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Posted: 23 Jul 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1.2) HTC BlinkFeed + Sense 5 UIAndroid (4.1.2) Nature UX UI 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions5.19 x 2.63 x 0.39 inches (131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm)4.93 x 2.60 x 0.33 inches (125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm) 
Weight4.34 oz (123 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.27 oz (121 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Side KeysRight: Volume controlLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key 
ColorsBlack  
Display
Physical size4.3 inches4.3 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.

217 ppi217 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.

TFTSuper AMOLED Plus 
Screen-to-body ratio59.76 %63.64 % 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 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 mm  
Camera sensor size 1/3.2" 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Burst modeAutofocus, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera1.6 megapixels2 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8225QBroadcom BCM28155 
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, 1200 MHz, Cortex-A5Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorAdren 203VideoCore-IV 
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.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM (400 MHz) / LPDDR2 
Built-in storage4 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time17.80 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time16.7 days (401 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
14.6 days (350 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Talk time (3G)12.10 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
8.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)18.1 days (435 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Capacity1800 mAh1650 mAh 
TypeLi - PolymerLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats AudioAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDIMP3, AAC, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR, 3GP, OGG, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV 
Radio FM, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYes  
Global RoamingYesYes 
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-GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk, ChatON 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
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 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

16 Feb 201404 Feb 2013 
FCC ID value: NM80P3Z111 linkFCC ID value: A3LGTI9105 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head0.72 W/kg0.38 W/kg 
Body1.26 W/kg1.11 W/kg 
Product Specific Use1.33 W/kg1.11 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.57 W/kg1.23 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced 10 Jan 2013 

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