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Posted: 08 Jan 2013
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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSWindows Phone, 8Android (4.1, 4.0.4, 2.3.7, 2.3.5) 
Dimensions4.90 x 2.50 x 0.40 inches (124.5 x 63.5 x 10.15 mm)5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 inches (128 x 64 x 10.6 mm) 
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (156 g)
5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (156 g)
 
ColorsBlack, Blue, Red, WhiteBlack, White 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels720 x 1280 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.

233 ppi342 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.

57.62 %62.21 % 
FeaturesAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensorAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels12.1 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.

 F2.4 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesGeo taggingFace detection, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus 
Shooting Modes Panorama, Scenes 
CamcorderYes1920x1080 (1080p HD) (29 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo light 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA1.3 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 
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, 1200 MHz, KraitDual-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.

Adreno 305Adreno 220 
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.

0.5 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.

4 GB32 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 up to 32 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.

1950 mAh1750 mAh 
TypeUser replaceableUser replaceable, Li - Polymer 
Talk time 7.50 hours
the average is 20 h (1202 min)
 
Stand-by time 18.8 days (450 hours)
the average is 19 days (459 h)
 
Talk time (3G)11.16 hours
the average is 18 h (1087 min)
8.50 hours
the average is 18 h (1087 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)19.6 days (470 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 
Music playback 25.00 hours 
Video playback 30.00 hours 
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Multimedia
Screen mirroring DLNA 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI Yes 
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, A-GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced08 Jan 201310 Jan 2012 
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

 27 Jan 2012 
 FCC ID value: PY7A3880120 link 
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).

   
Head 1.31 W/kg 
Body 1.07 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.31 W/kg 
Wireless Router 1.07 W/kg 

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