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Samsung SGH-A727

Announced
Jan 7, 2007
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.50 x 1.98 x 0.35 inches)

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 1.8 Mbit/s)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Samsung SGH-A727 is a quad-band GSM slim candybar phone with UMTS/HSDPA support for fast 3G data. It features 65k color TFT display, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth with A2DP support, microSD slot for memory and music player

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 4.50 x 1.98 x 0.35 inches (114 x 50 x 9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.82 oz (80 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (152 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 220 x 176 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

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.03 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (870 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 17 days (414 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 1.8 Mbit/s

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 07 Jan 2007

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

      • 07 Feb 2007
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSGHA727 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:
      • 1.46 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.64 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

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