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Posted: 22 Oct 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.2.2) Fire OS 3.0 UIiOS (7.x) 
Dimensions7.52 x 5.04 x 0.42 inches (191 x 128 x 10.6 mm)7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm) 
Weight12.17 oz (345 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
12.03 oz (341 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Body material Aluminium 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches7.9 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels2048 x 1536 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.

216 ppi324 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 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight 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 
Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 
Camcorder 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Digital image stabilization 
Front-facing cameraYes1.2 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.

 Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture 
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, 1500 MHzDual core, 1300 MHz 
Graphics processorYesPowerVR G6430 
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 GB128 GB 
Maximum User Storage5.1 GB  
Battery
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby MobileAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakers  
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Browser Safari 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

 800, 1900 MHz 
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
Data LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B 
nano-SIM Yes 
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 positioningA-GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
Features USB charging 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Flight mode, Silent mode 
SensorsAccelerometer, GyroscopeAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Other Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced25 Sep 201322 Oct 2013 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
AccessoriesUSB 2.0 cable, 5W power adapter, and Quick Start GuideLightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter 
MSRP price$ 139$ 829 

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