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BlackBerry Curve 8350i vs Samsung Galaxy S III mini

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BlackBerry Curve 8350i Remove phone

Posted: 11 Sep 2008
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Remove phone

Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (4.6.x)Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz UX UI 
Dimensions4.40 x 2.40 x 0.70 inches (112 x 61 x 18 mm)4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight4.70 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size 4.0 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 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.

 233 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.

TFTSuper AMOLED 
Colors65 53616 777 216 
Touchscreen Multi-touch 
Features Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashYesLED 
FeaturesDigital zoomCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYes1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Digital image stabilization, 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.

 STE U8420 
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 
Graphics processor Mali-400MP 
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 storage 16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time4.00 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
14.16 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time7.0 days (168 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 7.83 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
 
Capacity1400 mAh1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
iDEN

iDEN - iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) is a wireless network standard developed by Motorola and used by Nextel Wireless. It operates at 800Mhz, 900Mhz and 1500Mhz frequency bands and it is a mixture of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and GSM arhitecture. It allows the use of one mobile device as a digital phone, pager, two-way radio and fax/modem.

800, 900 MHz  
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
Data HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, 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, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorminiUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
OtherComputer syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s Yes 
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice commands (Speaker independent), Voice recording, Push-to-TalkVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced10 Sep 200811 Oct 2012 

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