Comparison between:
- HTC Desire 12s
- Nokia 4.2

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

HTC Desire 12sNokia 4.2
HTC Desire 12sNokia 4.2
Prices
Model alias-TA-1157

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width72.7 mm
7.27 cm
0.239 ft
2.862 in
71.3 mm
7.13 cm
0.234 ft
2.807 in
Height154.2 mm
15.42 cm
0.506 ft
6.071 in
148.95 mm
14.895 cm
0.489 ft
5.864 in
Thickness8.3 mm
0.83 cm
0.027 ft
0.327 in
8.39 mm
0.839 cm
0.028 ft
0.33 in
Weight150 g
0.33 lbs
5.29 oz
161 g
0.35 lbs
5.68 oz
Volume93.05 cm³
5.65 in³
89.1 cm³
5.41 in³
ColorsBlack
Silver
Red
Black
Pink
Body materialsPlasticAluminium alloy
Polycarbonate

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Nano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Number of SIM cards22

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 8.1 OreoAndroid 9.0 Pie
User interface (UI)Sense-

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
Process technology28 nm12 nm
CPU4x 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A534x 1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.45 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv8
CPU cores88
CPU frequency1400 MHz1950 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 505Qualcomm Adreno 505
RAM capacity3 GB
4 GB
2 GB
3 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR3
RAM channelsSingle channelSingle channel
RAM frequency800 MHz-

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage32 GB
64 GB
16 GB
32 GB
-eMMC

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSa-Si TFT
Diagonal size5.7 in
144.78 mm
14.48 cm
5.71 in
145.03 mm
14.5 cm
Width2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.47 cm
2.44 in
62.09 mm
6.21 cm
Height5.1 in
129.5 mm
12.95 cm
5.16 in
131.07 mm
13.11 cm
Aspect ratio2:1
2:1 (18:9)
2.111:1
Resolution720 x 1440 pixels720 x 1520 pixels
Pixel density282 ppi
110 ppcm
295 ppi
115 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area75.03 %76.87 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
2.5D curved glass screen
1000:1 contrast ratio
450 cd/m²
2.5D curved glass screen
1500:1 contrast ratio
450 cd/m²

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Fingerprint

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS
Pixel size-1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
Aperturef/2f/2.2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.54 mm3.46 mm
Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
-Secondary rear camera - 2 MP
Pixel size - 1.75 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSI
Pixel size-1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
Aperturef/2.2f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.79 mm2.79 mm
Auxiliary lightLED-
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
Features-Face unlock

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoYes
-RDS

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.24.2
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
VoWiFi

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AC3
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
MKV
MP4
WMV
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3075 mAh3000 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
2G talk time-18 h
1080 min
0.8 days
2G stand-by time-600 h
36000 min
25 days
3G talk time-18 h
1080 min
0.8 days
3G stand-by time-600 h
36000 min
25 days
Charger output power5 V / 1 A5 V / 1 A
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)-0.45 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-1.53 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-0.43 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-1.08 W/kg
 HTC Desire 12sNokia 4.2