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Samsung Wave 533 vs Samsung Epic 4G

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Samsung Wave 533 Remove phone

Posted: 15 Jun 2010
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Epic 4G Remove phone

Posted: 28 Jun 2010
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Sprint

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSbada (1.1)Android (2.3, 2.2, 2.1) 
Dimensions4.31 x 2.17 x 0.59 inches (109.5 x 55 x 15.1 mm)4.90 x 2.54 x 0.56 inches (124 x 65 x 14 mm) 
Weight4.09 oz (116 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
5.46 oz (155 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.2 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution240 x 400 pixels480 x 800 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.

146 ppi233 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.

TFTSuper AMOLED 
Colors262 14416 777 216 
TouchscreenYesMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
FeaturesGeo taggingAutofocus, Digital zoom 
Camcorder320x240 (QVGA)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Video calling, Video sharing 
Front-facing camera 0.3 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.

 Samsung Exynos 3 
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, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 
Graphics processor PowerVR SGX540 
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.

 512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Built-in storage0.1 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 16 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time14.00 hours
the average is 12 h (707 min)
6.00 hours
the average is 12 h (707 min)
 
Stand-by time45.4 days (1090 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
 
Capacity1200 mAh1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
FeaturesMusic recognition  
RadioFM, RDS, Recording option  
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserDolfin 2.0 Android Browser 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, TwitterFacebook, 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 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
DataEDGEEV-DO Rev.A, WiMAX 
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-GPSA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer sync, OTA sync, SyncMLDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced14 Jun 201028 Jun 2010 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 250 

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