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Sony Ericsson W508a

Announced
Jan 8, 2009
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Small dimensions (3.68 x 1.97 x 0.55 inches)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Sony Ericsson W508a is a quad-band GSM clamshell with HSDPA support. It features 262k color scratch-resistant QVGA display, 3.2MP camera, stereo Bluetooth, M2 memory slot, Music player, FM Radio and Organizer.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.68 x 1.97 x 0.55 inches (93.5 x 50 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.46 oz (98 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 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.

    • 182 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:
    • 32.05 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass
  • Additional display:

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

      • OLED
    • Resolution:

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

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

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • Memory Stick Micro (M2)

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 920 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (862 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 17 h (991 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 21 days (503 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 24.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3, AAC), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording
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Connectivity

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 08 Jan 2009

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

      • 30 Apr 2009
      • FCC ID value:

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

        PY7A3880024 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:
      • 0.92 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.14 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

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