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HTC S743

Announced
Jan 6, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Apr 16, 2009

Pros

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.64 inches inches)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

HTC S743 is the US version of the S740, 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. It 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 4.8 oz (136 g)

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
  • Colors:
    • 65 536

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.

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

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.33 hours
      the average is 12 h (714 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 11.7 days (280 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.30 hours
      the average is 14 h (855 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 29 days (695 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 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.

    • A-GPS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • 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
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 06 Jan 2009
  • Scheduled release:

    Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

    • 2009 (Official)

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