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Alcatel OT-985 Remove phone

Posted: 08 Feb 2012
Market Status: Released
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Alcatel OneTouch 988 Shockwave Remove phone

Posted: 23 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.3)Android (2.3.5) 
Dimensions4.57 x 2.43 x 0.49 inches (116 x 61.8 x 12.5 mm)4.72 x 2.60 x 0.54 inches (120 x 66 x 14 mm) 
Weight4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
 
Rugged Splash, Dust, Shock resistant 
IP certified IP 54 
ColorsRed, Gray  
Display
Physical size3.5 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 pixels320 x 480 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.

165 ppi165 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.

TFTTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio50.91 %46.07 % 
Features Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Camcorder854 x 480 pixels 30 fpsYes 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA  
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

MediaTek  
ModelMT6573  
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, 650 MHz, ARM11Single core, 800 MHz 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX 531Yes 
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.

0.25 GB RAM0.5 GB RAM 
Built-in storage 1 GB 
Maximum User Storage0.150 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Capacity1300 mAh1400 mAh 
User replaceableYesYes 
Talk time11.00 hours
the average is 14 h (835 min)
5.00 hours
the average is 14 h (835 min)
 
Stand-by time26.7 days (640 hours)
the average is 16 days (390 h)
16.5 days (396 hours)
the average is 16 days (390 h)
 
Talk time (3G)6.50 hours
the average is 16 h (963 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 22 days (526 h)
  
Music playback15.00 hours  
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Multimedia
MirroringDLNA  
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
Cellular
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 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer 
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3M4, T4 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0Yes 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
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, A-GPSA-GPS, E911 
NavigationYesYes 
Other Computer sync, OTA sync 
Regulatory Approval
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).

   
Head0.68 W/kg  
Body1.17 W/kg  

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