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Posted: 09 May 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.0) Timescape UIAndroid (4.0, 2.3.4) 
Dimensions4.53 x 2.13 x 0.37 inches (115 x 54 x 9.4 mm)4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 inches (125 x 63 x 8.7 mm) 
Weight3.35 oz (95 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.13 oz (117 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.7 inches4.2 inches 
Resolution540 x 960 pixels480 x 854 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.

298 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.

LCDTFT 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8.1 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 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Geo tagging, PanoramaCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Self-timer 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
Features Digital image stabilization, Video light 
Front-facing camera0.3 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 S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 
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.

Dual core, 1500 MHz, KraitSingle core, 1400 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorAdreno 225Adreno 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.

1024 MB RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB1 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.00 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
7.41 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time11.7 days (280 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Talk time (3G)5.80 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
7.61 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
 
Capacity1500 mAh  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
RadioFM, RDSFM, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Broadcast Mobile TVYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE2100 (band 1) MHz  
DataLTE, HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSPA (unspecified), 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.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.1Yes 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHzYes 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI Yes 
OtherTV-Out, DLNA, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredDLNA, Tethering, OTA sync, ANT+ 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced09 May 201231 Aug 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 632$ 500 

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