Samsung SCH-A990: Previously, we had cell phones with only two features, call making and text messaging. Later on we got cell phones with some minimum of software applications, games etc. Nowadays we got cell phone hard ware became so much complex, it includes everything from camera to mp3 playing and GPS and FM capabilities. Samsung became the first cell phone manufacturer to ever introduce a 3.2 mega pixel camera in a cell phone SCH-A990.
The smart little flip open has size measure of At 3.8 by 1.8 by 0.8 inches and weight around 4 and a half ounces. The flip can be twisted up to 180 degrees clock wise. The left spine contains music control buttons, headset port and SD expansion slot.
The multimedia SCH-A990 cell phone has 1.25 inch external screen capable of showing 65K colors. The inner screen is as usual bigger with size of 2.2inch and 320x240 pixel resolutions. The main feature of Samsung SCH-A990 is its 3.2 mega pixel camera which lies on the back of cell phone. With 5 picture modes to operate and 5 resolutions to capture snaps, the camera provides you vast variety of options to take a picture. One can use the cell phone as a cam coder as well. 1 hour of video capturing through a cell phone at 320x240 resolutions is very impressive.
The cell phone is equipped with 72mb of internal memory. It can be expanded by plugging in a micro SD. The basic features of Blue tooth and USB are supported as well. Samsung SCH-A990 is run up to 12 days in standby mode and a little above 4 hours while talking on full battery.
Summing it up, this multimedia device includes everything you ever wanted. And with a price ranging in mid $300s, it's a cell phone one should have in its pocket. There are certain cons as well, like the headset jack requires an adapter to be plugged and that, its size is not as sleek as its rival. But still we haven't found any major problems with the cell phone.
Samsung SCH-A990 phone specifications:
- Band / Network: CDMA2000 1X CDMA 1900 - CDMA 800
- Dimensions: 97 mm x 48 mm x 21 mm - 3.8 in x 1.9 in x 0.8 in
- Weight: 125 g - 4.4 oz
- Display Type: LCD display - 18-bit 262000 colors (TFT) - 240 x 320 pixels
- External Display: 65000 colors (TFT) - 128 x 96 pixels external display
- Digital Camera: 3.2 MegaPixels 2046 x 1536 px - Twist - auto-focus - LED flash - 4X Digital Zoom - Autofocus - Multi-Shot - Video Recorder
- Memory: 72.0 MB internal memory, microSD / TransFlash card slot
- Ringtones: 72 chord Polyphonic - MP3
- Data: Bluetooth, High-Speed Data ( cdma2000 1xEV-DO ), GPS, PictBridge / TV Out
- Standby time: Up to 315 hours, talk time up to 4.1 hours
- Battery: Lithium ion 1000 mAh
- Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, Chat (AOL - MSN - Yahoo!), Voice Mail
- Other: MP3 Player, Stereo Speakers, Voice Memo, Alarm