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Alcatel Crystal A

Posted
Aug 4, 2009
Market status
Released

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (114 ppi)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.76 inches inches)
  • Low resolution display (128 x 160 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The Alcatel Crystal A is a stylish clamshell phone covered in Swarovski Crystals. Its other features include a 1.8-inch color display, 1.3-megapixel camera, FM radio with RDS, music player and memory card slot.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.71 x 1.82 x 0.76 inches (94.3 x 46.2 x 19.4)
  • Weight:
    • 3.00 oz (85 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 1.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 160 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 114 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • OLED

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardware

  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (760 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 750 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 800 entries
  • Organizer:
    • Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS (500 messages), MMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
  • Charging connector:
    • miniUSB

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Speakerphone
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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Alcatel Crystal


Differences:
  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800 MHz

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