December 20, 2014

Sprint Announces Samsung 'Moment' For November 1 Release

samsung_momentSprint has officially announced their second Android-handset, the Samsung Moment.  Previously codenamed the InstinctQ, the Moment boasts an 800MHz processor in addition to some other healthy specifications.

  • 800MHz processor
  • 3.2″ AMOLED Touch Screen
  • Slideout QWERTY Keyboard
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS

Keeping with Sprint tradition, the handset comes loaded with Sprint Navigation, NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile.    The Moment includes many of the popular Google apps such as  Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube.  Sounds like the full “With Google” experience to us!

The handset goes on sale Nov. 1, through all Sprint channels for $179.99 after a $50 instant savings, a $100 mail-in-rebate and a two-year service agreement. If you want to pre-register for the device, you can head to www.sprint.com/moment.



  • jPc

    Don´t suppose there´s any word of a GSM version of this. Am here in Europe licking my lips!

  • ben

    Alright android fans, question for ya: should I get this or the Hero?

    I've been patiently biding my time as I wait for a nice Android device to be released. Not that there's anything wrong with the G1 or the MyTouch 3G, but a friend confirmed that T-Mo's 3G network doesn't work in my apartment, so I've been waiting for other carriers to release their Android phones. I'm not interested in anything that comes out on Verizon, and I can't bear waiting much longer since life with my crappy dumphone is horrendous.

    I'm leaning towards the Moment because it has a physical Qwerty and the specs look better (I think), plus the price is essentially the same. I've had Samsung phones in the past and found them to be fairly reliable. But I'm wondering what you think.

    • http://finermobile.com iPaul Pro

      @Ben

      I don't believe there is even a contest here. The Moment looks incredible: faster processor, physical keyboard, AMOLED screen, and it appears to be a Google experience phone. I do not believe the Sense UI is enough to overlook these features. You could always install the Hero ROM independently anyway.

      On a side note: All this non-T-Mobile Android love is starting to hurt. I switched to T-Mobile for Android, and now I'm starting to feel left in the dust. All we get is a lousy toy-phone, aka Cliq.

      • Nick

        Amen to that! I want this phone on T-Mobile! What are the chances?

        • Ban

          Do you think this phone will ever come to gsm? Im going to end up getting the motorola dext but i'd prefer this, well its processor.

  • TractorNipples

    Finally… This is the android phone I've been waiting for…. except for the fact that it's on Sprint.

  • *d.*

    That man looks SOO uncomfortable!

  • David

    Unfortunate. T-MO was in on the ground floor with the G1, but it looks like they're not going to offer an upgrade for those of us in the early-adopter crowd this year. Guess I'm going to have to find out how much it will cost me to end my contract early.

  • Rob

    The Hero has a slower processor but more memory.
    T-Mo has the Behold2 coming out. However, the specs on that are kinda hush hush (CPU/RAM)
    It does have the same features as this one and it does have a 5mp camera.

  • Eddie

    What is wrong with Sprint? I never really had any problems with them. Clear calls that were never dropped, fast data, inexpensive service. See nothing wrong with that. Additionally, I was on T-Mo and that service was damn good too. The only reason I left Sprint was to get a better phone. Sprint was notorious for having a lousy phone selection at the time. I then was on T-mo for 3 years and also liked them, but switched to ATT for the iPhone. Ughh… that service is terrible. Talk about a phone that will never truly experience great service.

    Either way, I don't get why people bash on Sprint.

    I am going to break my ATT contract and switch. Not sure if I should go back to T-Mo or Sprint. Really depends on the phones I guess. Both provide exellent service in my area.

    Can anyone let me know what their experience is with 3G on T-Mo?

    • http://twitter.com/the_real_Newman @the_real_newman

      it really all depends on where you live. I live in delaware so I am sorunded by large cities ie, philly baltimore, blah blah blah and every service(sprint, ATT, T-Mo and VZW) works very well here. It all depends on your location.

      Although Att seems to have the spottiest 3g coverage of the 4 but not bad at all.

    • DMAGIC448

      Im in STL, MO and The 3G Service here with Tmobile is outstanding! Its really fast and works just about everywhere. AT&T 3G is slow and spotty at best. Sprint has good 3G here too but, really, who wants to go with a CDMA carrier?!?! Verizon has good 3G reception here too but at a pricey premium. I would say go with T-MO or Sprint. You never know, after "Project Dark" is annouced on 10/25, they may be the same company…..

    • LilBird

      I so agree with what you say Eddie. I am a Sprint customer and have no complaints regarding the services. However, the only down fall there is with Sprint is the type of phones they have. They can be a bit………….ugly. I have the LG Lotus and love the style of it. Now, I can't wait to have the new Samsung phone "Moment" in my hand. Unfortunately, I can't answer your question about the 3G or T-Mo. Hope someone will be able to assist you with that question.

  • http://www.mobilebrazzers.com brazzers mobile

    As much as I like seeing this onslaught on QWERTY android phones hitting the market, the looks of this one reminds me of my ancient SideKick 3..