T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

Posted:
Jan 21, 2011
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Apr 20, 2011

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Display size:

3.5 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

267 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

44.66 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

3 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Dimensions:

5.00 x 2.42 x 0.60 inches (127 x 61 x 15 mm)

Weight:

5.70 oz (162 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features:

Full keyboard

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 3

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540

RAM:

0.5 GB

ROM:

1024 MB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (2.2)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Talk time:

6.50 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)

Stand-by time:

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Cellular

UMTS:

1700/2100, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

3.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Other:

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Notifications:

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

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T3

Other features:

Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 10, 2011

FCC ID value:

A3LSGHT839 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.34 W/kg

Measured in:

1700 MHz

Body:

0.81 W/kg

Measured in:

1700 MHz

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 100

This device is also known as Samsung SGH-T839

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.60 inches)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (267 ppi)

Description

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is an Android 2.2 running smartphone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard and HSPA+ connectivity. It has 3.5" TFT display, 3MP camera, 5-row QWERTY keyboard, 1GHz processor, front-facing VGA camera and GPS.

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