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Samsung I8000L

Announced
Jun 15, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 24, 2009

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Single-core processor
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

In contrast to the Samsung Omnia II, the I8000L is believed to be designed for the Latin American market. Other than that, it runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional beneath the TouchWiz 2.0 interface and sports a large, 3.7-inch WVGA resolution touchscreen. Of course, it also allows for HSDPA and WI-Fi connectivity.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (6.5)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.65 x 2.36 x 0.47 inches (118 x 60 x 11.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.34 oz (123 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter, Other

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.7 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.

    • 252 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.

    • AMOLED
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, ISO control, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
  • Camcorder:
      • 720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling

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, 800 MHz, Samsung SC36410
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (758 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.9 days (430 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR, OGG
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • 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

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Basic Printing (BPP), Human Interface Device (HID), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), SIM Access (SAP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, 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

      • 23 Jul 2009
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LGTI8000L 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:
      • 0.62 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.53 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 15 Jun 2009
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