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Huawei Mercury vs ZTE Valet

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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 Valet Remove phone

Posted: 22 Jan 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Tracfone

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.3.3)Android (4.1) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.80 x 2.40 x 0.50 inches (122 x 61 x 13 mm)4.65 x 2.46 x 0.48 inches (118 x 62 x 12 mm) 
Weight4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.57 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Side KeysLeft: Volume control  
Display
Physical size4.0 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution480 x 854 pixels320 x 480 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 ppi165 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 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels3 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocusDigital zoom 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)2048x1536 (QXGA) 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA  
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 S1 MSM7625A 
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, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorYesAdreno 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.

512 MB RAM / 4096 MB ROM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage2 GB4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.50 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
6.00 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
 
Stand-by time15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
 
Capacity1900 mAh1500 mAh 
TypeLi - Ion  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMAMP3, AAC, AMR 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, FlashHTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (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, 1900 MHz 
DataEV-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.

A-GPSGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTPIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk 
GamesYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR3.0 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)  
Wi-FiYes802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3M4, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

05 Oct 201105 Nov 2013 
FCC ID value: QISM886 linkFCC ID value: Q78-Z665C link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head0.77 W/kg1.41 W/kg 
Body1.12 W/kg1.19 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.52 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced19 Dec 2011  
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 250  

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