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Posted: 06 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 23 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - U.S. Cellular

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.0)iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6) 
Dimensions7.44 x 4.72 x 0.45 inches (189 x 120 x 11.5 mm)7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm) 
Weight14.1 oz (400 g)
the average is 20.5 oz (587 g)
11.01 oz (312 g)
the average is 20.5 oz (587 g)
 
Materials Main body: aluminum 
ColorsBlackBlack, White 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches7.9 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels1024 x 768 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.

170 ppi162 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 LCDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio60.86 %71.82 % 
Features Light sensor, Oleophobic coating 
Camera
Camera 5 megapixels 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

 F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 33 mm 
Hardware Features Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software Features Face detection, Digital zoom, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo tagging 
Settings Exposure compensation 
Shooting Modes High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 
Camcorder 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera 1.2 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.

TI OMAP4430Apple A5 
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, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540 @ 304 MHzPowerVR SGX543MP2 
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.

1 GB RAM / 8192 MB ROM0.5 GB RAM 
Built-in storage5.5 GB64 GB 
Battery
Capacity 4440 mAh 
Type Li - Polymer 
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Multimedia
Mirroring TV-out 
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
Cellular
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD) Bands 17, 4 
Data LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Nano SIM Yes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Notifications Flight mode, Silent mode 
Other features Voice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
Features USB charging 
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.

Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop 
Availability
Officially announced06 Sep 201223 Oct 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
AccessoriesUSB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start GuideLightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter 
MSRP price$ 159$ 659 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

 23 Oct 2012 
 FCC ID value: BCGA1454 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Body 1.19 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.55 W/kg 

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