Samsung Fascinate

Announced:
Jun 28, 2010
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Sep 8, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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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:

56.71 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.92 x 2.53 x 0.39 inches (125 x 64 x 10 mm)

Weight:

4.16 oz (118 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 3

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540

RAM:

0.4 GB

ROM:

512 MB

Internal storage:

2 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (2.3, 2.2, 2.1)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

3.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, E911

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

7.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time:

13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 14, 2010

FCC ID value:

A3LSCHI500 link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.57 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.52 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 200

This device is also known as Samsung Mesmerize, Samsung Showcase i500

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Pros

No Pros

Cons

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

Description

Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate looks very similar to the Samsung Beam. It utilizes a large 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen, a 1GHz processor and the Android 2.1 operating system. The camera is 5MP with option for 720p HD video recording at 30 frames per second. Other goodies include 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, HD video playback, as well as playback for many other formats like FLAC, and MKV.

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