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Motorola MOTOSURF A3100 Remove phone

Posted: 06 Jan 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSWindows Mobile Professional (6.1)Android (2.1, 1.6) 
Dimensions4.33 x 2.35 x 0.54 inches (110 x 59.7 x 13.7 mm)3.90 x 2.13 x 0.59 inches (99 x 54 x 15 mm) 
Weight4.20 oz (119 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.67 oz (104 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.8 inches3.0 inches 
Resolution240 x 320 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.

143 ppi192 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 ratio36.98 %50.00 % 
Colors65 53616 777 216 
TouchscreenYesYes 
FeaturesProximity sensorProximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashYes  
Features, AutofocusDigital zoom, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYesYes 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing cameraYes  
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.

Qualcomm MSM7201AQualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227 
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, 528 MHzSingle core, 600 MHz, ARM11 
Graphics processor Adreno 200 
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 0.128 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.80 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
4.75 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time12.4 days (298 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
18.6 days (446 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.66 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 19.8 days (476 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Capacity1170 mAh1200 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Features Music recognition 
Radio FM 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserOpera BrowserWebKit browser 
Built-in online services support Facebook, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPAHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, GPRS 
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-GPSA-GPS 
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, gYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer syncComputer sync, OTA sync, ANT+ 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced06 Jan 200916 Jun 2010 

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