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Samsung SGH-i740

Posted
Dec 10, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Feb 27, 2009

Pros

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Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3 megapixels)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • 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

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Description

Samsung SGH-i740 is a quad-band GSM smartphone. It features color QVGA touch screen, 3MP camera, GPS, Bluetooth, microSD slot for memory and runs WM 6.1 Professional.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (6.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 2.32 x 0.55 inches (109 x 59 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.44 oz (126 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 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:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom, White balance presets, Burst mode, Panorama, ISO control
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

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

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (702 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 26.2 days (630 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • 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:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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