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HTC 8V Remove phone

Posted: 22 Jun 2012
Market Status: Not officially announced
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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Remove phone

Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSWindows Phone 8Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz UX UI 
Dimensions 4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight 4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches4.0 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 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.

 Super AMOLED 
Screen-to-body ratio 59.55 % 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorProximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
FeaturesAutofocusCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Digital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera 0.3 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 S4 Plus MSM8227STE U8420 
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.

Dual core, 1000 MHz, KraitDual core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 305Mali-400MP 
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 storage 16 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time 14.16 hours
the average is 11 h (678 min)
 
Stand-by time 19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 20 days (479 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 7.83 hours
the average is 15 h (899 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 23 days (543 h)
 
Capacity 1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, 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-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0 
Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USB USB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
Other DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Other Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 11 Oct 2012 

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