Page-writing guide

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This wiki is a community effort, and the goal is to document these devices as in-depth as possible. Refer to this guide to reinforce the integrity of any pages you may add.

Cell Phones and Other Handhelds[edit]

Include basic information about the device, such as the model and release year. A brief synopsis of the device is also desirable, but not mandatory.

Templates[edit]

Templates used for recording the specifications of devices posted here.

Any fields that are left blank won't appear on the page (so you don't have to worry about adding a value for each one).

Basics[edit]

Template:PhoneSpecsBasics

{{PhoneSpecsBasics
| phonemodel=
| chipset=
| gpu=
| plat=
| disp=
| subdisp=
| led=
| sensors=
| flash=
| ram=
| cardslot=
| phonebook=
| cdconn=
| chargeconn=
| dataconn=
| fccid=
}}

Connectivity[edit]

Template:PhoneSpecsConn

{{PhoneSpecsConn
| phonemodel=
| modes=
| data=
| wlan=
| sim=
| irda=
| bt=
| btprof=
| pclink=
| tethering=
}}

Input[edit]

Template:PhoneSpecsInput

{{PhoneSpecsInput
| phonemodel=
| typemethods=
| touch=
| softkeys=
| sidekeys=
}}

Media[edit]

Template:PhoneSpecsMedia

{{PhoneSpecsMedia
| phonemodel=
| rearcam=
| video=
| frontcam=
| imagefmt=
| soundfmt=
| videofmt=
| speakerconf=
| lineout=
| synth=
| extras=
}}

Messaging[edit]

Template:PhoneSpecsMessaging

{{PhoneSpecsMessaging
| phonemodel=
| sms=
| ems=
| mms=
| im=
| email=
}}

Software[edit]

Template:PhoneSpecsSoftware

{{PhoneSpecsSoftware
| phonemodel=
| java=
| brew=
| mophun=
}}

Variants[edit]

If applicable, list any variants of the device and what the differences are.

Specs[edit]

List known specifications of the device here. For examples on how this should be formatted, refer to Sony Ericsson T300 or Palm Treo 650.

Basics[edit]

  • Chipset or CPU: The main processor of the device; usually in the form of a SoC, multi-chip solution, or individual processor.
  • Media DSP or GPU: Some phones have a separate DSP or GPU to control the display (integrated with the SoC, or not). If it has one that you know of, list it here.
  • Platform or OS: The main software of the device. For feature phones this is mainly used for categorization purposes if the name of the software on the device is unknown. Some examples are:
    • Series 40
    • A200 Platform
    • Palm OS 5.4 (Garnet)
    • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Display: The main display of the device. Indicate the screen resolution, display technology, and type of digitizer if applicable.
  • Secondary display: Any additional display on the device, usually in the form of the outer display on a flip phone.
  • Sensors: Any special sensors equipped on the device, such as GPS, accelerometers, photoresistors, and proximity sensors.
  • Status LED: List if the device has any LEDs used to indicate status.
  • Flash memory: The size of the flash storage on the device. If it's unknown, indicate the amount of storage available to the user.
  • RAM: If known, list the device's RAM size.
  • Card slot: List if the device has a card slot for expandable storage.
  • Phonebook capacity: Not required, but some devices have a preset limit for how many contacts you are allowed to store.
  • Charging and data connector: The type of charging connector that the device accepts. If the port is used for only charging, list as Charging connector.
  • Data connector: Some devices have a data/serial connector independent from the charging port. If the device has one, list it here.
  • FCC ID: It's preferred that you include this as having a known FCC ID on hand helps determine an estimate for when the device was released.

Connectivity[edit]

  • Operating modes: The type of network that the device operates on, if applicable. Some examples are:
    • GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
    • CDMA
    • iDEN
    • AMPS
    • TDMA
    • PCS
  • Data: The type of data connection that the device uses to connect to mobile internet. Mostly used for internet and MMS. Examples:
    • GPRS
    • HSDPA
    • 1X
  • SIM size: If the device accepts a SIM card, indicate which size it uses (mini, micro, nano).
  • WLAN: List if the device is capable of connecting to a WLAN network and what version of IEEE 802.11 is supported.
  • IrDA: List if the device is capable of Infrared data transfer.
  • Bluetooth: List if the device is Bluetooth-enabled, and the Bluetooth version.
  • Bluetooth profiles: If applicable, list the Bluetooth profiles that the device supports.
  • PC Link: If known, list the level of compatibility with PC software. For example, if a device natively supports file transfer using a PC sync application.
  • Data tethering: List if the device is capable of tethering with another device to act as a modem.

Camera[edit]

  • Rear camera: If the device has a camera, list the maximum resolution of the camera, and features of the camera application.
  • Video: The resolution and frame rate, if known, of videos captured by a camcorder-enabled device.
  • Front camera: Camera used for video calling on some 3G devices. Include if applicable.

Media[edit]

  • Supported image formats: The types of image formats that are supported to be viewed on the device.
  • Supported audio formats: The types of audio formats that are supported to either be played as media, or used as ringtones, on the device.
  • Supported video formats: The types of video formats that are supported to be played back on the device.
  • Line out: The type of port on the device that is used for connecting headsets, handsfree devices, or headphones.
  • Speaker configuration: The number of speakers on the device and what they are used for. Examples:
    • Single ear speaker
    • Ear speaker, loudspeaker
    • Stereo front-facing speakers
  • Synthesizer: If applicable, list the MIDI playback engine used by the device.
  • Extras: Any additional media-related software features, such as photo editors, ringtone composers, etc.

Messaging[edit]

  • SMS: List if the device is capable of sending and receiving SMS messages, and if they are displayed in a threaded view.
  • EMS: List if the device is capable of sending and receiving EMS messages.
  • MMS: List if the device is capable of sending and receiving multimedia messages.
  • IM: Any instant messaging clients included on the device.
  • Email: Any email client included on the device, if applicable, and supported protocols.

Software[edit]

  • Java: List if the device is capable of running Java applications natively and what its MIDP and CLDC versions are.
  • Any special software runtimes (such as BREW or Mophun) should be listed if they are supported.

Accessories[edit]

  • Supported batteries:
    • The type of battery included with the device, and any other battery that will work in the device, if applicable. List the output voltage, capacity, and chemical composition if known.
  • Supported chargers:
    • The type of charger that shipped with the device, and any other charger that will work with the device.
  • Supported accessories:
    • Any special accessories that are compatible with the device, such as those coupled with a data port, SDIO slot, or CompactFlash slot.