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Samsung SCH-A990

Posted
Jul 6, 2006
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.82 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Samsung SCH-A990 is the US phone to have 3.2-megapixel camera. A990 is successor of the A970 and has swiveling QVGA 262k color display and additional 65k color one. SCH-A990 features Bluetooth, TV-out and microSD slot for memory

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.80 x 1.88 x 0.82 inches (95.5 x 47.5 x 21 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.40 oz (125 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 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:
    • 262 144
  • 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:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.10 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 13.1 days (315 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh

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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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.1
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • TV-Out

Other features

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

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