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Posted: 12 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.1, 4.0.4)iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6)Android (4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UI
Dimensions5.19 x 2.67 x 0.37 inches (131.9 x 67.9 x 9.3 mm)4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)5.39 x 2.80 x 0.34 inches (137 x 71 x 8.6 mm )
Weight5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.70 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
Body material AluminiumPolycarbonate
RuggedSplash resistant  
Display
Physical size4.7 inches4.0 inches4.8 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels640 x 1136 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.

312 ppi326 ppi306 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 AMOLEDIPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels8 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
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.

F2.4F2.4F2.6
Camera sensor size 1/3.2"1/3"
FeaturesAutofocusBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesVideo callingDigital image stabilization, Video callingDigital image stabilization, Video calling
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels1.2 megapixels1.9 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Apple A6Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
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, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1300 MHz, Apple SwiftDual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorAdreno 225PowerVR SGX543MP3Adreno 225
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 RAM1016 MB RAM2048 MB RAM
Built-in storage32 GB64 GB32 GB
Maximum User Storage26 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
Battery
Talk time21.00 hours
the average is 12 h (707 min)
 15.00 hours
the average is 12 h (707 min)
Stand-by time15.5 days (372 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
8.3 days (200 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
Talk time (3G) 8.00 hours
the average is 15 h (901 min)
 
Capacity3300 mAh1440 mAh2100 mAh
Not user replaceableYesYes 
Wireless charging  Optional
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
BrowserChrome  
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload)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 MHz800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz800, 1900 MHz
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 13) MHz700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1) MHz700 (band 13) MHz
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.ALTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.BLTE, EV-DO Rev.A
Micro SIM  Yes
nano-SIM Yes 
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, S-GPS, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, Glonass
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0, EDR4.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0YesUSB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBProprietarymicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB chargingUSB Host, USB charging
HDMIYes via microUSB
OtherNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights (Multiple color), Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation, Video recordingYes
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4M4, T4M4
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Availability
Officially announced05 Sep 201212 Sep 201204 Jun 2012
Shopping information
Accessories Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation 

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