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Samsung Galaxy S4 Remove phone

Posted: 14 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, Cricket
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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Remove phone

Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz UX UI 
Dimensions5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Body materialPolycarbonate  
Display
Physical size5.0 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels480 x 800 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.

441 ppi233 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 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera13 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.

F2.2  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)31 mm  
Camera sensor size1/3.06"  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activationCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationDigital 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064TSTE U8420 
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, 1900 MHz, Krait 300Dual core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 320Mali-400MP 
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 storage64 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time 14.16 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time 19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Talk time (3G)17.00 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
7.83 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G)13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
  
Capacity2600 mAh1500 mAh 
Wireless chargingOptional  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYes  
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, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSB  
OtherNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, InfraredDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Haptic 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) Yes 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced14 Mar 201311 Oct 2012 

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