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Alcatel OneTouch Tab 8 HD vs Sony Xperia Tablet S

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Alcatel OneTouch Tab 8 HD Remove phone

Posted: 07 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released
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Sony Xperia Tablet S Remove phone

Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.1)Android (4.1.1, 4.0.3) 
Dimensions7.95 x 6.06 x 0.37 inches (202 x 154 x 9.5 mm)9.44 x 6.87 x 0.47 inches (239.8 x 174.4 x 11.85 mm) 
Weight15.87 oz (450 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
20.64 oz (585 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
 
Rugged Splash resistant 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches9.4 inches 
Resolution1024 x 768 pixels1280 x 800 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.

183 ppi161 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 LCDTFT 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels8 megapixels 
Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Geo tagging 
Camcorder Yes 
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGAOther 
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.

Rockchip RK3066NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L 
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, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Quad core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorMali-400 MP4ULP GeForce @ 416MHz 
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 RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBSD, SDHC, SDXC up to 128 GB 
Battery
Capacity4150 mAh  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerStereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
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 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSB  
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host 
HDMI Yes 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced07 Jan 201329 Aug 2012 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 179$ 400 

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