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Posted: 18 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.0.4, 2.3.3, 2.3)Android (4.3, 4.1) 
Dimensions4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 inches (125 x 63 x 8.7 mm)5.14 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches (130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm) 
Weight4.13 oz (117 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
 
ColorsGray, BlueBlack, Red, White 
Display
Physical size4.2 inches4.6 inches 
Resolution480 x 854 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.

233 ppi319 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.

TFTTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio61.75 %66.63 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera
Camera8.1 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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.

F2.4  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Digital image stabilization, Geo taggingFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Touch to focus, Geo tagging 
Settings White balance presets 
Shooting Modes Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationVideo calling 
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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S2Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 
ModelMSM8255MSM8960T 
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, ScorpionDual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorAdreno 205Adreno 320 
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.

 1 GB RAM 
Built-in storage0.512 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity1500 mAh2370 mAh 
User replaceableYes  
Talk time6.91 hours
the average is 14 h (838 min)
10.73 hours
the average is 14 h (838 min)
 
Stand-by time17.9 days (430 hours)
the average is 16 days (389 h)
29.0 days (697 hours)
the average is 16 days (389 h)
 
Talk time (3G)7.00 hours
the average is 16 h (954 min)
13.23 hours
the average is 16 h (954 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 22 days (524 h)
29.4 days (706 hours)
the average is 22 days (524 h)
 
Music playback31.00 hours44.61 hours 
Video playback7.41 hours8.41 hours 
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Multimedia
MirroringDLNADLNA, MHL 
Music player   
Filter byAlbumAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIM Yes 
VoLTE Yes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
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 
Hearing aid compatibility M3 
Other featuresVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-FiYes802.11 b, g, n, dual-band 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIYesvia microUSB 
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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
OtherANT+, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced06 Jan 201118 Mar 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 560  
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

07 Mar 201103 Jun 2013 
FCC ID value: PY7A3880097 linkFCC ID value: PY7PM-0350 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).

   
Head0.87 W/kg0.63 W/kg 
Measured in1900 MHz  
Body1.43 W/kg1.08 W/kg 
Measured in1900 MHz  
Product Specific Use 1.17 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.43 W/kg 

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