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Google Nexus S 4G vs Motorola PHOTON 4G

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 8.3

Posted: 21 Mar 2011
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Sprint

Motorola PHOTON 4G Remove phone

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PA Rating - 9
User Rating - 7.1

Posted: 09 Jun 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1, 2.3.7, 2.3)Android (2.3) 
Dimensions4.88 x 2.48 x 0.44 inches (124 x 63 x 11 mm)5.00 x 2.63 x 0.48 inches (126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm) 
Weight4.60 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels540 x 960 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 ppi256 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 AMOLED  
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDDual LED 
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.

F2.6  
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Digital zoom 
Camcorder720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo light, Video callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA0.3 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 3NVIDIA Tegra 2 
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, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorPowerVR 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.

512 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.00 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
 
Stand-by time 8.3 days (199 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 9.10 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 13.1 days (314 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity1500 mAh1700 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer 
Radio FM 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook, Flickr, 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 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataWiMAXHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.A, WiMAX 
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 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D), 1.3 
OtherNFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, VoIPDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4M4, T4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced21 Mar 201109 Jun 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 550$ 550 

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