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Posted: 18 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 09 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1.2, 4.0, 2.3.6, 2.3.5)Android (4.1, 4.0.4, 2.3.7, 2.3.5) 
Dimensions5.15 x 2.71 x 0.28 inches (130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm)5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 inches (128 x 64 x 10.6 mm) 
Weight4.48 oz (127 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Body materialKevlar  
Display
Physical size4.3 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution540 x 960 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.

256 ppi342 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.

Super AMOLED AdvancedTFT 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels12.1 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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.

F2.4F2.4 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Burst mode, Panorama, Scenes, EffectsBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Panorama, Scenes 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 720x480 (DVD) (120 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (29 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo light 
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.

TI OMAP4430Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 
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, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1500 MHz 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540 @ 304 MHzAdreno 220 
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.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time12.50 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
7.50 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
 
Stand-by time8.5 days (204 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
18.8 days (450 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 8.50 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
 
Capacity1780 mAh1750 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, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
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  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 13) MHz  
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.AHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
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, S-GPS, GlonassGPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D), 1.4Yes 
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+ 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced18 Oct 201110 Jan 2012 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 600  

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