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PA Rating - 9.5
User Rating - 9.4

Posted: 31 Oct 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Sprint, T-Mobile; Upcoming - AT&T

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 8.8

Posted: 07 Dec 2010
Market Status: Released

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.4)Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.3, 4.0.2, 2.3.6, 2.3.3, 2.3) 
Dimensions5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)4.88 x 2.48 x 0.43 inches (123.9 x 63 x 10.88 mm) 
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size5.0 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 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.

445 ppi233 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 LCDSuper AMOLED 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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.

F2.4  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)30.4 mm  
Camera sensor size1/3.2"  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Self-timerAutofocus, Geo tagging, Night mode 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)720x480 (DVD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Video lightVideo light, Video calling 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels0.3 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Samsung Exynos 3 
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, 2260 MHz, Krait 400Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 
Graphics processorAdreno 330PowerVR SGX540 
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.

2048 MB RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Battery
Talk time17.00 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
 
Stand-by time12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
29.7 days (713 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 6.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 17.8 days (427 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity2300 mAh1500 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
Wireless chargingBuilt-in  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
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  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Micro SIMYes  
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, GlonassA-GPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSB  
OtherTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, SlimPort, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, VoIP 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/sfor Noise cancellation, Video recording  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counterAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibility M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced31 Oct 201307 Dec 2010 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 349$ 530 

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