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Samsung SPH-A310 vs LG Encore

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Samsung SPH-A310 Remove phone

Posted: 19 Mar 2010
Market Status: Released
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LG Encore Remove phone

Posted: 02 Sep 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeBasic phoneFeature phone 
Dimensions3.87 x 2.16 x 0.97 inches (98 x 55 x 25 mm)4.17 x 2.10 x 0.47 inches (106 x 53 x 12 mm) 
Weight4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.70 oz (105 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.1 inches3.0 inches 
Resolution176 x 220 pixels240 x 400 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.

134 ppi155 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.

 TFT 
Screen-to-body ratio25.73 %45.34 % 
Colors262 144262 144 
Touchscreen Yes 
Additional display

Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

Yes  
Physical Size1.07 inches  
Camera
Camera 3 megapixels 
Camcorder Yes 
Features Video sharing 
Hardware
Built-in storage 0.032 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB 
Battery
Talk time3.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
3.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Capacity 950 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Playlists 
Features Music recognition, Custom equalizer 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook, MySpace, Twitter 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz  
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 1900 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.

 A-GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR2.1, EDR 
USB Yes 
Connector microUSB 
Other Computer sync 
Other features
NotificationsPolyphonic ringtonesHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer 
Other Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 200 

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