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Apple iPod touch 3rd generation vs Samsung Galaxy Ace

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Apple iPod touch 3rd generation Remove phone

Posted: 09 Sep 2009
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy Ace Remove phone

Posted: 14 Jan 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletSmart phone 
OSiOS (3.x)Android (2.3, 2.2) 
Dimensions4.30 x 2.40 x 0.33 inches (109 x 61 x 8 mm)4.43 x 2.36 x 0.45 inches (112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm) 
Weight4.05 oz (115 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.5 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 pixels320 x 480 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 ppi165 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.

LCDTFT 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorProximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera
Camera 5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Features Autofocus, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Panorama, Effects 
Camcorder 320x240 (QVGA) (20 fps) 
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 S1 MSM7227 
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, 800 MHz, ARM11 
Graphics processor Adreno 200 
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.

256 MB RAM  
Built-in storage64 GB0.158 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time 11.00 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time 26.7 days (640 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 6.50 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
 
Capacity789 mAh1350 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Preset equalizer, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserSafari  
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 900, 2100 MHz 
Data HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
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 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR3.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
Other Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced09 Sep 200926 Jan 2011 

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