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Samsung Galaxy S5 Remove phone

Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile
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Nokia Lumia 1520 Remove phone

Posted: 22 Oct 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (5.0, 4.4.2), TouchWiz UIWindows Phone, 8.1, 8 
Dimensions5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches (162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm) 
Weight5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
7.37 oz (209 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
 
MaterialsMain body: plastic  
FeaturesFingerprint (swipe)  
RuggedWater, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 67  
ColorsBlack, Blue, White, GoldBlack, Yellow, Red, White 
Display
Physical size5.1 inches6.0 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.

432 ppi368 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 AMOLEDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio69.76 %70.95 % 
Peak brightness 600 cd/m2 (nit) 
FeaturesScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Light sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2), Polarizing filter 
Camera
Camera16 megapixels20 megapixels 
FlashLEDDual LED 
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.

F2.2F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)31 mm26 mm 
Camera sensor size1/2.6"1/2.5" 
Pixel size1.12 μm1.12 μm 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus (Phase detection), Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingFace detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Touch to focus, Geo tagging 
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presetsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control 
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, EffectsBurst mode, Panorama, Effects 
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharingOptical image stabilization, Video light 
Front-facing camera2.1 megapixels1.2 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 801 MSM8974-ACQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 
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, 2500 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.

2 GB RAM2 GB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB 
Battery
Capacity2800 mAh3400 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonNot user replaceable, Li - Ion 
Wireless chargingOptionalBuilt-in (Qi) 
Talk time21.00 hours
the average is 14 h (857 min)
27.40 hours
the average is 14 h (857 min)
 
Stand-by time16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 15 days (370 h)
32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 15 days (370 h)
 
Talk time (3G)21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (997 min)
25.10 hours
the average is 17 h (997 min)
 
Music playback67.00 hours124.00 hours 
Video playback13.00 hours10.80 hours 
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Multimedia
MirroringMHL  
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer, Dolby Headphone 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recordingfor Noise cancellation, Video recording 
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD)Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20Bands 20, 8, 3, 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 11 Mbit/s 
Micro SIMYes  
Nano SIM Yes 
VoLTEYes  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counterAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
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 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia 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, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
OtherNFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced24 Feb 201422 Oct 2013 
Shopping information
Accessories Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide, SIM Door Key 
MSRP price $ 749 
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

 30 Sep 2013 
 FCC ID value: PYAB 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).

   
Head 0.26 W/kg 
Body 0.35 W/kg 
Product Specific Use 0.75 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.58 W/kg 

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