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General Mobile e-tab 32GB vs Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2

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Posted: 13 Dec 2011
Market Status: Released
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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 Remove phone

Posted: 06 Dec 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (2.3)Android (4.0, 3.2) 
Dimensions9.37 x 6.42 x 0.39 inches (237.9 x 163.1 x 10 mm)8.50 x 5.47 x 0.35 inches (216 x 139 x 8.9 mm) 
Weight19.40 oz (550 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
13.62 oz (386 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
 
Display
Physical size8.9 inches8.2 inches 
Resolution1280 x 768 pixels1280 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.

168 ppi184 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.

 IPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio58.09 %65.00 % 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera
Camera1.3 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Features Autofocus 
Camcorder 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Front-facing camera 1.3 megapixels 
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.

 TI OMAP4430 
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, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesPowerVR SGX540 @ 304 MHz 
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.

512 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Stand-by time (3G) 27.0 days (648 hours)
the average is 52 days (1250 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 48 days (1150 h)
 
Capacity6000 mAh3960 mAh 
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 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload) 
Technology
CDMA

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, 1900 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 13) MHz 
DataUMTSLTE, EV-DO Rev.A 
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.

 GPS, A-GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
Features Mass storage device 
HDMIYes1.4 
OtherDLNAComputer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Other features
Notifications Service lights, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
Other Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 06 Dec 2011 

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