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Posted: 09 Nov 2010
Market Status: Released
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Apple iPhone 4 Verizon Remove phone

Posted: 11 Jan 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.1)iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x) 
Dimensions4.94 x 2.30 x 0.48 inches (125 x 58 x 12 mm)4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm) 
Weight4.41 oz (125 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (152 g)
4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (152 g)
 
Materials Main body: glass; Accents: aluminum 
Colors Black, White 
Display
Physical size3.4 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels640 x 960 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.

274 ppi326 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 AMOLEDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio44.89 %55.27 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Additional display

Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

Super AMOLED  
Resolution

Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

480 x 96 pixels  
Physical Size1.80 inches  
Colors

Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

16 777 216  
Touch screenCapacitive  
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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.

 F2.8 
Camera sensor size 1/3.2" 
FeaturesAutofocus, Face detectionBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Shooting ModesPanorama  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
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.

Samsung Exynos 3Apple A4 
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-A8Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540PowerVR SGX535 
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.

336 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage2 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time7.00 hours
the average is 14 h (862 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 14 h (862 min)
 
Stand-by time13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 17 days (401 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 17 days (401 h)
 
Capacity1500 mAh1420 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
Internet browsing
Browser Safari 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, MySpace, TwitterYouTube (upload) 
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 
Data 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.

A-GPS, E911A-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB charging 
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4M4, T4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced08 Nov 201011 Jan 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 200$ 300 
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

22 Jun 201011 Jan 2011 
FCC ID value: A3LSCHI400 linkFCC ID value: BCG-E2422A 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.

   
Head0.70 W/kg1.18 W/kg 
Measured in850 MHz1900 MHz 
Body0.46 W/kg0.84 W/kg 
Measured in850 MHz800 MHz 

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