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Samsung Gem

Posted
Aug 18, 2010
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: U.S. Cellular, Alltel

Pros

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (146 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

Samsung Gem I100 is a low-end, but still Android 2.0 handset. It has a 3.2" WQVGA capacitive touch display with scratch-resistant glass, 3.2MP camera and a 800MHz processor running the show.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.2)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.48 x 2.18 x 0.48 inches (114 x 55 x 12 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.85 oz (109 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 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.

    • 146 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:
    • 46.26 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

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.

    • 800 MHz
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.124 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (702 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 33.3 days (800 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, MIDI
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, XHTML, WAP 2.0
  • 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
  • Data:
    • 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.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • 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:
      • M4
    • Voice recording

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 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

      • 04 Jun 2010
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSCHI100 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.89 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.73 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 30
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This device is also known as Samsung SCH-I100


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