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Smartphones in a sub-zero environment: Can your smart phone stand the cold?

Ossi Jääskeläinen | Feb. 2, 2012
Some smart phone manufacturers don't allow their devices to be used in cold weather while others guarantee smooth functioning even in -20 degrees Celsius (-3⁰ Fahrenheit).

AMOLED

capacitive

 

Nokia

N8-00

2 year(s)

-10--55⁰C, 14--131⁰F (4

battery: 15--25⁰C, 59-77⁰F

Lithium ion (3

AMOLED

capacitive

 

Nokia

N9-00

2 year(s)

-10--55⁰C, 14--131⁰F (4

battery: 15--25⁰C, 59-77⁰F

Lithium ion (3

AMOLED

capacitive

 

Samsung

Galaxy Gio

2 year(s)

-20--50⁰C, -4--122⁰F

n/a

Lithium ion

LCD

capacitive

 

Samsung

Galaxy Mini

2 year(s)

-20--50⁰C, -4--122⁰F

n/a

Lithium ion

LCD

capacitive

 

Samsung

Galaxy S II

2 year(s)

-20--50⁰C, -4--122⁰F

n/a

Lithium ion

AMOLED

capacitive

 

Samsung

Galaxy S Plus

2 year(s)

-20--50⁰C, -4--122⁰F

n/a

Lithium ion

AMOLED

capacitive

                   

Notes:

               

1) Claimed by the manufacturer

             

2) Depending on the storage capacity

             

3) non-replaceable

               

4) Nokia: with lower requirements (call quality or display quality might worsen), up to -15⁰C / 5⁰F. Nokia doesn't announce the working temperatures at their website or in the manuals of the phones. This information was gathered from their PR.

                                   

 

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