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Samsung A157

Posted
Feb 21, 2012
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (UMTS, EDGE, GPRS)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.65 inches inches)
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The Samsung A157 is a basic clamshell phone, the most basic functionality; a 1.77'' display, music player, Text Messaging, 256MB memory.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Basic phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.83 x 1.84 x 0.65 inches (97 x 47 x 17 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.99 oz (85 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 1.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 160 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.

    • 116 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
  • Colors:
    • 262 144

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, 416 MHz
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.256 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (736 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 21 days (505 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh
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Technology

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

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4
    • TTY/TDD

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This device is also known as Samsung SGH-A157


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