Sprint Power Vision Phone A920

As mentioned in this post a few weeks ago I was asked to participate in the Sprint Ambassador Program and evaluate the Sprint Power Vision Service as well as a Sprint Power Vision Phone A920 (aka Samsung Model SPH-A920 Digital Dual Band Phone).

Well about a week ago I received a package from FedEx that contained the following items:

  • One SPH-A920 Phone by Samsung with Sprint Power Vision Access
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Travel Charger
  • 32MB TransFLASH Memory Card and Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Stereo Headset
  • Activation Guide
  • Phone User Guide
  • Sprint Power Vision Guide

After unpacking everything and laying it out on my desk the first thing that caught my eye was the warning label affixed to the Stereo Headset packaging. It stated:

Use of this headset with both ears covered while driving may not be permitted by law in certain states.

I’m not sure why that struck me as funny but it did. Well actually I know why. If you’re stupid enough to be driving a motor vehicle while wearing headphones then you are a prime candidate for a Darwin Award.

Regardless, so I unpacked the phone and charged it fully, once charged I decided that it was time to start playing with it. Here are my thoughts on the phone itself and NOT the service.

First up we have the Technical Specs:

Band CDMA 900/1900Mhz
Data 1xRTT/EV-DO
Size 91mm x 48mm x 24mm (3.59" x 1.91" x 0.95")
Weight 107.7g (3.8oz)
Battery Life Unknown stand by time
3 hours talk time
Main Display 262k color TFT LCD, 176x220 pixel resolution
Sub-Display 65k color STN LCD, 128x96 pixel resolution
Camera 1.3 megapixel
Video Video capture/playback
Messaging MMS/EMS/SMS
Email Unknown
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared No
Java Yes
Polyphonics Yes
Memory Unknown on board memory, TransFlash expansion slot

I’m not a huge fan of “flip phones” but this one I’m liking. It’s not too bulky and fits nicely into my pockets. The screen is crisp and clear and I was able to customize the phone to my liking without too much trouble (hello “IT Crowd ringtone”). The only real issue I’ve had so far after a week of using it is that adding contacts can be a pain in the butt until you get used to the way they do it.

I’ll be blogging more this week in regards to the service.