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Samsung SGH-A167

Announced
May 14, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
May 15, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.78 inches inches)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Samsung SGH-A167 is an entry level GSM clamshell phone featuring 65k STN main display, VGA camera, MMS messaging, WAP browser and Alarm clock.

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.54 x 1.83 x 0.78 inches (90 x 46 x 20 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.10 oz (88 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control

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.

    • CSTN
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Additional display:

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

      • Black & White
    • Resolution:

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

      • 96 x 96 pixels

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.002 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (690 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.5 days (252 hours)
      the average is 20 days (488 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 200 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Tip calculator, World clock, Currency converter, Alarm, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Speakerphone
    • TTY/TDD
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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

      • 14 Jan 2009
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSGHA167 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:
      • 0.45 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.71 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 14 May 2009
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