Quick Facts
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Reasons to Buy
  • Much larger screen
  • 4.30 inch vs 4.00 inch vs 2.80 inch
    Internet browsing or watching movies is more pleasing on large screens.
  • Faster processor
  • 650 MHz Single Core vs 650 MHz Single Core vs 600 MHz Single Core
    Fast processor smoothly executes multiple tasks/apps simultaneously.
  • Much higher primary camera resolution
  • 8.00 MP vs 3.20 MP vs 3.20 MP
    Camera of high resolution takes detailed & sharp photos.
  • Much higher pixel density
  • 217 ppi vs 144 ppi vs 143 ppi
    High pixel density shows sharper text and extremely detailed photos/videos.
  • Has flash
  • Yes vs No vs No
    With flash, bright photos/videos are captured even in low-light conditions.
  • Much larger screen
  • 4.30 inch vs 4.00 inch vs 2.80 inch
    Internet browsing or watching movies is more pleasing on large screens.
  • Faster processor
  • 650 MHz Single Core vs 650 MHz Single Core vs 600 MHz Single Core
    Fast processor smoothly executes multiple tasks/apps simultaneously.
  • Higher battery capacity
  • 1200 mAH vs 1100 mAH
    Greater the capacity, lesser the need to charge your battery again.
  • Higher pixel density
  • 217 ppi vs 144 ppi vs 143 ppi
    High pixel density shows sharper text and extremely detailed photos/videos.
  • Much more RAM
  • N/A vs N/A vs 2.00 GB
    More RAM results in faster loading of multiple apps.
Design
Operating system Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Android 2.2 (Froyo)
Form factor Candybar Candybar Touchbar
Dimensions

    Height:126.1 mm

    Width:65.4 mm

    Thickness:12.30 mm

    Height:121.4 mm

    Width:64 mm

    Thickness:11.30 mm

    Height:106.8 mm

    Width:59.2 mm

    Thickness:14 mm

Weight 120 grams 105 grams
Ruggedness
Available Colors      
Hardware
System chip
Processor 650 MHz, 650 MHz, 600 MHz,
2D/3D GPU
RAM 2 GB
Built-in storage 4 GB
Memory card support Upto 32 GB T-Flash Upto 32 GB T-Flash Upto 32 GB microSD,T-Flash
Display
Physical size 4.3 Inch 4 Inch 2.8 Inch
Display resolution 800x480 320x480 240x320
Display Technology LCD TFT
3D
Color Density 262k
Touch screen Capacitive Capacitive
Camera
Primary Camera 8 MP 3.2 MP 3.2 MP, 2048 x 1536
Flash Dual LED Flash,LED Flash
Zoom Digital Zoom Digital Zoom Digital Zoom
Dedicated Camera Button
Features
  • Auto Focus
  • Smile detection
  • Scenes
  • Continuos Shooting
  • Multi Shot
  • Smile detection
  • Scenes
  • Continuos Shooting
  • Multi Shot
  • Image Viewer
Scene Modes
Video Capture Yes
Video Resolution
Secondary camera
Network
SIM Type GSM+GSM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Network technology GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz | GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz | GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM,UMTS/HSDPA/WCDMA
Data EV-DO HSPA EV-DO HSPA HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s(Download)
3g Yes Yes Yes
4g
GPRS
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
EDGE
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
GPS A-GPS A-GPS A-GPS
Connectivity
Bluetooth Version 2.1, A2DP Version 2.1, A2DP
Wi-Fi 802.11

    Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

    Standard:b,g

    Mobile Hotspot:Yes

    Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

    Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

    Mobile Hotspot:Yes

USB microUSB,microUSB 2.0
HDMI
Headphones connector 3.5mm
Charging connector
External Device connector
Battery
Talk time 6 Hours(2G) 3 Hours(2G) 4.16 Hours(2G)
Stand-by time 250 Hours(2G)
Playback time
Battery Capacity 1200 mAh, Li-ion 1100 mAh, Li-ion
Dual Battery Option
Wireless Charging
Charging via USB
Multimedia
Music player
  • Yes, Music Formats : MP3, WAV, eAAC with Loud Speaker, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Yes, MP3 Player
  • AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WAV
Video player
  • 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Radio

    Features:Stereo FM,Recording option,RDS,FM Transmiter

    Radio:FM

    Radio:FM

Streaming
Additional
Pre-loaded Apps Document Viewer Android Market–more than 2,00,000 apps, Adobe Flash (10.1)
Supported Apps
Sensors
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Compass Accelerometer Accelerometer, Motion Sensor
Internet Browsing
Browser VoIP VoIP WAP
Third Party Browser
Built-in online services Facebook,Gmail,Google Maps,Google Search,Twitter
Regulatory Approval
Regulatory Approval
Phone Features
Phonebook
  • Practically Unlimited
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Limited
Organizer Calculator, World clock, Calendar, Alarm
Messaging Yes Yes No
Keypad
E-mail
Instant messaging Yes Yes
JAVA MIDP 1.0
OTA Software updates
Games Yes Yes Yes, Embedded Games + Downloadable
Sales Pack Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Supported Accessories
Others
Other Features
Speakers Loudspeaker
Notifications
  • Music ringtones
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibration
  • Music ringtones
Additional microphone
Projector
Availability
Officially announced 01-Jun-2012 01-Jan-2012 01-Jul-2011
Market status Available Available Available
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