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Alcatel OneTouch Idol vs ZTE Grand S

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol Remove phone

Posted: 07 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released
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ZTE Grand S Remove phone

Posted: 08 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1.1)Android (4.1) 
Dimensions5.24 x 2.66 x 0.31 inches (133 x 67.5 x 7.9 mm)5.59 x 2.72 x 0.27 inches (142 x 69 x 6.9 mm) 
Weight3.88 oz (110 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  
Display
Physical size4.7 inches5.0 inches 
Resolution540 x 960 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

234 ppi441 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCD  
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels13 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Scenes, Self-timerAutofocus, Face detection, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesContinuous autofocusVideo calling 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

MediaTek MT6577Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Quad core, 1700 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX531Adreno 320 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage2.4 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time7.20 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
  
Stand-by time17.1 days (410 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
  
Talk time (3G)3.20 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)17.1 days (410 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
  
Capacity1800 mAh1780 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 800 (band 18), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, LTE, UMTS, EDGE 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPSGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced07 Jan 201308 Jan 2013 

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