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Sony Xperia ZL Remove phone

Posted: 07 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Remove phone

Posted: 14 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released
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HTC One Remove phone

Posted: 19 Feb 2013
Market Status: Released
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2)Android (5.0, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)Android (5.0, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2), Sense 5.0 UI
Dimensions5.18 x 2.75 x 0.39 inches (131.6 x 69.8 x 9.8 mm)5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches (137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm)
Weight5.33 oz (151 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (155 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (155 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (155 g)
Materials Main body: Plastic 
Colors Black, Blue, Red, WhiteBlack, Red, White
Display
Physical size5.0 inches5.0 inches4.7 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 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.

441 ppi441 ppi468 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 AMOLEDS-LCD 3
Screen-to-body ratio

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

74.99 %71.91 %65.00 %
FeaturesAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)
Camera
Camera13 megapixels13 megapixels4 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
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.

F2.4F2.2F2.0
Focal length (35mm equivalent)

Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

 31 mm28 mm
Camera sensor size

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

 1/3.06"1/3"
Pixel size

Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

 1.14 μm2 μm
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesFace detection, Digital zoom, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer, Voice activationDigital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer
SettingsExposure compensation, White balance presetsExposure compensation, White balance presets 
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, EffectsHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, EffectsBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video callingDigital image stabilizationOptical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2 megapixels2.1 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 Pro APQ8064Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
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.

Quad-core, 1500 MHz, KraitQuad-core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300Quad-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
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 320Adreno 320Adreno 320
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.

2 GB RAM2 GB RAM2 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 GB64 GB64 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, microSDXC up to 64 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.

2370 mAh2600 mAh2300 mAh
TypeUser replaceableUser replaceable, Li - IonNot user replaceable, Li - Polymer
Wireless charging Optional 
Talk time10.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1190 min)
  
Stand-by time20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 19 days (463 h)
  
Talk time (3G)13.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1071 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1071 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1071 min)
Stand-by time (3G)20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 25 days (606 h)
15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 25 days (606 h)
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 25 days (606 h)
Stand-by time (4G) 13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 21 days (511 h)
 
Music playback40.00 hours62.00 hours 
Video playback5.50 hours11.00 hours 
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Multimedia
Screen mirroringDLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-outDLNA, Wireless screen share, MHLDLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, TV-out
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognitionAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio
Radio  FM
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Stereo speakers
Cellular
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

  800, 1900 MHz
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD)Bands 5, 4, 2, 1, 7Bands 18, 5, 8, 3, 1, 7Bands 18, 3, 7
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE, HSPA, UMTS
Micro SIMYesYesYes
VoLTE Yes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3 M3, T4
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
HDMIvia microUSBvia microUSBvia microUSB
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-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYesYes
OtherNFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, InfraredNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared
Availability
Officially announced07 Jan 201314 Mar 201319 Feb 2013
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

26 Feb 201314 Mar 201320 Feb 2013
FCC ID value: PY7PM-0240 linkFCC ID value: A3LGTI9505 linkFCC ID value: NM8PN07120 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).

   
Head0.38 W/kg0.50 W/kg1.26 W/kg
Body0.83 W/kg0.65 W/kg0.69 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission1.44 W/kg1.17 W/kg1.58 W/kg
Wireless Router1.24 W/kg0.67 W/kg0.69 W/kg

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