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Samsung OMNIA HD vs Apple iPhone 3G

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Posted: 06 Feb 2009
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 09 Jun 2008
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSSymbian (9.4) S60 5th EditioniOS (4.x, 3.x, 2.x) 
Dimensions4.84 x 2.28 x 0.51 inches (123 x 58 x 12.9 mm)4.50 x 2.40 x 0.48 inches (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm) 
Weight5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.70 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.7 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution360 x 640 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.

198 ppi165 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.

AMOLEDLCD 
Screen-to-body ratio53.01 %52.35 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenYesMulti-touch 
FeaturesProximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels2 megapixels 
FlashYes  
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Blink detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Self-timerGeo tagging 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (24 fps)  
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing cameraYes  
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.

TI OMAP3430  
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.

Single core, 600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8Single core, 412 MHz 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX530  
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.

 128 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC  
Battery
Talk time13.50 hours
the average is 12 h (702 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 12 h (702 min)
 
Stand-by time25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 20 days (485 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (485 h)
 
Capacity1500 mAh1150 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
RadioFM, RDS  
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Browser Safari Browser; Tabs supported 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
Data HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
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.

GPSGPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.0, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
OtherTV-Out, DLNA, Computer syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphonePolyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced16 Feb 200909 Jun 2008 

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