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Samsung SPH-A500

Samsung SPH-A500
0"
128 x 160 pixels
Posted: May 10, 2002
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Sprint

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Thick body (0.92 inches inches)
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness

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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 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad

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
  • 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

  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 2.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (876 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.0 days (216 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)

Cellular

  • 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

Phone features

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

  • USB:
      • Yes
  • 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

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 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

      • 10 May 2002
      • FCC ID value:

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

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