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Samsung Factor

Announced
Mar 9, 2011
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Available: Boost Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.70 inches inches)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Samsung Factor is a basic clamshell CDMA phone with VGA camera. It has 2" TFT display, Bluetooth, microUSB port, music player and supports different instant messaging services like Yahoo, AIM and MSN.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Basic phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.80 x 1.90 x 0.70 inches (97 x 48 x 18 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.20 oz (91 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.0 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.

    • 102 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

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom

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.

    • 128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.45 hours
      the average is 13 h (760 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh

Multimedia

  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Mar 2011

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 50

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This device is also known as Samsung M260


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