Samsung Captivate

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Announced:
Jun 18, 2010
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jul 18, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

59.07 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Software Features:

Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, ISO control, Burst mode, Panorama, Scenes, Effects

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (29 fps)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

Dimensions:

4.78 x 2.50 x 0.39 inches (121 x 64 x 10 mm)

Weight:

4.50 oz (128 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, TV-out

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 3

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540

RAM:

0.5 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (2.3, 2.2, 2.1), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

3.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

5.83 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time:

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Internet browsing

Browser:

Android Browser

supports:

HTML, Flash

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input (XT9)

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Games:

Yes

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 11, 2010

FCC ID value:

A3LSGHI897 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.42 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.49 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 200

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 18, 2010
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This device is also known as Samsung SGH-I897

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM

Description

Samsung Captivate I897 is AT&T's version of the Samsung GALAXY S, and while it's pretty identical in terms of features, its design has undergone some visible changes. Nonetheless, it still has the GALAXY S branding on its back. The Samsung Captivate is a high-end Android smartphone with its 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, 5MP camera with HD video recording and 1GHz Hummingbird processor.

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