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Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSiOS (8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1)Android (4.1.1, 4.0.3) 
Dimensions9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)9.44 x 6.87 x 0.47 inches (239.8 x 174.4 x 11.85 mm) 
Weight23.35 oz (662 g)
the average is 21.6 oz (618 g)
20.64 oz (585 g)
the average is 21.6 oz (618 g)
 
Rugged Splash resistant 
ColorsBlack, White  
Display
Physical size9.7 inches9.4 inches 
Resolution2048 x 1536 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.

264 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 
Screen-to-body ratio65.03 %61.23 % 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 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)35.00 mm  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesTouch to focus, Face detection, Geo taggingGeo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)Yes 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationVideo 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.

Apple A5XNVIDIA 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, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Quad-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorQuad core PowerVR SGX543MP4ULP 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.

1 GB RAM1 GB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion SD, SDHC, SDXC up to 128 GB 
Battery
Capacity11560 mAh  
TypeNot user replaceable, Li - PolymerNot user replaceable 
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Multimedia
MirroringTV-outDLNA 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby DigitalAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerStereo speakers 
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
LTE (FDD)Bands 17, 4  
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS  
Micro SIMYes  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBYesYes 
ConnectorProprietary  
Features Mass storage device, USB Host 
HDMIYesYes 
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.

A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Availability
Officially announced07 Mar 201229 Aug 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesDock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter, Documentation  
MSRP price $ 400 

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