Launched in March 2007, the Thuraya SG-2520 is a durable and relatively large phone that weighs 170g and measures 18.8mm in thickness. It has a 128MB storage capacity, runs Windows CE 4.2, and has an SD card for convenient storage expansion. Its 1.9-inch display, which offers a useful interface and a resolution of 176×220 pixels, is impressive.
It has a 1.3MP camera and the ability to capture videos, so you can record memories while you’re out and about. A 1280mAh Li-Ion battery within the phone provides adequate battery life for the time.
Design and Display
The Thuraya SG-2520 is well-built, with dimensions of 138.5 x 53 x 18.8 mm and a weight of 170g. It also has a clear display. For connectivity, it has a Mini-SIM card slot. The device has a 1.9-inch TFT display with 256K colour support and a resolution of 176 × 220 pixels, giving it an approximate pixel density of 148 ppi. With this display configuration, users can customize their phone’s visual appeal by adding screensavers and wallpapers.
The phone’s processing power is mostly provided by the Windows CE 4.2 operating system, which runs on it. Even though it is outdated, this OS provides the framework for the device’s operations, assuring a useful user experience. Windows CE 4.2 was created to offer the framework for the phone’s core functions and capabilities.
The Thuraya SG-2520 has a single, 1.3-megapixel primary camera that enables users to take pictures and record memories while on the go. It provides video recording capabilities in addition to photos, ensuring versatility in multimedia capturing. Although it may not meet the standards of today’s smartphones, the 1.3-megapixel resolution is enough for basic photography and video recording purposes.
The phone has frugally priced memory storage options. It has an SD card port and comes with a 128MB SD card for additional storage. The device includes 128MB of internal storage in addition to external storage. Although this may appear little compared to modern smartphones, it has sufficient space for important documents and programs, and the SD card slot enables users to add more storage as needed, giving it a flexible option for users with different storage needs.
Sound and Features
The phone has a range of functions and capabilities in terms of sound. Although it lacks a loudspeaker, it makes up for this by offering a variety of customized alert types, including ringtones that you may download in polyphonic, MP3, WAV, and MIDI formats. The phone features an infrared connector for data transfer, GPS positioning, and Bluetooth 1.1 capability for wireless connectivity. A USB 1.1 port is also included for wired connectivity.
The device enables web access via a primitive WAP 2.0 browser and multimedia functionality via an MP3/AAC/MP4/AMR player. A file browser for quick access to stored data, voice memo functionality, an organizer for scheduling chores, and eZi Text Input for efficient text entering are further features. These qualities meet the requirements for vital communication and multimedia even if they may not have any modern comforts.
The Thuraya SG-2520 has a detachable Li-Ion 1280mAh battery that supplies adequate power for all of its operations. With a standby time of up to 75 hours, it has a battery life that allows it to function for several days on a single charge while not in use. The chat time offered is up to four hours of nonstop communication. Users have a choice between two colour options for the device: Light Silver and Dark Gray, allowing them to select the style they like. Although it may not have the longer battery life found in modern smartphones, this phone’s battery performance is appropriate for its time and adequately fulfils its basic communication needs.