and,, well basically,, i wish i hadnt sold my digital cam...More
Pro: I have had the memoir for about 4 days now and i absoulutly love it! it has everything i need,, 3G connection and its touch and the camera is pretty good:D Con: it has an 8 MG camera,, the flash isnt as powerful as a regular digital camera and,, well basically,, i wish i hadnt sold my digital camera cause it still took better pictures... Using experience: 4 days out of my first 4 days with it,, overall its a great phone and i really love it!;D it has an awesome touch screen and it has expandable memory,, music player and it just looks really cool Less
Phonedog

Favorite Cell Phone To Date

from Phonedog
Pro: The Camera and its photo shop applications, The unique and cool style, the loud speaker phone, MP3 player lets you use songs as ringtones, youtube on a phone, navigation, widgets on a phone. Con: To put music on the phone, at least for a mac, you need an micro sd card adapter for USB drives, the...More
Pro: The Camera and its photo shop applications, The unique and cool style, the loud speaker phone, MP3 player lets you use songs as ringtones, youtube on a phone, navigation, widgets on a phone. Con: To put music on the phone, at least for a mac, you need an micro sd card adapter for USB drives, the screen is hard to see in sun, for full HTML, you have to go through steps found on youtube, the T9 has an odd Vocabulary, battery only lasts 1-1.5 days on a charge Using experience: 3 weeks Before i had the Memoir, i had the Sidekick 2008. I also recommend that phone if you like to have a personalized device. However, the memoir has an amazing speakerphone, especially compared to the sidekick. I also love having youtube on a phone. and if you get lost easily like i do, the tele navigation is awesome. just buy a car charger if thats going to be used a lot. I enjoy the easy interface that allows for a customizable home screen. I recommend this phone highly. Just 2 things, plastic hard case and a car charger. These two things will make you much happier with it. Less
Phonedog

Samsung Memoir T929

from Phonedog
Pro: Size, weight, touch screen Con: Battery didn't get me through the first day, screen is blank in sunlight, ringer weak, couldn't hear ringer when I put it in my pants pocket, volume of mp3 player very weak. Except for the lack of a touch screen, my 3 year old Nokia N73 blows this away. Using exp...More
Pro: Size, weight, touch screen Con: Battery didn't get me through the first day, screen is blank in sunlight, ringer weak, couldn't hear ringer when I put it in my pants pocket, volume of mp3 player very weak. Except for the lack of a touch screen, my 3 year old Nokia N73 blows this away. Using experience: 1 months I returned it, they need to upgrade to fix these problems, especially the battery life, before I would consider it again. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date February 25, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
1700/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 164 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.6 W/kg
Body: 0.51 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 330 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.6 x 5.4 x 1.4 cm (4.2 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 125 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 2000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Xenon)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Leica

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