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Posted: 04 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 03 May 2012
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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.3, 4.1)Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), TouchWiz UX UI 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.88 x 2.44 x 0.37 inches (124 x 62 x 9.3 mm)5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm) 
Weight4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (156 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (156 g)
 
Materials Main body: Plastic 
KeysRight: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock keyLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key 
ColorsBlack, Purple, Yellow, WhiteBlack, Gray, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches4.8 inches 
Resolution480 x 854 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.

245 ppi306 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.

TFTSuper AMOLED 
Screen-to-body ratio

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

57.39 %65.82 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
Peak brightness 300 cd/m2 (nit) 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 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.

 F2.6 
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

 1/3" 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesTouch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingFace detection, Self-timer, Geo tagging 
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets 
Shooting ModesPanoramaBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Recording formatMPEG4, H.263, H.264  
Features Digital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA1.9 megapixels 
Video capture640x480 (VGA)  
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 MSM8227Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412 
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, KraitQuad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
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 305ARM Mali-400/MP4 
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 (Dual-channel) / LPDDR2 
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 
Maximum User Storage2 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 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 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.

1750 mAh2100 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Ion 
Wireless charging Optional 
Talk time10.30 hours
the average is 20 h (1202 min)
22.50 hours
the average is 20 h (1202 min)
 
Stand-by time20.8 days (498 hours)
the average is 19 days (459 h)
34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 19 days (459 h)
 
Talk time (3G)9.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1087 min)
11.60 hours
the average is 18 h (1087 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)18.9 days (454 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 
Music playback39.40 hours  
Video playback6.58 hours  
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Multimedia
Screen mirroringDLNADLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, MP4, 3GPP, OGGMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, AMR, OGG 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5, Flash 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Global RoamingYesYes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, NotesCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk, ChatON 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3  
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol, Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB Host, USB charging 
HDMI via microUSB 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
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, Points of interest (POI) 
OtherNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced04 Jun 201303 May 2012 

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