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Motorola's MT917 is a high-spec Android smartphone carried by China Mobile that has a Kevlar backplate and is 8.5mm thick. The MT917 features a 4.5-inch, 1280 x 720-resolution screen covered by Gorilla Glass, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor paired with 1GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera capable of capturing 1080p video, and a front-facing camera for video chat.

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Motorola's XT928 is another high-spec Android handset developed for the Chinese market and is carried by China Telecom. The XT928 features a 4.5-inch, 1280 x 720-resolution display protected by Gorilla Glass, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor paired to 1GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording capability, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

The iPhone 4S features the same design as the iPhone 4 and is the first device to support Apple’s new Siri “intelligent assistant” and dictation system. The 4S supports both CDMA and GSM, allowing global roaming. It has an updated camera with a 8-megapixel sensor that offers improved low-light performance and 1080p video recording.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first device running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The HSPA+ GSM version is a pentaband device, able to utilize 3G networks nearly anywhere in the world. In terms of hardware, the Galaxy Nexus features a 4.65-inch 720 Super AMOLED HD display, 16GB or 32GB of on-board storage, 1GB of RAM, and NFC technology.

Nokia's Lumia 900 represents their first big push back into the US smartphone market. The device runs Windows Phone 7.5 and includes a 1.4GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, a Carl Zeiss rear camera, and a 4.3-inch AMOLED display — an improvement over the Lumia 800 screen.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 12/2011

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 12/2011
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 14, 2011
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: November 2011
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Apr. 8, 2012
  • Price at launch: $99.99
  • Thickness: 0.33 inches
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black

Hardware

  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black
  • Height: 4.5 inches
  • Width: 2.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 0.31 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, White
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Height: 5.33 inches
  • Width: 2.67 inches
  • Thickness: 0.35 inches
  • Weight: 0.3 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Height: 5 inches
  • Width: 2.7 inches
  • Thickness: 0.45 inches
  • Weight: 0.35 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, Cyan
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.5 inches
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 326

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.5 inches
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 326
  • Screen size (diagonal): 3.5 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 960 px
  • Resolution (X): 640 px
  • PPI: 330
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.65 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGBG (PenTile)
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 316
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: AMOLED
  • Pixel arrangement: PenTile
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • Resolution (X): 480 px
  • PPI: 217
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Other carriers: China Mobile
  • Media streaming: Other

Connectivity

  • Carriers: Other
  • Other carriers: China Telecom
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies supported: 1900, 800 / 850
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 14.4 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1700, 1900, 850
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Carriers: AT&T
  • Other carriers: Rogers
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • LTE frequencies supported: 700, 1700
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 50 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 25 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2

Processor

  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: A5
  • Clock speed: 800 MHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: TI
  • Brand / family: OMAP 4
  • Model: OMAP4460
  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon
  • Model: APQ8055
  • Clock speed: 1.4 GHz
  • Number of cores: 1

GPU

  • Manufacturer: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX540
  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 512 MB

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: No

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels
  • Resolution: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels
  • Resolution: 1 megapixels
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 13 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 13 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 5 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 2.3

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 2.3
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 5.0
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.0.1
  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 7.5

Interface

  • Other ports: Micro USB, Micro HDMI
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: iPod
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Battery

  • Removable: No
  • Capacity: 1750 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
  • Capacity: 1830 mAh
  • Removable: No

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 2002
  • Vellamo: 1065
  • GLBenchmark 720p: 28 FPS
  • GLBenchmark 1080p: 14 FPS
  • AnTuTu: 6079
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