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BenQ P30

Posted
Feb 1, 2005
Market status
Released

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.67 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (208 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (0.3 megapixels VGA)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • 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
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

BenQ P30 is a tri-band GSM phone. It features 256k TFT touch screen display with handwriting recognition, Bluetooth, built-in VGA (640x480) camera with video capture, UIQ over Symbian OS, TI OMAP processor, SD/MMC memory expansion slot and MP3 player.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (7.0) UIQ 2.1
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.65 x 2.05 x 0.67 inches (118 x 52 x 17 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.29 oz (150 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 208 x 320 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
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Night mode, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • TI OMAP
  • 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
  • Storage expansion:
    • MMC, SD

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 5.0 days (120 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Opera Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS

Connectivity

  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Infrared, SyncML
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording

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