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The Samsung Intercept SPH-M910 is the first Android SmartPhone on the Virgin Mobile network. It is also available on the Sprint network. Originally, it runs the Android 2.1 operating system, but is later upgraded to Android 2.2. This article focuses on the camera and camcorder aspect of this camera phone.
The Samsung Intercept SPH-M910 has a 3.2 megapixel digital camera. Although the lens look like a web cam lens, it can actually auto-focus. The camera app support zooming via the user interface. But, with this tiny lens, it's hard to believe that the zoom is optical zoom. It is highly that it supports digital zoom, rather than optical zoom.
There are two way to snap a photo: 1) use the physical shutter button on the side of the phone; or 2) use the virtual shutter button in the camera app. The physical shutter button is a two-stage button similar to a real camera. The first stage allow you to focus on the subject. The second stage snaps the photo. The virtual shutter button does not have two stages. When you press it, the camera auto-focuses. Once focus has been achieved, it snaps the photo.
A 2GB microSD Card is included with the phone; at least the Virgin Mobile version of this phone. That's plenty of storage space for the camera and the camcorder. A microSD Card to SD Card adapter is also included.
Sometimes, being a photographer means you have to be discreet to get your shot. With the Samsung Intercept SPH-M910, there is no way to be discreet, as the AF sound and the shutter sound can't be turned off. Even if you Media volume completely off, the camera will still make a sound when you shoot photos.
The same is true for the camcorder mode. In this mode, the camcorder makes a loud blimp sound when you start the recording. And it makes the same blimp sound when you stop the recording.
You can get to the settings by using the "Menu" button on the phone. The following are options under settings: