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Samsung Sunburst

Announced
Mar 15, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Mar 21, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low pixel density screen (155 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Samsung Sunburst A697 is a quad-band GSM candybar phone with 3-inch touch screen. It also features a 2MP camera, microSDHC card slot, stereo Bluetooth and music player.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.33 x 2.08 x 0.51 inches (110 x 53 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.08 oz (87 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:
    • 44.09 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA) (14 fps)

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 200 MHz
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.189 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

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
  • Data:
    • 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
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 15 Mar 2010

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This device is also known as Samsung SGH-A697


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