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Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.0 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution:

800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels, 316 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

58.33 %
58.33 %
64.92 %

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
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 3
Samsung Exynos 3
TI OMAP4460

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540
PowerVR SGX540
PowerVR SGX540

RAM:

0.5GB
0.5GB
1GB DDR2

Internal storage:

16GB
16GB
32GB

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 (4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh
1500 mAh
1750 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
Aperture size: F2.8

Video recording:

720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)
720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video light, Video calling
Video light, Video calling
Video calling

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
0.3 MP VGA
1.3 MP

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)
5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 inches (135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm)

Weight:

4.60 oz (130.0 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
4.76 oz (135.0 g)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gray, White

Cellular

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

WiMAX
HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 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
MHL

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

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 a, b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging
Video out, Charging

Location:

A-GPS
A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4
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)

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2011
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 07, 2011

FCC ID value:

A3LSPHD720
A3LGTI9020T
A3LGTI9250

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.64 W/kg
0.51 W/kg
0.43 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
1700 MHz

Body:

0.95 W/kg
0.78 W/kg
0.74 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
850 MHz

Buyers information

Price:

$ 550
$ 530

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 21, 2011
Dec 07, 2010
Oct 19, 2011
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