Quick Facts
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Reasons to Buy
  • Larger screen
  • 4.0 inch vs 3.5 inch
    Internet browsing or watching movies is more pleasing on large screens.
  • Much more RAM
  • 1.0 GB vs 512.0 MB
    More RAM results in faster loading of multiple apps.
  • Much higher primary camera resolution
  • 8.0 MP vs 5.0 MP
    Camera of high resolution takes detailed & sharp photos.
  • Much more internal memory
  • 16.0 GB vs 8.0 GB
    More internal storage allows having more apps, songs, videos, etc.
  • Has NFC
  • Yes vs No
    NFC enables faster sharing of content between NFC devices, one tap payment options, etc.
  • Much thinner
  • 10.5 mm vs 12.0 mm
    Slim handsets are easy to handle or pocket, and look stylish
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  • Higher battery capacity
  • 1305 mAH vs 1320 mAH
    Greater the capacity, lesser the need to charge your battery again.
  • Sharper screen
  • 275 ppi vs 280 ppi
    High pixel density shows sharper text and extremely detailed photos/videos.
  • Much lighter
  • 120.0 grams vs 110.0 grams
    Lightweight devices can be held tirelessly for a long time

Design
Operating system Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Dimensions

    Height:122 mm

    Width:59.5 mm

    Thickness:10.5 mm

    Height:112 mm

    Width:54 mm

    Thickness:12 mm

    Weight 120 grams 110 grams
    Ruggedness
    Available Colors          
    Hardware
    System chip NovaThor U8500 NovaThor U8500
    Processor Dual core, 1000 MHz, Cortex A9, Dual core, 1000 MHz, Cortex A9,
    2D/3D GPU
    RAM 1 GB 512 MB
    Built-in storage 16 GB 8 GB
    Memory card support
    Display
    Physical size 4 Inch 3.5 Inch
    Display resolution 540x960 (275 ppi) 480x854 (280 ppi)
    Display Technology LCD TFT
    Color Density 16M 16M
    Touch screen Capacitive, Multi-touch Capacitive, Multi-touch
    Camera
    Primary Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 5 MP, 2592 x 1944
    Flash LED Flash LED Flash
    Zoom Digital Zoom Digital Zoom
    Dedicated Camera Button
    Features
    • Auto Focus
    • Auto Focus
    Video Capture Yes Yes
    Video Resolution 1920 x 1080p @ 30fps 1280 x 720p @ 30fps
    Secondary camera 0.3 MP, 640 x 480 0.3 MP, 640 x 480
    Network
    SIM Type Micro, GSM GSM
    Network technology GSM,UMTS/HSDPA/WCDMA GSM,UMTS/HSDPA/WCDMA
    Data HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s(Download), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s(Upload) HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s(Download), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s(Upload)
    3G Yes Yes
    4G
    GPRS
    • Yes
    • 100 kbps
    • Yes
    • 107 kbps
    EDGE
    • Yes
    • 296 kbps
    • Yes
    • 296 kbps
    GPS A-GPS A-GPS
    Connectivity
    Bluetooth Version 2.1, A2DP, EDR 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 microUSB 2.0 microUSB,microUSB 2.0
      Headphones connector 3.5mm 3.5mm
      External Device connector DLNA, NFC, Tethering DLNA
      Battery
      Talk time 6(2G) 6.6 Hours(2G), 5.6 Hours(3G)
      Stand-by time 475(2G) 260 Hours(2G), 472 Hours(3G)
      Battery Capacity 1305 mAh, Li-ion 1320 mAh, Li-ion
      Multimedia
      Music player
      • eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA
      • 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
      Video player
      • H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
      • 3GPP, MPEG4
      Radio

        Radio:FM

        Features:RDS,Stereo FM

        Radio:FM

        Features:RDS

      Pre-loaded Apps
      Sensors
      Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity sensor
      Phone Features
      Phonebook
      • Yes
      • Practically Unlimited
      • Yes
      • Practically Unlimited
      Organizer Android Market, Calculator, Stopwatch, World clock, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer Android Market, Calculator, World clock, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer
      Keypad Landscape mode Landscape mode
      Sales Pack Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
      Availability
      Officially announced 19-Jan-2012 27-Feb-2012
      Market status Available Available
      Price list

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      Rs.17,990

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      ebay.in

      Rs.21,990
      Rs.11,555

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      Rs.15,950
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      Rs.19,299

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      Rs.11,199

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      Rs.14,600
      Rs.8,990

      maniacstore.com

      Rs.19,590
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      NA
      Rs.12,558
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