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Posted: 09 May 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 20 Aug 2012
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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.0.3)Android (4.0.4) 
Dimensions5.16 x 2.72 x 0.41 inches (131 x 69 x 10.5 mm)5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 inches (128 x 64 x 10.6 mm) 
Weight4.48 oz (127 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
 
ColorsBlack, WhiteBlack, White 
Display
Physical size4.6 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution720 x 1280 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.

319 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.

 TFT 
Screen-to-body ratio

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

64.42 %62.21 % 
FeaturesAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensorAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera13 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, Smile detection, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo tagging 
Shooting Modes Panorama, Scenes 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (29 fps) 
Features Video light 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels1.3 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 MSM8960Qualcomm 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, 1500 MHz, KraitDual-core, 1700 MHz, Scorpion 
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 225Adreno 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.

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.

16 GB26 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.

1700 mAh  
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Polymer 
Talk time 8.25 hours
the average is 26 h (1589 min)
 
Stand-by time 17.1 days (410 hours)
the average is 20 days (481 h)
 
Music playback 33.00 hours 
Video playback 6.50 hours 
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Multimedia
Screen mirroringMHLDLNA 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD)Bands 1  
DataLTE, HSPA, UMTSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsMusic 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
Bluetooth3.13.0, EDR 
Wi-FiYes802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSBYes 
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.

GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced09 May 2012  
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 632  

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