Samsung Pixon12

Resolution, Samsung with the first 12-Megapixler Samsung Pixon12 has once again climbed the peak. But honestly: This rise was not worth the trouble. Because for the actual image quality the nominal number of pixels starting at the latest 5 mega pixels no longer plays the crucial role – for example, good looks and the software that makes real images from the camera information is clearly important.

  1. Samsung Pixon12
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Worse, Too much resolution can cause mobile phones and even compact cameras even worse pictures. Because the image sensors, which are installed, here are very small. And if these are in turn divided into too many individual pixels, each pixel receives little light. Result: The cameras are faint, rushing the recording and the actual resolution of the recordings is much lower than what is actually promised. At the same time, the cameras produce large image files – in the Pixon12, they have 3.5 MB on average.

Keep the relevance in the eye

A 12-megapixel sensor makes ergo little sense in a mobile and appropriately skeptical we encountered the Samsung Pixon12. Yet this scepticism has settled quickly, because in all promotional pixel race has Samsung not neglected the relevant parameters: the camera proved to be suitable for everyday use and meets the special demands on a cell phone camera. Because it should serve not least for spontaneous snapshots, be quickly knipsen ready and triggering take too much time. Although the Samsung Pixon12 also needs the usual two seconds can be photographed. Then, it goes but extremely fast to the point: the auto focus is fast and reliable, actual raising proceeds with minimal delay and the camera is ready quickly without long storage times for the next shot.

What else limits the practicality of mobile cameras, is the missing or weak Flash. Also here is the Samsung Pixon12: his powerful xenon flash lit although no complete Cathedral, but reaches a few meters far and it exudes not too cold light. And what are the results? In good light, the Samsung Pixon12 delivers high-contrast images with rich, pure colours. The Samsung master even difficult lighting conditions properly – so the Samsung Pixon12 offers the best phone camera, which so far has come among us. That also lacks an optical zoom, we like to take in buying. Despite somewhat dull tone for a mobile phone really top are also the videos with 720 x 480 pixels, 30 frames per second.

Processing? Very chic!

The Samsung Pixon12 delivers not only beautiful images and videos, but is also something here. The 3.2-inch touchscreen with a brilliant display of 480 x 800 pixels is a real gem. He responds to gentle pressure and can be operated with a stylus or your finger nails. The display cover is still not noticeable. Also the trappings have succeeded: the materials, a high-quality impression, all controls are clean, clear feedback and are really useful. For example, The button to start the camera is recessed in the housing flush, an accidental activating of the camera hardly possible. The shutter button again, which also is used for control of the auto-focus and has according to two pressure points, extends so far beyond the housing allow themselves safely.

Powerful equipment

In the discipline of facilities is the Samsung Pixon12 the Samsung flagship current Jet tie: both offer a typical Smartphone features but based on Samsung’s proprietary platform. This means: additional software runs as Java program. Such as route 66, the Samsung Pixon12 thanks to integrated GPS receiver against cash to the Navi upgrade allows you to. Also wireless LAN offers the cell phone for a quick and free in its own Wi-Fi network Internet access, on top of that, it can connect directly via ActiveSync on an Exchange Server. The powerful equipment reflected a comprehensive menu cons: alone the arg extensive main menu is distributed over three displays, with a swipe horizontally across the screen between views change and occupy three home screens with widgets and quick start buttons.

Weak stamina

In the laboratory, the Samsung Pixon12 showed a moderate stamina and a weak power. Who can live with it, gets a top equipped mobile phone with the best camera.

Samsung Pixon12

Manufacturer Samsung
Price €629.00
Rating 360.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 150
Memory card slot MicroSD
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size 2 GB
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
Width x height (mm) 40 x 68
Resolution (pixels) 480 x 800
Number of colors / type 16700000 / OLED
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) 7.2 / 5.76
Wi-Fi standard 802.11b / g
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection / 3.5 mm jack on the headset
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode 4-6 /.
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 500 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 2 / 7 / 2
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
Web browser / WAP /
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 12
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / / Xenon Flash
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 720 x 480 / 30
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 1 /. /
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner Route66 /. /
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) -0.18 / 0,265
Stand by time (days) 16
typical endurance (hours) 5:26 am
Talk time D-network 6:29 am
Talk time E network 8:09
Talk time UMTS network 3:31
Weight (grams) 120
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 108 x 54 x 18
Endurance (max. 115) sufficient (74)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 48
Endurance standby (35) 26
Facilities (max. 175) good (146)
System [: (15)] 8
Scope of delivery (10) 6
Display (25) 25
Connectivity (20) 19
Phone functions (15) 12
Messaging (15) 12
PIM (15) 14
Office (5) 4
Web browser (10) 10
Camera (15) 13
Music and video (15) 14
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 2
Navigation (10) 7
Handling (max. 125) satisfactory (82)
Manageability (40) 26
User interface (60) 36
Processing quality (20) 18
Documentation / support (5) 2
Measured values (max. 85) satisfactory (58)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 17
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 10
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 16
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 14.5
connect judgment (max. 500 points) satisfactory (360)
tested in connect 11/09