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Samsung SCH-A890

Posted
Aug 18, 2004
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.98 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

SCH-A890 is dual-band CDMA camera phone. It features dual color display, built-in 1.3 megapixels camera with flash and video capture, EV-DO Video on Demand, BREW 2.1 and WAP 2.0 Internet browser.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.50 x 1.97 x 0.98 inches (89 x 50 x 25 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.00 oz (113 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (152 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 176 x 220 pixels
  • Additional display:

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

      • TFT
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 128 x 96 pixels
    • Colors:

      Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

      • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.014 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 14 h (870 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.0 days (336 hours)
      the average is 17 days (414 h)

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
  • Data:
    • EV-DO
  • 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
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice recording, TTY/TDD

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

      • 05 Aug 2004
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSCHA890 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:
      • 1.08 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.75 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

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