Samsung Galaxy Z

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  • Posted: 30 Jun 2011
  • Market Status: Released
  • Release date: 30 Jun 2011

Samsung Galaxy Z is another member of the Galaxy line of phones. It features a Tegra 2 chipset with two 1GHz Cortex-A9 cores, 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording, 8GB of internal memory, microSD card slot and what not. It is running Android 2.3.


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Samsung Galaxy Z specifications

General info

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • Network technology:

    Network technology - Referes to the kind of network technology used. Three major technologies are used today - TDMA, CDMA and GSM.

    • GSM:

      GSM - Global System for Mobile communications. A world standard for digital cellular communications using narrowband TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access), which allows up to eight calls at a time on 800 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies. Introduced in 1991. Is the standard most commonly used in Europe and Asia, but not in the United States. GSM phones use a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) smart card that contains user account information. Any GSM phone becomes immediately programmed after plugging in the SIM card, thus allowing GSM phones to be easily rented or borrowed. SIM cards can be programmed to display custom menus for personalized services.GSM provides a short messaging service (SMS) that enables text messages up to 160 characters in length to be sent to and from a GSM phone.

      • 850, 900, 1800, 1900
    • UMTS:

      UMTS - Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service, also called WCDMA, is a 3G (Third Generation) packet-based transmission of text, digitized voice, video, and multimedia at data rates up to 2 Mbps. It is based on GSM standard and is supported by major standards bodies and manufacturers

      • 900, 2100
  • Data:

    Data - Shows the particular phone's type of data. the major mobile phone data types are GPRS, CDMA2000 1xRTT, EDGE, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS, etc.

      • EDGE
    • UMTS:
      • Yes
    • HSPA:
      • Yes HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
    • HSPA+ (4G):
      • Yes (HSDPA 21 Mbit/s)


  • Design:

    Design - Phone design type

    • Form Factor:

      Form Factor - Refers to the form factor of a phone. The main handset designs are bar, clamshell, slide, swivel

      • Candybar
    • Dimensions:

      Dimensions - Phone's dimensions

      • 4.93 x 2.60 x 0.37 (125.3 x 66.1 x 9.45 mm)
    • Weight:

      Weight - Phone's weight

      • 4.76 oz (135 g)
        the average is 4.1 oz (116 g)


  • Display:

    Display - Phone's main display

    • Technology:

      Technology - Refers to the type of the color displays. There are five major types: LCD, TFT, TFD, STN and OLED

      • Super Clear LCD
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the height of the display

      • 480 x 800 pixels
    • Physical Size:
      • 4.20 inches
    • Colors:

      Colors - Shows the number of colors that the display supports

      • 16 777 216
    • Touch Screen:
        • Yes (Capacitive)
    • Multi-touch:
      • Yes
    • Light sensor:
      • Yes
    • Proximity Sensor:
      • Yes
    • Scratch-resistant glass:
      • Yes


  • Capacity:

    Capacity - Shows the battery capacity in mAh

    • 1650 mAh
  • Talk time:

    Talk time - Maximum talk time in hours

    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 7 h (444 min)
  • Stand-by time:

    Stand-by time - maximum Stand-by time in hours

    • 620 hours
      the average is 441 h (18 days)


  • Smart Phone:

    Smart Phone - Phone that has capabilities, not usually associated with phones. Usually it has some of the above features: - Email, Web browsing - Personal information management - LAN connectivity etc

      • Yes
    • OS:

      OS - Operating system, which is the software that enables and controls the basic operation of an electronic device. The major OS for mobile phones are UIQ over Symbian, Microsoft Mobile for Pocket PC Phone Edition, Microsoft Mobile for Smartphones, Linux, Palm

      • Android (2.3)
  • Processor:
    • Dual core, Tegra 2 Cortex-A9, 1000 MHz


  • Camera:

    Camera - Camera specs

      • Yes
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Shows the particular phone's camera resolution. The major mobile phone camera resolutions available are QCIF; CIF; VGA (640x480); 1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0 and 3.0 megapixels.

      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes (LED)
    • Features:
      • Auto focus, Smile detection, Panorama
  • Video capture:
      • Yes
      • Resolution:

        Resolution - Shows whether the particular phone's camera can record a video clip

        • 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Video light:
      • Yes
  • Additional camera:
    • Yes
  • Video Calling:

    Video Calling - Feature allowing you to not only listen but also view the other party.

    • Yes


  • Music Player:

    Music Player - Audio support such as MP3

      • Yes
    • Supports:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
  • Video Playback:

    Video Playback - Video support such as MPEG4

      • Yes
    • Supports:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX
  • Radio:
      • Yes
    • Type:
      • FM
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Internet Browsing:

    Internet Browsing - Capability to access special Internet sites using the mobile phone

      • Yes
    • Supports:
      • HTML, Flash
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Picasa, Twitter

Location Based Services

    • Location Based Services:
      • Yes
    • Type:
      • A-GPS
    • Navigation:
      • Yes


  • Support:
    • Yes
  • Capacity:
    • Capacity depends on system memory
  • Features:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID


  • Calendar:
      • Yes
  • Alarms:
      • Yes
  • Document Viewer:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Calculator, World Clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo


  • SMS:
      • Yes
    • Threaded messaging:
      • Yes
  • E-mail:

    E-mail - Shows if the phone supports email features

      • Yes (IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange)


  • Memory Expansion:

    Memory Expansion - Capability to add additional memory to your phone.

    • Slot Type:

      Slot Type - Shows what type of additional memory can be added to the particular phone. Eight major memory slot types are available: MMC, SD, CF, Memory Stick Duo, miniSD, RS MMC, TransFlash (microSD), Memory Stick Pro Duo

      • microSD, microSDHC
    • Maximum card size:

      Maximum card size - Shows the capacity of the memo0ry expansion slot that can be added

      • 32 GB
  • Built-in:
    • 8192 MB


  • Bluetooth:

    Bluetooth - Low power radio technology replacing the need for wires connecting electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, palm top computers and mobile phones.

      • Yes
    • Version:

      Version - Shows the paricular phone's Bluetooth version

      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:

    Wi-Fi - Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) - used radio waves (RF) or infrared signals to send and receive data over the air. Most popular WLAN solutions today is Wi-Fi (802.11b and 802.11g) standards. 801.11b provides data speeds of around 11mbps while 802.11g can go up to 54 mbps.

      • Yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Type:
      • microUSB
    • Version:
      • USB 2.0
    • Features:

      Features - Universal Serial Bus - is a plug-and-play interface for connection a computer and add-on devices such as joysticks, keyboards, wireless phones, scanner, cameras etc. USB supports hot-swap (ability to add a new device without having to reboot the computer). USB supports data speed of 12 megabits per second.

      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • HDMI:
      • Yes (via microUSB)
  • SyncML:

    SyncML - SyncML is an Extensible Markup Language (XML) protocol standard for the universal synchronization of data between devices

    • Yes
  • DLNA:
    • Yes

Other features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass