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Asus M530w

Asus M530w
2.4"
320 x 240 pixels
2 MP
RAM: 0.06 GB
BATTERY: 1200 mAh (3.00h 3G talk time)
Posted: Apr 11, 2008
Market status: Released
Release date: Dec 13, 2007
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • Too little RAM memory (0.06 GB RAM)
  • Single-core processor
  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • Does not support fast data speeds (UMTS)
  • Lacks GPS

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Description

The Asus M530w is a tri-band GSM plus 3G, WM6 Standard phone. It features 2.4-inch QVGA display, 2-megapixel camera, QWERTY keyboard, microSD slot and WiFi. It is powered by 416 MHz processor and has 64MB RAM and 256MB ROM.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Standard (6.0)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.60 x 2.55 x 0.54 inches (117 x 65 x 13.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.76 oz (135 g)
      the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Camera shutter

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 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.

    • 167 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 ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 23.57 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

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.

    • Single core, 416 MHz, Marvell PXA270
  • 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.

    • 0.06 GB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 1200 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 26 h (1589 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.3 days (200 hours)
      the average is 20 days (481 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 43 h (2593 min)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Notes
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0, CLDC 1.1
  • Games:
      • Yes
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Basic Printing (BPP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Serial Port (SPP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 1.1
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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