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Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G

Posted
May 9, 2012
Market status
Released
Release date
Aug 3, 2012

US carrier availability

Discontinued: MetroPCS

Pros

  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out ()

Cons

  • Single-core processor

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Description

What the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G has to offer is a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, the resolution of which has not been revealed. There is an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash on its back, and a 1.3MP front-facing shooter is located above its display. For all of the user's storage needs, a 16GB microSD card has been thrown in the set. As far as connectivity goes, the smartphone has all the basics covered, including HDMI-out and Mobile Hotspot. The Galaxy S Lightray 4G supports 4G LTE, as indicated in its FCC filing.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.11 x 2.66 x 0.46 inches (130 x 68 x 12 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.87 oz (138 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.3 inches
  • 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 Plus
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

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, 1000 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.3 days (200 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes
  • Broadcast Mobile TV:
      • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

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, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, 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
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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This device is also known as Samsung SCH-R940


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