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Cricket MSGM8 II

Posted
Aug 11, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Aug 11, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Cricket

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The Cricket MSGM8 II is the successor of Cricket MSGM8, but it brings nothing new except a refreshed design. The phone is a tri-band candybar featuring a QWERTY keyboard, TFT display with 262k colors, 1.3 MP camera, 2.5mm jack, microUSB port and Bluetooth.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 4.20 x 2.39 x 0.53 inches (107 x 61 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.74 oz (106 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 220 x 176 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

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (746 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh

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, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
  • 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.

    • E911

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice dialing, TTY/TDD

Shopping information

  • Warranty period:
    • 12 Months

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