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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 vs Acer Iconia A1

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Remove phone

Posted: 29 Apr 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T, Sprint
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Acer Iconia A1 Remove phone

Posted: 08 May 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.2.2)Android (4.1) 
Dimensions7.40 x 4.37 x 0.39 inches (188 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm)8.22 x 5.74 x 0.44 inches (208.7 x 145.7 x 11.1 mm) 
Weight10.72 oz (304 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
14.39 oz (410 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches7.9 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels1024 x 768 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.

169 ppi162 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 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor  
Camera
Camera3 megapixels5 megapixels 
Features Autofocus, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYes1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Front-facing camera1.3 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 400 MSM8930ABMediaTek MT8125 
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, 1700 MHz, Krait 300Quad core, 1200 MHz, Cortex-A7 
Graphics processorAdreno 305PowerVR SGX544 
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.

1536 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 32 days (763 h)
  
Capacity4000 mAh4960 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersLoudspeaker 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1) MHz  
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS  
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 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device 
HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D) 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope 
OtherVoice commandsVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced29 Apr 201303 May 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 170 

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