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Samsung SGH-i500

Posted
Mar 19, 2004
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Sprint

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (32 MB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.97 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (162 x 176 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (0.3 megapixels VGA)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

This world GSM phone features color touch screen, external display, built-in camera, MMC/SD card slot, SDIO support, GPRS high-speed data, Infrared, MMS, polyphonic ringtones, WAP browser, J2ME support and E-Mail client.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Palm OS (5.2.x)
  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.20 x 2.12 x 0.97 inches (81.5 x 54 x 24.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.29 oz (150 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Stylus

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 162 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
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Flash:
      • Yes
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 300 MHz, Intel PXA262
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 32 MB RAM / 32 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • SD, MMC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.20 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 4.2 days (100 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1100 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, WAP 2.0, cHTML

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • Yes
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Connectivity

  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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

      • 08 Jun 2004
      • FCC ID value:

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

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