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Sony Xperia Z Ultra Remove phone

Posted: 25 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Remove phone

Posted: 12 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)Android (4.4.2, 4.2) TouchWiz Nature UX UI 
Dimensions7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches (179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm)4.94 x 2.50 x 0.61 inches (125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm) 
Weight7.48 oz (212 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Body materialGlass  
RuggedWater, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 58  
Display
Physical size6.4 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels540 x 960 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.

342 ppi256 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 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels16 megapixels 
Flash Xenon 
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.

 F3.1-F17.8 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 24-240 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/2.3" 
Optical zoom 10.0 x 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (60 fps) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recordingOptical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels1.9 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Samsung Exynos 4212 
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, 2200 MHz, Krait 400Dual core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorAdreno 330ARM 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.

2048 MB RAM1536 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB 
Maximum User Storage11 GB5 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time14.00 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
  
Stand-by time36.2 days (870 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
  
Talk time (3G)16.00 hours
the average is 15 h (915 min)
13.00 hours
the average is 15 h (915 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)34.2 days (820 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G)29.2 days (700 hours)
the average is 23 days (547 h)
  
Capacity3050 mAh2330 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognitionAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS  
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
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 navigationYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSB  
OtherTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, MirrorLinkDLNA, MHL, Tethering, 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 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced25 Jun 201312 Jun 2013 
Shopping information
AccessoriesCharger, microUSB cable, User documentation  

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