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Posted: 21 Jun 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSMeeGoAndroid (4.0, 2.3.4) 
Dimensions4.58 x 2.41 x 0.48 inches (116.45 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm )4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 inches (125 x 63 x 8.7 mm) 
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.13 oz (117 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.9 inches4.2 inches 
Resolution480 x 854 pixels480 x 854 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.

251 ppi233 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.

AMOLEDTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio58.86 %61.75 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8.1 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.2F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm  
FeaturesAutofocus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo taggingCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Self-timer 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesContinuous autofocus, Video callingDigital image stabilization, Video light 
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 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, ARM Cortex-A8Single core, 1400 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX530Adreno 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.

1024 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB1 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time11.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
7.41 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Talk time (3G)7.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
7.61 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Capacity1450 mAh  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
Radio FM, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSPA (unspecified), 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.

A-GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1Yes 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, nYes 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI Yes 
OtherTV-Out, NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync, MirrorLinkDLNA, Tethering, OTA sync, ANT+ 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)Yes  
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced21 Jun 201131 Aug 2011 
Shopping information
AccessoriesNokia Fast USB Charger AC-16, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-185CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-901, Get started guide, Product information leaflet  
MSRP price $ 500 

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