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BenQ A500

Posted
Feb 1, 2005
Market status
Released

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.91 inches inches)
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

BenQ A500 is a tri-band GSM phone. It sports dual color displays, built-in VGA (640x480) camera with video capture, class 10 GPRS data, WAP 2.0 Internet browser and Java support.

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.29 x 1.77 x 0.91 inches (83.5 x 45 x 23.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.46 oz (98 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 160 pixels
  • 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
  • Additional display:

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

      • Color, LCD
    • Colors:

      Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

      • 4096

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, White balance presets, Night mode
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.02 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (704 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 7.5 days (180 hours)
      the average is 20 days (480 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 700 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 500 entries, Picture ID
  • Organizer:
    • Currency converter, Alarm
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • Games:
      • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Other:
    • Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration
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