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Samsung Galaxy Core Remove phone

Posted: 06 May 2013
Market Status: Released

Nokia Lumia 625 Remove phone

Posted: 23 Jul 2013
Market Status: Released

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1)Windows Phone, 8 
Dimensions5.09 x 2.66 x 0.35 inches (129.3 x 67.6 x 8.95 mm)5.25 x 2.84 x 0.36 inches (133.25 x 72.25 x 9.15 mm) 
Weight4.37 oz (124 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
Materials Main body: plastic 
Colors Black, Orange, Yellow, Green, White 
Physical size4.3 inches4.7 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.

217 ppi201 ppi 

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.

Screen-to-body ratio60.25 %63.98 % 
FeaturesProximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2) 
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
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.

Focal length (35mm equivalent) 28 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/4" 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, CMOS image sensor 
Software FeaturesSmile detection, Geo taggingDigital zoom, Touch to focus 
SettingsWhite balance presetsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets 
Shooting ModesBurst mode, Panorama, Scenes, EffectsPanorama, Scenes 
Camcorder720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Continuous autofocus, Video calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA0.3 megapixels VGA 
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 S4 Play MSM8625Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 

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, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5Dual-core, 1200 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorAdreno 203Adreno 305 
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.

Built-in storage8 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Capacity1800 mAh2000 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Ion 
Talk time14.00 hours
the average is 15 h (874 min)
23.90 hours
the average is 15 h (874 min)
Stand-by time20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 15 days (365 h)
Talk time (3G)9.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
15.20 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
Stand-by time (3G)12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (506 h)
Music playback 90.00 hours 
Video playback 6.80 hours 
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Mirroring DLNA 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby Headphone 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD) Bands 20, 3, 7 
DataHSPA, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Multiple SIM cards2 slots  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer 
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 

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, A-GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Officially announced06 May 201323 Jul 2013 
Shopping information
Accessories Nokia AC-50 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide, SIM Door Key 
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 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

02 Nov 201324 Jul 2013 
FCC ID value: A3LGTI8262 linkFCC ID value: QTLRM-941 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

Head0.31 W/kg0.63 W/kg 
Body0.85 W/kg0.50 W/kg 
Product Specific Use0.94 W/kg0.72 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.05 W/kg1.15 W/kg 

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