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Motorola A1680

Posted
Jun 21, 2011
Market status
Released

Pros

  • High pixel densitiy screen, over 300ppi (301 ppi)

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • 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

The Motorola A1680 is a clamshell Android smartphone with similar design to the Motorola Ming. The device features a 3.1-inch WVGA display, 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, compass and a 624 MHz Marvel PXA935 processor.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (1.6)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.21 x 2.15 x (106.9 x 54.5 x 16.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.23 oz (120 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 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.

    • 301 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 46.84 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom, White balance presets, Effects, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • 352x288 (CIF) (15 fps)

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, 624 MHz, Marvell PXA935
  • 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 / 512 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.83 hours
      the average is 12 h (697 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.2 days (220 hours)
      the average is 20 days (483 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1130 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Android WebKit

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • 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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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice recording

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