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Apple iPhone 5 Remove phone

Posted: 12 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T

Sony Xperia V Remove phone

Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released

LG Optimus G Remove phone

Posted: 18 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSiOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.0)Android (4.4.2, 4.1.2, 4.0.4)
Dimensions4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)5.08 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches (129 x 65 x 10.7 mm)5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 inches (131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45 mm)
Weight3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
MaterialsMain body: aluminum  
Rugged Splash, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 57 
Physical size4.0 inches4.3 inches4.7 inches
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels720 x 1280 pixels768 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 ppi342 ppi318 ppi

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.

Screen-to-body ratio60.82 %60.75 %69.29 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2)
Camera8 megapixels13 megapixels13 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.

Focal length (35mm equivalent)33 mm  
Camera sensor size1/3.2"  
Pixel size1.4 μm  
FeaturesSapphire crystal lens cover, Face detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Geo taggingFace detection, Smile detection, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Geo taggingAutofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Voice activation
SettingsExposure compensation Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
Shooting ModesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, ScenesBurst mode, Panorama, Scenes, Effects
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
FeaturesTime-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video callingVideo callingVideo calling
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA1.3 megapixels
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 A6Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064

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, 1300 MHz, Apple SwiftDual-core, 1500 MHz, KraitQuad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX543MP3Adreno 225Adreno 320
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.

1016 MB RAM1024 MB RAM2048 MB RAM
Built-in storage64 GB8 GB32 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
Talk time 7.00 hours
the average is 15 h (890 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 15 h (890 min)
Stand-by time9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 18 days (434 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 18 days (434 h)
14.0 days (335 hours)
the average is 18 days (434 h)
Talk time (3G)8.00 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)
Stand-by time (3G) 16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)
Stand-by time (4G) 11.2 days (270 hours)
the average is 23 days (548 h)
Music playback40.00 hours18.00 hours 
Video playback10.00 hours4.00 hours 
Capacity1440 mAh1750 mAh2100 mAh
Not user replaceableYes Yes
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Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognitionAlbum art cover, Background playback
Radio FM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload)YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

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, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1) MHz850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 18), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.BLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM  Yes

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, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBYesUSB 2.0USB 2.0
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
HDMI via microUSBvia microUSB
OtherTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDropNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recording  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Officially announced12 Sep 201229 Aug 201228 Aug 2012
Shopping information
AccessoriesApple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, DocumentationCharger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation 

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