Samsung M8800 Pixon

Samsung is already the second 8 Megapixler: after the series 60 smartphone Innov8 in slider design, the M8800 Pixon on the market – a mobile phone with large touch-sensitive display instead of a keyboard, is now, and there are good reasons.

  1. Samsung M8800 Pixon
  2. Data sheet

With camera phones a lot for the renunciation of keys speaks: A large viewfinder is useful when shooting, and also afterwards when looking at the footage the display can be not enough.

The other advantages the Pixon shows directly after starting the camera: photo or film, whether camera light on or off, whether single or continuous shooting – for the most important settings displays the appropriate buttons just the Samsung on the display; When other phones must you often the menus scroll through, to change something in the specifications.

The image viewer is benefiting from the touch screen: each an own button available is Fürs delete, send, or upload it to the Internet, and with a wipe on the display can be changed to the next recording.

Limited to compare with the iPhone

Just anticipate it: zooming of images by spreading two fingers, how Apple’s iPhone, provides the Pixon does not; This extremely elegant because intuitive function is reserved in the moment Apple. Generally, it can be limited with an iPhone or a N97, as it recently introduced Nokia, compared the Pixon.

The M8800 is compact, weighing 122 grams less and accordingly offers a smaller display: 3 inch measures the display in the diagonal, which is composed of 240 x 400 pixels. Also trust Samsung on the own, proprietary user interface, which is not open to third-party software. Just the usual mobile phones Java engine allows you to install additional software such as about the pre-installed Google maps on the Pixon.

Overall, the quad-band phone, which sparks worldwide in all GSM networks, a comprehensive equipment offers: UMTS and HSDPA for fast data reception with theoretically up to 7.2 Mbit / s, a music player, an FM radio, an address book for 2000 contacts, as well as the ability to open Office documents.

The highlight: flexible 8-Megapixler

Highlight is of course the camera that records videos with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 30 frames per second large images in addition to 8 mega pixels; Thanks to video output, you can connect the phone to the television after creative work with an optional cable and enjoy movies or photos in large format. Samsung added the 200 MB of memory by a 1 gigabyte memory card.

What in comparison to similar products such as the LG Renoir is missing: Wi-Fi and a GPS receiver that is open to other applications. Because while the camera uses the GPS receiver, to provide photos with geodata to their creation, but other applications cannot access according to Samsung on the receiver, and actually working the pre-installed Google maps apparently only with a rough location via the mobile network.

But back to the highlight of the Pixon: the lens is protected by a cover that opens automatically when you start the camera. A successful shutter-release button can be used: both at the tap to activate the autofocus as well as complete pressing through to actual trigger enough little force, yet each response button with noticeable pressure point – so you can keep steady the cell phone at the snap.

To start the camera takes his time the usual mobile phones three seconds, the auto focus again needs a tight second. The actual trigger and save then but quickly goes across the stage. The setting options appears on the display, the camera can be set up flexibly, delivers good, high-resolution and color images but also in automatic mode with default settings.

Lacks optical zoom and genuine Flash

What’s wrong with the Pixon as almost all cell phone cameras: an optical zoom and a real Flash. The LED-lamp shines though relatively strong, but she cannot replace a Flash. For this, the camera offers a nice gadget: once photographed faces she recognize and providing them equal with the matching name.

In good light, balanced shots, succeed with the Pixon the both in light and dark areas, sufficient details show with LGs Renoir here favorably (see photo on the right).

The colors are reproduced correctly, and the recordings are a total natural and warm. In bad light the pictures lack of Flash are dark and often blurred. You can download to test inclusion in original size near the bottom of the download (right click, “save target under”).

Touch screen responds to gentle pressure

The user interface is largely managed and are only a few puzzles. You have to be solved then but often independently, because the manual does not help in many places.

For the touch screen reacts reliably to gentle pressure, can be operated with a stylus and gives direct feedback: a short vibration and a small ring around the virtual button indicating that the Pixon has accepted the command. Text inputs are always tedious on a touch screen, but otherwise there is nothing against abandoning real presser.

In the laboratory, the Pixon left ultimately some points: the display needs lots of juice, and in the UMTS, as well as in the E-network allows the transmitting power to be desired. With larger battery and send stronger radio part the Samsung could have a clear set of forwards, it is always a good phone.

Samsung M8800 Pixon

Manufacturer Samsung
Price €499.00
Rating 325.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 200
Memory card slot MicroSD
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size 1 GB
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
Width x height (mm) 42 x 69
Resolution (pixels) 240 x 400
Number of colors / type 262144 / TFT
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) 7.2 /.
Wi-Fi standard
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection /
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode 4-6 /.
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 500 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 2 / 5 / 2
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
Web browser / WAP /
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 8
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / / a LED light
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 640 x 480 / 30
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / / K.a..
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 1 /. /
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner / /
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) 0.07 / 0,582
Stand by time (days) 15
typical endurance (hours) 4:26
Talk time D-network 5:29
Talk time E network 8:26 am
Talk time UMTS network 2:50
Weight (grams) 122
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 108 x 56 x 17
Endurance (max. 115) sufficient (64)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 39
Endurance standby (35) 25
Facilities (max. 175) satisfactory (124)
System [: (15)] 8
Scope of delivery (10) 5
Display (25) 23
Connectivity (20) 13
Phone functions (15) 11
Messaging (15) 10
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 4
Web browser (10) 7
Camera (15) 13
Music and video (15) 12
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 2
Navigation (10) 3
Handling (max. 125) sufficient (77)
Manageability (40) 26
User interface (60) 31
Processing quality (20) 16
Documentation / support (5) 4
Measured values (max. 85) satisfactory (60)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 18
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 10
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 16
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 15.5
connect judgment (max. 500 points) satisfactory (325)
tested in connect 02/09