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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - T-Mobile

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Remove phone

Posted: 25 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)Android (5.1, 5.0, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches (179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm) 
Weight5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
7.48 oz (212 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
Materials Main body: glass 
KeysLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key  
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 58 
ColorsBlack, Pink, WhiteBlack, Purple, White 
Physical size5.7 inches6.4 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 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 ppi342 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 ratio74.78 %69.15 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera13 megapixels8 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)31 mm  
Camera sensor size1/3.06"  
Pixel size1.12 μm  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Touch to focus, Self-timerFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo tagging 
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presetsExposure compensation, White balance presets 
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, EffectsBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects 
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video callingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2 megapixels 
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
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 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 

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 400Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400 
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 330 
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 RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR32 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3 
Built-in storage64 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage 11 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Capacity3200 mAh3050 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Ion 
Wireless chargingOptional  
Talk time25.00 hours
the average is 15 h (874 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 15 h (874 min)
Stand-by time22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 15 days (365 h)
36.2 days (870 hours)
the average is 15 days (365 h)
Talk time (3G)21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
Stand-by time (3G)17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 21 days (506 h)
34.2 days (820 hours)
the average is 21 days (506 h)
Stand-by time (4G)15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
29.2 days (700 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
Music playback84.00 hours110.00 hours 
Video playback13.00 hours7.00 hours 
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MirroringDLNA, MHLDLNA, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-out 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, eAAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAVMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, OGG 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV, MKV 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD)Bands 17, 18, 5, 8, 4, 3, 2Bands 18, 5, 8, 4, 3, 2, 1, 7 
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
Global RoamingYesYes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes, MemoCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, Stopwatch, Notes 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google Talk, ChatONHangouts / Google Talk 
Hearing aid compatibilityT3  
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Health Device Profile (HDP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Proximity Monitor Profile over LE, Serial Port (SPP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes 
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSBvia microUSB 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 

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, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation 
OtherNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, InfraredNFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Officially announced04 Sep 201325 Jun 2013 
Shopping information
Accessories Charger, microUSB cable, User documentation 
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 201322 Dec 2013 
FCC ID value: A3LSMN9005 linkFCC ID value: PY7PM-0530 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/kg0.33 W/kg 
Body0.72 W/kg1.22 W/kg 
Product Specific Use1.04 W/kg1.54 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.07 W/kg1.54 W/kg 
Head0.29 W/kg  

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