Quick Facts
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Reasons to Buy
  • Much larger screen
  • 4.00 inch vs 3.50 inch
    Internet browsing or watching movies is more pleasing on large screens.
  • Higher battery capacity
  • 1450 mAH vs 1320 mAH
    Greater the capacity, lesser the need to charge your battery again.
  • Supports more SIM cards simultaneously
  • 2 vs 1
    Dual or Triple SIM allows you to use two or three active mobile numbers respectively, through one phone.
  • Much more expandable memory
  • 32.00 GB vs N/A
    More expandable storage allows having more songs, photos, videos, etc.
  • Much faster processor
  • 1000 MHz Single Core vs 1000 MHz Dual core
    Fast processor smoothly executes multiple tasks/apps simultaneously.
  • Much higher pixel density
  • 233 ppi vs 280.00 ppi
    High pixel density shows sharper text and extremely detailed photos/videos.
  • Much more internal memory
  • 104 MB vs 8.00 GB
    More internal storage allows having more apps, songs, videos, etc.
  • Has 3G
  • No vs Yes
    3G enables fast internet access up to 42.2 Mbps, allowing live TV, high speed downloads, etc.
Design
Operating system Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Form factor Candybar Candybar
Dimensions

    Height:128 mm

    Width:65.70 mm

    Thickness:11.60 mm

    Height:112 mm

    Width:54 mm

    Thickness:12 mm

    Weight 114.50 grams 110 grams
    Ruggedness
    Available Colors      
    Hardware
    System chip NovaThor U8500
    Processor 1000 MHz, Dual core, 1000 MHz, Cortex A9,
    2D/3D GPU
    RAM 512 MB 512 MB
    Built-in storage 104 8 GB
    Memory card support Upto 32 GB MicroSD
    Display
    Physical size 4 Inch 3.5 Inch
    Display resolution 480x800 480x854 (280 ppi)
    Display Technology IPS LCD TFT
    3D
    Color Density 16M
    Touch screen Capacitive Capacitive, Multi-touch
    Camera
    Primary Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 5 MP, 2592 x 1944
    Flash Flash,LED Flash LED Flash
    Zoom Digital Zoom Digital Zoom
    Dedicated Camera Button
    Features
    • Smile detection
    • Effects
    • Continuos Shooting
    • Multi Shot
    • Auto Focus
    Scene Modes Panorama
    Video Capture Yes
    Video Resolution 1280 x 720p @ 30fps
    Secondary camera 0.30 MP, 640 x 480 0.3 MP, 640 x 480
    Network
    SIM Type GSM+GSM GSM
    Network technology GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz | GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM,UMTS/HSDPA/WCDMA
    Data EV-DO HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s(Download), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s(Upload)
    3g Yes
    4g
    GPRS
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • 107 kbps
    EDGE
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • 296 kbps
    GPS A-GPS
    Connectivity
    Bluetooth Version 2.1, A2DP, EDR
    Wi-Fi 802.11

      Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

      Standard:b,g,n

      Mobile Hotspot:Yes

      Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

      Standard:b,g,n

      Mobile Hotspot:Yes

      USB miniUSB microUSB,microUSB 2.0
      HDMI
      Headphones connector 3.5mm
      Charging connector
      External Device connector VoIP DLNA
      Battery
      Talk time 3.50 Hours(2G) 6.6 Hours(2G), 5.6 Hours(3G)
      Stand-by time 5(2G) 260 Hours(2G), 472 Hours(3G)
      Playback time
      Battery Capacity 1450 mAh, Li-ion 1320 mAh, Li-ion
      Dual Battery Option
      Wireless Charging
      Charging via USB
      Multimedia
      Music player
      • Yes, Music Formats : MP3, AMR, MIDI, WAV, 3.5mm Audio Jack
      • 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
      Video player
      • 3GPP, MPEG4
      Radio

        Radio:FM

        Radio:FM

        Features:RDS

      Streaming
      Additional Yes
      Pre-loaded Apps
      Supported Apps
      Sensors
      Sensors Accelerometer Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity sensor
      Internet Browsing
      Browser PocketIE, VoIP HTML5
      Third Party Browser
      Built-in online services Facebook,Gmail,Google Maps,Picasa,Twitter,Yahoo Mail,YouTube (upload)
      Regulatory Approval
      Regulatory Approval
      Phone Features
      Phonebook
      • Yes, Depends on Phone Internal Memory
      • Yes
      • Practically Unlimited
      Organizer Calculator, Voice recorder Android Market, Calculator, World clock, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer
      Messaging Yes No
      Keypad QWERTY Keypad Landscape mode
      E-mail Push e-mail
      Instant messaging Yes Google Talk
      JAVA MIDP 1.0
      OTA Software updates
      Games Yes
      Sales Pack 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 Earpiece,Loudspeaker
      Notifications
      • Speakerphone
      • Vibration
      • Voice commands
      • Voice dialing
      • Voice Memo
      • Music ringtones
      Additional microphone
      Projector
      Availability
      Officially announced 01-Mar-2013 27-Feb-2012
      Market status Available Available
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