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Motorola CHARM

Announced
Jul 7, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Aug 5, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (143 ppi)
  • Low-resolution camera (3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

Motorola CHARM is an Android 2.1 packing handset with 2.8-inch touch display, 3MP camera, QWERTY keyboard, A-GPS, Wi-Fi and 3.5mm headphones jack.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.87 x 2.65 x 0.45 inches (98.4 x 67.2 x 11.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.88 oz (110 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 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.

    • 143 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
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 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.

    • 600 MHz
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.512 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.75 hours
      the average is 12 h (741 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 11.1 days (267 hours)
      the average is 21 days (499 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 13.9 days (334 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1170 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Android Browser
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Photobucket, MySpace, Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, 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.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone/s:
      • for Noise cancellation
  • Sensors:
      • Compass
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 07 Jul 2010

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Motorola MB502, Motorola ME502


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