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Vertu Ti Remove phone

Posted: 09 May 2013
Market Status: Released
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Sony Xperia Z1 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
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Google Nexus 4 Remove phone

Posted: 29 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.0)Android (5.1, 5.0, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)Android (5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2)
Dimensions4.55 x 1.93 x 0.52 inches (115.6 x 49 x 13.2 mm)5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm)5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 inches (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm)
Weight5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (155 g)
6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (155 g)
4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (155 g)
Materials  Main body: Glass
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified

IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

 IP 58 
ColorsBlack, Gray, YellowBlack, Purple, WhiteBlack, White
Display
Physical size3.7 inches5.0 inches4.7 inches
Resolution480 x 800 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels768 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.

252 ppi441 ppi318 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.

 TFTIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio

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

68.78 %64.52 %68.49 %
FeaturesAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2)
Camera
Camera8 megapixels20.7 megapixels8 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.

 F2.0 
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.

 27 mm 
Camera sensor size

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

 1/2.3"1/4"
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Software FeaturesGeo taggingFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo taggingFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Voice activation
Settings White balance presetsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
Shooting Modes Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, ScenesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
Features High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Video light, Digital image stabilizationVideo calling
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels2 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 SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
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, 1700 MHzQuad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
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.

YesAdreno 330Adreno 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.

1 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.

64 GB16 GB16 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.

 3000 mAh2100 mAh
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - IonNot user replaceable, Li - Polymer
Wireless charging  Built-in (Qi)
Talk time7.30 hours
the average is 20 h (1190 min)
13.83 hours
the average is 20 h (1190 min)
15.30 hours
the average is 20 h (1190 min)
Stand-by time8.3 days (200 hours)
the average is 19 days (463 h)
36.7 days (880 hours)
the average is 19 days (463 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 19 days (463 h)
Talk time (3G) 15.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1071 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 35.4 days (850 hours)
the average is 25 days (606 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 31.7 days (760 hours)
the average is 21 days (511 h)
 
Music playback 110.00 hours40.00 hours
Video playback 5.50 hours8.00 hours
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Multimedia
Screen mirroring DLNA, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-outDLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort, TV-out
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Custom equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker, Stereo speakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation  
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD) Bands 20, 5, 8, 4, 3, 2, 1, 7 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
Micro SIM  Yes
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Hearing aid compatibility  M3
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac802.11 b, g, n, dual-band
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
HDMI via 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-GPSGPS, A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Availability
Officially announced 04 Sep 201329 Oct 2012
Shopping information
Accessories Charger, microUSB cable, User documentationUSB sync/charge cable, AC Adapter and cable, SIM ejection tool, Safety and Warranty information, Quick start guide
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

 30 Sep 201307 Sep 2012
 FCC ID value: PY7PM-0450 linkFCC ID value: ZNFE960 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 0.75 W/kg0.55 W/kg
Body 0.77 W/kg1.27 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission 1.33 W/kg1.50 W/kg
Wireless Router 1.15 W/kg1.27 W/kg

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