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Samsung Intrepid

Announced
Oct 6, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 11, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Sprint

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.A)
  • Low pixel density screen (157 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low-resolution camera (3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The Samsung Intrepid for Sprint is one of these models using its Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional OS as its only key feature. Successor of the Ace, it keeps the same form factor with landscape display and thumb-friendly QWERTY keyboard below it, but it looks slightly better and it features a touchscreen. The specifications haven’t been greatly improved. Some of the features that are worth mentioning are the support for Sprint Navigation and Adobe Flash Lite, which gives a limited Flash support in the internet browser. It has a normally-sized 2.5-inch QVGA display, a modest 3.2-megapixel camera, EV-DO Rev.A and Wi-Fi support. As the Ace, Intrepid features GSM receiver for roaming overseas.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (6.5)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.88 x 2.44 x 0.53 inches (124 x 62 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.20 oz (91 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 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.

    • 157 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:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, White balance presets, ISO control, Digital zoom, Scenes
  • 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.

    • Single core, 528 MHz
  • 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.

    • 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (714 min)
  • Capacity:
    • 1480 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile

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
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • UMTS, EDGE, 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:
      • 2.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 06 Oct 2009

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This device is also known as Samsung Ace II, Samsung SPH-I350


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