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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 8.8

Posted: 07 Dec 2010
Market Status: Released

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PA Rating - 8
User Rating - 8.1

Posted: 26 Feb 2012
Market Status: Released

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.3, 4.0.2, 2.3.6, 2.3.3, 2.3)Android (4.0.3) Sense 4 UI 
Dimensions4.88 x 2.48 x 0.43 inches (123.9 x 63 x 10.88 mm)4.74 x 2.35 x 0.36 inches (120.3 x 59.7 x 9.24 mm) 
Weight4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches3.7 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 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 ppi252 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.

Super AMOLEDS-LCD 2 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 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.

 F2.0 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 28.00 mm 
FeaturesAutofocus, Geo tagging, Night modeBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes, Self-timer 
Camcorder720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo light, Video callingContinuous autofocus 
Front-facing camera0.3 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.

Samsung Exynos 3Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 
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-A8Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540Adreno 205 
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 RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB4 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time14.00 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
  
Stand-by time29.7 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)
  
Capacity1500 mAh1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS, Music recognition 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz850, 900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSPA (unspecified), 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-GPSGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherNFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, VoIPComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced07 Dec 201026 Feb 2012 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 530  

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