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T-Mobile Sidekick 4G vs Apple iPhone 3GS

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T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Remove phone

Posted: 21 Jan 2011
Market Status: Released
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Apple iPhone 3GS Remove phone

Posted: 08 Jun 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.2)iOS (6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x, 3.x) 
Dimensions5.00 x 2.42 x 0.60 inches (127 x 61 x 15 mm)4.50 x 2.40 x 0.48 inches (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm) 
Weight5.70 oz (162 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.5 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 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.

267 ppi165 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.

TFTLCD 
Screen-to-body ratio44.66 %52.35 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels3 megapixels 
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Touch to focus, Geo tagging 
Camcorder720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)640x480 (VGA) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo calling  
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.

Samsung Exynos 3  
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, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8Single core, 600 MHz 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540PowerVR SGX 535 GPU 
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.

512 MB RAM / 1024 MB ROM256 MB RAM 
Built-in storage 32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time6.50 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
12.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Capacity1500 mAh1219 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser Safari 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, TwitterYouTube (upload) 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS1700/2100, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, 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-GPSGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
OtherDLNA, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 08 Jun 2009 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 100  

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