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GIGABYTE GSmart MS820

Announced
Feb 11, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Apr 15, 2009

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • 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

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Description

GIGA-BYTE MS820 is a candybar PPC phone featuring VGA display, 5-megapixel camera with face detection, Wi-Fi and GPS. It runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and is powered by 520 MHz processor.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (6.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.57 x 2.32 x 0.55 inches (116 x 59 x 14 mm)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 640 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.

    • 286 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
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling

Hardware

  • 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, 520 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.

    • 128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1300 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • 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.

    • GPS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 11 Feb 2008

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