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Posted: 09 Jun 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 19 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.3)Android (4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0) 
Dimensions5.00 x 2.63 x 0.48 inches (126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm)5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 inches (135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm) 
Weight5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
 
Colors White, Gray 
Display
Physical size4.3 inches4.7 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 ppi316 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 
Screen-to-body ratio60.08 %64.92 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDLED 
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.

 F2.8 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus 
Software FeaturesDigital zoomDigital zoom, Geo tagging 
Settings White balance presets 
Shooting Modes Panorama 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA1.3 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.

NVIDIA Tegra 2TI OMAP4460 
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, 1000 MHzDual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processor PowerVR SGX540 
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.

1 GB RAM1 GB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Capacity1700 mAh1750 mAh 
User replaceableYesYes 
Talk time10.00 hours
the average is 14 h (835 min)
17.66 hours
the average is 14 h (835 min)
 
Stand-by time8.3 days (199 hours)
the average is 16 days (390 h)
12.1 days (290 hours)
the average is 16 days (390 h)
 
Talk time (3G)9.10 hours
the average is 16 h (963 min)
8.33 hours
the average is 16 h (963 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)13.1 days (314 hours)
the average is 22 days (526 h)
11.2 days (270 hours)
the average is 22 days (526 h)
 
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Multimedia
MirroringDLNAMHL 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM  
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
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  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, WiMAXHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
NotificationsService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4  
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR3.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB charging 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D), 1.3via microUSB 
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.

GPSGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncNFC, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced09 Jun 201119 Oct 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 550  
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

07 Jul 201107 Oct 2011 
FCC ID value: IHDP56MD1 linkFCC ID value: A3LGTI9250 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).

   
Head0.93 W/kg0.43 W/kg 
Body0.91 W/kg0.74 W/kg 

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