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Motorola i940 Remove phone

Posted: 19 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released
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Samsung GALAXY Note II Sprint Remove phone

Posted: 19 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Sprint

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.1)Android (4.1) 
Dimensions4.72 x 2.46 x 0.57 inches (120 x 62.5 x 14.5 mm)5.94 x 3.17 x 0.37 inches (151 x 81 x 9 mm) 
Weight5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
6.34 oz (180 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.5 inches5.5 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 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.

165 ppi265 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.

TFTSuper AMOLED 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Scenes, EffectsBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Smile detection, Burst mode, Panorama, Scenes 
Camcorder352x288 (CIF) (15 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera 1.9 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.

 Samsung Exynos 4 (4412) 
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, 504 MHz, Freescale Zeus 2.0 ARM1136Quad core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processor ARM Mali-400 MP4 (Quad-Core) 
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.

256 MB RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage0.512 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.75 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time5.6 days (135 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
  
Stand-by time (3G) 10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Capacity1820 mAh3100 mAh 
Wireless charging Optional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, TwitterFacebook, 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 
iDEN

iDEN - iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) is a wireless network standard developed by Motorola and used by Nextel Wireless. It operates at 800Mhz, 900Mhz and 1500Mhz frequency bands and it is a mixture of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and GSM arhitecture. It allows the use of one mobile device as a digital phone, pager, two-way radio and fax/modem.

800, 900 MHz  
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 1900 (band 2) MHz 
Data LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A 
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 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI via microUSB 
Other NFC, DLNA, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation  
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3M4 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-TalkVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced12 Jan 201219 Sep 2012 

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