The Samsung W9705 was unveiled in March 2010 and went on sale in July of that same year. Samsung no longer produces or sells it, making it a discontinued item.
Design and Display
The Samsung W9705 weighs 135 g and has dimensions of 100.5 x 52 x 22.9 mm. For cellular communication, it makes use of a mini-SIM card.
The Samsung W9705’s durability is one of its standout features because it is made to be splash, shock, and dust-resistant. This makes the device a suitable option for outdoor activities or circumstances where the device may be subjected to harsh conditions because it can tolerate some exposure to dust, accidental drops, and splashes of water.
The TFT (thin film transistor) display on the Samsung W9705 supports 256K colours. The device has a 2.4-inch screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio and a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. In contrast to the more extended aspect ratios present in contemporary smartphones, this indicates that the display has a width-to-height ratio of 4:3, giving it a more square-like form.
A 65K-colour external 1.1″ CSTN (Colour Super-Twist Nematic) display is also included with the phone. Although CSTN displays are frequently less expensive and power-hungry than TFT displays, they do not have as high contrast ratios and brightness.
A single 2-megapixel camera is available on the Samsung W9705. This indicates that a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels can be achieved by the camera. Additionally, the gadget can record videos.
By inserting a microSDHC card that is compatible, owners of the Samsung W9705 can increase the device’s storage capacity. 83MB of internal storage is also available on the device, which is a small amount by today’s standards but was common for mobile phones back in 2010 when it was first introduced.
The phonebook of the device supports Photocall, which enables users to link a photo with a contact in the phonebook and supports up to 3000 entries. Users can keep track of their recent call history using the device’s call records feature, which is also supported.
Sound and Features
There is no loudspeaker or 3.5mm audio jack on the Samsung W9705. This implies that users cannot use a 3.5mm audio connection to connect headphones or external speakers, nor can the device play audio through its built-in speaker.
Users of the Samsung W9705 can connect to wireless networks for internet access thanks to the Wi-Fi connectivity it offers and support for the 802.11 b/g standards. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), which enables wireless high-quality audio streaming to compatible devices, is also supported by this device.
The phone’s GPS (Global Positioning System) and A-GPS (Assisted GPS) capabilities enable precise navigation and location tracking. The device does not, however, have an FM radio receiver.
Additionally, the Samsung W9705 has a USB 2.0 connector that may be used to connect the device to a computer for data transfer or battery charging.
The Samsung W9705 has a compass sensor that enables it to recognise magnetic north and offer directional data.
The device allows users to send and receive messages using a variety of communication channels, including SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), and email. WAP (Wireless Application Protocol), which enables simple internet browsing capabilities, are supported by the device’s browser.
Users of the Samsung W9705 can play games on the device as well. However, because Java is not supported by the device, there may be fewer games and apps accessible for it.
Both an MP4/H.263 players and an MP3/eAAC+ player are included in the device, allowing users to play audio and video files in various formats. The smartphone also has an organiser that lets users keep track of their tasks and schedules.
The Samsung W9705 also has call recording, voice memo, and predictive text input, which makes using the device’s keyboard to compose messages simpler.
A replaceable Li-Ion 1000 mAh battery is included in the Samsung W9705 and is easily accessible. On 2G networks, the device can stay on standby for up to 490 hours, and on 3G networks, it can stay on standby for up to 360 hours. On 2G networks, the device’s talk time is up to 7 hours and 30 minutes, and on 3G networks, it is up to 4 hours and 40 minutes. According to these battery life parameters, the gadget can be used for a long time without needing to be recharged.
There are two alternative colour combinations available for the device: red on black and yellow on black. Users looking for a device with a distinctive or daring design might find these colour options appealing.
When the Samsung W9705 was first introduced in 2010, it cost around 70 euros.