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ZTE Grand S II vs Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+

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ZTE Grand S II Remove phone

Posted: 07 Jan 2014
Market Status: Released
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Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ Remove phone

Posted: 26 Dec 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Upcoming - AT&T

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.3)Android (4.4.4, 4.2) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions 5.53 x 2.72 x 0.32 inches (140.4 x 69.1 x 8.1 mm) 
Weight 4.41 oz (125 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Side Keys Right: Volume control 
ColorsBlackBlack, White 
Display
Physical size5.5 inches5.0 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 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.

401 ppi441 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 LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2), Oleophobic coating 
Camera
Camera13 megapixels13.1 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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.

 F2.0 
FeaturesAutofocus, Face detection, Geo taggingAutofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Effects 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Recording format MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265 
Features Digital image stabilization, Video sharing 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2 megapixels 
Video capture 1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
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 800MediaTek MT6592 
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, 2300 MHz, Krait 4008-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7 
Graphics processorAdreno 330Mali-450 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 RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage 12.3 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time 27.00 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
 
Stand-by time 27.1 days (650 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 16.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Music playback 36.00 hours 
Capacity3000 mAh2500 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3MP3, AAC, AAC+, FLAC, AMR, OGG, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSPA (unspecified), EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Multiple SIM cards 2 slots 
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-GPSGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationYesTurn-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, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk 
Games Gameloft Live, Asphalt7, Real Football 2014, Danger Dash, Little Big City, Uno & Friends 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Miracast, 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, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice 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

 03 Jul 2014 
 FCC ID value: RAD493 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.

   
Head 0.39 W/kg 
Body 1.15 W/kg 
Product Specific Use 1.15 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.15 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced06 Jan 201424 Feb 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 330 

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