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Samsung Sync

Posted
Nov 9, 2006
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

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Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 1.8 Mbit/s)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.69 inches inches)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Samsung A707 is 3G-capable clamshell, successor of the ZX20, upgrading the UMTS data to faster HSDPA. It features a couple of color displays, 2-megapixel camera, microSD slot and Bluetooth, in an inch-thick body

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.88 x 2.02 x 0.69 inches (98.5 x 51 x 17.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.95 oz (112 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter

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, LCD
    • Resolution:

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

      • 96 x 96 pixels

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.05 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (714 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1100 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA, RA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 1.8 Mbit/s
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, World clock, Currency converter, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • JAVA downloadable

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Basic Printing (BPP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording, TTY/TDD

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 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

      • 29 Sep 2006
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSGHA707 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.17 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.35 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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This device is also known as Samsung SGH-A707


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