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Samsung Solstice SGH-A887

Announced
Jul 30, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Aug 3, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

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Cons

  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The Samsung Solstice SGH-A887 has a feature set that includes a 3" touchscreen with widgets, virtual QWERTY keyboard with haptic feedback, 3G connectivity, a 2MP camera, video share, AT&T Music, aGPS and support for downloading ringtones, games and apps.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 4.30 x 2.10 x 0.50 inches (109 x 53 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.33 oz (94 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 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.

    • 155 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 43.97 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Burst mode, Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video sharing

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.189 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (702 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, 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.

    • A-GPS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 30 Jul 2009

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