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Samsung Magnet

Samsung Magnet
2.2"
220 x 176 pixels
0.3 MP VGA
BATTERY: 800 mAh
MEMORY: 0.064 GB
Announced: Mar 30, 2009
Market status: Released
Release date: May 11, 2009
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness

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Description

The Samsung Magnet is a budget-oriented QWERTY phone, designed for users keen on non-voice communication. It features a horizontal 2.2-inch display, VGA camera and 64 MB of internal memory

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 2.32 x 0.47 inches (109 x 59 x 12 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.09 oz (88 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 220 x 176 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.

    • 128 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:
    • 23.72 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.064 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (876 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Currency converter, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • AOL, Windows Live / MSN, Yahoo!
  • 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
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 30 Mar 2009

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 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

      • 27 Feb 2009
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSGHA257 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.61 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.72 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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This device is also known as Samsung SGH-A257


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