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Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 09 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSiOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1)Android (4.0), TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UX UI 
Dimensions9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)10.1 x 6.9 x 0.38 inches (257 x 175 x 10 mm) 
Weight23.00 oz (652 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (482 g)
20.64 oz (585 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (482 g)
 
ColorsBlack, White  
Display
Physical size9.7 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution2048 x 1536 pixels1280 x 800 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.

264 ppi149 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 LCDSuper PLS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

65.03 %65.79 % 
FeaturesAmbient light sensor, Oleophobic coatingAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels3 megapixels 
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.

F2.4  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)35.00 mm  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)  
Software FeaturesFace detection, Touch to focus, Geo taggingGeo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)Yes 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationVideo calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA0.3 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.

Apple A5XQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 
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, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

Quad core PowerVR SGX543MP4Adreno 225 
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.

1 GB RAM1 GB RAM 
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

64 GB8 GB 
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

 microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Capacity

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

11560 mAh7000 mAh 
TypeNot user replaceable, Li - PolymerNot user replaceable, Li - Ion 
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Multimedia
Screen mirroringTV-outDLNA 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby DigitalAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerLoudspeaker 
Cellular
LTE (FDD) Bands 2 
Data LTE 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
NotificationsSilent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 b, g, n, dual-band 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietaryProprietary 
Features Mass storage device, USB Host 
HDMIYes  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

GPS, Wi-Fi positioningA-GPS 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Availability
Officially announced07 Mar 201209 Oct 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesDock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter, Documentation  
Regulatory Approval
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Body 1.46 W/kg 

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