Oct 08 AT 1:41 AM Taylor Wimberly 45 Comments

Sprint Samsung Moment specs revealed

We posted bits and pieces of the Samsung Moment specs during our live post today. I tried multiple times to get Samsung Mobile to produce a complete list of hardware specs, and while they gave me a press kit it was missing all the details. I spoke with a dozen people from Samsung and Sprint and was able to compile the following list.

Known specs of the Samsung Moment:

  • 800 MHz Samsung S3C6410 CPU
  • 3.2 inch AMOLED display (320 x 480 pixels) 16M colors
  • 512 MB ROM / 256 MB RAM
  • Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.34 x 0.63 inches; weight 5.67 oz.
  • 2 GB microSD card included / expandable up to 32 GB
  • Standard Lithium (LiIon) battery 1440 mAh (up to 5.5 hours continuous talk time)
  • QWERTY keyboard that slides out horizontally
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and camcorder with auto-focus
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Outlook e-mail with Microsoft Direct Push Technology and HTML support; E-mail (EAS), POP, IMAP
  • Easily view Word, Excel, PowerPoint on the go to maximize productivity
  • Ships with Android 1.5

We love the 800 MHz CPU, but are a little sad this phone will ship with Android 1.5. I think we were able to uncover most of the specs, but if we missed something please let me know.

Full HD video of a hands on walkthrough is coming up next.

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  • Skeet

    Does it have a digital compass? Isn’t that needed for apps like layar and Google Street View to autorotate with the direction the phone is facing?

  • Maureen Ecklenberry

    Verify if it has a capacitance or resistance touch screen? And is it multi-touch?

  • Derrick

    Can you verify the following:

    - Multitouch
    - Compass (you mentioned it “works as a compass”)
    - Compare side by side to a few other phones so we can get an idea of how thick it is. Sure we can read specs but the side-by-side comparison would really help. Specifically a Palm Pre, Sprint Hero, and this phone.
    - Assuming you demoed the Sprint Hero, how big a difference is that 800Mhz processor? Did you notice it moved much smoother/faster?
    - Web browsing speed?

    I say web browsing speed because I demoed a MyTouch 3G on T-Mobile network and even over WIFI the browser was ridiculously slowed when compared to my Palm Pre.

    PS: Thanks for the 7min video. All I could find before that was 1-2minute worthless videos. Can’t wait for this thing to get seriously reviewed.

  • http://yellowrex.com William Furr

    Wow, this looks like it might be the first worthy successor to the G1.

    It even addresses my issues with the G1. Namely, lack of camera flash, small battery (though I now have the Seidio 2600mAh replacement), processor speed, and internal memory capacity.

    AND it’s made by one of my favorite electronics companies that doesn’t support the Israeli military. :)

    I second the call above for a full review ASAP. Come on Samsung, let us have a better look!

    • Sohip

      What did you say? Samsung doesn’t sell phones to the children killers?!
      My next must be a samsung then :)

    • Alon Ben-Ari

      Mr Furr Your understanding in Politics is of the same extent as your understanding of technology.
      The Isrealis do not need Samsung they can do very well on their own and better as been shown. e.g The Israelis were the first in the world to use GPS navigated bombs while wiping the Iraqi nuclear program in 1981, let alone developed their own airborne tankers.
      As for killing Children I suggest you consult the record of bombing buses in Jerusalem. We dont want to rule the Children of the arabs, you are most welcome to have them. if you are so compassionate.

      • Nitz Rockstar

        Trying to be smart and argue based on your mind intoxicated by Israeli media propaganda only makes you look like a jackass. Not to mention you playing down compassion directly in assumed favor of terrorism/counter-terrorism (whichever you see fit; the truth or your truth.)

        • SomeInternetDude

          Palestinians support terrorism and harmful acts against all non-Muslim people, as do the Saudis and Iranians and many others. Why Paton and the rest of our guys in WWII didn’t roll over and wipe that whole lot out I’ll never know, but we’ve sure come to regret it in later years.

          • http://Website wronginfo

            @SomeInternetDude

            Saying that is like saying; “Americans support guns in schools and street gang shootouts.” It’s almost 2010, stop being so damn ignorant. No nationality is perfect. No race is perfect. No person is perfect.

            Bad people come in all colors and sizes. Get used to it.

  • JR

    The phone is OK. Looks a little big. I didn’t know samsung doesn’t support the Israeli military. If that’s true i sure wont be buying this phone. LOL!

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  • anon

    Whats the camcorder res on this?

  • Skeet

    Way to politicize a tech blog William Furr.

  • Phil

    It’s not big. It’s a little thicker than non-keyboard phones but that’s to be expected:

    Samsung Moment: 117 x 59 x 16 mm
    Samsung Behold 2: 112 x 56 x 14.35 mm
    Google G1: 117 x 55 x 15.75 mm
    Samsung Omnia II: 118 x 60 x 11.9 mm
    Apple iPhone 3G: 116 x 62 x 12.3 mm

  • Zer0-9

    Sounds like a pretty sweet phone. I’d consider getting it if it weren’t on Sprint. Hopefully the performance of the sholes/tao will rival this.

  • Samwise

    From what i hear, when this ships it’ll ship w/ 1.6

  • doug41595

    Will it have visual voicemail? If so, that and the hoizontal keyboard may have me give up my beloved Pre…

    • chris

      Visual voice mail is not native but can be added with minimal effort.

  • Dan

    1.5 AND no compass? Has anyone at Samsung ever heard of augmented reality (which requires a compass)? Disappointed. Might still get Hero, might wait for HTC Dragon. Not getting the Moment because of lack of compass. I really like the idea of augmented reality. Plus the 3.2 MP camera instead of 5 MP is just kinda strange.

  • http://l2wireless.com erin conley

    if you are considering switching to sprint to get this phone don’t go through the stores where they just want to make their commission. I do free account managing for sprint customers. Uprgading or switching I will give you the best deals. Call me at 8005815001 ext 201

  • http://l2wireless.com erin conley

    if you are looking to switch to sprint it upgrade to this phone or any other phone on sprint. Don’t go to the store call me I do free account managing for sprint customers. http://Www.l2wireless.com support@l2wireless.com or 8005815001 ext 201

  • dimetri

    does it support flash/flash lite?

  • Brian Thomas

    how do you ugrade it from 1.5 to 2.0, if possible?

    • http://Website anon

      android 2.1 comes out for it first quarter 2010 you have to take it to sprint store for update i believe

  • Derek

    Another android phone crippled with lack of ROM. When will they learn that 512MB of ROM is a complete joke. Needs to be 8GB minimum!!

    • David_DiSante

      The amount of ROM a phone has is irrelevant since you can’t add things to it. It’s simply non-writable memory that stores the OS. If Android fits on 512mb of ROM, it’s fine. RAM is a different story, since it’s the temporary memory used to run programs.

      • http://Website Derek

        You’re an idiot and completely wrong. You store your apps in the ROM. Limited ROM means limited app storage space. Learn something before posting.

        • http://Website Dan

          No, you are incorrect Derek. Think about it before you post. ROM = Read ONLY Memory. ROM is used for the OS and non-movable data. Besides, apps can be saved to an SD card on most phones. Big whoop.

          • http://Website pelo88

            ROM means ready onboard memory, not read only. If it were, how the heck would you install anything on it? If all your apps were in RAM you wouldn’t have them when you powered the phone off and on again.
            ROM can be extended through the use of external memory and a hacked/rooted phone, like on the G1 with apps2sd extending ROM space for applications to the SD card (slow, but with a class 6 adata card not too shabby).
            Too many apps bogs down the device anyway. And considering apps are usually a meg or two, I can’t imagine how many apps would fit on 8GB worth!
            Google would do well to natively support apps2sd on the OS side and device developers would do well to keep increasing the class or speed of removable memory so there’s less of a difference in performance from ROM and SD. Also, they should cache and throttle the bus itself like we do for desktop computers. Lots of possibilities there, just not as cheap glitzy as adding an LED flash, reflective paint or a 3.5mm headphone jack to the device to make a quick buck.
            I think that’s why Google wanted to have direct involvement with the Nexus One.
            Anyway, back to the moment. Nice CPU speed boost, I’m sure it’ll help. I just wish they gave it as much RAM as ROM!

          • http://Website Dan
          • http://Website Dan

            Oops. I ment above!

          • http://www.nexsoftware.net nEx.Software

            I am inclined to go with pelo88 on this one. Agreed that traditionally ROM means read-only memory, but since we all know that the onboard memory in Android phones is in fact NOT read-only (since that is where apps and data are stored when you download and use them) we have to thhrow tradition out the window.

            I would be happy with a 1GB ROM, plenty of storage for all the apps I’d ever need, plus plenty of space for future OS versions.

  • charles

    Can you use this phone internationally for making and receiving calls like you can with the Blackberry Tour???

  • http://Website John

    Way to interject some Anti-Semitism into a freaking Cellphone Article, William Furr. And, Sohip, Rockstar, and Wronginfo, you were quick to join him in the Anti-Semitism pool. This article didn’t need your political propoganda. STFU’ers.

    • http://www.goisrael.com Charles

      These anti-Semitic posts are a reflection of how deeply islamic terrorists have penetrated the United States’ culture. There are only two bastions of freedom in the world, the USA and Israel. If the jihadis take over, see what happens to your freedoms, including losing completely any ability to diss islam.

      • http://Website William Furr

        You guys are nuts. It’s not “anti-semite” to say that the *country of Israel* has done some messed up stuff to minorities within its borders and neighboring countries.

        There’s a big difference between criticizing Israel and hating Jews.

        In my criticism of Israel and its arms suppliers, I’m in the company of lots and lots of concerned Jews in the USA and abroad. Have a look: http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/

  • http://Website jim

    I’ll looking at one of these to replace my BB

    1) Does it have a mini or micro usb
    2) Does it use windows mobil as the OS ?

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  • http://www.android-tr.com gokberk

    Samsung support is worst ever seen

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  • http://Website Rob.M.

    Can someone tell me how would i be able to connect to a wireless connection (wifi) …..
    i have read that this mobile has wifi but i was not able to locate it on this device ….

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  1. SkeetGuest 5 years ago

    Does it have a digital compass? Isn’t that needed for apps like layar and Google Street View to autorotate with the direction the phone is facing?

  2. Maureen EcklenberryGuest 5 years ago

    Verify if it has a capacitance or resistance touch screen? And is it multi-touch?

  3. DerrickGuest 5 years ago

    Can you verify the following:

    - Multitouch
    - Compass (you mentioned it “works as a compass”)
    - Compare side by side to a few other phones so we can get an idea of how thick it is. Sure we can read specs but the side-by-side comparison would really help. Specifically a Palm Pre, Sprint Hero, and this phone.
    - Assuming you demoed the Sprint Hero, how big a difference is that 800Mhz processor? Did you notice it moved much smoother/faster?
    - Web browsing speed?

    I say web browsing speed because I demoed a MyTouch 3G on T-Mobile network and even over WIFI the browser was ridiculously slowed when compared to my Palm Pre.

    PS: Thanks for the 7min video. All I could find before that was 1-2minute worthless videos. Can’t wait for this thing to get seriously reviewed.

  4. William FurrGuest 5 years ago

    Wow, this looks like it might be the first worthy successor to the G1.

    It even addresses my issues with the G1. Namely, lack of camera flash, small battery (though I now have the Seidio 2600mAh replacement), processor speed, and internal memory capacity.

    AND it’s made by one of my favorite electronics companies that doesn’t support the Israeli military. :)

    I second the call above for a full review ASAP. Come on Samsung, let us have a better look!

    • SohipGuest 5 years ago

      What did you say? Samsung doesn’t sell phones to the children killers?!
      My next must be a samsung then :)

    • Alon Ben-AriGuest 5 years ago

      Mr Furr Your understanding in Politics is of the same extent as your understanding of technology.
      The Isrealis do not need Samsung they can do very well on their own and better as been shown. e.g The Israelis were the first in the world to use GPS navigated bombs while wiping the Iraqi nuclear program in 1981, let alone developed their own airborne tankers.
      As for killing Children I suggest you consult the record of bombing buses in Jerusalem. We dont want to rule the Children of the arabs, you are most welcome to have them. if you are so compassionate.

      • Nitz RockstarGuest 5 years ago

        Trying to be smart and argue based on your mind intoxicated by Israeli media propaganda only makes you look like a jackass. Not to mention you playing down compassion directly in assumed favor of terrorism/counter-terrorism (whichever you see fit; the truth or your truth.)

        • SomeInternetDudeGuest 5 years ago

          Palestinians support terrorism and harmful acts against all non-Muslim people, as do the Saudis and Iranians and many others. Why Paton and the rest of our guys in WWII didn’t roll over and wipe that whole lot out I’ll never know, but we’ve sure come to regret it in later years.

          • wronginfoGuest 5 years ago

            @SomeInternetDude

            Saying that is like saying; “Americans support guns in schools and street gang shootouts.” It’s almost 2010, stop being so damn ignorant. No nationality is perfect. No race is perfect. No person is perfect.

            Bad people come in all colors and sizes. Get used to it.

  5. JRGuest 5 years ago

    The phone is OK. Looks a little big. I didn’t know samsung doesn’t support the Israeli military. If that’s true i sure wont be buying this phone. LOL!

  6. anonGuest 5 years ago

    Whats the camcorder res on this?

  7. SkeetGuest 5 years ago

    Way to politicize a tech blog William Furr.

  8. PhilGuest 5 years ago

    It’s not big. It’s a little thicker than non-keyboard phones but that’s to be expected:

    Samsung Moment: 117 x 59 x 16 mm
    Samsung Behold 2: 112 x 56 x 14.35 mm
    Google G1: 117 x 55 x 15.75 mm
    Samsung Omnia II: 118 x 60 x 11.9 mm
    Apple iPhone 3G: 116 x 62 x 12.3 mm

  9. Zer0-9Guest 5 years ago

    Sounds like a pretty sweet phone. I’d consider getting it if it weren’t on Sprint. Hopefully the performance of the sholes/tao will rival this.

  10. SamwiseGuest 5 years ago

    From what i hear, when this ships it’ll ship w/ 1.6

  11. doug41595Guest 5 years ago

    Will it have visual voicemail? If so, that and the hoizontal keyboard may have me give up my beloved Pre…

  12. DanGuest 5 years ago

    1.5 AND no compass? Has anyone at Samsung ever heard of augmented reality (which requires a compass)? Disappointed. Might still get Hero, might wait for HTC Dragon. Not getting the Moment because of lack of compass. I really like the idea of augmented reality. Plus the 3.2 MP camera instead of 5 MP is just kinda strange.

  13. erin conleyGuest 5 years ago

    if you are considering switching to sprint to get this phone don’t go through the stores where they just want to make their commission. I do free account managing for sprint customers. Uprgading or switching I will give you the best deals. Call me at 8005815001 ext 201

  14. erin conleyGuest 5 years ago

    if you are looking to switch to sprint it upgrade to this phone or any other phone on sprint. Don’t go to the store call me I do free account managing for sprint customers. http://Www.l2wireless.com support@l2wireless.com or 8005815001 ext 201

  15. dimetriGuest 5 years ago

    does it support flash/flash lite?

  16. Brian ThomasGuest 5 years ago

    how do you ugrade it from 1.5 to 2.0, if possible?

    • anonGuest 5 years ago

      android 2.1 comes out for it first quarter 2010 you have to take it to sprint store for update i believe

  17. DerekGuest 5 years ago

    Another android phone crippled with lack of ROM. When will they learn that 512MB of ROM is a complete joke. Needs to be 8GB minimum!!

    • David_DiSanteGuest 5 years ago

      The amount of ROM a phone has is irrelevant since you can’t add things to it. It’s simply non-writable memory that stores the OS. If Android fits on 512mb of ROM, it’s fine. RAM is a different story, since it’s the temporary memory used to run programs.

      • DerekGuest 5 years ago

        You’re an idiot and completely wrong. You store your apps in the ROM. Limited ROM means limited app storage space. Learn something before posting.

        • DanGuest 5 years ago

          No, you are incorrect Derek. Think about it before you post. ROM = Read ONLY Memory. ROM is used for the OS and non-movable data. Besides, apps can be saved to an SD card on most phones. Big whoop.

          • pelo88Guest 5 years ago

            ROM means ready onboard memory, not read only. If it were, how the heck would you install anything on it? If all your apps were in RAM you wouldn’t have them when you powered the phone off and on again.
            ROM can be extended through the use of external memory and a hacked/rooted phone, like on the G1 with apps2sd extending ROM space for applications to the SD card (slow, but with a class 6 adata card not too shabby).
            Too many apps bogs down the device anyway. And considering apps are usually a meg or two, I can’t imagine how many apps would fit on 8GB worth!
            Google would do well to natively support apps2sd on the OS side and device developers would do well to keep increasing the class or speed of removable memory so there’s less of a difference in performance from ROM and SD. Also, they should cache and throttle the bus itself like we do for desktop computers. Lots of possibilities there, just not as cheap glitzy as adding an LED flash, reflective paint or a 3.5mm headphone jack to the device to make a quick buck.
            I think that’s why Google wanted to have direct involvement with the Nexus One.
            Anyway, back to the moment. Nice CPU speed boost, I’m sure it’ll help. I just wish they gave it as much RAM as ROM!

          • DanGuest 5 years ago

            Oops. I ment above!

          • nEx.SoftwareGuest 5 years ago

            I am inclined to go with pelo88 on this one. Agreed that traditionally ROM means read-only memory, but since we all know that the onboard memory in Android phones is in fact NOT read-only (since that is where apps and data are stored when you download and use them) we have to thhrow tradition out the window.

            I would be happy with a 1GB ROM, plenty of storage for all the apps I’d ever need, plus plenty of space for future OS versions.

  18. charlesGuest 5 years ago

    Can you use this phone internationally for making and receiving calls like you can with the Blackberry Tour???

  19. JohnGuest 5 years ago

    Way to interject some Anti-Semitism into a freaking Cellphone Article, William Furr. And, Sohip, Rockstar, and Wronginfo, you were quick to join him in the Anti-Semitism pool. This article didn’t need your political propoganda. STFU’ers.

    • CharlesGuest 5 years ago

      These anti-Semitic posts are a reflection of how deeply islamic terrorists have penetrated the United States’ culture. There are only two bastions of freedom in the world, the USA and Israel. If the jihadis take over, see what happens to your freedoms, including losing completely any ability to diss islam.

      • William FurrGuest 5 years ago

        You guys are nuts. It’s not “anti-semite” to say that the *country of Israel* has done some messed up stuff to minorities within its borders and neighboring countries.

        There’s a big difference between criticizing Israel and hating Jews.

        In my criticism of Israel and its arms suppliers, I’m in the company of lots and lots of concerned Jews in the USA and abroad. Have a look: http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/

  20. jimGuest 5 years ago

    I’ll looking at one of these to replace my BB

    1) Does it have a mini or micro usb
    2) Does it use windows mobil as the OS ?

  21. Samsung unveils new Android 2.1 powered phone – Android and MeGuest 5 years ago

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  22. gokberkGuest 5 years ago

    Samsung support is worst ever seen

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  24. Rob.M.Guest 5 years ago

    Can someone tell me how would i be able to connect to a wireless connection (wifi) …..
    i have read that this mobile has wifi but i was not able to locate it on this device ….

  25. Game scopeGuest 5 years ago

    [...] CPU architecture, but my guess is it includes a Samsung ARM11 processor. The Sprint Samsung Moment featured an 800 MHz Samsung S3C6410 CPU and this is probably the same chipset being used [...]

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