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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active vs Apple iPhone 4s

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 9.5

Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

Apple iPhone 4s Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 8

Posted: 04 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Alltel

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.2.2) TouchWiz Nature UX UIiOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions5.50 x 2.81 x 0.36 inches (139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm)4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm) 
Weight5.33 oz (151 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Body material Glass 
Side KeysLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock keyLeft: Volume control, Other 
RuggedWater, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 67  
ColorsOrange, Blue, GrayBlack, White 
Display
Physical size5.0 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels640 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.

443 ppi326 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.

TFTIPS LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
Peak brightness 500 cd/m2 (nit) 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coating 
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.

 F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 35.00 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/3.2" 
FeaturesCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, 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-timer, Voice activationBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo lightDigital image stabilization 
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 APQ8064TApple A5 
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, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorAdreno 320PowerVR SGX 543MP2 
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 RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3512 MB RAM (800 MHz) / DDR2 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage11.25 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Talk time17.00 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
 
Stand-by time 8.3 days (200 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G)15.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
8.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
  
Stand-by time (4G)12.1 days (290 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
  
Music playback83.00 hours40.00 hours 
Video playback10.00 hours10.00 hours 
Capacity2600 mAh  
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, AMR, OGGMP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless) 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMVMPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload) 
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 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 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, EV-DO Rev.A 
Micro SIMYesYes 
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.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass 
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, CalculatorCalendar, 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 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google Talk, ChatONYes 
Games Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Human Interface Device (HID), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingUSB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMIvia microUSB  
Charging connectormicroUSBProprietary 
OtherNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice 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

09 Jul 201304 Oct 2011 
FCC ID value: A3LSGHI537 linkFCC ID value: BCG-E2430A 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.

   
Head0.33 W/kg1.18 W/kg 
Measured in 1900 MHz 
Body1.03 W/kg1.15 W/kg 
Measured in 850 MHz 
Product Specific Use1.03 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission1.22 W/kg  
Availability
Officially announced05 Jun 201304 Oct 2011 
Shopping information
Accessories Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic, Dock Connector to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation 

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