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Samsung Continuum vs HTC Rhyme

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Samsung Continuum Remove phone

Posted: 09 Nov 2010
Market Status: Released
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HTC Rhyme Remove phone

Posted: 20 Sep 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.1)Android (2.3.4) 
Dimensions4.94 x 2.30 x 0.48 inches (125 x 58 x 12 mm)4.69 x 2.39 x 0.43 inches (119 x 61 x 11 mm) 
Weight4.41 oz (125 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.77 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.4 inches3.7 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 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.

274 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.

Super AMOLEDS-LCD 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight 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 
FeaturesAutofocus, Face detection, PanoramaAutofocus 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (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.

Samsung Exynos 3Qualcomm 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, ARM Cortex-A8Single core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540Adreno 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.

336 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM768 MB RAM 
Built-in storage2 GB4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time7.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
6.83 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
 
Stand-by time13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
17.1 days (410 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
Capacity1500 mAh1600 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, MySpace, 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 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, E911GPS, A-GPS, E911 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.03.0, 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 
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+ 
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) Yes 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4M4, T4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced08 Nov 201020 Sep 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 200$ 440 

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