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HTC Hero CDMA vs Samsung Fascinate

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HTC Hero CDMA Remove phone

Posted: 03 Aug 2009
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Fascinate Remove phone

Posted: 28 Jun 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.1)Android (2.3, 2.2, 2.1) 
Dimensions4.46 x 2.22 x 0.54 inches (113 x 56 x 14 mm)4.92 x 2.53 x 0.39 inches (125 x 64 x 10 mm) 
Weight4.50 oz (128 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.16 oz (118 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.2 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 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.

180 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.

TFTSuper AMOLED 
Colors65 53616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesScratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital zoomAutofocus, Smile detection, ISO control, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Panorama, Effects, Self-timer 
CamcorderYes1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
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 MSM7200ASamsung Exynos 3 
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, 528 MHzSingle core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 
Graphics processor PowerVR 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.

288 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM384 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Built-in storage 2 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time4.00 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
 
Stand-by time 13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Capacity1500 mAh1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook, MySpace, Twitter 
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 
DataEV-DO Rev.AEV-DO Rev.A 
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.

GPSGPS, E911 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR3.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorminiUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer syncDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3M4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced03 Sep 200928 Jun 2010 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 200 

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