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Apple iPhone 4 Verizon vs LG Spectrum 2

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Apple iPhone 4 Verizon Remove phone

Posted: 11 Jan 2011
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon
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LG Spectrum 2 Remove phone

Posted: 30 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSiOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x)Android (4.0.4) 
Dimensions4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)5.31 x 2.69 x 0.36 inches (134.8 x 68.3 x 9.2 mm) 
Weight4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Body materialGlass  
Display
Physical size3.5 inches4.7 inches 
Resolution640 x 960 pixels720 x 1280 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.

326 ppi312 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 ratio55.27 %66.08 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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.

F2.8  
Camera sensor size1/3.2"  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo taggingAutofocus, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activation 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA1.3 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 A4Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 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, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX535Adreno 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.

512 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time7.00 hours
the average is 11 h (678 min)
10.40 hours
the average is 11 h (678 min)
 
Stand-by time12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (479 h)
19.7 days (473 hours)
the average is 20 days (479 h)
 
Capacity1420 mAh2150 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
Wireless charging Built-in 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
BrowserSafari  
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload)YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
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 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 13) MHz 
DataEV-DO Rev.ALTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
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-GPSA-GPS, S-GPS 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI via microUSB 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4M3, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced11 Jan 2011  
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 300  

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