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HTC Vivid vs Nokia Lumia 900

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HTC Vivid Remove phone

Posted: 31 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released
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Nokia Lumia 900 Remove phone

Posted: 09 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.0.3, 2.3.4) Sense 3.6 UIWindows Phone 7.8, 7.5 Refresh, 7.5 Mango 
Dimensions5.07 x 2.64 x 0.44 inches (129 x 67 x 11 mm)5.03 x 2.70 x 0.45 inches (127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm) 
Weight6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.5 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution540 x 960 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.

245 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.

S-LCDAMOLED 
Colors262 14416 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDDual LED 
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.

 F2.2 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 28.00 mm 
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (60 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Digital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video calling 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels1.3 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 S3 APQ8060Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055 
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, 1200 MHz, ScorpionSingle core, 1400 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorAdreno 220Adreno 205 
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 RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time4.60 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time12.2 days (293 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
14.6 days (350 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 8.00 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
 
Capacity1620 mAh1830 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 9 Mobile 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterYouTube (upload), Flickr, Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz 
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Micro 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.

GPSGPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB charging 
HDMIvia microUSB  
OtherMHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent modeMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)YesYes 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3M3, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced31 Oct 201109 Jan 2012 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 550  

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