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Pantech Hotshot vs HTC Rhyme

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Pantech Hotshot Remove phone

Posted: 03 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released
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HTC Rhyme Remove phone

Posted: 20 Sep 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeFeature phoneSmart phone 
OS Android (2.3.4) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.67 x 2.35 x 0.35 inches (119 x 60 x 9 mm)4.69 x 2.39 x 0.43 inches (119 x 61 x 11 mm) 
Weight3.20 oz (91 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.77 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Side KeysLeft: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter, OtherRight: Volume control 
Display
Physical size3.2 inches3.7 inches 
Resolution240 x 400 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.

146 ppi252 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.

LCDS-LCD 
Colors262 144  
TouchscreenCapacitiveCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesProximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Features Autofocus 
CamcorderYes1280x720 (720p HD) 
Features 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 MSM8655 
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 
Graphics processor Adreno 205 
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.

 768 MB RAM 
Built-in storage 4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time5.01 hours
the average is 12 h (703 min)
6.83 hours
the average is 12 h (703 min)
 
Stand-by time14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
17.1 days (410 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Capacity1000 mAh1600 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byPlaylists  
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR, MIDIMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GP, 3G2MPEG4, H.263, H.264 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserOpera Mini  
supportsHTML, Flash Lite, WAPHTML, Flash 
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 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
DataEV-DOEV-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, E911GPS, A-GPS, E911 
NavigationPoints of interest (POI), Turn-by-turn navigationYes 
Phone features
Phonebook1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, Unit converter, World clock, Stopwatch, NotepadCalendar, Alarm, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailYesYes 
Instant MessagingYesHangouts / Google Talk 
GamesYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.03.0, EDR 
ProfilesHeadset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Basic Printing (BPP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP) 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherComputer syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+ 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4M4, T4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
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 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

26 May 201112 Aug 2011 
FCC ID value: JYCBLADE linkFCC ID value: NM8PI46110 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head1.32 W/kg0.55 W/kg 
Measured in1900 MHz  
Body0.78 W/kg1.26 W/kg 
Measured in800 MHz  
Availability
Officially announced03 Oct 201120 Sep 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 440 

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