Samsung Moment

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6.6/10
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The Samsung Moment currently has an Informr score of 6.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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Operating system
Android
Processor
800 MHz
Screen Size
3.2"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

Voice quality was excellent on the Samsung Moment.  Callers had no complaints about us, saying that we sounded crystal clear.  On our end the sound was great as well; callers sounded life-like, volume was good and even at the highest levels there was no distortion.  The 1440mAh batter...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
Phone Scoop

The Samsung Moment is one of the largest phones I've seen from Samsung. It is a brick in every sense of the word -- big, blocky and heavy. Whether you put it in your jeans, coat pocket or anywhere, you're going to know it is there. Though it is big, it feels solid as heck. We're talking tank. The ha...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
Engadget

One of the biggest selling points of the Moment is its speedy 800MHz processor, and in general, it delivers on the promise of a faster, more pleasant Android experience.

- Chris Ziegler, Engadget


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Moment on October 7, 2009.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Moment user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Moment with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Moment has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
3.2"

The Samsung Moment's screen size is 3.2 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
800 MHz

There is a 800 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 1.5 operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
253 MB

Internal memory is 253 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1440mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1440 mAh battery.

Samsung Moment Specs

Overview
Release date October 7, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 1.5

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Processor 800 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 253 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.68 W/kg
Body: 1.16 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1440 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.7 x 5.9 x 1.7 cm (4.6 x 2.3 x 0.7 in)
Weight 161 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light
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 D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
CIF (352 x 288 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SPH-M900, Instinct Q

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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

More business-like with stock Android

from PhoneArena

Voice quality was excellent on the Samsung Moment.  Callers had no complaints about us, saying that we sounded crystal clear.  On our end the sound was great as well; callers sounded life-like, volume was good and even at the highest levels there was no distortion.  The 1440mAh battery is rated for 5 hours of talk time, a 25% improvement over the Hero’s 4 hour rating.  Surprisingly the 800MHz processor didn’t seem much snappier than the 528MHz one running other Android devices.  There was still some slight lag in menus and when opening apps.  We’re starting to think Android is to blame here, though 2.0 addresses some of these issues.

In the end the Moment left us wanting more.  On paper it is a beast: 800MHz processor, AMOLED display, full QWERTY keyboard.  In the flesh it doesn’t live up to the hype though, largely because of the poor keyboard.  The stock build of Android doesn’t help either; where the Hero is fun to use the Moment is too plain. Android is really starting to gain traction and take off, but the Moment seems so last year....

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Voice quality was excellent on the Samsung Moment.  Callers had no complaints about us, saying that we sounded crystal clear.  On our end the sound was great as well; callers sounded life-like, volume was good and even at the highest levels there was no distortion.  The 1440mAh battery is rated for 5 hours of talk time, a 25% improvement over the Hero’s 4 hour rating.  Surprisingly the 800MHz processor didn’t seem much snappier than the 528MHz one running other Android devices.  There was still some slight lag in menus and when opening apps.  We’re starting to think Android is to blame here, though 2.0 addresses some of these issues.

In the end the Moment left us wanting more.  On paper it is a beast: 800MHz processor, AMOLED display, full QWERTY keyboard.  In the flesh it doesn’t live up to the hype though, largely because of the poor keyboard.  The stock build of Android doesn’t help either; where the Hero is fun to use the Moment is too plain. Android is really starting to gain traction and take off, but the Moment seems so last year.

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Phone Scoop

It is a brick in every sense of the word

from Phone Scoop

The Samsung Moment is one of the largest phones I've seen from Samsung. It is a brick in every sense of the word -- big, blocky and heavy. Whether you put it in your jeans, coat pocket or anywhere, you're going to know it is there. Though it is big, it feels solid as heck. We're talking tank. The hardware comes across as well engineered and well manufactured...

More

The Samsung Moment is one of the largest phones I've seen from Samsung. It is a brick in every sense of the word -- big, blocky and heavy. Whether you put it in your jeans, coat pocket or anywhere, you're going to know it is there. Though it is big, it feels solid as heck. We're talking tank. The hardware comes across as well engineered and well manufactured.

The Samsung Moment feels like it is Samsung's first Android phone. Samsung took the stock Android operating system and matched it with a form factor that Samsung knows is popular with messaging fanatics -- and then didn't do anything else with it.

The hardware performs well enough. With the exception of the GPS radio, everything on the phone worked as it is supposed to with minimal glitches. The controls are easy to use, the manufacturing is solid, and the keyboard provides excellent travel and feedback. On the downside, the Moment is large and heavy.

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Engadget

It still feels like a first-generation device

from Engadget

In the world of Android, it's not yet clear who's going to come out victorious -- QWERTY sliders or their keyboardless brethren -- but does there really need to be a winner? We say there's room for just about everyone in this open-source party, and Sprint is starting to round out its Android offerings by introducing the keyboard-equipped Samsung Moment to saddle up alongside the HTC Hero that was released a few weeks ago. In the scheme of things, the platform is still extraordinarily young which means that virtually every new handset that's announced brings "firsts" to the table; in the Moment's case, it's both the first Android device with an 800MHz ARM11 core and the first Android QWERTY phone with an AMOLED display (you'd have to go back to another Sammy, the Galaxy, to find the first AMOLED Android phone regardless of input method).

Being able to stuff Android, AMOLED, QWERTY, and 800MHz all into one sentence certainly sounds like a winning combination, but does the Moment deliver? Let's find out....

More

In the world of Android, it's not yet clear who's going to come out victorious -- QWERTY sliders or their keyboardless brethren -- but does there really need to be a winner? We say there's room for just about everyone in this open-source party, and Sprint is starting to round out its Android offerings by introducing the keyboard-equipped Samsung Moment to saddle up alongside the HTC Hero that was released a few weeks ago. In the scheme of things, the platform is still extraordinarily young which means that virtually every new handset that's announced brings "firsts" to the table; in the Moment's case, it's both the first Android device with an 800MHz ARM11 core and the first Android QWERTY phone with an AMOLED display (you'd have to go back to another Sammy, the Galaxy, to find the first AMOLED Android phone regardless of input method).

Being able to stuff Android, AMOLED, QWERTY, and 800MHz all into one sentence certainly sounds like a winning combination, but does the Moment deliver? Let's find out.

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User Reviews


Finally a phone I can set up.

I love this phone because it is intuitive and comes with all the bells and whistles. It was like a snap to set up, in less than 5 minutes, following the on screen bouncing ball I set up the phone, downloaded all my Google contacts, connected to my gmail account and was receiving email. Being somethi...More
I love this phone because it is intuitive and comes with all the bells and whistles. It was like a snap to set up, in less than 5 minutes, following the on screen bouncing ball I set up the phone, downloaded all my Google contacts, connected to my gmail account and was receiving email. Being something of a techno nerd, by necessity, this was a real pleasure to set up. This is the wife's phone and she loves it, and she is no techno nerd. Less

Overall a great phone...except for

After the all the Hero talk for the HTC android, I decided to get this phone due to it having a Flash on the camera, faster processor and a hardware keyboard. I love this phone besided the fact that it doesnt connect to my damn PC! i cant find any drivers and it doesnt come with any. Sprint tech suppor...More
After the all the Hero talk for the HTC android, I decided to get this phone due to it having a Flash on the camera, faster processor and a hardware keyboard. I love this phone besided the fact that it doesnt connect to my damn PC! i cant find any drivers and it doesnt come with any. Sprint tech support says turn in the phone and get a new one but im not sure if that will work. Other then that...google apps, touch screen, and the fact that this camera has a bright ass flash that can take decent pics at night makes this a good investment. I dont know WTF is up with Samsung phones not connecting to pc's though. Ive been on quite a few sites where people say their samsung phone wont sync with their pc...WTF is going on samsung? Less

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