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LG eXpo Remove phone

Posted: 01 Dec 2009
Market Status: Released
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Nokia N900 Remove phone

Posted: 28 Aug 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSWindows Mobile Professional (6.5)Linux (Maemo 5) 
Dimensions4.45 x 2.16 x 0.63 inches (113 x 55 x 16 mm)4.37 x 2.35 x 0.77 inches (110.9 x 59.8 x 19.5 mm) 
Weight5.20 oz (147 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
6.38 oz (181 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.2 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels800 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.

292 ppi267 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 
Colors16 777 21665 536 
TouchscreenYesYes 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDDual 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.

 F2.8 
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer 
CamcorderYesOther, 848 x 480 pixels 25 fps 
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera Yes 
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 QSD8650TI OMAP3430 
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, 1000 MHz, ScorpionSingle core, 600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 
Graphics processorAdreno 200PowerVR SGX530 
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.

256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM256 MB RAM / 768 MB ROM 
Built-in storage 32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB 
Battery
Talk time4.00 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
6.30 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 4.30 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
 
Capacity1500 mAh1320 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Radio FM, FM Transmiter 
Internet browsing
Browser Maemo browser 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
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-GPSA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features USB charging 
OtherComputer syncTV-Out, DLNA, UPnP, Computer sync, Infrared, SyncML, VoIP 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
SensorsFingerprint IDAccelerometer 
ProjectorSeparate accessory  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced30 Nov 200927 Aug 2009 

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