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Motorola CHARM

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

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile


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  • Low pixel density screen (143 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera




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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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.1)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • 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 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard


  • 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 36.69 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)


  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • 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


  • Talk time:
    • 6.75 hours
      the average is 13 h (796 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 11.1 days (267 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (908 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 13.9 days (334 hours)
      the average is 24 days (577 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1170 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.264, WMV
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

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


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

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • AOL, Windows Live / MSN, Yahoo!, Hangouts / Google Talk


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Printing (BPP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • 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

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 04 Jun 2010
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        IHDT56LU3 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.75 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.97 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz


  • Officially announced:
    • 07 Jul 2010
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This device is also known as Motorola MB502, Motorola ME502

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