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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular
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Motorola DROID MAXX Remove phone

Posted: 23 Jul 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon
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Motorola Moto X Remove phone

Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.4, 4.3)Android (4.4.4, 4.4, 4.2.2)Android (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 4.8 oz (138 g)
5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
Body material Kevlar 
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
Colors16 777 216 16 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
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.

F2.2 F2.4
Focal length (35mm equivalent)31 mm 30 mm
Camera sensor size1/3.06" 1/2.6"
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerAutofocusAutofocus, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, 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  
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 800 MSM8974Motorola X8Motorola X8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 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.

3072 MB RAM2048 MB RAM2048 MB RAM
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB16 GB
Maximum User Storage  12 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Talk time25.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
 13.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
Stand-by time22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
Talk time (3G)21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
  
Stand-by time (4G)15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 23 days (543 h)
  
Capacity3200 mAh3500 mAh2200 mAh
Not user replaceable  Yes
Wireless charging Built-in 
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Multimedia
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
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology
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, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.ALTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIMYes  
nano-SIM YesYes
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 navigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0, EDR4.0, EDR
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
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  
OtherNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, InfraredNFC, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
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
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation, Video recording 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Barometer
Hearing aid compatibilityT3M4, T4M3, T3
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced04 Sep 201323 Jul 201301 Aug 2013

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