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Identification and Background ¶ 

The Samsung Captivate is an Android smartphone that was announced by Samsung in March 2010. It includes 16 GB of internal flash memory, but does not have a front camera, FM radio or LED camera flash.

The Samsung Captivate is one of three variants of the Samsung Galaxy S phone released in North America. The major thing that identifies each phone is the carrier i.e. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. You can tell which version of the phone you have by looking at the top section directly under the earpiece. If you have a Samsung Captivate it will say at&t.

The Samsung Galaxy S phones were meant to directly compete with the iPhone 4, just as their successor (Galaxy S II) is meant to compete directly with the iPhone 4S.

Troubleshooting ¶ 

You will find several helpful solutions to common hardware problems in the Captivate troubleshooting guide.

Technical Specs ¶ 

Battery ¶ 

  • 1500 mAh
  • Talk Time: 350 mins/5.8 hours
  • Stand By: 340 hours/14.2 days

User Interface ¶ 

  • Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 3-axis accelerometer

Operating System ¶ 

  • Android 2.1, upgradeable to 2.2

Weight ¶ 

  • 125 g / 4.41 oz

Dimensions ¶ 

  • 64.00 (x) x 123.00 (y) x 10.40 (z) mm
  • 2.52 (x) x 4.83 (y) x 0.41 (z) inches

Browser ¶ 

  • Webkit HTML5 based browser
  • Flash 10 ready

Email Support ¶ 

  • GmailTM, Exchange, IMAP, POP, Macmail, GmailTM, MSN Hotmail, Yahoo and AOL®

Connectivity ¶ 

  • Bluetooth® v2.1+EDR
  • 3.5mm Headset jack
  • USB 2.0 HS
  • WiFi: b/g/n

Display ¶ 

  • Type: OLED (Full-Color)
  • Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
  • 4" diagonal
  • Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit)
  • Samsung "Super AMOLED"

Messaging ¶ 

  • SMS/MMS, Full HTML5 Browser

Audio ¶ 

  • AMR-NB/WB, MP3, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA

Video ¶ 

  • 720p resolution
  • up to 30fps capture
  • 30fps playback
  • MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
  • DLNA enabled

Camera ¶ 

  • 5.0 megapixel
  • AutoFocus
  • Image stabilization

Memory ¶ 

  • 16GB internal memory, Up to 16GB microSD expandable

Processor ¶ 

  • 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird Cortex A8

Location Services ¶ 

  • aGPS with LBS

Modes ¶ 

  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 WCDMA 850 / 1900 / 2100

High Speed Data ¶ 

  • HSPA 7.2

Upgrades ¶ 

  • Memory: Unfortunately, the only thing that can be upgraded on this device is the external MicroSD card. The Captivate comes with 16GB on-board memory, but you can choose to add up to a 16GB MicroSD card.

Additional Information ¶ 

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