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Nokia E55

Announced
Feb 16, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Sep 11, 2009

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.57 x 1.93 x 0.39 inches)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

Nokia E55 is a candybar smartphone that features 20-key QWERTY keyboard, QVGA display, 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooh and microSDHC card slot.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (9.3), S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.57 x 1.93 x 0.39 inches (116 x 49 x 9.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.46 oz (98 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Half QWERTY, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Other

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 31.35 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA) (15 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling

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, 600 MHz, ARM11
  • 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 ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.06 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer
  • Talk time:
    • 8.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (875 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 28.0 days (672 hours)
      the average is 16 days (388 h)

Multimedia

  • Mirroring:
    • DLNA
  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA, RA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GPP, RealVideo 7, RealVideo 8, RealVideo 9, RealVideo 10
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, Visual Radio
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • S60 OSS Browser
    • supports:
      • HTML, XHTML, WAP 2.0, Flash Lite (3.0)

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • UMTS, HSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s
  • 2G Data:
    • 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.

    • GPS
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Converter, Document viewer, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Windows Live / MSN, Yahoo!
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.1, CLDC 1.1
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Human Interface Device (HID), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), SIM Access (SAP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • UPnP, Computer sync, Infrared, SyncML, VoIP

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 16 Feb 2009

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 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

      • 13 Jul 2009
      • FCC ID value:

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

        PYARM-482 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.65 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.25 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
  • EU SAR:
    • Head:
      • 1.19 W/kg
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