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Samsung SPH-A303

Posted
Feb 16, 2007
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Helio, Virgin Mobile

Pros

  • Small dimensions (3.60 x 1.80 x 0.63 inches inches)

Cons

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

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Description

Samsung SPH-A303 is a dual-band CDMA slider with EVDO support. It features 262k color QVGA display, 1,3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, music player and speakerphone.

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.60 x 1.80 x 0.63 inches (91.4 x 46 x 16 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.17 oz (90 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Multimedia control; Right: Camera shutter, Other

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 189 ppi
  • 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:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.138 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (736 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.0 days (192 hours)
      the average is 21 days (505 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4

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
  • Data:
    • EV-DO
  • 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

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Notepad, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • AOL, Yahoo!
  • Games:
      • Downloadable
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • 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

      • 13 Dec 2006
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSPHA303 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:
      • 1.21 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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This device is also known as Helio Heat


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