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At first glance, Apple's iPhone 5 looks very similar to its predecessor but on comparison you'll notice it has a larger, 4-inch display and aluminum unibody construction. Its the first iPhone to include LTE connectivity as well as Apple's "Lightning" data connector for charging and sync.

Description

Successor to Samsung's popular Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S III adds in 4G LTE connectivity and a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED (Pentile) display, as well as 2GB of RAM. The Galaxy S III runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung's new version of TouchWiz, which takes cues from nature.

Nokia's smartphone, the Lumia 920, comes with a significant spec increase over the previous generation. While the Lumia 920 predictably bumped the display size up to 4.5-inches and runs Windows Phone 8, it also adds in some more unique tweaks like wireless charging and an 8.7 megapixel "PureView" camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II, successor to the famously huge Galaxy Note, ups the ante with an even larger 5.5 inch screen. Like other Samsung Note products, it's built with stylus use in mind, with several OS enhancements to support it. Additionally, the Note II's hardware has been redesigned to resemble that of the Galaxy S III.

The HTC One X is an LTE device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, and features a 4.7-inch 720p display protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass. HTC has put a version of its Sense skin 4.0 on top of Google's operating system, and also added Beats Audio integration.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 21, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jul. 12, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 9, 2012
  • Price at launch: $99.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2012
  • Price at launch: $299.99
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: May. 6, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.99
  • Height: 4.87 inches
  • Width: 2.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 0.25 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White / Silver, Black / Gray
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)

Hardware

  • Height: 5.38 inches
  • Width: 2.78 inches
  • Thickness: 0.34 inches
  • Weight: 0.29 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White / Silver, Blue / Silver
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Height: 5.11 inches
  • Width: 2.79 inches
  • Thickness: 0.42 inches
  • Weight: 0.41 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Black, Yellow, Red, Gray
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Height: 5.9 inches
  • Width: 3.2 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 0.4 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Grey
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Height: 5.3 inches
  • Width: 2.75 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 0.29 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White / Black
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1136 px
  • Resolution (X): 640 px
  • PPI: 326
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.8 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Pixel arrangement: PenTile
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 306
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.5 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • PPI: 332
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 5.5 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 267
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.7 inches
  • Technology: Super LCD 2
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 312
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Carriers: AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: AirPlay

Connectivity

  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies supported: 1900, 800 / 850, 2100
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: AllShare
  • Carriers: AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 100 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 50 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA, AllShare
  • Carriers: AT&T, Other
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • LTE frequencies supported: 700
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 100 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 50 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Media streaming: Media Link HD
  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: A6
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Brand / family: Exynos
  • Clock speed: 1.6 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4
  • Model: MSM8960
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2

GPU

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 220
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 225
  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB
  • External: No

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Internal size: 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: No
  • Resolution: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 1.9 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 1.9 megapixels
  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8.7 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 6.0

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.0
  • Notable apps: Flipboard
  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 8
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.1
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sense 4
  • Launch OS version: 4.0
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Lightning

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: MHL
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Removable: No

Battery

  • Capacity: 2100 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
  • Capacity: 1800 mAh
  • Removable: No

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 5321
  • Vellamo: 2296
  • GLBenchmark 720p: 55 FPS
  • GLBenchmark 1080p: 28 FPS
  • AnTuTu: 6753
  • Quadrant: 4925
  • Vellamo: 2346
  • GLBenchmark 720p: 57 FPS
  • GLBenchmark 1080p: 29 FPS
  • AnTuTu: 6681
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