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Toshiba PORTEGE G500

Announced
Feb 12, 2007
Market status
Released

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (174 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory ( GB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.90 inches inches)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

Toshiba Portege G500 is standard slider, based on Windows Mobile 5 for Smartphones. The main features of G500 include high-speed HSDPA data, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2-mega pixel camera, Fingerprint authentication and tri-band GSM for Europe.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Standard (5.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.77 x 1.92 x 0.90 inches (96 x 49 x 22.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.76 oz (135 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Soft keys, Fingerprint (swipe)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.3 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.

    • 174 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:
    • 35.08 %

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom
    • Shooting Modes:
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

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, 416 MHz, Marvell PXA270
  • 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.

    • GB RAM / 128 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • miniSD

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (838 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 16 days (389 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 16 h (954 min)

Cellular

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

Phone features

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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 1.1
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, VoIP
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Feb 2007

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

      • 09 Feb 2007
      • FCC ID value:

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

        SP2-RG4-E01 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:
      • 0.22 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.44 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

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