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89
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Pros
  • Class-leading speed and responsivenessAwesome Super AMOLED Plus displayGreat still camera, capable of 1080p video
Cons
  • Build quality could be betterPixel density is behind the leading packBrowser rendering suffers from aliasing
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User Reviews

100
damiancox
I'll make this short and simple. Fast device (dual core 1.2 ghz), awesome battery...read more
80
saheela
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
PaulGriffin
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
4.322
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Talk time
2g, 3g
Carriers (US)
AT&T
Model

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
2g, 3g
Standby time (max)
400 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1650 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Optical zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
UMA support
Yes
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Dun, Hid, Opp, Bpp, Pan, Sync)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Vc1, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Js, Flash)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (Ota, Syncml) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Games, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle east, North america, Oceania, South america (Us, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
Other (480x800)
Pixel density
219 PPI
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (Usb charging, Usb on the go)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Controls

External controls
Keylock

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
Yes
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
TTY / TDD
No
TV-out
Yes (MHL / HDMI (micro-USB))
Model
FreedomPop Privacy Phone

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
2g, 3g
Standby time (max)
400 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1650 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Optical zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
UMA support
Yes
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Dun, Hid, Opp, Bpp, Pan, Sync)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Vc1, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Js, Flash)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (Ota, Syncml) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Games, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle east, North america, Oceania, South america (Us, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
Other (480x800)
Pixel density
219 PPI
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (Usb charging, Usb on the go)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Controls

External controls
Keylock

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
Yes
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
TTY / TDD
No
TV-out
Yes (MHL / HDMI (micro-USB))