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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE vs Google Nexus 7

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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE Remove phone

Posted: 29 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released
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Google Nexus 7 Remove phone

Posted: 27 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.0, 3.2)Android (4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions9.09 x 6.21 x 0.34 inches (230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm)7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 inches (198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm) 
Weight16.05 oz (455 g)
the average is 14.9 oz (426 g)
11.99 oz (340 g)
the average is 14.9 oz (426 g)
 
Display
Physical size8.9 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1280 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.

170 ppi216 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.

TFTIPS LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels  
FlashLED  
FeaturesAutofocus  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)  
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels1.2 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.

 NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L 
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 MHzQuad core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesULP GeForce @ 416MHz 
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 RAM (1333 MHz) / LPDDR3 
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time 12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 36 days (861 h)
 
Video playback 9.00 hours 
Capacity6100 mAh4325 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Polymer 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, OGG, MIDIMP3 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviDMPEG4, H.263, H.264 
Speakers Stereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser Chrome 
supportsHTML, Flash, RSSHTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportFacebookYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 1900 MHz  
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz  
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE  
Global RoamingYes  
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-GPSGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture IDUnlimited entries 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator 
MessagingPredictive text input  
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.0, EDR3.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
Features USB Host 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectorProprietarymicroUSB 
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice 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

28 Oct 2011  
FCC ID value: A3LSGHI957 link  
Availability
Officially announced28 Aug 201127 Jun 2012 

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