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Samsung SCH-U420 Nimbus

Posted
Sep 13, 2006
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Alltel

Pros

  • Small dimensions (3.67 x 1.80 x 0.63 inches)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The Nimbus is stylish slider phone operating in CDMA and Analog networks. It has internal antenna and 262k color display, VGA camera with flash and features Bluetooth and 30MB of memory

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.67 x 1.80 x 0.63 inches (93 x 45.5 x 16 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.20 oz (91 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 176 x 220 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

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • White balance presets, Burst mode, Self-timer

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.03 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.0 days (216 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 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
  • AMPS:

    AMPS - Advanced mobile phone standard. Analogue standard used widely in North America.

    • 800 MHz
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing

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