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Samsung Rugby Smart Remove phone

Posted: 23 Feb 2012
Market Status: Released

Sony Ericsson Xperia active Remove phone

Posted: 22 Jun 2011
Market Status: Released

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.3.5)Android (4.0, 2.3) 
Dimensions4.82 x 2.59 x 0.48 inches (122.4 x 65.9 x 12.19 mm)3.62 x 2.17 x 0.65 inches (92 x 55 x 16.5 mm) 
Weight4.20 oz (119 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
3.91 oz (111 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
RuggedWater, Dust, Shock, Temperature resistantWater, Dust resistant 
IP certifiedIP 67  
MIL-STD-810 certifiedYes  
Physical size3.7 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.

252 ppi192 ppi 

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.

Screen-to-body ratio48.38 %52.88 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
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.

Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus 
Software FeaturesGeo taggingFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Geo tagging 
Shooting Modes Scenes 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo light 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels  
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 - 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, 1400 MHzSingle core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorYesAdreno 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.

0.5 GB RAM0.5 GB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB0.32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Capacity1650 mAh1200 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Ion 
Talk time8.00 hours
the average is 15 h (874 min)
4.88 hours
the average is 15 h (874 min)
Stand-by time16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 15 days (365 h)
14.6 days (351 hours)
the average is 15 days (365 h)
Talk time (3G) 5.50 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
Stand-by time (3G) 14.0 days (335 hours)
the average is 21 days (506 h)
Music playback 25.00 hours 
Video playback 8.50 hours 
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Mirroring DLNA 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackMusic recognition 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, UMTSHSPA, UMTS 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass, Barometer 
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3, AAC), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice recording 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 

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, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Officially announced23 Feb 201222 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 
MSRP price$ 450  
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

 09 Oct 2011 
 FCC ID value: PY7A3880121 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 1.23 W/kg 
Body 1.25 W/kg 

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