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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 vs Dell Venue 8 Pro vs Toshiba Encore

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Remove phone

Posted: 05 Jan 2014
Market Status: Announced
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Dell Venue 8 Pro Remove phone

Posted: 10 Dec 2013
Market Status: Released
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Toshiba Encore Remove phone

Posted: 11 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
Design
Device typeTabletTabletTablet
OSWindows (8.1)Windows (8.1 Pro)Windows (8.1)
Form factorCandybarCandybarCandybar
Dimensions8.83 x 5.20 x 0.35 inches (224.3 x 132 x 8.8 mm)8.5 x 5.1 x 0.35 inches (216 x 130 x 9 mm)8.39 x 5.35 x 0.42 inches (213 x 135.9 x 10.68 mm)
Weight15.49 oz (439 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
13.90 oz (394 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
15.87 oz (450 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
Body material  Polycarbonate
Colors Black, RedGray
Display
Physical size8.3 inches8.0 inches8.0 inches
Resolution1200 x 1920 pixels1280 x 800 pixels1280 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.

273 ppi189 ppi189 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 LCD IPS LCD
Colors 16 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensorLight sensor
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels8 megapixels
FlashYes  
FeaturesAutofocus, Geo taggingAutofocusAutofocus
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)YesYes
Front-facing camera2.2 megapixels1.2 megapixels2 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)  
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.

Intel Atom Z3770Intel Atom Bay Trail-TIntel Atom Z3740
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, 2400 MHz, Bay TrailQuad core, 1800 MHz, Atom Z3740DQuad core, 1800 MHz, Silvermont
Graphics processorIntel HD GraphicsYesIntel HD Graphics
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 RAM (1067 MHz) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM / DDR32048 MB RAM (533 MHz) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB32 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Battery
Video call time  7.00 hours
Music playback  50.00 hours
Capacity 4830 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
Supported formatsMP3MP3MP3
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Speakers Earpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+  
Technology
DataLTE, 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 GPS, A-GPS
NavigationYesYesYes
Phone features
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office), Calculator
Messaging SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant Messaging SkypeSkype
Connectivity
BluetoothYes4.04.0
Wi-FiYes802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D) Micro HDMI (Type D)
Charging connector microUSBmicroUSB
Other Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
Notifications Flight mode, Silent modeFlight mode, Silent mode
Additional microphone(s)  for Noise cancellation
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass
Other Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced05 Jan 2014  
Scheduled release

Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

January 2014  
Shopping information
Warranty period  12 Months
MSRP price $ 299$ 330

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