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Samsung Pixon 12 review

Do more megapixels make for a better mobile?

The two phones are actually very similar in the chassis size and screen response. It's impressive that Samsung has actually managed to shrink the innards of the Pixon 12 to make it even thinner than the original, although there is an obvious difference in that the screen is 0.1-inches smaller.

Well, it's not a huge difference, but you don't often see touchscreens getting smaller these days.

The samsung pixon 12 m8910 vs the pixon m8800

The camera abilities of the two phones is similar in many ways, with the Pixon being the original step up to a plethora of camera options on board a phone for Samsung, but the Pixon 12 takes it up a notch with the likes of Smart Auto mode as well as a Xenon flash, where the original packs only a cleverly disguised power LED.

The original Pixon, with the larger screen, came with a stylus though - we're not sure why the new version doesn't when it also packs a resistive screen.

The samsung pixon 12 m8910

The build quality is immensely improved on the Pixon 12, as the original model felt a little cheap and plasticky.

However, you know you're paying for it. While the original Pixon was one of the first 8MP cameraphones on the market, it retailed for around £100 less than the Pixon 12, so it may even be worth checking out the original Pixon if the £500-odd price tage of the Pixon 12 is too much for you.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory150 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time3 Hour
Product ModelGT-M8910 Pixon12
Screen Size7.9 cm (3.1")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Weight (Approximate)119 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Maximum Video Resolution720 x 480
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeEmail, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height107.9 mm
Width53 mm
Depth13.8 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time250 Hour
ManufacturerSamsung
Product NameGT-M8910 Pixon12 Cellular Phone
Screen TypeOLED
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-M8910MKAXEU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Package Contents
  • GT-M8910 Pixon12 Cellular Phone
  • Battery
  • Travel adapter (charger)
  • User manual