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Motorola A835

Posted
Sep 16, 2003
Market status
Released

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (UMTS, GPRS)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.95 inches inches)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Motorola A835 is 3G UMTS global roaming phone and features dual-cameras, Bluetooth, video calling, GPS, Java and multimedia player.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 5.31 x 2.29 x 0.95 inches (135 x 58.2 x 24.2 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.53 oz (157 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 208 x 320 pixels
  • 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:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
  • Camcorder:
      • 220x176
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.064 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 2.20 hours
      the average is 12 h (714 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.0 days (215 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh

Technology

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

  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, TTY/TDD

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