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Samsung Wave II

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Posted: 04 Oct 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phone  
OSbada  
Dimensions4.88 x 2.35 x 0.46 inches (123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8 mm)  
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  
Display
Physical size3.7 inches  
Resolution480 x 800 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.

252 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.

Super Clear LCD  
Screen-to-body ratio52.67 %  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)  
Camera
Camera5 megapixels  
FlashLED  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus  
Software FeaturesFace detection, Smile detection, Blink detection, Geo tagging  
Shooting ModesPanorama  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)  
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.

Samsung Exynos 3  
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-A8  
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Capacity1500 mAh  
Talk time13.83 hours
the average is 15 h (875 min)
  
Stand-by time25.8 days (620 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
  
Talk time (3G)6.83 hours
the average is 16 h (967 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 24 days (567 h)
  
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Multimedia
Music player   
FeaturesMusic recognition  
RadioFM, RDS, Recording option  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS  
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-GPS  
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.0  
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n  
USBUSB 2.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
OtherTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass  
OtherVoice recording  
Availability
Officially announced04 Oct 2010  
Shopping information
MSRP price€ 429  
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

28 Sep 2010  
FCC ID value: A3LGTS8530 link  
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Head0.41 W/kg  
Measured in1900 MHz  
Body0.44 W/kg  
Measured in1900 MHz  

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