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Sony Ericsson Jalou by Dolce&Gabbana

Announced
Aug 12, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 12, 2009

Pros

  • Small dimensions (2.87 x 1.77 x 0.72 inches)

Cons

  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.72 inches inches)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The Sony Ericsson Jalou by Dolce&Gabbana is a stylish and fashionable clamshell that is targeted to female users who really care about how they look. It is the limited edition Jalou variant and features a 24 carat gold plating. It also has a dedicated button that transforms the 2-inch main screen into a mirror, so that you leave nothing to chance while waiting for that much-anticipated date. Other features of the compact handset include an outer 1.3-inch display, 3.2MP camera, quad-band GSM and 3G connectivity.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 2.87 x 1.77 x 0.72 inches (73 x 45 x 18.2 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.96 oz (84 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.0 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.

    • 200 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:
    • 37.80 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Additional display:

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

      • LCD
    • Resolution:

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

      • 128 x 36 pixels
    • Physical Size:
      • 1.30 inches

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling

Hardware

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

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 7.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (702 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (911 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 23 days (542 h)
  • Video call time:
    • 2.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 930 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Access NetFront Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
  • 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
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Aug 2009

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