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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Remove phone

Posted: 23 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
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Apple iPad Air Remove phone

Posted: 22 Oct 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSWindows (8.1 Pro)iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x) 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm)9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm) 
Weight31.99 oz (907 g)
the average is 15.3 oz (437 g)
16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 15.3 oz (437 g)
 
Materials Main body: aluminum 
FeaturesStylus  
Colors Black, Gray, Silver, White 
Tablet dockYes  
Dock FeaturesUSB  
Display
Physical size10.6 inches9.7 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels2048 x 1536 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 ppi264 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 LCDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio65.22 %71.65 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassOleophobic coating, Light sensor 
Camera
CameraYes5 megapixels 
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.

 F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 33 mm 
Hardware Features Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software Features Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Settings Exposure compensation 
Shooting Modes High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing cameraYes1.2 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.

 Apple A7 
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-bitDual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit 
Graphics processorIntel HD 4400PowerVR G6430 
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 RAM1 GB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB128 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC  
Battery
Capacity 8820 mAh 
TypeNot user replaceableNot user replaceable, Li - Polymer 
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Multimedia
MirroringTV-outTV-out 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
Cellular
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, 1900 MHz 
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD) Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 
Data LTE, HSPA, UMTS 
Nano SIM Yes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode 
Other featuresVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-FiYes802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 3.0Yes 
ConnectorFull-size USBProprietary 
Features 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.

 A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
OtherOTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop 
Availability
Officially announced23 Sep 201322 Oct 2013 
Shopping information
Accessories Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter 
MSRP price$ 899$ 929 
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 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

 22 Oct 2013 
 FCC ID value: BCGA1475 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Body 1.19 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.33 W/kg 

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