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Display

Size

4.3 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

1280 x 720 pixels,
342 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels,
443 PPI

Technology

TFT
TFT

Screen-to-body

62.21 %
68.91 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064

Processor

Dual-core, 1500 MHz
Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait

GPU

Adreno 220
Adreno 320

RAM

1GB
2GB

Internal storage

32GB
16GB, available to use: 11 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (4.1, 4.0.4, 2.3.7, 2.3.5)
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2)

Battery

Capacity

1750 mAh
2330 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12.1 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
13.1 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
 

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (29 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Features

Video light
HDR, EIS, Video calling

Front

1.3 MP
2.2 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 inches (128 x 64 x 10.6 mm)
5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (139 x 71 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.08 oz (144.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.15 oz (146.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 57

Keys

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, White
Black, Purple, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800 Lower)

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

 
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

DLNA
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-out

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

2.1, EDR
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

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

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jan 27, 2012
Jan 19, 2013

FCC ID value: PY7A3880120 link
FCC ID value: PY7PM-0280 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.31 W/kg
0.52 W/kg

Body

1.07 W/kg
0.61 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.31 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.07 W/kg
1.10 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box

 
Quick charger EP881, USB media cable, Wired Headset EX300AP, Internal battery

Availability

Officially announced

Jan 10, 2012
Jan 07, 2013
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