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Sony Ericsson Cedar a Remove phone

Posted: 16 Jun 2010
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 01 Feb 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeFeature phoneBasic phone 
Dimensions4.37 x 1.93 x 0.61 inches (111 x 49 x 15.5 mm)4.65 x 2.11 x 0.6 inches (118 x 54 x 15 mm) 
Weight2.96 oz (84 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
4.8 oz (136 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
 
FeaturesNumeric keypad, Soft keys, D-PadFull keyboard, Numeric keypad, Soft keys, D-Pad 
Colors Black 
Display
Physical size2.2 inches2.4 inches 
Resolution240 x 320 pixels240 x 320 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 ppi167 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.

TFT  
Screen-to-body ratio27.55 %28.18 % 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels2 megapixels 
Flash LED 
FeaturesDigital zoom, Geo tagging  
Camcorder320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)  
FeaturesVideo calling  
Hardware
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 ROM 
Built-in storage0.28 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 16 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time12.50 hours
the average is 15 h (877 min)
5.50 hours
the average is 15 h (877 min)
 
Stand-by time17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 16 days (377 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 16 days (377 h)
 
Talk time (3G)4.93 hours
the average is 16 h (942 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)19.8 days (475 hours)
the average is 24 days (568 h)
  
Capacity1000 mAh  
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Multimedia
RadioFMFM 
Speakers Loudspeaker 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTSUMTS 
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.

Cell ID  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDRYes 
USBUSB 2.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
FeaturesMass storage device  
OtherTethering, Computer sync  
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphonePolyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode 
SensorsAccelerometer  
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T4 
OtherVoice recording  
Availability
Officially announced16 Jun 2010  
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

21 Sep 2010  
FCC ID value: PY7A3880096 linkFCC ID value: RAD296 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).

   
Head1.08 W/kg1.27 W/kg 
Measured in1900 MHz  
Body0.65 W/kg1.39 W/kg 
Measured in850 MHz  

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