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Posted: 25 Aug 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSSymbian (9.4) S60 5th EditionAndroid (2.3) 
Dimensions4.37 x 2.04 x 0.61 inches (111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm)3.46 x 2.05 x 0.63 inches (88 x 52 x 16 mm) 
Weight4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
3.32 oz (94 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 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 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenYesMulti-touch 
FeaturesProximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
FeaturesDigital zoom, Exposure compensation, White balance presetsAutofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
Features Digital 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, 434 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.

128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage0.07 GB0.32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 16 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time7.00 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
4.50 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time18.2 days (438 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
14.2 days (340 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Talk time (3G)4.30 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
4.50 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)19.1 days (458 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
 
Capacity1320 mAh1200 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, RDS 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserS60 OSS Browser  
Built-in online services support Facebook, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
OtherOther versions support UMTS 850/2100 MHz  
DataUMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/sHSDPA 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.

GPSA-GPS 
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0Yes 
Wi-Fi Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer syncDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+ 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3, AAC), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced25 Aug 200906 May 2011 

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