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Alcatel OT-980

Posted
Sep 1, 2010
Market status
Released

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (143 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The Alcatel OT-980 is a vertical slider phone for the texters on a budget that want a smartphone. The features of the device include Android 2.1 Eclair, a 2.8 inch resistive touchscreen display, hardware QWERTY keyboard, HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS and a 2 megapixel camera.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.43 x 2.38 x 0.63 inches (112.5 x 60.4 x 15.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.40 oz (125 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 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.

    • 143 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:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.194 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 8.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (746 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Capacity:
    • 1150 mAh

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice recording

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