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Samsung SPH-A310 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung SPH-A310 Remove phone

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Posted: 19 Mar 2010
Market Status: Released

Samsung Galaxy S III Remove phone

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PA Rating - 9.3
User Rating - 8.7

Posted: 03 May 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - U.S. Cellular

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Design
Device typeBasic phoneSmart phone 
OS Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UI 
Dimensions3.87 x 2.16 x 0.97 inches (98 x 55 x 25 mm)5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm) 
Weight4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Body material Polycarbonate 
Display
Physical size2.1 inches4.8 inches 
Resolution176 x 220 pixels720 x 1280 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 ppi306 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 AMOLED 
Colors262 14416 777 216 
Touchscreen Multi-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Additional display

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

Yes  
Physical Size1.07 inches  
Camera
Camera 8 megapixels 
Flash LED 
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.

 F2.6 
Camera sensor size 1/3" 
Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Digital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera 1.9 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 (4412) 
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.

 Quad core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processor ARM Mali-400/MP4 
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 RAM 
Built-in storage 32 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time3.00 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
22.50 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
 
Stand-by time12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 11.60 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity 2100 mAh 
Wireless charging Optional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, 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, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
Data HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
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, Glonass 
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USB USB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
Features USB Host, USB charging 
HDMI via microUSB 
Other NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsPolyphonic ringtonesService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s Yes 
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
Other Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 03 May 2012 

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