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Posted: 24 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.1)Android (2.3) 
Dimensions3.90 x 2.13 x 0.59 inches (99 x 54 x 15 mm )4.09 x 2.28 x 0.45 inches (104 x 58 x 11.5 mm) 
Weight3.67 oz (104 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.44 oz (98 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.0 inches3.0 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 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.

192 ppi133 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 
Screen-to-body ratio50.00 %46.33 % 
Colors16 777 216262 144 
TouchscreenYesMulti-touch 
FeaturesScratch-resistant glassProximity sensor 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels2 megapixels 
FeaturesDigital zoom, Geo taggingSmile detection, Panorama 
CamcorderYes320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps) 
Hardware
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.

600 MHzSingle core, 832 MHz 
Built-in storage0.128 GB0.16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 16 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time4.75 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time18.6 days (446 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
35.4 days (850 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Talk time (3G)4.75 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
6.16 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)19.8 days (476 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
22.5 days (540 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Capacity 1200 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesMusic recognitionAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, RDSFM, Stereo 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
BrowserWebKit browserAndroid Browser 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, Twitter  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataGPRS, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/sHSDPA 7.2 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.

A-GPSGPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationYes 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes3.0 
Wi-FiYes802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced21 Apr 201124 Aug 2011 

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