Samsung Pixon Specifications
Display: 3.2″ Touch TFT LCD
Pixel Format: 240 x 400 (portrait)
Camera: 8MP stills with LED flash, auto focus, face detection, geo-tagging
Video: 720 x 480 at 30fps, 320 x 240 at 120fps
Video Playback: MPEG4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Audio Playback: MP3, AAC, eAAC, WMA
Memory: 200 MB (built-in)
Connectivity: GSM, EDGE, HSDPA (7.2Mbps, 2100MHz), Bluetooth 2.0, FM Radio, microSD, TV-Out, USB 2.0
Battery: 1000 mAh Lithium Ion (3.66 hours talk, 290 hours standby)
Dimensions: 4.2 x 2.1 x 0.5″, 107.9 x 54.6 x 13.8 mm
Weight: 4.3 oz (121 g)
Availability: October 2008
Samsung‘s Pixon is a stylish touch smartphone looks like it has all the requisite parts to challenge Apple‘s iPhone for the throne. Just looking at the round button makes me think that the Pixon is quality built. The brushed aluminum (?) surface where those buttons are looks very nice too. The Pixon has a 3.2″ touch LCD with a pixel format of 240 x 400. The number of pixels is a bit lacking for my taste. The iPhone beats it here with a 320 x 480 pixel format. I would like to see more pixels and maybe even powerful and upgradeable discrete graphics processors in the future. Maybe Android can move in that direction since it is so open.
Back to the Pixon… When you hold it in landscape mode there is a shutter button right there where you want it for taking pictures. And the Pixon sure takes pictures with a 8MP sensor. That beats the iPhone’s puny sensor by 4x. The Pixon adds auto focus, face detection and geo-tagging to boot. The Pixon adds insult to injury with a video recording capability: 720 x 480 at 30fps. You can also record at 120fps (320 x 240) if slo-mo is your thing. All in all Samsung’s Pixon seems to be one strong contender for the do-everything smartphone crown. Just make sure to put it a better LCD in there next time.
[tags]Samsung, Samsung Pixon, Samsung 8MP Smartphone, Samsung Smartphone, Samsung Touch Smartphone, 3.2″, 240 x 400, 3.2″ Touch LCD, 8MP, 8MP Smartphone[tags]