x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Samsung SPH-A900

Posted
Nov 29, 2005
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Sprint

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

Share

embed

Description

Samsung SPH-A900 is a slim clamshell dual-band CDMA phone. It features dual color TFT displays, 1.3-megapixel camera with flash and video capture, EV-DO high-speed data and MP3 player.

Do you ...?




Compare

Design

  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.86 x 2.01 x 0.57 inches (98 x 51 x 15 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.55 oz (101 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Music control keys, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter, Other

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:
    • 262 144
  • Additional display:

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

      • Color, TFT
    • Resolution:

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

      • 96 x 96 pixels
    • Colors:

      Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

      • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels, Swivel
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, White balance presets
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.05 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (862 min)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • 3GP
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP

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
  • 2G Data:
    • EV-DO
specifications continue after the ad

Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • 500 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • Games:
      • JAVA downloadable
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.2
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Basic Printing (BPP)
  • 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

      • 20 Oct 2005
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSPHA900 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.51 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.96 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
Indicates that this field is show only in Full Specs mode

This device is also known as Samsung MM-A900, Samsung SPH-A900M


Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Samsung SPH-A900 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


If you are interested in using our specs commercially, check out our Phone specs database licensing page.


User circle

aledelcast

Had it

arodey

Had it

asnyder

Had it

Bashok

Had it

blkkobra

Had it

BrandonRic

Had it

cGmC11

Had it

CRICKETown

Had it

devildlm1

Had it

dst911

Had it

Eclectech

Had it

EclipseGSX

Had it

fabiaguila

Had it

gregoryxan

Had it

hemp88

Had it

herbg

Had it

IcanBEATal

Had it

I_Slap_Fat

Had it

krsone

Had it

litebulb

Had it

Partners

iPad 2 Cases
MaxCDN

Latest stories