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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 vs Sony Ericsson Xperia active

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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Remove phone

Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released
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Sony Ericsson Xperia active Remove phone

Posted: 22 Jun 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1.2) TouchWiz UIAndroid (4.0, 2.3) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions5.14 x 2.67 x 0.47 inches (130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm)3.62 x 2.17 x 0.65 inches (92 x 55 x 16.5 mm) 
Weight5.24 oz (148 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.91 oz (111 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Side KeysLeft: Lock/Unlock key; Right: Volume control  
RuggedWater, Dust, Shock resistantWater, Dust resistant 
IP certifiedIP 67  
ColorsBlack, Red, Gray  
Display
Physical size4.0 inches3.0 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels320 x 480 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.

233 ppi192 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.

TFTTFT 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, EffectsAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes, Self-timer 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo light 
Front-facing camera0.3 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 S2 MSM8255 
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, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorMali-400MPAdreno 205 
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.

1024 MB RAM512 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 333 MHz) / DDR2 
Built-in storage4 GB0.32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time15.10 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
4.88 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
 
Stand-by time23.8 days (570 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
14.6 days (351 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
 
Talk time (3G)6.60 hours
the average is 15 h (915 min)
5.50 hours
the average is 15 h (915 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 14.0 days (335 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
 
Music playback 25.00 hours 
Video playback 8.50 hours 
Capacity1700 mAh1200 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackMusic recognition 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGGMP3, AAC 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV  
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, Flash 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE 
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, GlonassGPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
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, Video ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalculator, Timer, Stopwatch, Barcode reader, Health management 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeYes 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google Talk, ChatONSkype, Hangouts / Google Talk 
Games Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0Yes 
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), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, nYes 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+ 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3, AAC), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass, Barometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice 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

08 Feb 201309 Oct 2011 
FCC ID value: A3LGTS7710 linkFCC ID value: PY7A3880121 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.

   
Head0.42 W/kg1.23 W/kg 
Body0.48 W/kg1.25 W/kg 
Product Specific Use0.97 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission1.03 W/kg  
Availability
Officially announced25 Jan 201322 Jun 2011 
Shopping information
Accessories Sport stereo headset, Arm case, Wrist strap, 2GB microSD memory card, Exchangeable cover, Charger, microUSB cable for charging Synchronisation and file transfer, user documentation 

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