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LG Optimus G AT&T Remove phone

Posted: 03 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released
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Sony Xperia ion Remove phone

Posted: 09 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1.2, 4.0.4)Android (4.1.2, 4.0, 2.3) 
Dimensions5.15 x 2.82 x 0.33 inches (131 x 72 x 8 mm)5.20 x 2.68 x 0.42 inches (132 x 68 x 10.6 mm) 
Weight5.19 oz (147 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.7 inches4.5 inches 
Resolution768 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 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.

318 ppi323 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.

IPS LCDTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio67.10 %63.48 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels12.1 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Voice activationBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesVideo 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 S4 Pro APQ8064  
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, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1500 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 320Yes 
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 RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time10.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time13.5 days (324 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 4.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 14.6 days (350 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Capacity2100 mAh1900 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz700 (band 17) MHz 
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
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, S-GPS, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0Yes 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, nYes 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSBYes 
OtherNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+ 
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 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced03 Oct 201209 Jan 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesTravel charger, USB data cable, Battery, Quick start guide  

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