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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

The Windows Phone 8X is HTC's flagship Windows Phone 8 handset featuring Beats Audio processing, a built-in amplifier, and a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display with 720p resolution. The 8X is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor paired with 1GB of RAM, has 16GB of internal storage, front- and rear-facing 1080p cameras with an f/2 aperture, and NFC support.

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

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: November 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: 5.21 inches
  • Width: 2.61 inches
  • Thickness: 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 0.29 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Yellow, Red, Black, Blue
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 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): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: Super LCD 2
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 341
  • 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: T-Mobile, AT&T, Other
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 1900, 850, 1800
  • 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 2.1 + EDR
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • 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
  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

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

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: No
  • Resolution: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 2.1 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • 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
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 6.0

Software

  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 8
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Lightning

Interface

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

Sensors

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

Battery

  • Capacity: 1800 mAh
  • Removable: No
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