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Motorola PRO+ vs Samsung Galaxy S III mini

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Motorola PRO+ Remove phone

Posted: 31 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Remove phone

Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.3)Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz UX UI 
Dimensions4.70 x 2.44 x 0.46 inches (119.5 x 62 x 11.65 mm)4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.1 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution480 x 640 pixels480 x 800 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.

258 ppi233 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 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenYesMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassProximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Features CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYes1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Digital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera 0.3 megapixels VGA 
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 S2 MSM8255STE U8420 
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.

Single core, 1000 MHz, ScorpionDual core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 205Mali-400MP 
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.

512 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time8.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
14.16 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
 
Stand-by time13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 7.83 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Capacity1600 mAh1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer 
RadioFMFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpieceEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
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-GPSA-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes4.0 
Wi-FiYes802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
OtherOTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, VibrationHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commandsVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced30 Aug 201111 Oct 2012 

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