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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - T-Mobile
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Motorola DROID MAXX Remove phone

Posted: 23 Jul 2013
Market Status: Released
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Motorola Moto X Remove phone

Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Market Status: Released
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)Android (4.4.4, 4.4, 4.2.2)Android (5.1, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)
Dimensions5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)5.41 x 2.80 x 0.33 inches (137.5 x 71.2 x 8.5 mm)5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches (129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm)
Weight5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
Materials Main body: kevlar 
FeaturesStylus  
ColorsBlack, Pink, White Black, Brown, Green, Blue, Red, White
Display
Physical size5.7 inches5.0 inches4.7 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 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.

386 ppi294 ppi316 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 AMOLEDAMOLEDAMOLED
Screen-to-body ratio74.78 %70.52 %70.63 %
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Light sensor, Proximity sensorScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Light sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera
Camera13 megapixels10 megapixels10 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.

F2.2F2.4F2.4
Focal length (35mm equivalent)31 mm 30 mm
Camera sensor size1/3.06" 1/2.6"
Pixel size1.12 μm 1.4 μm
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)AutofocusAutofocus
Software FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Touch to focus, Self-timer Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets  
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling  
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2 megapixels2 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 800Motorola X8Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
ModelMSM8974 MSM8960
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.

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400Dual-core, 1700 MHzDual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorAdreno 330400 MHz, quad-coreAdreno 320
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.

3 GB RAM2 GB RAM2 GB RAM
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB16 GB
Maximum User Storage  12 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Capacity3200 mAh3500 mAh2200 mAh
User replaceableYesYes 
Wireless chargingOptionalBuilt-in (Qi) 
Talk time25.00 hours
the average is 14 h (835 min)
 13.00 hours
the average is 14 h (835 min)
Stand-by time22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 16 days (390 h)
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 16 days (390 h)
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 16 days (390 h)
Talk time (3G)21.00 hours
the average is 16 h (963 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 22 days (526 h)
  
Stand-by time (4G)15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
  
Music playback84.00 hours  
Video playback13.00 hours  
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Multimedia
MirroringDLNA, MHLMiracast 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation, Video recording 
Cellular
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 MHz 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2) MHz700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
Micro SIMYes  
Nano SIM YesYes
VoLTEYes  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Barometer
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Hearing aid compatibilityT3M4, T4M3, T3
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0, EDR4.0, EDR
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
HDMIvia microUSB  
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.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, E911GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation
OtherNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, InfraredNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Availability
Officially announced04 Sep 201323 Jul 201301 Aug 2013
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

07 Nov 2013 10 May 2013
FCC ID value: A3LSMN9005 link FCC ID value: IHDT56PA1 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).

   
Head0.24 W/kg1.54 W/kg1.21 W/kg
Body0.72 W/kg0.32 W/kg0.65 W/kg
Product Specific Use1.04 W/kg 1.08 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission1.07 W/kg 1.52 W/kg
EU SAR   
Head0.29 W/kg  

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