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Samsung Galaxy Grand Remove phone

Posted: 18 Dec 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S III Remove phone

Posted: 03 May 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - U.S. Cellular
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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Remove phone

Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.2.2, 4.1.2)Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UIAndroid (4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz UX UI
Dimensions5.65 x 3.03 x 0.38 inches (143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm)5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm)
Weight5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
Body material Polycarbonate 
Display
Physical size5.0 inches4.8 inches4.0 inches
Resolution480 x 800 pixels720 x 1280 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.

187 ppi306 ppi233 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.

TFTSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassProximity sensor
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels5 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
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 
Camera sensor size 1/3" 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), AutofocusBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
Features Digital image stabilization, Video callingDigital image stabilization, Video calling
Front-facing camera2 megapixels1.9 megapixels0.3 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 4 (4412)STE U8420
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, 1200 MHzQuad core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1000 MHz
Graphics processorYesARM Mali-400/MP4Mali-400MP
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 RAM1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM
Built-in storage8 GB32 GB16 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB
Battery
Talk time10.16 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
22.50 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
14.16 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
Stand-by time18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
Talk time (3G) 11.60 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
7.83 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
Stand-by time (3G) 32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
Capacity2100 mAh2100 mAh1500 mAh
Wireless charging Optional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer
Video playback   
Features

Features - Shows any special features of the particular phone's multimedia

Zoom, Stretch to fullscreen  
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube player YesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 1900, 2100 MHz
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM Yes 
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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
HDMI via microUSB 
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent modeService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone/s YesYes
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced18 Dec 201203 May 201211 Oct 2012

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