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Samsung SCH-A610

Posted
Jan 16, 2003
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, MetroPCS

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.90 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

This CDMA phone features color display, built-in camera, GPS location, polyphonic ringtones, Internet browsing capabilities, distinctive ring, voice recording, voice activated dialing and 1xRTT high-speed data.

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.50 x 1.90 x 0.90 inches (89 x 48 x 23 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.70 oz (105 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 160 pixels
  • 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

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA, Swivel
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Hardware Features:
      • Mirror
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, Frames

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 2.90 hours
      the average is 14 h (835 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 7.0 days (168 hours)
      the average is 16 days (390 h)

Cellular

  • 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

Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Vibration
  • Phonebook:
    • 500 entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Countdown timer
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • Games:
      • Yes
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • 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

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

      • 16 Jan 2003
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSCHA610 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:
      • 1.32 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.25 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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