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Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released

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Posted: 03 May 2012
Market Status: Released

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (5.0, 4.4.2), Sense v5.5 UIAndroid (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), TouchWiz UX UI 
Dimensions6.17 x 3.10 x 0.31 inches (156.6 x 78.7 x 7.99 mm)5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm) 
Weight5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
Materials Main body: plastic 
ColorsBlack, Gray, Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, WhiteBlack, Gray, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White 
Physical size5.5 inches4.8 inches 
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 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.

267 ppi306 ppi 

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.

Screen-to-body ratio67.58 %65.82 % 
Peak brightness 300 cd/m2 (nit) 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera13 megapixels8 megapixels 
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.

Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm  
Camera sensor size 1/3" 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesFace detection, Smile detection, Touch to focus, Geo taggingFace detection, Self-timer, Geo tagging 
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets 
Shooting ModesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesPicture-taking during video recordingDigital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera5 megapixels1.9 megapixels 
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 400 MSM8928Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412 

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, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorAdreno 305ARM Mali-400/MP4 
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.

Built-in storage8 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Capacity2600 mAh2100 mAh 
TypeNot user replaceable, Li - PolymerUser replaceable, Li - Ion 
Wireless charging Optional 
Talk time 22.50 hours
the average is 15 h (874 min)
Stand-by time 34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 15 days (365 h)
Talk time (3G)21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
11.60 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
Stand-by time (3G)30.7 days (737 hours)
the average is 21 days (506 h)
32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 21 days (506 h)
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MirroringDLNADLNA, Miracast, MHL, MirrorLink 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer 
RadioFMFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD)Bands 20, 8, 3, 7  
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Nano SIMYes  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, WAV), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB Host, USB charging 
HDMI via microUSB 

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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
OtherNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Officially announced24 Feb 201403 May 2012 

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