Mobile telephones

The following mobile telephones have been owned and used by Hans Sundgren.

Apple iPhone 11, black
iPhone 11

Image courtesy: Apple

Technical data

  • 3G, 4G, GPRS, EDGE
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • Standby time: 250 h
  • Display: IPS LCD 1792×828, 326 ppi
  • Battery: 3.83 V, 3110 mAh LiIon
  • Wireless charging, Qi
  • USB 2.0
  • Face ID
  • Camera A: 12 Megapixels F/1.8
  • Camera B: 12 Megapixels
  • Camera C: 12 Megapixels F/2.2
  • Memory: 128 GB internal memory
  • Sensors: GPS and GLONASS, compass, proximity sensor, gyro, accelerometer, barometer
  • SAR: 1.52 W/kg
  • Dimensions: 151×76×8 mm
  • Weight: 194 g

Documents

November 2019

When the new iOS 13 is released at September 13 2019, the current, 5-year old, iPhone 6 is not supported. It will remain on iOS 12 for the future.

In order to stay in touch with the latest technology, Hans decide to buy the new iPhone 11 that has a much improved camera function. In addition the iPhone 11 has other features that the iPhone 6 lacks, for example: 128 GB of storage compared to 16 GB, faster WiFi, water proof, etc.

Price: 9790 SEK from Elgiganten.

Good

  • The camera utilizing 2 cameras for one shot.
  • Can take photos in low light.

Bad

  • The user manual is not available as a PDF file, only as a web page.
  • Larger and 50% heavier than Hans' old iPhone 6.

Robust case

Hans sometimes drops his smart phone and needs a robust case for the phone. He buys a blue UAG Pathfinder Case 2019-10-28 for 379 SEK, from iPhonebutiken.se.

The case meets the military drop-test standard MIL STD 810G 516.6,

Technical data

  • Armor shell and impact resistant soft core
  • Feather-light composite construction
  • Oversized tactile buttons & easy access to touchscreen and ports
  • Apple Pay compatible
  • Wireless charging compatible
  • Meets military drop-test standard MIL STD 810G 516.6
Alcatel 1066
Alcatel 1066

Image courtesy: Clas Ohlsson

Technical data

  • GSM 900 and 1800 MHz
  • Standby time: 130 h
  • Display: 1.8", 128×160 pixels
  • Battery 400 mAh LiIon
  • Camera: 640×480 pixels
  • Memory: 4 MB internal memory and space for memory card MicroSD up to 16 MB
  • Bluetooth: No
  • USB: No
  • Sensors: No
  • SAR: 1.11 W/kg
  • Dimensions: 108×45×13 mm
  • Weight: 63 g

October 2019

Hans Samsung phone does not charge properly and cannot be started. The charging socket inside the telephone has a short cirucit, making the phone think it is connected to computer for file transfer In order to receive SMS, Hans decide to buy a cheap telephone to use until he gets a new proper telephone. Clas Ohlsson has a simple GSM telephone that does not cost much.

Price: 249 SEK from Clas Ohlsson, Igor 2019-10-28.

Good

  • Small and light weight.
  • A lot of function for the cost of two lunches.

Bad

  • Sound quality is OK, but not as good as more expensive phones.
  • The display is narrow and cannot show telephone numbers on one row.
Apple iPhone 6, silver
Apple iPhone 6

Image courtesy: Apple

Technical data

  • GSM/EDGE
    UMTS/HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, LTE3
  • WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • Standby time: 250 h
  • Display: 1334x750, 326 ppi
  • Battery ??? mAh LiIon
  • USB 2.0
  • Fingerprint identity sensor
  • MP3
  • Camera A: 8 Megapixels with LED flash
  • Camera B: 1.2 Megapixels
  • Memory: 16 GB internal memory
  • Sensors: GPS and GLONASS, electronic compass, gyro, accelerometer
  • SAR: 1.17 W/kg
  • Dimensions: 138×67×7 mm
  • Weight: 129 g

November 2014

Hans first iPhone 4 from 2011 is still working but has to be charged almost every day. The new iOS8 have some nice functions and the new iPhone 6 comes with NFC for the first time.

Hans considered buying the smaller and cheaper iPhone 5S but selected the newly released in the end, which was a good decision.

Price: 6395 from mStore i Punkt.

html Device info html iTunes receipt

Receipt

Good

  • Robust design, light weight and nice screen
  • Stable and fast

Bad

  • Slippery to hold, but that is corrected by the CAT case
  • No file system to store data

Holdit selfie-stick with Bluetooth

Hans wishes a selfie-stick for Christmas 2014, and gets one. It is not only a stick but has bluetooth communication for firing the camera in the iPhone. SEK 200 at Kjell & Company

Image courtesy: Holdit

Technical data

  • Extension length: 235–1005 mm
  • Clamp load, max.: 500 g
  • Clamp scope: 100–165 × 55–87 mm
  • Built in battery: 5 V, 45 mAh
  • Standby time: 100 h
  • Charging time: 1 hour
  • Weight: 160 g

Documents

2015-07-07: Software upgrade to iOS 8.4

Web updater screen image

A new release is available and Hans upgrade from the old 8.1.3.

2015 November: External memory module 32 GB

Leef ibridge memory stick

Hans buys an Leef iBridge in order to copy data from iPhone and iPad to the computer. The limitiation of only 16 MB of storage in the iPhone is disturbing.

Bought 2015-11-27 from Kjell & Co, Västerås for 799 SEK.

Documents

2015-12-19: Software upgrade to iOS 9.2

Web updater screen image

A new release is available and Hans upgrade from the old 9.1.

2015 December: HDMI adapter

Lightning Digital AV adapter

Hans wants to watch SVT-Play on his ordinary TV and wonders if this is possible with an HDMI adapter. Yes it is!

Bought 2015-12-22 from Kjell & Co, Västerås for 579 SEK.

2016-03-25: Apps

Lightning Digital AV adapter

Hans creates web app "Rasor" that can be saved as a web link with its own app symbol.

Samsung B2710, charcoal grey
Samsung B2700

Image courtesy: Samsung

Technical data

  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    UMTS 2100 MHz
  • 116 g, 115x52x18 mm
  • Standby time 350 h
  • Display 176x220 262,000 col
  • Battery 1300 mAh LiIon
  • Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0
  • Water resistant, IP54
  • Radio, MP3
  • 2 MB camera, 3x digital zoom
  • 26 MB internal memory + microSD up to 8 GB
  • Electronic compass, flashlight
  • SAR: 0.997 W/kg

September 2014

The old Nokia 5410i still worked fine but it would be nice with a telephone that could be used for surfing the web with 3G.

Again, the most important requirement was to have a telephone that could widthstand water and shock. After visiting a Samsung semiconductor factory in Korea 2008, Hans had got confidence in the company. The telephone is also branded under the name Samsung Xcover 271.

Price: 799 SEK from Siba Västerås

Good

  • Very robust design and good water resistance
  • Nice keypad

Bad

  • Larger than the previous Nokia
  • The flash-light turns on too easy, for example in the pocket

2019-10-28 End of life, replaced by a substitute

The phone cannot be charged because the cable socket in the phone is faulty due to 5 years of intensive operation. The phone is left for recycling.

Because Hans likes the telephone very much he buys a similar from China. The phone is branded SGH-B2710. It is red and is, probably, not as waterproof as the original phone.

Price: GBP 72 (SEK 880) from eBay and an additional SEK 111 for tax and fee to Postnord.

Samsung GT-B2710 Samsung GT-B2710
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 4

Image courtesy: Apple

Technical data

  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
  • WLAN 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Standby time: 300 h
  • Display: 960x640, 326 ppi
  • Battery ??? mAh LiIon
  • USB 2.0
  • MP3
  • Camera A: 5 MB with LED flash and 0.3 MB camera
  • Camera B: 0.3 MB
  • Memory: 32 GB internal memory
  • Sensors: GPS, electronic compass, gyro, accelerometer
  • SAR: 1.17 W/kg
  • Dimensions: 115×59×9 mm
  • Weight: 137 g

Documents

January 2011

In order to keep up with the latest technical innovations and to be able to surf the web in any location, Hans decided to buy his first smart phone; the iPhone 4.

The device was to be used as a surf pad, not as a telephone. A full size iPad would be suitable but the size was too big to fit into the pocket. Therefore, the smaller iPhone was selected.

Price: XXXX from 3G

html Device info html iTunes receipt

Good

  • Robust design both in terms of hardware and software
  • Everything bulit in; GPS, gyro, cameras etc.

Bad

  • The price perhaps, but considering the usability and the amout of technology you get, it is not expensive
  • Xxxx

2015-01-15 End of life for Hans

All locally stored data is moved to the new iPhone 6 and the unit is reset. The latest software 7.1.2 is installed and a new battery is inserted by City Mobilservice in Västerås. SEK 250.

The phone is now handed over to another user.

Samsung B2700, charcoal grey
Samsung B2700

Image courtesy: Samsung

Technical data

  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    UMTS 2100 MHz
  • Standby time 350 h
  • Display 176×220 262,000 col
  • Battery 1300 mAh LiIon
  • Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0
  • Water resistant, IP54
  • Radio, MP3
  • 2 MB camera, 3× digital zoom
  • 26 MB internal memory + microSD up to 8 GB
  • Electronic compass, flashlight
  • SAR: 0.997 W/kg
  • Dimensions: 115×52×18 mm
  • Weight: 116 g

June 2009

The old Nokia 5410i still worked fine but it would be nice with a telephone that could be used for surfing the web with 3G.

Again, the most important requirement was to have a telephone that could widthstand water and shock. After visiting a Samsung semiconductor factory in Korea 2008, Hans had got confidence in the company.

Price: XXXX from Dialect

Good

  • Very robust design and good water resistance
  • Nice keypad

Bad

  • Larger than the previous Nokia
  • The flash-light turns on too easy (in pocket)
Nokia 5140i, orange
Nokia 5140i

Image courtesy: Nokia

Technical data

  • GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Standby time 150–300 h
  • Display 128x128 65,000 col
  • Battery 760 mAh LiIon
  • IR communication
  • Water resistant
  • Radio, VGA camera, MMS
  • Electronic compass, flashlight
  • SAR: 0.77 W/kg
  • Dimensions: 106×46×24 mm
  • Weight: 101 g

September 2005

The old Nokia 5210 still worked fine but the battery capacity was sligthly reduced, after more than 3 years use, and Hans thought it would have been nice to send MMS to his father and mother.

Again, Hans needed a water and shock resistant telephone, considering that I had destroyed a copule of PDAs during the last couple of years. Nokia was the only option besides Siemens.

Good

  • Very robust design and good water resistance
  • Good voice quality

Bad

  • Quite small keys
  • Display difficult to read in sunshine
Nokia 5210, burned orange
Nokia 5210

Image courtesy: Nokia

Technical data

  • GSM 900/1800 MHz
  • Standby time 60–170 h
  • Display graphical, 5 rows
  • Battery 750 mAh LiIon
  • IR communication
  • Water resistant
  • Dimensions: 106×48×23 mm
  • Weight: 92 g

June 2002

After humidity problem with the last two phones, Hans needed a water resistant one. He can't get hold of the Ericsson one, so after trying some months, so he decides to go for the new Nokia instead.

The telephone works very well in all environments.

Good

  • Very robust design and good water resistance
  • Good voice quality

Bad

  • No MMS function
  • No camera
Ericsson T10s, pink
Ericsson T10

Image courtesy: Ericsson

Technical data

  • GSM 900/1800 MHz
  • Standby time 100 h
  • Display 3x12 characterss
  • Battery 750 mAh NiMH
  • IR communication via adapter
  • Dimensions: 105×49×24 mm
  • Weight: 135 g

August 2000

A non-expensive substitute was needed for the broken SH888. Hans liked the colour and the smaller size of the phone. It had the same functions as the old phone but the IR communication was made via a small clip-on adapter.

After exposure to "humidity" the display stopped working.

Good

  • Good coverage due to protruding antenna
  • Nice color

Bad

  • Protruding antenna.
  • Small display
Ericsson SH888, black
Ericsson SH888

Image courtesy: Ericsson

Technical data

  • GSM 900/1800 MHz
  • Standby time 80 h
  • Display 3×12 characters
  • Battery 800 mAh NiMH
  • IR communication
  • Dimensions: 130×49×22 mm
  • Weight: 195 g

September 1999

This phone was the natural choice for an engineer working in Ericsson. Very rigid construction, Hans dropped it very frequently into the floor without problem.

The difference from the Philip Fizz was that Hans now could surf the web using IR communication to the Palm PDA [ html Palm computers ]. He could also connect the PDA via modem and using Telnet to communicate with computers. Quite impressive in 1999.

After having it on the beach in Crete, it stopped working and it could not be repaired.

Good

  • Good speech quality
  • Large characters in display

Bad

  • A little bit heavy
  • Not water resistant
Philip Fizz, black

Technical data

  • GSM 900 MHz
  • Standby time 45 h
  • Display 3×12 characters
  • Battery xxxx mAh NiCd
  • Dimensions: 162×60×17 mm
  • Weight: 169 g

Documents

  • Missing

December 1996

Hans' first mobile phone used the large SIM card. The retractable antenna was pulled out too violently so it had to be replaced.

The battery lifetime made it necessary to buy extra battery packs. The charger is capable of simultaneous charging of 2 separate batteries together with the phone.

After some years the display stopped working. Hans could still dial the numbers "in the dark" though.

Good

  • It's a telephone you can bring with you! Hans' first mobile telephone.
  • Retractable antenna

Bad

  • Short talking time per battery
  • Quite large