The Samsung M8800 Pixon is Samsung’s best camera phone to date. Even if the less-than-deluxe feeling touchscreen lacks the pizazz of an iPhone, the whopping eight-megapixel sensor more than makes up for it.
The sharp, bright 3.2-inch touchscreen is the perfect size for composing your shots, though, while touch-sensitive controls make it easy to adjust features and scroll through your amateurish snaps. The pictures themselves are colourful and sharp, but only in daylight – the Pixon lacks a Xenon flash, meaning that your shots are about as much cop in dimmer conditions as a community officer at night time. Autofocus is pretty speedy, though, with effective face detection and a fairly quick shutter.
Just as impressive as the snapping skills are the handset’s video capture talents, which have you shooting shooting dailies in a polished WVGA quality at 30fps with quick-fire action footage easily collared using the fun slo-mo setting.
Elsewhere there’s HSDPA for super-speedy downloads, but for some reason Sammy’s forgotten to include Wi-Fi. Why would you do that, Samsung? And the battrey life is only average at around 430 minutes talk time.
Despite these obvious feature boobs, the Pixon is a decent effort, and Samsung’s best camera phone to date.