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Samsung Zeal

Announced
Nov 9, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 11, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (154 ppi)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.67 inches inches)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Other than the name change, the Zeal and Alias 2 have similar specs with an E-Ink QWERTY keyboard, a 2.6" 240x320 QVGA display that can be opened in portrait or in landscape mode, 2MP camera, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.01 x 2.04 x 0.67 inches (102 x 52 x 17 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.34 oz (123 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.6 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 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.

    • 154 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
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Additional display:

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

      • STN
    • Resolution:

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

      • 128 x 128 pixels
    • Physical Size:
      • 1.30 inches
    • Colors:

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

      • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.0 days (336 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 880 mAh

Technology

  • 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
  • Data:
    • EV-DO
  • 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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Nov 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 80

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