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OnePlus One Remove phone

Posted: 23 Apr 2014
Market Status: Released
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LG G3 Remove phone

Posted: 27 May 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.4.4, 4.4) CyanogenMod 11S UIAndroid (5.0, 4.4.2)Android (4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)
Dimensions6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches (152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm)5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)
Weight5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
Display
Physical size5.5 inches5.5 inches5.7 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1440 x 2560 pixels1080 x 1920 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.

401 ppi538 ppi386 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.

IPS LCDIPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen-to-body ratio71.81 %75.22 %74.78 %
Colors16 777 216 16 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Camera
Camera13 megapixels13 megapixels13 megapixels
FlashDual LEDDual 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.

F2.0F2.4F2.2
Focal length (35mm equivalent)  31 mm
Camera sensor size1/3.06"1/3.06"1/3.06"
FeaturesCMOS image sensor, AutofocusBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, ISO control, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Voice activationBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)
Features Optical image stabilizationDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling
Front-facing camera5 megapixels2.1 megapixels2 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 801 8974-ACQualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-ACQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
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.

Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processorAdreno 330 Adreno 330Adreno 330
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.

3072 MB RAM3072 MB RAM3072 MB RAM
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB64 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 64 GB
Battery
Talk time 19.00 hours
the average is 11 h (676 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 11 h (676 min)
Stand-by time 22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
Talk time (3G) 21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (910 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (910 min)
Stand-by time (3G) 23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
Stand-by time (4G) 25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
Capacity3100 mAh3000 mAh3200 mAh
Wireless charging Built-in 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
Radio FM 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 20), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2) MHz
TDD LTE2300 (band 40), 2600 (band 38) MHz  
DataLTE, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIMYesYesYes
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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
NavigationYesYesTurn-by-turn navigation
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 3.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
HDMI  via microUSB
OtherNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, SlimPort, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellationfor Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, GestureAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer
Hearing aid compatibility  T3
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Availability
Officially announced23 Apr 201427 May 201404 Sep 2013
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 299  

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