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Samsung Galaxy Avant (2014) review

Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Adreno 305
1.5 GB / 16 GB
4.5 inches (540 x 960 px)
5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px, autofocus

Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy Avant smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the Samsung Galaxy Avant phone with 4.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 chipset, 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Avant comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery. The 4.5 inches phone comes with TFT display (540 x 960 px). A thin-film transistor (TFT) is a type of field-effect transistor that is usually used in a liquid crystal display (LCD). This type of display features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel.

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Samsung Galaxy Avant specifications

BrandSamsung
NameGalaxy Avant
ModelSM-G386
Release date2014

Body

The weight of Samsung Galaxy Avant is about 4.8 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Samsung phone are average (5.23 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches).

Weight4.8 oz
Dimensions5.23 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The Samsung Galaxy Avant comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 305

Display

The size of Galaxy Avant screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.5 inches TFT display of Samsung Galaxy Avant with 540 x 960 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeTFT
Screen size4.5 inches
Resolution540 x 960 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Samsung Galaxy Avant (1.5 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1.5 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Galaxy Avant is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie cameraVGA
Main camera5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy Avant supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Galaxy Avant comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Galaxy Avant phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Galaxy Avant is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 2100 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Samsung phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Samsung Galaxy Avant, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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Samsung Galaxy Avant / SM-G386

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