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Samsung Galaxy S II vs HTC One S

Samsung Galaxy S II Remove phone

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PA Rating - 9
User Rating - 9.2

Posted: 13 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released

HTC One S Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8
User Rating - 9.6

Posted: 26 Feb 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1.2, 4.0.4, 4.0, 2.3)Android (4.1.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.3) Sense 4.1 UI 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.93 x 2.60 x 0.33 inches (125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm)5.15 x 2.56 x 0.31 inches (130.9 x 65 x 7.8 mm) 
Weight4.09 oz (116 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.22 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Design features Touch sensitive control keys 
Side Keys Right: Volume control 
ColorsBlack, White  
Display
Physical size4.3 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels540 x 960 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.

218 ppi256 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 AMOLED PlusSuper AMOLED 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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.

F2.6F2.0 
Camera sensor size1/3.2"  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, PanoramaBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Effects 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (29 fps) 
FeaturesVideo light, Video callingDigital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera2 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 4210Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A 
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 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorARM Mali-400Adreno 225 
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 RAM / DDR21024 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / DDR2 
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time18.30 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
 
Stand-by time29.6 days (710 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
17.9 days (430 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G)9.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)25.8 days (620 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
  
Capacity1650 mAh1650 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivXMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3G2, 3GPP 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, FlashHTML, Flash 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, Picasa/Google+, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Global RoamingYesYes 
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-GPSGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
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, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, MemoCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk 
GamesYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.04.0 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), SIM Access (SAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMIvia microUSBvia microUSB 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherDLNA, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncMLDLNA, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibility M4, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
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 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

11 Mar 201113 Mar 2012 
FCC ID value: A3LGTI9100 linkFCC ID value: NM8PJ40110 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head0.40 W/kg0.39 W/kg 
Body1.00 W/kg1.18 W/kg 
Product Specific Use1.00 W/kg1.18 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.16 W/kg1.36 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced13 Feb 201126 Feb 2012 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 800  

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