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BlackBerry Storm 9500 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

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BlackBerry Storm 9500 Remove phone

Posted: 24 Sep 2008
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Remove phone

Posted: 14 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, Cricket

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (4.7.x)Android (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.43 x 2.45 x 0.54 inches (112.5 x 62.2 x 13.9 mm)5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm) 
Weight5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Body material Polycarbonate 
Side KeysLeft: Other; Right: Volume control, Camera shutterLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key 
Colors Black, Blue, Red, White 
Display
Physical size3.2 inches5.0 inches 
Resolution360 x 480 pixels1080 x 1920 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.

185 ppi441 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 
TouchscreenCapacitiveCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3) 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels13 megapixels 
FlashYesLED 
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.

 F2.2 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 31 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/3.06" 
FeaturesAutofocusBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activation 
CamcorderYes1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Digital image stabilization 
Front-facing camera 2 megapixels 
Video capture 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 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 600 APQ8064T 
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.

 Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300 
Graphics processor Adreno 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.

128 MB RAM / 192 MB ROM2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3 
Built-in storage1 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time5.50 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
  
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
  
Talk time (3G) 17.00 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 23 days (559 h)
 
Music playback 62.00 hours 
Video playback 11.00 hours 
Capacity1400 mAh2600 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
Wireless charging Optional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMAMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, AMR, OGG 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserHTML Browser  
supports HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPALTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Global RoamingYesYes 
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, A-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerNotes, Calculator, Alarm, To-Do, CalendarCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, Predictive text input, MMSSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus DominoIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingYesHangouts / Google Talk, ChatON 
GamesYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.04.0 
ProfilesHeadset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Serial Port (SPP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol, Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Public Area Network (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), SIM Access (SAP) 
Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI via microUSB 
Charging connector microUSB 
OtherComputer syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

03 Nov 200814 Mar 2013 
FCC ID value: L6ARCC50UW linkFCC ID value: A3LGTI9505 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head 0.50 W/kg 
Body 0.65 W/kg 
Product Specific Use 0.67 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.17 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced08 Oct 200814 Mar 2013 

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