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T-Mobile Pulse vs Samsung Star

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T-Mobile Pulse Remove phone

Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Star Remove phone

Posted: 10 Mar 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phone  
OSAndroid (1.5)  
Dimensions4.57 x 2.46 x 0.53 inches (116 x 62.5 x 13.5 mm)4.09 x 2.09 x 0.47 inches (104 x 53 x 11.9 mm) 
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.25 oz (92 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.5 inches3.0 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 pixels240 x 400 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.

165 ppi155 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 ratio50.29 %46.45 % 
Colors16 777 216262 144 
TouchscreenYesYes 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
Features Smile detection, Digital zoom 
CamcorderYes320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps) 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing cameraYes  
Hardware
Built-in storage 0.05 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time3.50 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
33.3 days (800 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Capacity 1000 mAh 
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Multimedia
Radio FM 
Internet browsing
BrowserHTML Browser  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, EDGEEDGE 
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  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g  
USBYesUSB 2.0 
OtherComputer syncComputer sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced03 Sep 200910 Mar 2009 

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