Samsung T929 Memoir

  • Released 2009, February
    125g, 14mm thickness
    Feature phone
    microSD slot
  • N/A 653,807 hits
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  • 3.0"
    240x400 pixels
  • 8MP
  • 1000mAh

Samsung T929 Memoir - Specs

Network Technology GSM / UMTS
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands UMTS 1700
Speed HSPA
Launch Announced 2009, February. Released 2009, February
Status Discontinued
Body Dimensions 105.9 x 53.6 x 14 mm (4.17 x 2.11 x 0.55 in)
Weight 125 g (4.41 oz)
Display Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 3.0 inches, 25.6 cm2 (~45.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 240 x 400 pixels, 5:3 ratio (~155 ppi density)
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 16 GB (dedicated slot)
Phonebook 1000 contacts, Photo call
Call records Yes
Main Camera Single 8 MP, AF
Features xenon flash
Video w480p@30fps
Selfie camera   No
Sound Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
Comms WLAN No
Bluetooth 2.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio No
USB microUSB 2.0
Features Sensors Accelerometer
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Games Yes + downloadable
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
 MP3/MP4 player
Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
Voice memo/dial
Battery   Removable Li-Ion 1000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 300 h
Talk time Up to 5 h 30 min
Misc Colors Black, Silver
SAR 0.60 W/kg (head)     0.51 W/kg (body)    
Price About 110 EUR

Samsung T929 Memoir - User Reviews

  • Whete can i buu the samsung memoir

  • How would i download whatsap for samsung sgh t929

  • *#6984125*# For configuration *2767*3855# For reboot NB: those codes are for professional use.Thanks

  • in like it

  • it has a small memory. u cant down load many applications on it

  • HOW DOING i to configur web in my T929 i live in cameroon

  • yes it has opera mini

  • nice but it can not avilevel aney applicashin

  • Does this phone provide WiFi facility ?

  • does dis phone work with opera mini at all ples someone help me out.

  • application

  • application

  • its nice mob with nice camera but every one ab0ut bettrey but how i can snstalls soft wear rep me

  • Its a bogus phone! Waste of money. Very very very poor battery life. The best feature is its camera, but if you start using it-within 15 minutes your battery will be full to nil. Yes that type of stupid battery life it has :@ for those who hardly browses phone like only outgoing and incoming calls of short duration, then it'll last 1 day maximum. If you're an internet or browse freak, then you have to charge your battery 2-3 times a day :@ then, it's network reception is very poor too. When other phone shows 3-4bars out of 5, memoir shows 1 bar hardly, maximum time it shows nil. For me, when memoir shows 1 bar, my nokia still shows full network (4 out of 4 bars) in same operator and same location :@ next, it's java is locked. It doesnt support any unsigned version. If you use signed versioned applications, then it'll work. Otherwise not. Then it has no video call facility, no wifi. NO FM RADIO EVEN! just unbelievable.. :O so dont buy it dude. Buy nokia to get full satisfaction and quality in every requirements. Thanks :(

  • this device has a very low battery power and is not as it has been hailed for. You cannot use any downloaded java apps if its T-mobile branded. It sucks don't spend your money on this its junk.

  • Nice phone with great camera, how do I get the downloaded java applications to function in my t929?

  • to get network and browser hidden menu type that codes in standby mode *#6984125*#. I can use wap browser but i can't access any java apps such as ebuddy. I thing java network is locked by t-mobile. If someone solve this prob plz comment here. Thanks

  • i cant able to use to use..?

  • its good camera bt waste batterey

  • i have this phone

  • I want to bye it but I want to Know the best among Samsung T929(any apps available) and Samsung Galaxy Y.

  • you can buy it on ebay... just now one is going to end in less than 5 minutes.....

  • i want to buy one help me with it

  • My touchscreen just stopped working. How do I fix it?

  • Hello everyone, please help me! I can use internet with my t929 through built in browser. But i downloaded java browser like opera mini, and other apps which requires internet but it doesnt work! I called to customer care. They have sent internet configuration. I already installed, but no result. How can i activate it? Please help. Or i have to go back to my nokia sweet nokia :( :(

  • Hey,I have dont T929 firmware .Who is has it?

  • its a great is best..but microphone is dull...

  • leaving in Nigeria wanted to connect with my local net work MTN but not going, not seeing a place for browser settings

  • batt lasts 4-5hrs max call tym, even worse f u'r surfin. Camera is unbelievable! Virtual keypad nids getting used to.

  • battery back-up so low...

  • Try MugenPower extended battery and desktop charger cradle. I've been using the two since I got the phone and never complained about battery life again.

  • battery tyme is too short...maximum one day. if u nt use ur cell.... otherwise half day or 15 hours....

  • touch screen not very accurate when texting. camera is great

  • I Can't use my brwser in my t929, from where u started the internet. pls rply me........ pls.....

  • cant broswe on ma t929...pls wat do i do?

  • No downloadable aps. Games come from your carrier, and this is a TMobile phone. If you use another carrier you probably cannot download any games since they only come from the tmobile website. I have tried to download the games you see online by others that claim free games that say they will work with this phone, but without any success.

  • Don't waste your money on the Samsung Memoir T929. Its big selling point is the camera, but the camera sucks. You can't use it as a modem. You can't download anything worthwhile. It turns itself off for no apparent reason. The browser sucks bigtime. Buy a real smartphone instead.

  • I love my Samsung memoir. Got it from my father in the states.

  • instead of this phone, i'm just going to buy a real digital camera and a cheap phone for calling and texting. make sense to me.

  • this phone sucks big time.... its not even a smartphone and when you change the settings on your camera they default back after you close the camera. so next time you have to do it all over again before taking a picture. That was pretty stupid to me

  • i just wish this phone is available in Philippines...

  • look like ku990 viewty how can i download game and app for T929 ?

  • look like ku990 viewty how can i download game and app for T929 ?

  • tk explorer

  • I'm currently using the Memoir, and it seems like it doesn't allow me to download Java? Is their anyway we can download that feature.

  • I bought an extended battery for it. Cost me something like $50 on ebay and it was well worth it despite the noticable bulkiness. The extended battery cover also protects your camera's face when phone is placed on hard surfaces because it extends above the surface of the camera's face unlike the original cover. Also got a cradle for charging so I can always have a battery ready. Best choice you'll ever make regarding BATTERY LIFE. Remember, always fully discharge a battery before recharging. This will extend the life of your battery.

  • I only paid $150 for mines(brand new, only one week old) and it's a cool phone except for the battery life and screensavers. You can't change your screensavers unless you do some hacking. I don't have 3G where I live but its wap browser isn't that bad. More of an entertainment phone so forget about handling different email accounts with ease.

  • How come when I received text message. Is always only received one page only. Lots of time, it should be two pages text, but only one page show up, and I have to text again saying I didn't get the second page. Anyone know?

  • Is the charger that comes with this phone multi-voltage (110V-240V). I should consider this coz I might use this on different countries with different voltage standards.

  • Keeps rebooting by itself all the time! It sucks

  • gets beat up because 1. its not a smart phone. 2. the video is not that good. 3. takes pictures but makes loud shutter noise. So any kind of spy or candid or prank pictures will not work. 4. Does not play all movies some will stop half way thru. 5. i had this phone for a year and it is a very boring phone.

  • had it for 3 months,never a problem

  • I don't know why it gets beat up so much; I've had it for about two months, and it's been great for me. Good Tmobile service, no dropouts, good G3 Web service, great pictures. Couldn't ask for more.

  • when take a picture or record video can directly save to memory card or first saving to phone memory. how can I get the 2000m battery for this phone and who is price. PLEASE ANSWER !!!!!! Thanks.

  • the Samsung T929 Memoir is the telephone very complet

  • Great camera, no Wifi (sux) for battery, there is 2000mah battery for this one.

  • i WASTED $315 on this phone. i hate it it was the biggest waste ever. i dont recomend it i thought samsung would do a better job

  • How come when I take a picture, it doesn't come out clear. What kind setting do u guys use? is either comes out yellowish or it sort of fuzzy pic.. Thanks

  • Have had this phone for months. Sometimes the shutter wont open and you have to blow air at it with ur mouth. Battery life is poor but I bought an extended battery and desktop battery charger. Button-release for back cover leading to the battery was a great idea. Makes it more durable. Especially for someone like me who changes batteries at least once a day. Can anyone find out what the Qualcomm processor speed is? I cant find it anywhere but the phone runs fairly smoothly. Camera quality is superb when setting the camera on still object. Night time shots are great as well for taking pics of people. No extended battery case available so your phone will be exposed but battery life of the extended battery is amazing: 2000MAH compared to original 1000MAH battery. Makes it a bit thicker but you'll be very pleased with the battery life. You can find it on ebay. The Extended battery back cover includes a removable stylus pen (non-ink) in case you want to use it for the writing feature or pin pointing. I give it a 8.5 out of 10. Only thing that really bothers me is the shutter problem. Very disappointed about that. Highest regards to the 8MP Camera quality and the ability to hack the phone to use apps via TK File Explorer.

  • Amazing phone

  • I bought this phone the second day it came out. Camera is good, but drains the battery to fast. No Wifi.

  • no

  • Anyone know if there's any firmware to update this phone?

  • Every I got this phone, there pretty much nothing but disappointment The high megapixel camera feature is great, but everything else is just disappointing If you're a phone user that take lots of pictures, then this is prehaps the right phone for you. However, if you're looking for a phone that has a lot more features, better start looking somewhere else cause this phone won't make you happy for very long.

  • No, it doesn't slide. It is a touchscreen.

  • does this phone slide

  • does any1 know wer i can get free games for this mobile?.......ur help well rly b appreciated :)

  • I'm getting it soon but why do i keep on seeing bad comments on this phone?

  • I just saw on the same phone and is very kool. Thanks

  • The pictures do not blur on my phone. Not ever. There is a setting in the photos where you can change the blur control.

  • Does anybody know how I can use Korean language with this phone?

  • Can somebody tell me if this phone is good for Europe?

  • I had this phone for about a week, and i can tell you its a great phone but with some flaws, and im a speak about some of these things that you might want to know Like ever1 said, it has poor battery life. this is verrryyyy true, i cannot tell you how bad the battery is, on medium-low use it will only last a day 2 max, thats on medium/low usuage. i never had a phone with a battery this bad, when i first got the phone it feels like the battery only has half its life(thats how bad the battery life is) 2nd another thing that was true was that the phones camera isnt that great, but theres 2 parts about the camera, picture taking isnt that good but video recording is awsome! the pictures do blur and it is a lil dim but with some addjustments the pictures can be brighter but the blur can only be helped soo much, but its not that big of a deal to me, as long as my pictures dont blur that bad im fine, im more of a video taker thats why i got this phone and i can tell you the video quality is superb. but im not sure if the sound is good tho, cuz when i was recording some videos, and played the video back, the sound quality sometimes had high pitched sqeeks in it. but im not sure how it came out on the computer, it doesnt bother me too much i guess or atlest not yet, 3rd yessssss the volume is lowww, well its ok, its not that soft but its definitly not high, my other phones are much louder then this 1 but the memoir is reasonable. ooo and on the side note your ringtones will also be soft too because of the soft speakers which sucks they also could of fixed some of the backgounds to be a little better, my music player is very basic and bland, and theres nothing i can do to change that, i wish i could change alotta backgrounds on my phone but it doesnt have that option too. so the interface is very boring when this phone can doo soo much better. and another thing that is true is when you take pictures it makes a shutter sound. like your acctually taking a real piture with a old camera. but i can live with that over all even tho i mostly pointed out the flaws about this phone because b4 i got this phone and i saw these coments i wasnt sure if they were true or fixable, so i wanted to comment and clear it all up for the ppl who are about to get this phone. so in my opinion even on some flaws it has, i still thing its a great phone to get, if you are a heave phone user im not sure if this phone is good for you since the battery will most likely die on you, but if ur in the middle, then it might be fine, i like the phone because i can play music and take pictures/record videos when i want. i like the touchscreen alot more then i expected it too, and it has some good features like aim, weather report,(no internet required) etc, i mainly things its sorta worth getting because of its price. its a 8 megapixel music player for around 200 with contract, what more can you ask for so if your a phone freek and really need the phone to be perfect then dont get this phone, its not perfect, but if u can live with imperfections and apprecialte the things it can do, then get this phone, im glad i got it but i just wish it was a little better. atleast the battery! thats the main problem!

  • only place you will ever be able to get apps for this phone is off tmobiles web site...and their not that great

  • No wifi????? wow...

  • thats cool. my friend.

  • Does anyone know where to find Apps for this phone???

  • I found a good video of the Memoir.

  • cant stop laughing:))

  • this phone is awesome i gifted it to my girlfriend . Not because i love her so much but because i dont trust her ( she is a compulsive gambler ) and she lives in a different city . Its camera has a geo tagging feature .so she has to take a picture of her every hour after she gets off from work . and that s how she assures me that she is staying away from casino ... i love this phone it has saved my four year old relation . Our relation has improved a lot after i gifted this phone to my GF

  • well first of all u need data feature for u to use the gps

  • in terms of unlocking the phone, tmobile wont give u the unlock codes not unless u have contract with them. but if u really want that phone alot of people could unlock that for a cheap price. i actually have a friend who does unlock phones.

  • you can always buy the phone by itself unlike the iphone wherein u really need to sign up.

  • yeah memoir is real bulky. its a very nice phone though. poor battery life and the speakers aint that good. when ur palying a song its like the volume is on the lowest volume even if its in the highest one.

  • How bulky is this phone? does it have poor battery life?

  • Looking to see if this phone will be fully e-mail capable. (Corparate account)

  • why are you all asking about the specifications when they are posted right here? ^^^

  • whats the OS????

  • dosnt have ....wlan means wifi. . .but grete phone

  • I think, it is a great phone. But I have a question, Does it have WiFi?

  • i think it good fone .samsung i doing well

  • i've had this phone for a week now. I like it a little more than the first days. make sure you do the touch calibration with a pen and not the finger, then the touchscreen reply is more accurate. nice camera, nice user interface, of course it can be improved but so far its been great. camera is really good for a phone. i don't plan to take my wedding picture with it though. very nice phone. even though i was sure when i first bought it, now im glad i did.

  • I saw this phone on the street once. I didn't like it. I thought the screen was chinzy and the form is not normal.

  • i've had this phone for 3 days now. what i don't like is the battery life, i have to charge it every day with normal use. can't set videos as a caller id, i could do that with d900. searching contact list is a pain in the neck, its the worst experience i have had with a phone. its so easy searching through contacts with a keypad. also its hard to capture a clear image of the moving objects with the camera. if anyone knows how to improve this issues i would appreciate it.

  • tnx a lot.. but my mom said that the phone has contract for 2 years in t mobile.. non sense, she cant buy it.. im disappointed..

  • Yeah it's quad band. Definitely can be used in the Philippines. better yet, ask your mom if she's going to buy it from Tmobile to go ahead and unlock it for you. She can just call Customoer Service and they'll give her the code to unlock it.

  • hey people out there, is this phone is a quad band?.. cause my mom will going to by this phone in US but im from the Philippines.. can i use it here? need a reply here guys.. tnx

  • the thing you refer to the right of the speaker is called a procsimity meter it turns of screen when at your ear or in a pocket just wish it would auto lock phone with that

  • o yea, camera is amazing. No complains there. Never had a phone with such a great camera. You can take clear and visible pixs in a pitch black dark area.

  • I just got the phone, its an amazing phone and has met all my expectations, well most. The only downside to it is the apps or trying to get apps for this phone. I was hoping to get apps similar to the G1's or iphones. But besides that the phone is gggreeeaattt! O yeah does n e one know if they charge for using the gps on this phone??????

  • roming network surching problem samsung all model.

  • call 1800 SAMSUNG,technical support will assist you best as they can

  • i rather save my money for i8910

  • I like the samsung pixxon better

  • no lg handset KU990, what an LG Viewty =P

  • I recently purchase this phone and quite please with it. This is my 2nd Samsung since the 2 yrs old T629. The weak signal receipt that everybody is complaining is reasonable but insufficient. The fact is I can still make a call even when there is no bar left but the antenna icon. I experienced that the call lasted at least 20min under this situation. Other pro are as other said. However, I am currently experience a speaker issue (not the loud speaker). Whenever I increase the volume to level 5,6,7, voice quality starts to decrease. It is so hard to explain this situation. It was like when you put a tiny sand on the surface of the speaker, the output changed. I heard lots of high pitch/frequency at this volume level. Any answer would be appreciated Regards,

  • what f**#? samsung was trying to do "a lg ku990" ???theres no phone for lg ku990

  • oOK,THE PHONE DOES HAVE GPS..SO WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?...Also, the phone doesn't have wifi, but it is a 3G is a great thing.... No for the person that asked what the two little circles on the right hand of the speaker are , they are actually two small sensors that when ever your on a call the screen on the phone turns off when they are covered by your cheeks :P cool aint it!!

  • Does anyone know how to download korean in my memoir?

  • Those arent lenses. They are sensors. one i know is to adjust the brightness of the screen and so that the screen turns off when you are talking to someone.

  • I've had the phone for a few weeks now and I'm quite pleased with it. The camera is actually pretty nice, the quality of the pics is as stated not as good as a stand alone point and shoot but pretty close, the touch screen does require some pressure but over time you get used to it, sometimes the accelerometers don't react as fast as one would want but still good. If you have the Tmobile version like me you WILL have to do the Full HTML hack due to tmobile using the web2go service. (the hack used on the T919 Behold will work with this phone). My only real disappointment with this phone is lack of wifi other than that its met or exceeded my expectations

  • Just bought a new phone from tmobile usa, it is boring phone, signals are very low,camera result is very poor also can not accept jar files no radio no photo call camera no wifi, and price is 500 dollars very expensive phone actually,i dont reccomend to anyone to buy this kind of phone

  • Having owned way too many unlocked phones, and having the problem of dealing with warranty and stuff like that, I finally bought a USDM phone. I have to say I am very satisfied with the phone. OF COURSE there will be problems, but overall it's done pretty well. 1) The phone is a good weight, my 2nd to last phone was the LG Secret and it was a little too girly/small for a guy's hand 2) it's not as annoying to look at as the omnia (my last phone), and i don't feel like i'm holding the iphone clone in my hand. Yes some ppl like to claim this looks like a the viewty, but there are substantial differences. The TouchWiz OS actually works great on the T929, and taking pictures is very easy. The down side is when pics get resized for MMS, the generally are not very good quality pic a opposed to a simple 2MP camera sending a latent MMS file size. There isn't a very good method in managing files, and if i want to look through my Music files, I have to fish through either the Videos widget or pictures widget first. The Haptic QWERTY is VERY GOOD, i would say as good as the iphone. Overall haptic feedback is quite delayed however. Heavy use means that daily charging is needed for sure, but that's to be expected when an 8MP is on the back of your handset. The Webbrowser is definitely better than the Tocco/Behold, but again, Tmobile US 3G is still kind of expensive, and there needs to be a better way to work with the email client for Gmail. my only real question is wtf are the 2 lenses on the top right corner in the front of the phone? right next to the speakerpiece, at first i thought it was used for video calls, but upon closer inspection there's nothing there at all!!

  • Does anyone know how i can download a korean language to my samsung memoir?? Please help me....

  • this phone is like carrying a phone and a camera at once!!!!

  • what a dumb ass know how tospell lol

  • looks very nice... want 2 know the price.

  • hotmail

  • It is very nice phone iwant to knowe the price,it is coollllllllllll pohne.

  • Just buoght one it is boring phone signals are too low.

  • cool phone

  • awesome invention

  • Yes i would die with out wifi. i have to open emails all the time and im not going to have my laptop inside waltmart or the mall.

  • You are right, you should not expect the camera to be as good as a real digicam. But for the price of these 'superphones' which is more than the total of a decent camera and a decent phone; you will expect consumers to expect this.

  • I cannot beleive that so many of us are dragged into the same technological b*&^sh$%. You cannot buy a phone because the camera pixiles are blurry what a joke. Get yourself a camera then. Come on Guys a phone is meant to make calls and receive calls whats a phone if it freezes because of your MP3 or maybe the camera. Call me old fashion but I think most of us are getting carried away with new technology. How many of us had to change phones within a year because it does not work. It's all due to the crap they put onto the phone. Hey I am entitled to my opinion

  • wow!!! seems like most of this ppl gonna die w/o a wifi on a phone,,,lol thats funny...surfin da internet on a 3 inch screen?! omg da hurts!!!! i rather use my laptop just for browsin,,,much better view and wont hurt ur eyes....i think this is a good camera phone....=)

  • Just received this phone direct from tmobile,its picture quality is so poor specially with flash,indoor signal strenght is too low, have no radio WiFi and GPS and price is too high.

  • Samsung T929 Memoir is the best phone out today i have tryed so many phones but Samsung T929 Memoir is the best there is no other phone like Samsung T929 Memoir. You should get one. I love this phone.

  • I agree with the other poster. I also ordered and received this phone. And i must say, its very good. I had a LG KE990 Viewty unlocked here in usa. i live in so-cal. And it did have good camera, but i must say, this camera is very good. it might look like LG, but who cares. I have taken many pictures and they are good quality. I dont care if it had wifi. Stop hating on tmobile, ALL the carriers' phones mostly dont have wifi. Besides, why do you need wifi? You have a comp right? Are you gonna have a wifi hotspot EVERYWHERE you go? NOPE!! point is, stop dissing phones because of no wifi. its not important. if i wanted a wifi phone(which i do not), i would have got another unlocked phone. but they are expencive and i got this for 229 with 2 year contract extension.I like to take pictures, i dont like looking at internet on 3 inch screen. and this phone's camera IS VERY GOOD. and HIGH quality. kudos for samsung for building good phones.

  • T-Mobile Memoir, Is an amazing phone superior to any Series of Nokia N-95, as for having small sensors dont believe any fool here simply trust yourself T-Mobile offers a 14 day return policy get it, try it play with it, be rest assured other then the fact it has no Wi-Fi It purely not only blows away most phones out there including a lot of Nokia's as well as all the N-95 Series But even really physically blows away real digital cameras that cost as much as $400.00 by itself. Again, PLEASE do not even believe me you be the judge try it it will make a believer out of you, anyone badmouthing this phone are the only ones that gotten screwed by buying inferior junk to this Marvel. PCK

  • I received the Samsung Memoir this afternoon. After charging the battery and reading the manual I took it outside to try out the camera. Several others stated that their pictures were blurry. I can agree with that, too, but after changing the setting to 'sports' and turning on the 'anti-shake' pictures were very clear. However, shooting from a shaded area into a sunlit area was difficult to control and I couldn't adjust the settings to correct the disparity in the two images. Either the foreground was well exposed and the sunlit areas overexposed, or the sky was relatively true in color, but the foreground was too dark. If you want to hold the phone like a camera to press the shutter button you'll find your thumb hitting the end key accidently. Several times the display pixalated areas of the just snapped photo, but the photo looked correct in the picture view. The UI lags and often didn't interpret my commands correctly which required multiple swipes or taps. Scrolling the widget bar was often interrupted by the activation of the widget your finger was on instead. This is not to say the UI sucks, it just takes some getting used to. The phone wouldn't recognize 99% of my SD stored photos taken with my Nokia phones, or my contacts saved on my SD card. It would say they were unprocessed, or something to that effect. I found that very weird, but the phone recognized all my music tracks. I didn't make a call to try the speaker phone, but music sounded very nice through the single speaker. The sound had depth and clarity. I could go into more detail, but I won't bore you. Overall, the Memoir is a very nice phone and camera, but with a few issues. I had my eye on a Nokia 5800 or N86 before T-Mobile announced the Memoir. I've got the Memoir boxed up for a return trip, and a Nokia in my immediate future.

  • Reading everyone's reviews I'm quite disappointed. I had intended to replace my N95-3 with this phone, but no longer will I do that. I may not have 3G with tmobile, but at least the phone isn't crippled and my 5mp camera can be silenced (lol what the hell no way to turn sound off O_O).

  • ALL THIS HIP about MEGAPIXELS worth nothing if the camera has no large sensor, decent otics and optical zoom! DON'T BE FOOLISH AND WASTE YOUR$$$ Unfortunetly no cell phone on today's market can come even close to photo quality of PANASONIC TZ7 (updated tz5) or CANON G10!

  • I had a Samsung i900 Omnia for about 2 months. Then it bricked when i tried to hard reset it. It became useless and since it was bought on internet and officially not a US version i sent it to Korea for repair. Another month and a half-no news. So no more Samsung for me. No i did the research and bought myself a SE Experia X1. What a difference folks. The screen is more responsive, extra keyboard, much better feel and finish, hard ware buttons glow in the dark, better resolution of the screen, doesn`t freeze up as much, better sound, ...and it`s made by HTC. So folks do yourselves a favor, get SE or HTC and be happy. There will be no more wasted time and money on rubbish like Samsung or Nokia. Nokia used to be good 5 years ago. No they simply fail to keep uo with technology, and they are completely not user friendly. My N82 died on me after less than a year of use. I re-installed a firmware, it didn`t work out. What a waste. That was just my humble opinion. Please no offense or aggravation taken. Cheers, Val.

  • the M8800 Pixon would be a better buy then this.

  • if you are buy this phone for the camera its not so great. All my pictures are blurry i tried everything but all the pictures are somewhat blurry and that makes then look like crap. the video is horrible unless you are outside on a very very sunny day. you cannot turn off camera shutter so it makes a loud noise everytime you take picture(which means no pervert shots and no wildlife bird shots which makes the camera useless). you can change the iso and some other things but the phone will not out perform a 4 megapixel digital camera. Trust me the images are not very clear at all.

  • No WiFi, No Radio, and No secondry video call camera also no GPS only the A-GPS, u can buy a phone from other companies with all said specification in lower price range,this is realy a very expensive phone pricewise. Dont mind

  • If you would have taken the time to compare them, you would see that the Memoir is skinnier and thinner than the Viewty, although it is slightly heavier and taller. I'd rather a phone be thinner, as would almost everyone else.

  • It looks like a fat LG Viewty!

  • That's relly weird!No Wi Fi, no radio! Since it's latest, should have been released with all features!

  • This is a T Mo 3G phone like the T919. I've tried both and find data speeds not at all comparable to AT&T 3G. I actually use a Nokia N95 8gb on T Mobile network now which loads pages faster then these carrier locked phones. I say get a unlocked Nokia for the price if you are a practical person.

  • This is like a budget Omnia

  • you can listen to music. it has a headphone jack and it comes wit some headphones. The headphone jack is the same one you plug the charger into. i put some music on mine and you can turn the volume up twice as loud as the regular phone volume but only in the music player. This is good because now i can listen to my own music at the gym during my workout. Yeah but no 3.5mm headphone jack that would stick out to far anyway if you think about it.

  • you mean 5800's cam is good - thats the biggest joke!

  • How would you listen to music with this phone if it does not have the jack for headphones?

  • i just got memoir and im playing with it. Video is not so good like the video samples of pixon. Major problem with the camera is you CAN NOT turn off the shutter so every time you take a pic it makes a very loud noise. I put it on silent but it still plays noise very loud. The camera is not that good unless the object can be very still for about 3 - 4 seconds. slight move and picture may be blurry. maybe i can play with the iso .but im thinking about returning it tomarrow. touch screen is ok with finger but better with finger nail. but to tell you the truth Samsung may have just lost a customer. I will play with phone all day tomarrow since im off work but things are not looking good for camera phone fans. oh the flash really does work. i thought it was a gimmick but in lower light it makes it look like the light is on in the room. video for some reason really looks bad to me. in low light not dark but a room with one light on its horrible but in very well lit room its ok. So maybe outside in sun it will look alot better. That touch wiz thing is pretty cool i didn't think i would care for but it will come in handy. I gotta find a way to get this shutter off :(

  • No wifi!!!!!

  • man this phone is so bad no wifi what the hell u need wifi samsung the worlds isnt the same without wifi

  • Dude... don�t get it! Get the 5800! sure the UI is not the 8th wonder of the world, but you have wifi, radio and all that stuff missing in the Memoir... Besides, Nokia�s cams are very nice! And trust me... you don�t really need the additional MPs...

  • I upgraded to this phone today and expect it Tuesday. This will be my first Samsung phone. I usually have Nokias. I currenly use a Nokia 5310 and sold a Nokia N82 to get this phone it. My only gripe with this phone is no FM radio, stereo speakers, or Wi-Fi. But the camera and touchscreen make up for it. If I don't like this phone I'll send it back to T-Mobile and get a Nokia 5800 or N86. But I hope I like the Memoir. It has a nice feature set and Killer camera. I'll keep everyone posted on my thoughts after I receive it.

  • no wifi

  • To Bad doesn't have a WiFi ....

  • i would appreciate comments from people who have USED this phone. how is the battery life, my phone doesn't last for more than a day. also how fast the phone is in opening and closing applications?? thanks.

  • there are other t-mobile phones w/ wi-fi. its not just tmobile, look at at@t and verizon. a majority of their phones do not have wifi either.most carrier phones will NOT have wifi coz they ALL want you to get their carrier specific internet service. it doesnt matter to me one bit, i have internet at home, so why the heck do you need it on your phone? its cool, yes, but its NOT a necessity. if your stuck in the middle of the desert, are you gonna have wifi signal? NOPE! but you can have at least a chance to get a carrier's signal for internet. point is, wifi NOT THAT IMPORTANT!!!!!

  • No, it doesn't offer Wifi because this phone was made exclusively for T-Mobile and T-Mobile would like for you to use only T-mobile internet on the phone. :( It is just one of their marketing strategy.

  • is there wifi?

  • this model enchants to me but pity that does not have the Spanish language hard the true one is the shooting!i true...

  • yes the camera is awsome. they actually fixed the flaw of slowness and blur on the behold 5mp. i have gotten to play with the phone already. almost the same as the behold with extra and better camera options.

  • Does the phone take good pictures or it is like KU990 which is 5MP but my 2 MP Moto is better? Is there anyone who knows as LG's camera are not that good?

  • Can you enter addresses etc. in the contacts field??

  • no i am or video playback

  • smart phone. shame they cant come up with original name, so they call memoir. similar to renoir. LG copy cats.

  • 3.5 minijack?

  • i dont care if samsung or any other brands copy another phones design i only caere for features and performace which this phone has the for g0o0o0d.

  • you can go on internet with this phone just like any other phone. who the hell needs wifi or 3G. you should have a computer at home that is crushing your cellphone. what are you going to download RINGTONES. That sounds fun. You wanna edit a document use a laptop its better.You wanna download porn or whatever use your laptop it will be faster. watch a movie - use your computer the screen is much bigger. 8mp camera and wvga video on a cell phone in the usa. im buying the first day it hits shelf.

  • I am kinda surprised that T-Mobile of all the providers got this thing. Considering that most of they're phones were never really superiors to anything my D900 still out performs most of they're line up. I would've thought Wi-Fi would be equiped with this, only on the grounds that T-Mobile still has no solid 3G network thats fully opperational like everytone else. This is a very impressive device I'm still buying the INNOV8 but this is a good alternative to the T-Mobile (or HTC) G1. This by far has a camera that is second to none, that US celluar providers offer with contracts. For those who are thinking of using this as a business phone to me it just don't seem that suited for it. The new Blackberry Curve 8900 that has Wi-Fi would be more need. I love Samsung phones I've had several and they've never let me down (except they're not loud) but all in all if you're looking for a touch UI phone that has Wi-Fi look at some unlocked GSM devices, they cost more but with the massive ammout of phones that are just out there without a contract there's something for everyone. Thats how I got my D900

  • i can asure you this phone has tv out i saw in person. your gona have to buy the cables sepratly though.

  • aww comeon no wifi. that sux. evertthing needs wifi these days. comeon samsung

  • ok i don't get these people on their phone, this phone is for people that don't use internet on a phone......ex. if you buy a G1 phone it comes with internet option, what if i don't use the internet means im spending money that i don't even use everyday....Memoir is for a person that loves to take pictures and stuff like is a good phone but they should improve the battery life span of the phone lol

  • phone is good but without wifi it looks incomplete so i do not going to buy it. sorry samsung!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wi-Fi is important for those of us on the T-Mobile network. I pay and extra fee each month so that I can talk without the minutes counting towards my �anytime� minutes, at my house or any other Wi-Fi location. Without this function, I would surly go over my minutes; I have a home based business that would suck up my minutes. Customers in my position will have to choose a Wi-Fi phone.

  • I work for T-Mobile, I took the training on this phone. IT DOES HAVE TV OUT!!!

  • Come on is this even a cell phone.The back looks like a camera did samsung make a cell phone with a camera or a camera with a phone feature.

  • no headphone jack?

  • Proof that there's going to be TV-out: (from T-Mobile's monthly email; let's hope the link works) It kind of irritates me that T-Mobile said "...from one of the highest resolution cameras available on a touch screen phone." 8mp is not only the highest resolution camera available on a touch screen phone, but on any phone in general. =]

  • There's no way this thing is not going to have TV-out; it's an 8mp camera phone. But I still can't believe it doesn't have Wi-Fi. T-Mobile USA wouldn't change the price if it had Wi-Fi or even HotSpot@Home or whatever it's called, anyways. They always sell phones for really cheap compared to the other companies, minus the way over-priced Wing that seriously needs to be replaced with the T-Mobile Vario 4. And just because it looks similar to another phone, doesn't mean it's a copy. Touchscreen phones are bound to look some-what alike; you can't really change the design all that much.

  • Add to review bellow You must be stupid.

  • i d like it to be on symbian os with wifi

  • you people are to freakin picky. who cares if it doesnt have wi-fi? sure, it would be nice, but you wanna pay 200 dollars more for wi-fi? its just a bonus if it has it, if not, no big deal. samsung phones are becoming #1. i used to like motorola and nokia, but now, motorola sucks and nokia dont offer any real touchscreen except for i think 3 phones. look at LG and Samsung, over half the new phones are touchscreen. they are so much better IMO. and this phone, i will get it with tmobile come feb 25.

  • Also the ku990(viewty or ke990(usa viewty) is old and its only 5mp not a 8mp camera phone and it does not do wvga video it only does vga like every other phone so how is it even in the same class as the memoir or pixon.You can only compare the LG renoir but guess what there is no usa version no wvga video.

  • it does the same wvga video as the pixon. Thats the closest phone it resembles to me. They say sony is more point and shoot. Nokia does not have a 8mp camera phone and LG wont release any of there new phones in the usa. Samsung is the only company that will make a usa version.

  • Samsung T929 Memoir is the best,nokia is at 3rd position.

  • Samsung = Copy Kat. Thanks. Need any further evidence? FIND IT YOURSELF!

  • No wifi, no OLED screen, no TV out? Shame!

  • copy of lg ku990....

  • memoir and renoir. how close

  • I totally agree about the lack of Wi-Fi. This phone should have Wi-Fi to go with T-Mobile@Home and HotSpots. Why is it that we always seem to be put in the position of choosing between Wi-Fi or 3G, and rarely both together.

  • +1 to lyrad i own a LG VIEWTY and its completely crap, there is no way u can use a viewty to compare this model, its absolutely rubbish.. 2 friends and 1 cousin of mine all had a viewty and we all changed in 3mths max, its just unbearable so plz don't use the viewty to compare wit it

  • i lke this..

  • gosh... what's the point in having another 8mp touch phone without the Wifi? isn't Pixon sufficient?

  • In my opinion I tried to match this samsung phone with the LG viewty but it was extremely difficult as I couldn't see where they were seeing that it is identical to the viewty. No way, I surely do not agree with you!

  • f it i'm an american t-mobile dealer most these ppl will be all over it they dont know what a nice phone is

  • No!

  • spitting image of the viewty, hilarious. Complete let down i say... again...

  • ive the same opinion... copied from viewty.... just the mega pixel upgrade to 8 only... nothing different with viewty...

  • it's not the first phone with 8mp and xenon flash....take a look at sony ericsson c905

  • Gosh I really think that instead of boosting the megapixels in camera phones to make a larger picture they should concentrate on just making the picture crystal clear. I would much rather have a three megapixel phone that has a non blurry picture than have a eight megapixel picture that has the typical blurriness that all camera phones have.

  • Have you seen the other side of the phone? And, I mean... 8mp... that's nice.

  • Yet another high end phone and the same crapy pixels.. when will they move on to higher like the X1?

  • Nice design and overall specs but the lack of wi-fi is something really stupid for a 2009 touchscreen device....

  • good cell phone with good features

  • How much for the phone in south african rands?

  • how much for it in south african curreny?

  • imagine no wifi

  • this is a mindblowing handset. but it a one disadvantage..............that is a Wi-Fi connectivity.......

  • samsung need have wife features

  • screw it!!!! this phone is awsome

  • nice fone. BUT.. a 100% copy of Viewty + upgrade for GPS. i'd rather go for innov8

  • Why would you need an 8mp camera in a phone? This phone is so chunky

  • no WI-FI? WHATS??? :s

  • no wifi = useless samsung, get a grip with modern technology

  • first 8 megapixel camera phone with XENON FLASH and nice design ! thank U Samsung .... Samsung is really one step ahead of other brands

  • its still one of the only phones out there with an 8 megapixel camera.

  • is that a phone or a camara???

  • I agree with level_up and also with Anonymous (2009-02-06 10:51 4LRV ). I own two Sony Ericssons, one bought in 2006, one this year. Differences between the two aren't significant. I was going to buy a Samsung U600 (big screen, good camera, good audio qual, cheap card), but I've heard many complaints with the display and being a slim slider meant I had to be extra careful with it, but experience tought me it's possible to drop the phone by accident many times, so I chose a hopefully robust W810 (NOT for the Walkman brand!). Not only Samsung, but ALL manufacters bring every year (even more often than that) a dozen new phones with no hardware changes, nor significant (mostly none) software changes, but with a new design. -------------- I believe they should improve their software instead of investing in design. It would really make me happy, as a customer, if tomorow I find out, for instance, a new feature was added to my phone if I update the software. But sadly, that won't happen...

  • well we are face w a phone that's making me thing about getting it insted of a the of the iphone. yes it has the same as t919 but the 8mp make it wort it why. yes the behold interface is not the greatest but maybe they learn from that and improve oppond that

  • I dunno...there seems to be an overkill of touchscreen phones these days and yet all they do is add more features that most people probably won't use anyway but have to pay for...basically they have and offer pretty much the same stuff repackaged in a more expensive model...and that's the killer, the price.

  • OOOOH shet! its owsome but there is no wifi.........?

  • Wow, does anyone else think this looks exactly like the LG Viewty?...

  • Its a Shame for samsung to bring out soo many same type of devices having the same function and changing only one in each one of those. Yeah this device is no different then their recent t919 or behold which had no difference compare to toco + no wifi what is going on with them i was eagerly waiting that finally i will trade off my behold for this phone but at the price tag of more than 500 us dollar and 299 with two years contract with t-mobile i think its just waste of money should go buy G1 instead

  • wtf!!!! 8 mpxls!!!!

  • Really like the fact that t-mobile USA is getting some nice 3g phone only wish that it had wifi

  • whats the point having all these great features and no WiFi reminds me too much of the pixon

  • this phone is by far the best samsung on the us market. insane camera and a beautiful screen! saw it yesterday when the samsung rep stopped by my store. definitly something to look forward to! launching feb 25th!

  • i think that it will be cheap...

  • OH come on! Are you kidding me? Samsung Memoir ? weak dude!!!MEga weak... doestn memoir sound a lot like renoir? Jesus samsung i thought you were a decent mobile phone company but copying other mobile phone company's nameS? That is so weak.It really hurts me to see things like this since i am a renoir mobile phone user! Btw dont you think it will be unfair if the renoir doesnt get a software update to the 3D interface ot the Lg ArenA?

  • Without WiFi, you mean nothing to me!

  • how much does it costs?

  • is this is the pixon 4 the American Market?

  • Maybe i gonna buy but i think PIXXON looks much better

  • this is not a smartphone.. this is a camera phone..

  • look at the back of the phone its copy paste of LG wiety

  • look like lg design

  • No wifi?? Man, what a waste!

  • looks like a digital camera more than a phone just a digital camera u can make calls from it . sucks

  • its such a nice mobile but very sad 2 see there is n0 fm...

  • Anyone know when it'll be released in the UK? My contracts up soon and I really want this! :-)

  • how can nothing beat it? Its hardly a great phone..its got an 8mp camera with a 3" touchscreen..its been done before. This thing lacks one of the most important things of a smartphone (if you were to call it that), wifi. This phone is useless to me without wifi, there are much better phones on the market that include wifi and the features of this phone..waste of time by samsung imo

  • They left one of the most important part of photography in the Pixon, but in the Memoir...

  • another STUPID phone by samsung again....!!! design nice but spec no gud!!! no wifi again like Pixon>>>>>

  • aala b.c.. kaminaay

  • Nothing spacial just a bit of a BORE we saw it al BEFORE

  • no WiFI .......

  • its u

  • Coolest phone `till now :) Nothing can beat it ! If it were a smartphone...especially would have been a lot more popular and apreciated... Anyway...this phone rullz !

  • is it me or is this the same as the Samsung Pixxon? just a thought.

  • a wish a wasnt stuck in a contract with o2 and was on t-mobile

  • I am first one

  • 8mpx camera with xenon like the SE C905, only touchscreen.

  • nice pack :)