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Samsung ATIV Odyssey

Announced
Oct 29, 2012
Market status
Released
Release date
Jan 24, 2013

US carrier availability

Available: U.S. Cellular
Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

  • Dual core processor
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • NFC

Cons

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Description

The Samsung ATIV Odyssey will support LTE, but it will also be a global ready smartphone. The handset will be 4.82-inches high, 2.51-inches wide and 0.43-inches thick. With a slightly larger battery at 2,100mAh, and a smaller 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen, the ATIV Odyssey will weigh less than its counterparts at 4.41 ounces. The main camera is 5MP, will be able to shoot 1080p video and the front facing camera is 1.2MP which will be able to record 720p video. Power is managed by the same 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor found in the other Windows Phone 8 devices sold in the US. On board there is 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, plus the aforementioned microSD expansion. Samsung will have some of its own apps on the Odyssey, Now, Mini Diary and Photo Editor. NFC is supported, but wireless charging will not be available.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupWindows Phone 8
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.82 x 2.51 x 0.43 inches (122 x 64 x 11 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.41 oz (125 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

DisplayPopup

  • Physical size:
    • 4.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 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.

    • 233 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.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • PopupAutofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.2 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
  • 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.

    • Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 225
  • 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.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Battery

  • Stand-by time:
    • 7.0 days (168 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 2100 mAh

MultimediaPopup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Internet Explorer 10
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
  • 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, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 29 Oct 2012

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This device is also known as Samsung SCH-I930


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