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Samsung Convoy 2

Samsung Convoy 2
2.2"
240 x 320 pixels
3.2 MP
RAM: 0.125 GB
BATTERY: 1300 mAh
Announced: Aug 9, 2011
Market status: Released
Release date: Aug 9, 2011
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

  • Rugged phone

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Thick body (0.85 inches inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • Low pixel density screen (182 ppi)

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Description

Just like the original Convoy, the Samsung Convoy 2 is a military spec tough push-to-talk phone for Verizon Wireless that is resistant to shock and dust, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, altitude and low and high temperature storage. Other that that the device supports 3G, sports a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS, music controls keys on the front, microSDHC memory card slot and Bluetooth.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.89 x 2.01 x 0.85 inches (99 x 51 x 22 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.90 oz (111 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2), D-Pad, Music control keys
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Other
  • Rugged:
      • Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature resistant
    • MIL-STD-810 certified:
      • Yes

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 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.

    • 182 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:
    • 29.71 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • Color, CSTN
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 128 x 128 pixels
    • Physical Size:
      • 1.30 inches
    • Colors:

      Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

      • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • 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.

    • 0.125 GB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1300 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 6.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (876 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 18.8 days (450 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Playlists
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, M4A (Apple lossless)
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Opera Mini
    • supports:
      • HTML

Cellular

  • 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
  • 2G Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
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Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Notepad
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
  • Other features:
    • Voice commands, TTY/TDD, Push-to-Talk

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • 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
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Aug 2011

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 250

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

      • 15 Apr 2011
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSCHU660 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:
      • 0.68 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.72 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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