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Posted: 23 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T, U.S. Cellular

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.2.2)iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6) 
Dimensions8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inches (209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm)9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm) 
Weight11.25 oz (319 g)
the average is 21.6 oz (618 g)
23.35 oz (662 g)
the average is 21.6 oz (618 g)
 
Colors Black, White 
Display
Physical size8.0 inches9.7 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels2048 x 1536 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.

189 ppi264 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 Clear LCDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio71.51 %65.03 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorOleophobic coating, Light sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
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 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, CMOS image sensorAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesDigital zoom, Geo taggingTouch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging 
Shooting ModesPanorama, Night mode  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingDigital image stabilization 
Front-facing camera1.3 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.

Samsung Exynos 4 Dual 4212Apple A6X 
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, ARM Cortex-A9Dual-core, 1400 MHz 
Graphics processorARM Mali-400 MP4PowerVR SGX 554 
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.

1.5 GB RAM1 GB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB128 GB 
Maximum User Storage26.16 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Capacity4450 mAh  
TypeNot user replaceableNot user replaceable, Li - Polymer 
Talk time42.00 hours
the average is 8 h (480 min)
  
Talk time (3G)24.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)40.4 days (970 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
  
Music playback96.00 hours  
Video playback10.00 hours  
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Multimedia
MirroringMHL, TV-outTV-out 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersLoudspeaker 
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD)Bands 18, 5, 8, 3, 1, 7Bands 4, 17 
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 28 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneSilent mode, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB Host 
HDMIvia microUSBYes 
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, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationYesYes 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop 
Availability
Officially announced03 Jun 201323 Oct 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter 
MSRP price $ 799 
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

12 Feb 2014  
FCC ID value: A3LSMT315T 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).

   
Head0.50 W/kg  
Body0.99 W/kg1.19 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.48 W/kg  

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