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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4), TouchWiz UX UIAndroid (4.2.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0) 
Dimensions5.39 x 2.80 x 0.34 inches (137 x 71 x 8.6 mm )5.33 x 2.67 x 0.37 inches (135.5 x 67.94 x 9.47 mm) 
Weight4.70 oz (133 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
 
MaterialsMain body: plastic  
ColorsBlack, Brown, Blue, White  
Display
Physical size4.8 inches4.7 inches 
Resolution720 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.

306 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 AMOLEDSuper AMOLED 
Screen-to-body ratio65.23 %64.92 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 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.

F2.6F2.8 
Camera sensor size1/3"  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus 
Software FeaturesFace detection, Geo tagging, Self-timerGeo tagging 
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presetsWhite balance presets 
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, EffectsPanorama, Effects 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Video callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.9 megapixels1.3 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 S4 PlusTI OMAP4460 
ModelMSM8960  
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, 1500 MHz, KraitDual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorAdreno 225PowerVR SGX540 @ 384 MHz 
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.

2048 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Capacity2100 mAh1850 mAh 
User replaceableYesYes 
Wireless chargingOptional  
Talk time15.00 hours
the average is 14 h (825 min)
12.00 hours
the average is 14 h (825 min)
 
Stand-by time8.3 days (200 hours)
the average is 16 days (384 h)
6.2 days (150 hours)
the average is 16 days (384 h)
 
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Multimedia
MirroringDLNA, MHLMHL 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
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 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 13) MHz700 (band 13) MHz 
DataLTELTE 
Micro SIMYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB Host, USB chargingUSB charging 
HDMIvia microUSBvia 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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
OtherNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights (Multiple color), Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)YesYes 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4M4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced04 Jun 201221 Oct 2011 
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

01 Jun 201215 Nov 2011 
FCC ID value: A3LSCHI535 linkFCC ID value: A3LSCHI515 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).

   
Head0.35 W/kg0.63 W/kg 
Body0.93 W/kg0.88 W/kg 
Product Specific Use0.93 W/kg1.01 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.29 W/kg1.39 W/kg 

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