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Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.0 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution:

800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

58.33 %
58.33 %
59.07 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 3
Samsung Exynos 3
Samsung Exynos 3

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540
PowerVR SGX540
PowerVR SGX540

RAM:

0.5GB
0.5GB
0.5GB

Internal storage:

16GB
16GB
16GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (4.1, 2.3.7, 2.3)
Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.3, 4.0.2, 2.3.6, 2.3.3, 2.3)
Android (2.3, 2.2, 2.1), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh
1500 mAh
1500 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.6

Video recording:

720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)
720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (29 fps)

Features:

Video light, Video calling
Video light, Video calling

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
0.3 MP VGA

Design

Dimensions:

4.88 x 2.48 x 0.44 inches (124 x 63 x 11 mm)
4.88 x 2.48 x 0.43 inches (123.9 x 63 x 10.88 mm)
4.78 x 2.50 x 0.39 inches (121 x 64 x 10 mm)

Weight:

4.60 oz (130.0 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
4.50 oz (128.0 g)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Cellular

UMTS:

Bands 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

WiMAX
HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA
DLNA
DLNA, TV-out

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR
2.1, EDR
3.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

A-GPS
A-GPS
A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Computer sync, OTA sync
OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M4
M3
M3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2011
Oct 22, 2010
Jun 11, 2010

FCC ID value:

A3LSPHD720
A3LGTI9020T
A3LSGHI897

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.64 W/kg
0.51 W/kg
0.42 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
1700 MHz
1900 MHz

Body:

0.95 W/kg
0.78 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
850 MHz
1900 MHz

Buyers information

Price:

$ 550
$ 530
$ 200

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 21, 2011
Dec 07, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
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