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A look at technical specs for major smartphones

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 24, 2013 at 4:37 pm •  Published: April 24, 2013
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— U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Leap Wireless' Cricket and C Spire

— Operating system: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

— Near-field communications: A chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Expected in U.S. within a week, following delays announced Wednesday due to supply problems.

Samsung Galaxy S III tech specs:

— Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics Co.

— Display: 4.8 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels (272 pixels per inch).

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16 or 32 gigabytes. Can be expanded by up to 64 gigabytes with a memory card.

— Price: As low as $100 for basic model

— Size: height: 5.4 inches; width: 2.8 inches; depth: 0.34 inch (137 by 71 by 8.6 millimeters)

— Weight: 4.7 ounces (133 grams)

— Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 1.9-megapixel on front.

— Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio.

— Battery life: Up to 9 hours of talk time (depends on network). Battery replaceable by user.

— U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and others.

— Operating system: Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google's Android, when first shipped

— Near-field communications: A chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Launched a year ago.

HTC One tech specs:

— Manufacturer: HTC Corp.

— Display: 4.7 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 (468 pixels per inch)

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 32 or 64 gigabytes. Not expandable with memory card.

— Price: Starts at $200 with two-year contract.

— Size: height: 5.41 inches; width: 2.69 inches; depth: 0.37 inch (137.4 by 68.2 by 9.3 millimeters)

— Weight: 5.04 ounces (143 grams)

— Cameras: 4-megapixel camera on back, 2.1-megapixel on front.

— Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV)

— Battery life: Talk time of up to 19 hours on CDMA networks, 27 hours on GSM. Battery cannot be replaced by user.

— U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA. Others not yet announced, but likely.

— Operating system: Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

— Near-field communications: A chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Launched in the U.S. in April.

iPhone 5 tech specs:

— Manufacturer: Apple Inc.

— Display: 4-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels (326 pixels per inch).

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes, depending on price. There's no way to expand it with memory cards.

— Price: Starting at $200, for 16 gigabytes of memory.

— Size: height: 4.87 inches; width: 2.31 inches; depth: 0.30 inch (124 x 59 x 7.6 mm)

— Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

— Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 1.2-megapixel on front.

— Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio

— Battery life: talk time is up to 8 hours on 3G. Internet works for up to 8 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Up to 10 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by service personnel only.

— U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel and others.

— Operating system: Apple's iOS 6

— Near-field communications: None.

— Availability: Launched in the U.S. in September.