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Samsung Rugby II vs Samsung SGH-A657

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Samsung Rugby II Remove phone

Posted: 25 May 2010
Market Status: Released
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Samsung SGH-A657 Remove phone

Posted: 13 Apr 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeFeature phone  
Dimensions4.01 x 2.05 x 0.86 inches (102 x 52 x 22 mm)4.53 x 2.05 x 0.77 inches (115 x 52 x 20 mm) 
Weight3.52 oz (100 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.34 oz (123 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
RuggedWater, Dust, Shock, Temperature resistantDust, Shock, Temperature resistant 
MIL-STD-810 certifiedYes  
Display
Physical size2.2 inches  
Resolution240 x 320 pixels176 x 220 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.

182 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 
Colors262 144262 144 
Additional display

Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

CSTN  
Physical Size1.30 inches  
Colors

Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

65 536  
Camera
Camera2 megapixels  
CamcorderYes  
Hardware
Built-in storage0.07 GB0.128 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time3.00 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
3.00 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
 
Stand-by time10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
10.5 days (252 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Capacity1300 mAh1420 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
FeaturesMusic recognition  
Internet browsing
Browser Access NetFront Browser 3.4 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s 
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 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.0 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSB  
FeaturesUSB charging  
OtherComputer sync  
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-TalkVoice recording, Push-to-Talk 
Availability
Officially announced25 May 2010  

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