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HTC Snap S510

Posted
Jul 31, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Jul 30, 2009

Pros

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Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE, EV-DO Rev.A)
  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (192 MB RAM)
  • Low-resolution camera (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 Snap S510 is a global roaming Windows Mobile smartphone. As it features a full QWERTY keyboard and a landscape display, it reminds us of the HTC Snap S522 that was announced earlier in the year.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Standard (6.1)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.49 x 2.48 x 0.51 inches (114 x 63 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.06 oz (115 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 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:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

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, 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.

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

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.83 hours
      the average is 12 h (714 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 13.3 days (320 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile

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, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, EV-DO Rev.A
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • 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
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Notes, Calculator, Document viewer, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

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