Nov 02 AT 10:34 AM Taylor Wimberly 28 Comments

Sprint Samsung Moment review roundup

One of these days a carrier will actually send us a review unit. Until then, we will continue to post our review roundups to see what other sites are saying.

The Samsung Moment is the second Android phone available from Sprint. It offers an alternative to the Sprint Hero for customers who are looking for a phone with a full qwerty keyboard. The Moment also offers other advantages over the Hero like a faster 800 MHz ARM11 processor and 3.2 inch AMOLED display. Unfortunately, the Moment is currently shipping with the outdated Android 1.5 (like the Hero) and we have yet to hear from Sprint how they handle updates for Android phones.

Reviews are up at:

  • Engadget -”Thing is, the Moment still feels like a first-generation device — and for a platform that launched commercially a solid year ago, that’s not really acceptable.”
  • Gizmodo – “It’s massive, has theoretically superior firepower, and runs marginally faster than the Android competition. But in the end, it’s clearly stuck in the past.”
  • PC World – “The Moment impresses with a vivid AMOLED display and a roomy QWERTY keyboard, but the software is quirky and the touchscreen can be slow.”
  • SlashGear – “While its AMOLED display is bright and clear and its keyboard pleasantly expansive, its stock Android 1.5 OS pales in comparison to what other manufacturers are doing to distinguish their rival handsets.
  • InfoSync – “The Samsung Moment is a solid piece of Android hardware with some specs that put it at the top of the pack.”
  • MobileBurn – “With a Sprint contract price only $20 less than the HTC Hero, somebody is going to really, really need a hardware keyboard to choose the Moment over the Hero.”
  • CNET – “With its full keyboard and bright display, the Samsung Moment successfully rounds out Sprint’s Android offerings.”
  • Phone Scoop – “The Samsung Moment feels like it is Samsung’s first Android phone. Samsung took the stock Android operating system and matched it with a form factor that Samsung knows is popular with messaging fanatics — and then didn’t do anything else with it.”

Video reviews have also been posted:

We also posted a quick hands on from CTIA:

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