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Samsung GALAXY Note T-Mobile vs T-Mobile Prism

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Samsung GALAXY Note T-Mobile Remove phone

Posted: 25 Apr 2012
Market Status: Released
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T-Mobile Prism Remove phone

Posted: 09 Mar 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.0.3)Android (2.3.6) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38 inches (147 x 83 x 9.65 mm)4.65 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches (118 x 61 x 12 mm) 
Weight6.35 oz (180 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.12 oz (117 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Design featuresStylus  
Side KeysLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock keyLeft: Volume control 
ColorsBlack, Pink, WhiteBlack 
Display
Physical size5.3 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution800 x 1280 pixels320 x 480 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.

285 ppi165 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 AMOLEDTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio66.80 %50.66 % 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashLED  
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.

F2.6  
FeaturesAutofocus, Smile detection, Burst mode, Panorama, ScenesDigital zoom, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)Yes 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera2 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 S1 MSM7227 
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.

Dual core, 1500 MHz, Snapdragon S3 APQ8060Single core, 600 MHz 
Graphics processorYesAdreno 200 
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.

1024 MB RAM512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Built-in storage16 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time10.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
4.83 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
9.2 days (220 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Capacity2500 mAh1400 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGGMP3, AAC+, WMA, AMR, OGG, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS  
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, FlashHTML 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz1700/2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Global RoamingYesYes 
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, GlonassA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, NotesCalendar, Alarm, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTPIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk 
GamesYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.02.1, EDR 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), AMP Manager Protocol (A2MP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), SIM Access (SAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMIvia microUSB  
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherNFC, MHL, Computer sync, OTA syncUMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, BarometerAccelerometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3M3, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
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

11 Jun 201206 Mar 2012 
FCC ID value: A3LSGHT879 linkFCC ID value: QISU8651T 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.

   
Head0.15 W/kg1.11 W/kg 
Body0.67 W/kg1.05 W/kg 
Product Specific Use0.67 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission1.13 W/kg1.14 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced16 Jul 201202 May 2012 

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