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Sprint Force vs Google Nexus 4

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Sprint Force Remove phone

Posted: 01 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Boost Mobile
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Google Nexus 4 Remove phone

Posted: 29 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.0)Android (4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.88 x 2.54 x 0.47 inches (123.9 x 64.5 x 11.9 mm)5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 inches (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm) 
Weight5.4 oz (153 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Body material Glass 
Side KeysLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock keyLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key 
ColorsBlackBlack, White 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches4.7 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels768 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 ppi318 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.

IPS LCDIPS LCD 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2) 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Camera sensor size 1/4" 
FeaturesAutofocusCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Voice activation 
CamcorderYes1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels1.3 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 S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 
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, KraitQuad core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorAdreno 225Adreno 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.

1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / LPDDR22048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 533 MHz) / LPDDR2 
Built-in storage4 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage2.3 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Talk time 15.30 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time 16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)9.00 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
  
Music playback 40.00 hours 
Video playback 8.00 hours 
Capacity1730 mAh2100 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Polymer 
Not user replaceable Yes 
Wireless charging Built-in 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer 
Supported formatsMP3MP3, AAC, AAC+, FLAC, WAV 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
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, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE1900 (band 2) MHz  
DataLTE, EV-DO Rev.AHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Global Roaming 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-GPSA-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input (T9) 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Object Push (OPP), Public Area Network (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol, Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI via microUSB 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, SlimPort, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T3M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
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 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

05 Jun 201307 Sep 2012 
FCC ID value: Q78-ZTEN9100 linkFCC ID value: ZNFE960 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head1.41 W/kg0.55 W/kg 
Body1.44 W/kg1.27 W/kg 
Product Specific Use1.53 W/kg1.27 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.53 W/kg1.50 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced01 Mar 201329 Oct 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories USB sync/charge cable, AC Adapter and cable, SIM ejection tool, Safety and Warranty information, Quick start guide 

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