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Asus M530w

Apr 11, 2008
Market status
Release date
Dec 13, 2007


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  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (GPRS, UMTS)
  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (64 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)




The Asus M530w is a tri-band GSM plus 3G, WM6 Standard phone. It features 2.4-inch QVGA display, 2-megapixel camera, QWERTY keyboard, microSD slot and WiFi. It is powered by 416 MHz processor and has 64MB RAM and 256MB ROM.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Standard (6.0)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.60 x 2.55 x 0.54 inches (117 x 65 x 13.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.76 oz (135 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Camera shutter


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

    • 167 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:
    • 23.57 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Shooting Modes:
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes


  • 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, 416 MHz, Marvell PXA270
  • 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.

    • 64 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD


  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.3 days (200 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (913 min)
  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS, UMTS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Notes, Calculator, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • 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, CLDC 1.1
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Basic Printing (BPP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 1.1
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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