The Samsung P510 was announced in 2004 and has since been discontinued.
Design and Display
The Samsung P510 has a compact and lightweight design, with dimensions of 84 x 45 x 23.5 mm and weighing 92 g. The device uses a Mini-SIM card for network connectivity.
The P510 features a TFT display with 65K colours and a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels, which is displayed on a 6-line screen. There is a second external display with an OLED screen that features 16 colours and a resolution of 98 x 48 pixels. The blue backlighting on the keypad and displays provide a sleek and stylish look to the phone.
One unique aspect of the Samsung P510’s design is its automatic flip, which allows the phone to open and close by simply pressing a button, making it easy to answer calls and navigate the device with one hand.
The Samsung P510 has a single VGA camera with an LED flash. The VGA camera is a basic camera that can capture images and videos at a low resolution. The LED flash helps to provide additional light when taking pictures in low-light conditions.
The phone also has the ability to record videos, which was not a common feature in mobile phones at the time. However, due to the limitations of the VGA camera, the videos recorded on the Samsung P510 would likely have low quality.
The Samsung P510 has a limited memory capacity with no external card slot for additional storage. The phonebook can store up to 1000 entries and supports contact groups and photo calls. It also has a call record capacity of 20 dialled, 20 received, and 20 missed calls.
The memory allocation for other functions of the phone is also quite limited. The phone has only 4 MB of memory for storing images, 1.4 MB for MMS messages, and 512 KB for Java applications. These memory limitations mean that users may have to regularly delete old data to make space for new data, such as photos or messages.
The Samsung P510 does have a voice memo feature that can record up to 5 x 30 seconds of audio, which can be useful for taking quick notes or recording reminders.
Sound and Features
The Samsung P510 has several features that were standard for mobile phones during its time period. The phone does not have a loudspeaker, but it does have vibration as an alert type, as well as the ability to download polyphonic ringtones.
The P510 also has an infrared port, which was a common method of transferring data between devices before the widespread adoption of Bluetooth technology. The phone supports SMS, EMS, and MMS messaging, as well as WAP 2.0 browsing.
The phone comes with two pre-installed games, BubbleSmile and Fun2Link, and supports Java applications with 512 KB of memory allocated for Java apps. The predictive text input feature helps users to type more efficiently and accurately.
The P510 also includes basic organizational features such as a calendar, alarm clock, and a to-do list.
The Samsung P510 is powered by a removable Li-Ion 1000 mAh battery. The phone has a standby time of up to 310 hours, meaning that it can remain on and in a low-power state for several days without requiring a recharge. The talk time for the phone is up to 5 hours, which is a reasonable amount of time for a single charge.
The battery’s capacity and overall lifespan may vary depending on usage patterns and the age of the device, but the ability to remove and replace the battery provides some flexibility for users who need to replace or upgrade their battery.
The Samsung P510 was available in four different colours: Mirror Silver, Dark Silver, Light Violet, and Metallic Blue. These colour options provided some customization options for users who wanted to personalize their phone’s appearance.