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Samsung M400

Announced
Oct 15, 2012
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 15, 2012

US carrier availability

Available: Sprint, Ting

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.72 inches inches)
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Samsung M400 is a basic clamshell phone with a 2.4" main display and a 1.3MP camera.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Basic phone
  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.84 x 1.99 x 0.72 inches (98 x 51 x 18 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.70 oz (105 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys, D-Pad

Display

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

    • 167 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.

    • LCD
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • Color, CSTN
    • Physical Size:
      • 1.07 inches

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm QSC6155
  • 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, 480 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.

    • 128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (758 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Technology

  • 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

  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, Memo
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
    • Profiles:
      • Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice dialing, 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

      • 25 Jul 2012
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSPHM400 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:
      • 0.66 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.64 W/kg

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 15 Oct 2012
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This device is also known as Samsung SPH-M400


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