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T-Mobile Sidekick vs T-Mobile G1

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T-Mobile Sidekick Remove phone

Posted: 30 Jul 2008
Market Status: Released
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T-Mobile G1 Remove phone

Posted: 27 Aug 2008
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSDanger (4.7)Android 
Dimensions4.70 x 2.30 x 0.70 inches (119 x 58 x 18 mm)4.60 x 2.16 x 0.62 inches (117 x 55 x 16 mm) 
Weight4.50 oz (128 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.6 inches3.2 inches 
Resolution240 x 400 pixels320 x 480 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.

179 ppi180 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 
Colors65 53665 536 
Touchscreen Yes 
Features Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
Features Autofocus 
Camcorder220x176  
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 MSM7201A 
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, 528 MHz 
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.

128 MB RAM / 64 MB ROM192 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time5.00 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
6.76 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time9.0 days (216 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
13.3 days (319 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.83 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 16.8 days (402 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
 
Capacity1030 mAh1150 mAh 
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Multimedia
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserHTML Browser  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 1700/2100, 2100 MHz 
DataEDGEEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 
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
Bluetooth2.0, EDR2.0, EDR 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorminiUSBminiUSB 
OtherComputer sync, SyncMLComputer sync 
Other features
NotificationsPolyphonic ringtones, Vibration, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced30 Jul 200823 Sep 2008 

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