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Posted: 21 Jun 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 09 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSMeeGoAndroid (4.1, 4.0.4, 2.3.7, 2.3.5) 
Dimensions4.58 x 2.41 x 0.48 inches (116.45 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm )5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 inches (128 x 64 x 10.6 mm) 
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
 
ColorsBlack, Blue, RedBlack, White 
Display
Physical size3.9 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution480 x 854 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.

251 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.

AMOLEDTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio58.86 %62.21 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels12.1 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.

F2.2F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesFace detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingFace detection, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus 
SettingsExposure compensation, White balance presets  
Shooting Modes Panorama, Scenes 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (29 fps) 
FeaturesContinuous autofocus, Video callingVideo light 
Front-facing cameraYes1.3 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.

 Qualcomm 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.

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8Dual-core, 1500 MHz 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX530Adreno 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.

1 GB RAM / 512 MB ROM1 GB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB 
Battery
Capacity1450 mAh1750 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Polymer 
Talk time11.00 hours
the average is 15 h (886 min)
7.50 hours
the average is 15 h (886 min)
 
Stand-by time16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 16 days (377 h)
18.8 days (450 hours)
the average is 16 days (377 h)
 
Talk time (3G)7.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
8.50 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Music playback48.00 hours25.00 hours 
Video playback4.50 hours30.00 hours 
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Multimedia
MirroringMirrorLink, TV-outDLNA 
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
Additional microphone(s)Yes  
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI 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.

A-GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
OtherNFC, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced21 Jun 201110 Jan 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesNokia Fast USB Charger AC-16, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-185CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-901, Get started guide, Product information leaflet  
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

21 Jul 201127 Jan 2012 
FCC ID value: LJPK linkFCC ID value: PY7A3880120 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).

   
Head1.09 W/kg1.31 W/kg 
Measured in1900 MHz  
Body1.15 W/kg1.07 W/kg 
Measured in850 MHz  
Product Specific Use 1.07 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.31 W/kg 

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