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BenQ P31

Posted
Feb 22, 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 (1.3 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
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

BenQ P31 is tri-band GSM phone. It features 65k TFT touchscreen display, built-in 1.3 megapixels camera with video capture, Symbian 7.0 OS, TI OMAP processor, SD/MMC memory expansion slot, Bluetooth, WAP 2.0 Internet browser and Java support.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (7.0) UIQ 2.1
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • 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 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Stylus, Soft keys (2)

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:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Mirror, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Night mode
  • 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 15 h (880 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 5.0 days (120 hours)
      the average is 16 days (380 h)
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, WAV, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, 3GPP

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 2G Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Notes, Calculator, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (iTAP), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • 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
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.1
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared, SyncML

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 21 Apr 2005
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        JVP57P31 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.46 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.27 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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