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Posted: 01 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSSymbian (Belle, Anna)Android (2.3) 
Dimensions4.38 x 2.12 x 0.56 inches (111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm)3.46 x 2.05 x 0.63 inches (88 x 52 x 16 mm) 
Weight3.28 oz (93 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.32 oz (94 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.2 inches3.0 inches 
Resolution360 x 640 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.

229 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 ratio47.12 %58.56 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
FeaturesGeo tagging, Self-timerAutofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (15 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingDigital image stabilization, Video light 
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 Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 
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, 1000 MHz, ARM11Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processor Adreno 205 
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.

256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage2 GB0.32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time7.00 hours
the average is 11 h (678 min)
4.50 hours
the average is 11 h (678 min)
 
Stand-by time21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 20 days (479 h)
14.2 days (340 hours)
the average is 20 days (479 h)
 
Talk time (3G)5.00 hours
the average is 15 h (899 min)
4.50 hours
the average is 15 h (899 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 23 days (543 h)
13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 23 days (543 h)
 
Capacity1110 mAh1200 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art coverAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, RDS 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, TwitterFacebook, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGEHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
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 
NavigationPoints of interest (POI), Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDRYes 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, gYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+ 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3, AAC), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced02 Aug 201106 May 2011 

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