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HTC One Remove phone

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PA Rating - 9.1
User Rating - 9.5

Posted: 19 Feb 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S4 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 9.3
User Rating - 9.4

Posted: 14 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, Cricket

Apple iPhone 5 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 9
User Rating - 8.6

Posted: 12 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T, Sprint
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2) Sense 5.0 UIAndroid (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6)
Dimensions5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches (137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm)5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
Weight5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
Body material PolycarbonateAluminium
Display
Physical size4.7 inches5.0 inches4.0 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels640 x 1136 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.

468 ppi441 ppi326 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.

S-LCD 3Super AMOLEDIPS LCD
Colors 16 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coating
Camera
Camera4 megapixels13 megapixels8 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
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.

F2.0F2.2F2.4
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm31 mm 
Camera sensor size1/3"1/3.06"1/3.2"
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Optical image stabilization, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activationBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video callingDigital image stabilizationDigital image stabilization, Video calling
Front-facing camera2.1 megapixels2 megapixels1.2 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 600 APQ8064TQualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064TApple A6
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, 1700 MHz, Krait 300Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300Dual core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift
Graphics processorAdreno 320Adreno 320PowerVR SGX543MP3
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.

2048 MB RAM2048 MB RAM1016 MB RAM
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB16 GB
Maximum User Storage26 GB9 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time  9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
Talk time (3G)18.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
8.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
Stand-by time (3G)20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
 
Capacity2300 mAh2600 mAh1440 mAh
Not user replaceableYes Yes
Wireless charging Optional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats AudioAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
RadioFM  
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload)
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 MHz 800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE800 (band 18), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1) MHz
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B
Micro SIMYesYes 
nano-SIM  Yes
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-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
NavigationYesYesTurn-by-turn navigation
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0Yes
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBProprietary
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingUSB charging
HDMIvia microUSBvia microUSB 
OtherTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone/s  for Noise cancellation, Video recording
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4 M4, T4
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced19 Feb 201314 Mar 201312 Sep 2012
Shopping information
Accessories  Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

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