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Alcatel Venture

Announced
Mar 13, 2012
Market status
Released
Release date
Mar 15, 2012

US carrier availability

Available: U.S. Cellular
Discontinued: Virgin Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (143 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The Alcatel Venture is an Android 2.3 candybar phone with a full hardware QWERTY keyboard, 2.8-inch color display, 600MHz processor, 2-megapixel camera and all the goodies courtesy of the OS.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.70 x 2.30 x 0.49 inches (119 x 58 x 12 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.30 oz (122 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard
  • Colors:
    • Black

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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 34.81 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
  • 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, 600 MHz
  • 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.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (676 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 20 days (478 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO
  • 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.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Mar 2012
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This device is also known as Alcatel One Touch Premiere


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