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Huawei Mercury vs ZTE Chorus

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Huawei Mercury Remove phone

Posted: 23 Jun 2011
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Tracfone
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ZTE Chorus Remove phone

Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneFeature phone 
OSAndroid (2.3.3)  
Dimensions4.80 x 2.40 x 0.50 inches (122 x 61 x 13 mm)4.40 x 2.20 x 0.60 inches (112 x 56 x 15 mm) 
Weight4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
3.70 oz (105 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches3.2 inches 
Resolution480 x 854 pixels240 x 400 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 ppi146 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.

TFTTFT 
Colors 262 144 
TouchscreenMulti-touchYes 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor  
Camera
Camera8 megapixels2 megapixels 
FlashLED  
FeaturesAutofocusDigital zoom 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps) 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA  
Hardware
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, 1400 MHzSingle core, 600 MHz 
Graphics processorYes  
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.

512 MB RAM / 4096 MB ROM  
Built-in storage2 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.50 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
4.16 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
9.2 days (220 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Capacity1900 mAh1000 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+  
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, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz 
DataEV-DO Rev.AEV-DO 
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.

A-GPSGPS, E911 
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDRYes 
Wi-FiYes  
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3M4, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDTTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced19 Dec 201123 Nov 2011 
Shopping information
Accessories ZTE Chorus Phone, Li-ion Battery, 4 GB SanDisk® Muve capable Memory Card, Travel Charger, Quick Start Guide, Enhancement Guide, Quick Reference Manual, Muve Music User Guide 
MSRP price$ 250$ 80 

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