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Samsung SPH-A500

Posted
May 10, 2002
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Sprint

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.92 inches inches)
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

This tri-mode CDMA phone features color TFT display, external display, 1xRTT high-speed data, GPS location, polyphonic rings, Picture ID, distinctive ring, J2ME support, WAP browser, voice dialing and voice recording.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.46 x 1.96 x 0.92 inches (88 x 50 x 23 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.60 oz (102 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

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.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 4096
  • Additional display:

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

      • LCD
    • Resolution:

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

      • 96 x 64 pixels

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Separate Accessory

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 2.50 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.0 days (216 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Obigo 1.1.4 Browser

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
  • AMPS:

    AMPS - Advanced mobile phone standard. Analogue standard used widely in North America.

    • 800 MHz
  • 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

  • USB:
      • Yes

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (16 voices), Vibration
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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