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Galaxy Note vs Skyrocket HD vs Exhilarate vs Burst vs Xperia ion: specs comparison

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Galaxy Note vs Skyrocket HD vs Exhilarate vs Burst vs Xperia ion: specs comparison
A whopping five Android smartphones with 4G LTE support – that is what AT&T unveiled before our eyes mere hours ago. And looking at their specs sheets, there seems to be an offering to suit everyone's needs: from budget-conscious consumers to smartphone aficionados.

Those who aren't sure whether it is a tablet or a smartphone that they need can check out the Samsung Galaxy Note, which is a blend between both worlds. It offers a spacious 5.3-inch display with an impressive resolution of 800 by 1280 pixels, yet perhaps you can fit it in the inside pocket of your coat.

Moving along, we see the Sony Xperia ion, which is the company's first smartphone with a dual-core processor – a Snapdragon chip clocked at 1.5GHz. What occupies its front side is a 4.6-inch display of an HD kind with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. Not to be forgotten is its 12-megapixel camera that can capture 1080p video with ease.

The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD is another offering with a high-resolution display. Its Super AMOLED display measures 4.65 inches in diagonal and sports a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. Under its hood we find a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera is located on its back.

Leaving high-end handsets aside, we come across the Pantech Burst, which is a reasonably-priced Android smartphone with some pretty decent specs. For $50 on-contract you get a device with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 480 by 800 pixels in resolution, and a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. Capturing those special moments is its 5-megapixel camera, and the 2-megapixel front-facing shooter is perfect for video chats.

Last on our list is the Samsung Exhilarate – a device that we don't know much about in terms of specs, but we do know that it is built with the environment in mind. It is constructed out of recycled materials and complies with a number of requirements for sustainability. The front side of the Samsung Exhilarate is occupied by a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, and a 5-megapixel camera can be found on its back side. 

Galaxy Note vs Skyrocket HD vs Exhilarate vs Burst vs Xperia ion: specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note Sony Xperia ion Samsung
Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD
Pantech Burst Samsung Exhilarate
Platform Android 2.3 Gingerbread Android 2.3 Gingerbread Android 2.3 Gingerbread Android 2.3 Gingerbread Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Display 5.3", 800x1280
HD Super AMOLED
4.6", 720x1280 4.65", 720x1280
HD Super AMOLED
4.0", 480x800
Super AMOLED
4.0"
Super AMOLED
Processor 1.5GHz dual-core 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core 1.2GHz dual-core unknown
RAM 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB unknown unknown
Rear Camera 8MP,
1080p video recording
12MP,
1080p video recording
8MP,
1080p video recording
5MP,
720p video recording
5MP,
720p video recording
Front Camera 2MP 1.3MP 2MP 2MP 2MP
Storage 16GB,
Expandable
16GB 16GB,
Expandable
16GB,
Expandable
unknown
Connectivity 3G, LTE, HSPA+ 3G,
LTE
3G, LTE, HSPA+ 3G,
LTE
3G,
LTE
Battery 2500mAh unknown 1850mAh 1650mAh unknown

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posted on 09 Jan 2012, 17:58 3

1. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Price should be in the comparisons. (I understand this is a specs comparison, but price is a major factor for some consumers)

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 18:44 1

7. Nick_T (Posts: 123; Member since: 27 May 2011)


We know that the Pantech Burst will be priced at $50 (or $49.99, if you will) and the Exhilarate will be "below $50", according to our sources. The price points of the rest are not known yet.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 18:45 3

8. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Thank you. We love you!!!

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 18:05 4

2. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


if you add the Nokia 900, Sony Experia Ion, that makes 7 LTE devcies AT&T served up.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 18:06 4

3. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


whoops my bad,....I meant the HTC Titan 2

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 18:15

4. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


i am really feeling the ion. hope it gets reviewed soon by somebody. want to see video of it in action. hope the camera it nice as well. it seems they all run crap dragon on att lte. must be a requirement?

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 18:37 1

5. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


i will be getting the xperia ion :)

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 18:40 2

6. taz89 (Posts: 1944; Member since: 03 May 2011)


what's with no ics?...devices released with these specs in 2012 should come with ics onboard

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 21:35

14. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 799; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


I believe it could either launch with ICS onboard or if not it will be updated soon enough. . .

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 19:19 1

9. knights4life03 (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


dude im so jealous of at&t rite now its ridiculous!

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 19:44 2

10. Carlitos (Posts: 265; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


This is ridiculous. At&t is getting all the monster phones. Plus, affordable capable of doing heavy things phones.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 20:20 2

11. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1433; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Galaxy note for me :-)

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 21:07

12. JGuinan007 (Posts: 605; Member since: 19 May 2011)


So any official word on what processor will be on the Galaxy Note?

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 21:10 3

13. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 334; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Ok. So let's just take ALL of these phones + the WP7 ones and add them to Verizon! Ok? Ok!

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 21:39 2

15. knights4life03 (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


u thought verizon was getting all of the exclusivity? lol think again at&t is bringin power houses to the table! hmm i think i wish i stayed with at&t rite now :( i can upgrade in february on sprint but i want an lte device but they come out in the summer (the usually time for sprint high end power houses) or even an iphone 5 in the fall! i also want an apple music player because it works best with audio besides beats audio enabled htc devices like rezound sensation xe and xl, but hopefully htc will bring something... idk still waiting

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 21:41

16. knights4life03 (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


oh and if i dont want to wait im probably getting an galaxy sII in white only if the 3g network truly upgrades in speed and if i have no choice but to get it

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 01:33

17. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Urm Nick T, the Ion white paper confirms that it will have expandable memory and will also have a 1900 MAH battery :)

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 02:30

18. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


hey! can you give a link? if that's true, maybe I can overlook the ion's look.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 02:41

19. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


ok, found it:

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/phpspecifications/xperia-ion?cc=us&lc=en

expandable memory, according to that.
hope Sony didn't made a typo, lol.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 09:26

20. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 932; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Ive been with AT&T for almost a year and Ive seen soooooooooooo many commercials about Verizon, their LTE network, and the phones they have. My fiance has been saying to me "be patient and AT&T will have phones as great or even better than theirs".....................MAN WAS SHE RIGHT!!

I like what AT&T is doing and with the LTE services that will be expanding by the day, looks like Verizon will lose some of their steam. I am going to get the Note because Im a big man (6'7 230 lbs) and i need a big phone. Time will tell if AT&T can seriously compete with the amount of love that Verizon has been getting since they introduced their LTE service over a year ago

I feel bad for Sprint because yet again they must feel like the kids that werent invited to the prom lol

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 10:07

21. knights4life03 (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Yep and i have to wait til around the summer time for the lte and superior superphones and i cant use 4g wimax becuz im not in that coverage area which makes me mad becuz its wifi based 4g which is pointless and its mostly in buildings

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 08:06

22. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


Hopefully some of these 'better' devices get ICS upgrades extremely quickly...

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