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Alcatel OT-255A

Mar 25, 2011
Market status


  • Small dimensions (3.96 x 2.28 x 0.47 inches)


  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Alcatel OT-255A is the American version of the Alcatel OT-255. It is a basic phone with QWERTY keyboard dedicated to messaging and has 1.8" display, FM radio with RDS, organizer and email support.

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  • Device type:
    • Basic phone
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.96 x 2.28 x 0.47 inches (100.5 x 58 x 12 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.68 oz (76 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, D-Pad, Soft keys (2)
  • Colors:
    • Blue, Red, Gray


  • Physical size:
    • 1.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 160 x 128 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 17.50 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.0018 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (796 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 650 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


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

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 850, 1800 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 500 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Unit converter, Currency converter, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Games:
      • Yes
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  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Charging connector:
    • miniUSB

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3, WAV, MIDI), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.08 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.97 W/kg
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