Top Ten Smart Phones Of The 2012

Top Ten Smart Phones Of The 2012

1.Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone



It is probably fair to say that everyone who likes tech thinks they want a tablet… with the new iPad raising the stakes as far as potential performance and screen quality go and ASUS launching the ultra-flexible, superbly built Transformer Prime the desirability is definitely there. The thing is though that tablets do have the potential to be yet another device to throw in a bag and when on the move it is near essential to have a 3G/4G model for continued use.

It is for that reason that my own tablet sat on my desk, mostly unused for several months… when working it is always on the PC, calls well that’s a phone. Out and about on short journeys or quick trips and it’s on to the phone again to pick up mail and perform basic tasks. Anything more means carting a whole machine about.

What if one device solved the need to have a separate 3/4G enabled tablet, or laptop in addition to a phone? Well that is what Samsung aim to achieve with the Galaxy Note. Sitting very much above the phone space, yet below a full blown tablet, with its 5.3″ screen it could be the answer… then again it could also be too big to be a phone or too small to be functional for other tasks. Today we find out which way our experience went.
Specification:
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 (region specific)
Announced 2011, September
Status Available. Released 2011, October
BODY Dimensions 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm
Weight 178 g
– Touch-sensitive controls
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 800 x 1280 pixels, 5.3 inches (~285 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
– TouchWiz UI v4.0
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included
Internal 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
NFC Optional
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
Video Yes, [email protected]~30fps, check quality
Secondary Yes, 2 MP
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3.5 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.x
Chipset Exynos
CPU Dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9
GPU Mali-400MP
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White
– S Pen stylus
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– NFC support (optional)
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 2500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 960 h (2G) / Up to 820 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 26 h 10 min (2G) / Up to 13 h 30 min (3G)
MISC SAR US 0.16 W/kg (head) 0.96 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.34 W/kg (head)

2. Samsung Galaxy S2


The Galaxy brand has restored our faith in Samsung’s ability to make great phones, and with Google’s Android OS and some impressive touchscreen technology, the S2 continues that trend.
Housed within a supremely slender form, the 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen is an ideal surrounding for viewing your 8-megapixel snaps.
Running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and packing a 1.2Ghz dual-core Exynos processor ensures there is plenty of zip for your web browsing and with eye-popping colours.
Specification:
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 1700 / 2100 / 1900 – for Telus
Announced 2011, February
Status Available. Released 2011, April
BODY Dimensions 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
Weight 116 g
– Touch-sensitive controls
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
– TouchWiz UI v4.0
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
Internal 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0+HS
NFC Optional
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
Video Yes, [email protected], check quality
Secondary Yes, 2 MP
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.x
Chipset Exynos
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU Mali-400MP
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White, Pink
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1650 mAh
Stand-by Up to 710 h (2G) / Up to 610 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 18 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 40 min (3G)
MISC SAR US 0.16 W/kg (head) 0.96 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.34 W/kg (head)
3.HTC Sensation

The HTC Sensation XE built well on the success of the original Sensation, but since the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich toting handsets at MWC 2012 it is in need of an update to keep up with the pack.
HTC has done just that providing the Sensation XE with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, coupled with its own Sense 3.6 overlay update. A new Sensation XE should now run Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
If you own a HTC Sensation XE currently running Android Gingerbread, the Ice Cream Sandwich update will be available in the near future.
If you do need to update over the air we suggest hooking yourself up to Wi-Fi to ensure a speedy download. All you need to do is to go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update and follow the on-screen instructions. In total it took us less than 30 minutes to download and install Ice Cream Sandwich on our Sensation XE.
Specification:
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
Announced 2011, April
Status Available. Released 2011, May
BODY Dimensions 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
Weight 148 g
DISPLAY Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (~256 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
– HTC Sense 3.0 UI
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included
Internal 1 GB storage, 768 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Up to 114 kbps
EDGE Up to 560 kbps
Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch-focus, image stabilization, face detection, instant capture
Video Yes, [email protected], stereo sound recording, check quality
Secondary Yes, VGA
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.x
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 220
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, Ice White
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– SNS integration
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail
– YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
– XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input (T9 Trace)
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1520 mAh
Stand-by Up to 350 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 8 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 40 min (3G)

4.Nokia Lumia 800


We’ve now updated this review based on usage of the Nokia Lumia 800 for around four months, which has included the first formal OS update, so take a look at our updated findings, complete with star rating.
The Nokia Lumia 800 is the first Windows Phone handset to spring from the Microsoft / Nokia tie-up announced roughly a year ago.
The Nokia Lumia 800 shares its exterior styling with the previously substantially less hyped Nokia N9, a Meego-based smartphone, although the screen size is reduced from 3.9 inches (854 x 480 pixels) to 3.7 inches (800 x 480 pixels) to conform to the Windows Phone spec list.
Specification:
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – RM-819
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 – For Canada
HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 – RM-801 CV
Announced 2011, October
Status Available. Released 2011, November
BODY Dimensions 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm, 76.1 cc
Weight 142 g
– Touch-sensitive controls
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
– Nokia ClearBlack display
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Class 33
EDGE Class 33
Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, [email protected], check quality
Secondary No
FEATURES OS Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
CPU 1.4 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 205
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML5, RSS feeds
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java No
Colors Black, Cyan, Magenta, White
– MicroSIM card support only
– SNS integration
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– Document viewer/editor
– Video/photo editor
– Voice memo/command/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh (BV-5JW)
Stand-by Up to 265 h (2G) / Up to 335 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 13 h (2G) / Up to 9 h 30 min (3G)
Music play Up to 55 h
MISC SAR US 1.27 W/kg (head) 1.08 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.94 W/kg (head)
5.Samsung Galaxy S i9000

The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has so much muscle that trying to impose your will with brute force is pointless. No sir, this creature needs to be befriended, patted on the back until it starts to trust you. But once it lets you jump on its back it will give you the ride of a lifetime.
Specification:
Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support
7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support
4″ 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution
Android OS v2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0 UI customization
1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird CPU; 512 MB of RAM
5 MP autofocus camera with face, smile and blink detection
720p HD video recording at 30fps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g and n support
GPS with A-GPS connectivity; Digital compass
8/16GB internal storage, microSD slot
Accelerometer and proximity sensor
Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0
FM radio with RDS
1500 mAh Li-Ion battery
Great audio quality
Slim waistline at only 9.9mm thickness
Document editor
File manager comes preinstalled
Secondary video-call camera
Swype predictive text input
Excellent choice of preinstalled applications
Full Flash support for the web browser (after 2.2 update)

 

6.Apple iPhone 4S



It wasn’t the dramatically re-designed iPhone 5 we had hoped for, but the iPhone 4S still features one of the slickest smartphone displays money can buy.
An 8-megapixel camera and 1080p HD video recording aside, a new A5 dual-core processor means even the most graphically demanding iPhone games run more fluidly and lag-free on the gorgeous 3.5-inch Retina display. Like the iPhone 4 the 800:1 contrast ratio and 960×640 resolution makes the 4S a suitable partner for all your multimedia viewing needs.
Specification:
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
Announced 2011, October
Status Available. Released 2011, October
BODY Dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight 140 g
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches (~330 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating
SOUND Alert types Vibration, propriety ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR
Video Yes, [email protected], LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging, check quality
Secondary Yes, VGA, [email protected], videocalling over Wi-Fi only
FEATURES OS iOS 5, upgradable to iOS 5.1
Chipset Apple A5
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML (Safari)
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java No
Colors Black, White
– MicroSIM card support only
– Scratch-resistant glass back panel
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– Twitter integration
– TV-out
– Google Maps
– Audio/video player and editor
– Image editor
– Voice command/dial
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Po 1432 mAh
Stand-by Up to 200 h (2G) / Up to 200 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)
Music play Up to 40 h
MISC SAR US 1.18 W/kg (head) 0.98 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.99 W/kg (head) 0.99 W/kg (body)
7.Sony Ericsson Xperia

Despite the Xperia Play hogging the media limelight, the Arc has captured our imaginations from the latest range of Sony Ericsson handsets much in part to the gorgeous 4.2-inch touchscreen display.
With a curved-body design making it one of the most comfortable to grip in your hand, the new Reality Display which uses LED backlighting along with the Mobile Bravia Engine, should serve your video playback, browsing and deliver a slick response to touch.
Specification:
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 – LT15i
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 – LT15a
Announced 2011, January
Status Available. Released 2011, March
BODY Dimensions 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
Weight 117 g
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 854 pixels, 4.2 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
– Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
– Timescape UI
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included
Internal 320 MB storage, 512 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Up to 86 kbps
EDGE Up to 237 kbps
Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Touch focus, image stabilization, geo-tagging, face and smile detection
Video Yes, [email protected], continuous autofocus, video light, check quality
Secondary No
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
CPU 1 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 205
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push email, IM
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Midnight Blue, Misty Silver
– HDMI port
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
– TrackID music recognition
– NeoReader barcode scanner
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Facebook and Twitter integration
– Document viewer
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Po 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 430 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 7 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)
Music play Up to 31 h
MISC SAR EU 0.66 W/kg (head)
8.Samsung Galaxy Nexus


Arriving as the world’s first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, the newest Nexus family member follows in the impressive touchscreen footsteps of its close Galaxy compatriots.
Powered by the same 1.2GHz dual-core processor nestled inside the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Galaxy Nexus hosts a vibrant 4.6-inch Super AMOLED HD screen that’ll do full justice to your 720p videos, internet browsing and the raft of camera features which includes the excellent single motion panorama mode.
Specification:
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2011, October
Status Available. Released 2011, November
BODY Dimensions 135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm
Weight 135 g
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.65 inches (~316 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Oleophobic coating
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
NFC Yes
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection
Video Yes, [email protected], check quality
Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP, [email protected]
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.0.4
Chipset TI OMAP 4460
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU PowerVR SGX540
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– MP4/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1750 mAh
Stand-by Up to 290 h (2G) / Up to 270 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 17 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 20 min (3G)
MISC SAR EU 0.30 W/kg (head)

9.HTC Inspire

HTC are masters of cooking up a variety of subtly different smartphone designs, serving them up hot, fresh and customized to each carrier. One of the more affordable of these is the HTC Inspire 4G, an AT&T-branded variation of the Euro-centric HTC Desire HD, which we first reviewed back in April, 2011.
Unfortunately for the U.S. variant, Android hasn’t been standing still during that time – we’ve seen a veritable army of new handsets parade before us in the last 10 months, not to mention the debut of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Specification:
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900
Announced 2011, January
Status Available. Released 2011, February
BODY Dimensions 122.9 x 68.1 x 11.7 mm
Weight 163.9 g
DISPLAY Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
– HTC Sense UI
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included
Internal 4 GB storage, 768 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot (charges may apply)
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, face detection
Video Yes, 720p
Secondary No
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to v2.3
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
CPU 1 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 205
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, Brown, Red
– Dedicated search key
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail
– YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9/player
– Facebook, Twitter applications
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1230 mAh
Stand-by Up to 372 h
Talk time Up to 6 h
10.Samsung Galaxy Ace

With a year on the market and multiple price drops / firmware upgrades, we re-test the Samsung Galaxy Ace to see if it can still cut it as a popular smartphone.
Once a bit player on the smartphone scene, famed more for questionable construction than standout handsets, Samsung has turned a corner in recent years, establishing itself as a genuine player on the pocket phone front and producing some of the most desirable handsets on the market.
Following on from the success of the high-end Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy S2, the Korean tech behemoth expanded its range of intergalactic-named mobile phones, with the Samsung Galaxy Ace touching down last year as a mid-level handset.
Tasked with raising the expectations of what is possible from a wallet-friendly smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Ace, which also flies under the flag of the Samsung GT-S5830, has since spawned a sub-series of its own, with the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 officially unveiled ahead of MWC 2012.
Despite being formally unveiled, a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 release date and price are yet to be confirmed, with the newly improved dual-core handset to touch down later this year.
Specification:
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 – Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830L
Announced 2011, January
Status Available. Released 2011, February
BODY Dimensions 112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm
Weight 113 g
– Touch-sensitive controls
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches (~165 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
– TouchWiz v3.0 UI
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
– DNSe sound enhancement
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included
Internal 158 MB storage, 278 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, face and smile detection
Video Yes, [email protected]
Secondary No
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3
Chipset Qualcomm MSM7227
CPU 800 MHz ARM 11
GPU Adreno 200
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White, Hugo Boss Edition, La Fleur
– MP4/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Organizer
– Document editor
– Image editor
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1350 mAh
Stand-by Up to 640 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 6 h 30 min (3G)
MISC SAR US 0.69 W/kg (head) 1.31 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.84 W/kg (head)

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