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Samsung Wave 578

Announced
Feb 13, 2011
Market status
Released

Pros

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (146 ppi)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

Samsung Wave 578 is a mid-level smartphone that has a 3.2" WQVGA screen with 240x400 pixels of resolution, 3MP camera with video recording, 100MB of memory, 1200mAh battery, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth 3.0 as the rest of the lowly bada brethren. The usual goodies coming with Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 UI on bada can be found here too - Samsung Hub, Dolphin 2.0 browser, and image editing capabilities. The news is that the Samsung Wave 578 will come with a built-in NFC chip.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • bada (1.1)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.25 x 2.16 x 0.49 inches (107.9 x 54.9 x 12.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.52 oz (100 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 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.

    • 146 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:
    • 49.21 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA) (20 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

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
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 12.50 hours
      the average is 14 h (816 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 29.2 days (700 hours)
      the average is 16 days (391 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.83 hours
      the average is 16 h (946 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 20.8 days (500 hours)
      the average is 22 days (529 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Music recognition
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yahoo!, Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), SIM Access (SAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Feb 2011

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

      • 27 Apr 2011
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LGTS5780 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:
      • 0.73 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.86 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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This device is also known as Samsung S5780


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