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HTC S740

HTC S740
2.4"
240 x 320 pixels
3.2 MP
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Qualcomm Snapdragon S1
Single core, 528 MHz
RAM: 0.25 GB
BATTERY: 1000 mAh (5.30h 3G talk time)
Announced: Aug 26, 2008
Market status: Released
Release date: Sep 25, 2008
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Full hardware keyboard for text input

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (0.25 GB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.64 inches inches)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

HTC S740 is the successor of the S730 and S710 Vox, also with both numeric keypad and full QWERTY on a slider. It uses the design language of the new Touch models, with piano black finish and faceted back. S740 is a quad-band GSM with dual-band UMTS/HSDPA and features 3.2MP camera, QVGA display, Wi-Fi and aGPS.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Standard (6.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.58 x 1.71 x 0.64 inches (116.3 x 43.4 x 16.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.94 oz (140 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Full keyboard, Soft keys

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 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.

    • 167 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 35.30 %

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling

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.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225
  • 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, 528 MHz
  • 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.

    • 0.25 GB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 6.33 hours
      the average is 14 h (850 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 11.7 days (280 hours)
      the average is 15 days (370 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.30 hours
      the average is 16 h (982 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 20 days (476 h)

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s

Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • 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.

    • A-GPS
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 26 Aug 2008

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

      • 01 Oct 2008
      • FCC ID value:

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

        NM8RSM 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:
      • 0.20 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.50 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

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