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Samsung SGH-X820

Samsung SGH-X820
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Compatible networks
  • GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32–48 kbit/s
  • EDGE Class 10; 236.8 kbit/s
Availability by country Q3 2006
Form factor Candybar
Dimensions 113 × 50 × 6.9 mm
4.4 × 1.9 × 0.27 inches
Weight 69 g (2.4 oz)
Memory 1000-contact phonebook, caller groups
Storage internal, 80 MB
Battery 4–6½ hours talk time,
10 days standby[1]
Data inputs Keypad, dedicated buttons
Display 1.8", 220×176 pixel (QCIF+) TFT LCD, 18-bit color
Rear camera 2 megapixels,
Video: 352×288 px, 15 fps
Connectivity Bluetooth 1.2;
USB, TV-out (both through a proprietary slot)
Other SAR 1.19 W/kg

Samsung SGH-X820, also known as Ultra Edition 6.9, is a mobile phone created by Samsung and announced in Q3 2006.

Samsung marketed the device as the world's slimmest mobile phone, and as a competitor to the Motorola SLVR L7. The X820 surpassed Samsung SGH-D830, released that same year, which Samsung previously marketed as the world's slimmest.

The carrier-unlocked U.S. price on late July 2006 was $449.00.[2]

Contents

  • Hardware 1
  • Successors 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Hardware

The X820 features 2"-diameter and 262,000-color LCD screen with a 220×176-pixel resolution in landscape screen layout instead of the usual portrait screen layout of other phones. The phone uses GPRS and EDGE for mobile Internet, and contains Bluetooth v1.2 for close range wireless connectivity.

The device holds a built-in, roughly 2-megapixel digital camera, thus taking pictures with a maximum resolution of 1600×1200 pixels. The camera is in the top part of the phone, clearly visible where the phone is a bit thicker. Video recording is at a resolution of 352×288 pixels (CIF).

One of the early complaints was the fact that this phone does not have a memory expansion slot. The device only has 80 MB of built-in memory.[1][2]

The major deficiency turned out to be the phone's case design, which was weak enough to allow the device to break into two parts with little effort.[3] For many users this fault would not manifest itself until after extensive use.

Successors

After release of X820, the world's slimmest mobile phone record has since been surpassed by Samsung's Ultra Edition II 5.9mm (U100). Samsung later created a slimmer phone called the Samsung U108.

References

  1. ^ a b German, Kent (2006-09-04). "Samsung SGH-X820 - black (Unlocked) review". CNET. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b Segan, Sacha (2006-07-24). "Samsung SGH-X820 Review & Rating". PC Magazine. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  3. ^
    • Ricker, Thomas (2011-12-05). "Samsung 6.9mm SGH-X820 handset snapped in two".   (playable video referenced in the source article accessible from the following reference)
    • Unidentified female presenter (2006). Samsung 6.9mm SGH-X820 handset snapped in two (Flash video). United States: The Verge (via Ooyala). 

External links

  • Mobile Review's Review
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