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Sony Ericsson G900

Announced
Feb 10, 2008
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.17 x 1.92 x 0.51 inches inches)

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (GPRS, UMTS)
  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Slow processor (208 MHz)
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

Sony Ericsson G900 is a Symbian UIQ smartphone with compact dimensions and standard hardware keypad. It has 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, WiFi for wireless LAN network and 3G support. Unfortunately it is only tri-band GSM so the markets it can be used in are limited.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (9.1) UIQ 3.0
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.17 x 1.92 x 0.51 inches (106 x 49 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.49 oz (99 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Stylus, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 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.

    • 167 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
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling

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, 208 MHz, ARM9
  • Graphics processor:
      • 3D Graphics HW Accelerator with Open GL ES support
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • Memory Stick Micro (M2)

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 12.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (745 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.8 days (380 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.8 days (380 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Video call time:
    • 2.50 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 950 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, RA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GPP, RealVideo
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Opera 8 Browser, RSS Feeds

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS, UMTS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch, Notes, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • 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, CLDC 1.1
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Human Interface Device (HID), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Synchronization (SP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, VoIP

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording

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

      • 09 Apr 2008
      • FCC ID value:

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

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  • 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:
      • 1.39 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.06 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 10 Feb 2008
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