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Apple iPad 3 AT&T Remove phone

Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 29 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSiOS (8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1)Android (4.0, 3.2) 
Dimensions9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm)9.09 x 6.21 x 0.34 inches (230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm) 
Weight23.35 oz (662 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (482 g)
16.05 oz (455 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (482 g)
 
ColorsBlack, White  
Display
Physical size9.7 inches8.9 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 ppi170 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 LCDTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio

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

65.03 %63.07 % 
FeaturesAmbient light sensorAmbient light sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels3 megapixels 
Flash LED 
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)

Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

35.00 mm  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus 
Software FeaturesTouch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationVideo calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA2 megapixels 
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 A5X  
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 
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 SGX543MP4Yes 
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 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.

32 GB16 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 mAh6100 mAh 
TypeNot user replaceable, Li - PolymerNot user replaceable, Li - Ion 
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Multimedia
Screen mirroringTV-outDLNA 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital  
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900 MHz 
LTE (FDD)Bands 17, 4Bands 17, 4 
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIMYes  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBYesYes 
ConnectorProprietaryProprietary 
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.

A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced07 Mar 201228 Aug 2011 
Shopping information
AccessoriesDock Connector to USB Cable, 10W USB Power Adapter, Documentation  
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 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

 28 Oct 2011 
 FCC ID value: A3LSGHI957 link 

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