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Apple iPhone Remove phone

Posted: 09 Jan 2007
Market Status: Released
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Nokia Lumia 820 Remove phone

Posted: 05 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSiOS (3.x, 2.x, 1.x)Windows Phone, 8 
Dimensions4.50 x 2.40 x 0.46 inches (115 x 61 x 11.6 mm)4.87 x 2.70 x 0.39 inches (123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight4.80 oz (135 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
 
Colors Black, Purple, Yellow, Blue, Red, White, Gray 
Display
Physical size3.5 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 pixels480 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.

165 ppi217 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.

LCDAMOLED 
Screen-to-body ratio52.35 %62.04 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels8 megapixels 
Flash Dual LED 
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.

 F2.2 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 28 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/3.2" 
Hardware Features Autofocus 
Software Features Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets 
Shooting Modes Macro mode, Night mode 
Camcorder 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Continuous autofocus, Video calling 
Front-facing camera 0.3 megapixels VGA 
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.

 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 
Model MSM8960 
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.

Single core, 412 MHzDual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processor Adreno 225 
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.

128 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Capacity1400 mAh1650 mAh 
User replaceable Yes 
Wireless charging Optional 
Talk time8.00 hours
the average is 14 h (825 min)
15.40 hours
the average is 14 h (825 min)
 
Stand-by time10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 16 days (384 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 16 days (384 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 8.10 hours
the average is 16 h (960 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 22 days (517 h)
 
Music playback24.00 hours61.00 hours 
Video playback7.00 hours5.60 hours 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 800 (band 18), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
Data LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR3.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, 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.

 GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncNFC, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsPolyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced09 Jan 200705 Sep 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories Nokia AC-50 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Product user guide 
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

17 May 200718 Oct 2012 
FCC ID value: BCGA1203 linkFCC ID value: PYARM-825 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).

   
Head0.97 W/kg1.34 W/kg 
Measured in1900 MHz  
Body0.61 W/kg0.71 W/kg 
Measured in850 MHz  
Product Specific Use 0.99 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.58 W/kg 

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