HTC S730

HTC S730

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.76 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • Too little RAM (0.06 GB)
  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • Lacks GPS

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Description

The HTC S730 comes as the successor of the S710, updating it with 3G HSDPA 2100MHz support and front-facing camera for video calling. The processor speed is doubled to 400Mhz but other features are kept the same, and the S730 is typical WM6 Standard smartphone with WiFi and 2-megapixel camera. The design is very similar to the predecessor and also has numeric keyboard on the front and side-sliding QWERTY.

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Display

  • Display size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 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.

    • 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.

    • 33.23 %

Camera

  • Rear:
      • Yes
  • Main camera:
      • 2 megapixels
  • Video recording:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front:
      • Yes

Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 4.16 x 2.00 x 0.76 inches (105.8 x 51 x 19.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.29 oz (150 g)
      the average is 5.9 oz (169 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard, Numeric keypad, Soft keys

Hardware & Performance

  • 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.

    • Qualcomm MSM7200
  • 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, 400 MHz
  • Memory:

    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
      • 256 MB ROM
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Standard (6.0)

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.

    • 1050 mAh
  • Talk time:
    • 5.30 hours
      the average is 21 h (1234 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.1 days (290 hours)
      the average is 20 days (482 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 22 h (1314 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.2 days (388 hours)
      the average is 26 days (628 h)

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • External antenna:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 01 Oct 2007

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