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Best Buy Insignia Flex vs ARCHOS 97 Carbon

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Best Buy Insignia Flex Remove phone

Posted: 14 Nov 2012
Market Status: Released
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ARCHOS 97 Carbon Remove phone

Posted: 31 Jul 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.0)Android (4.0) 
Dimensions9.3 x 7.4 x 0.5 inches (236 x 188 x 13 mm)9.41 x 7.24 x 0.45 inches (239 x 184 x 11.5 mm) 
Weight23.99 oz (680 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
21.87 oz (620 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
 
Display
Physical size9.7 inches9.7 inches 
Resolution1024 x 768 pixels1024 x 768 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.

132 ppi132 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.

LCDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio65.63 %66.29 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Camera
Camera 2 megapixels 
Camcorder Yes 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
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, TI OMAP 4428Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 
Graphics processor Yes 
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.

1000 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
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.

GPSGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes  
Wi-FiYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
FeaturesMass storage deviceUSB Host 
HDMI Mini HDMI (Type C) 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Flight mode, Silent mode 
SensorsGyroscopeAccelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Shopping information
Accessories USB cable, Power adapter, Quick Start Guide 
MSRP price $ 250 

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