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Posted: 23 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 25 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSWindows (8.1 Pro)Android (4.2.2), Fire OS 3.0 UI 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm)9.09 x 6.22 x 0.31 inches (231 x 158 x 7.8 mm) 
Weight31.99 oz (907 g)
the average is 15.3 oz (437 g)
13.55 oz (384 g)
the average is 15.3 oz (437 g)
 
FeaturesStylus  
Colors Black 
Tablet dockYes  
Dock FeaturesUSB  
Display
Physical size10.6 inches8.9 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels2560 x 1600 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.

208 ppi339 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 LCDLCD 
Screen-to-body ratio65.22 %62.96 % 
Peak brightness 400 cd/m2 (nit) 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor 
Camera
CameraYes8 megapixels 
Flash 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.

 F2.2 
Software Features Digital image stabilization 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)Yes 
Front-facing cameraYesYes 
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 800 8074 
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.

Dual-core, 1600 MHz, Intel Core i5 4200U, 64-bitQuad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400 
Graphics processorIntel HD 4400Adreno 330 
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.

GB RAM2 GB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage 8.8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC  
Battery
TypeNot user replaceableNot user replaceable 
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Multimedia
MirroringTV-out  
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
Cellular
Data LTE, HSPA, UMTS 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope 
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode 
Other featuresVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0Yes 
Wi-FiYes802.11 a, b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
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, Wi-Fi positioning 
Navigation Yes 
OtherOTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced23 Sep 201325 Sep 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 899  

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