Comparison between:
- Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE
- LG Optimus F3Q

Brand and model

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

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTELG Optimus F3Q
Motorola Photon Q 4G LTELG Optimus F3Q
Model aliasPhoton Q
XT897
LG-D520
D520

Design

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

Width66 mm
6.6 cm
0.217 ft
2.598 in
64.77 mm
6.477 cm
0.213 ft
2.55 in
Height126.5 mm
12.65 cm
0.415 ft
4.98 in
122.43 mm
12.243 cm
0.402 ft
4.82 in
Thickness13.7 mm
1.37 cm
0.045 ft
0.539 in
13.97 mm
1.397 cm
0.046 ft
0.55 in
Weight170 g
0.38 lbs
6 oz
181 g
0.4 lbs
6.41 oz
Volume114.38 cm³
6.95 in³
110.78 cm³
6.73 in³
ColorsBlackBlue
Body materials-Plastic

SIM card

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

Number of SIM cards11
FeaturesNon-removable (The SIM card cannot be removed from the device)-

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
CDMACDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
-
CDMA20001xEV-DO Rev. A-
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 1900 MHzLTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz

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
GPRS Class 12
HSPA+
LTE
EV-DO Rev. A
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 3

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 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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 S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930
Process technology28 nm28 nm
CPUKraitKrait 200
CPU bits32 bit32 bit
Instruction setARMv7ARMv7
Level 0 cache memory (L0)4 KB + 4 KB-
Level 1 cache memory (L1)16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)1024 KB
1 MB
1024 KB
1 MB
CPU cores22
CPU frequency1500 MHz1200 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 225Qualcomm Adreno 305
GPU cores-1
RAM capacity1 GB1 GB
RAM typeLPDDR2LPDDR2
RAM channelsDouble channel-
RAM frequency500 MHz533 MHz

Storage

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

Storage8 GB4 GB

Memory cards

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

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

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

Type/technologyTFTTFT
Diagonal size4.3 in
109.22 mm
10.92 cm
4 in
101.6 mm
10.16 cm
Width2.11 in
53.55 mm
5.35 cm
2.06 in
52.27 mm
5.23 cm
Height3.75 in
95.19 mm
9.52 cm
3.43 in
87.12 mm
8.71 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.667:1
5:3
Resolution540 x 960 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density256 ppi
100 ppcm
233 ppi
91 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area61.25 %57.62 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass-

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer

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 type-CMOS BSI
ISO-100 - 800
Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Geotagging
Face detection
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode

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.

Image resolution-640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
1.3 MP-

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.

RadioNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

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

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
S-GPS
GPS
A-GPS

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
802.11a
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.

Version4.04.0
FeaturesA2DP
EDR
LE
A2DP
BPP

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

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is considered to be the digital alternative of the analog audio/video interface standards.

HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)-

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
DLNA
NFC
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC

Browser

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

BrowserHTML
HTML5
Flash
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
AAC+
AMR
eAAC+
MIDI
MP3
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
MP3
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
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4
WMV
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4

Battery

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

Capacity1785 mAh2460 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time7 h 30 min
7.5 h
450 min
0.3 days
16 h
960 min
0.7 days
2G stand-by time220 h
13200 min
9.2 days
384 h
23040 min
16 days
3G talk time7 h 30 min
7.5 h
450 min
0.3 days
16 h
960 min
0.7 days
3G stand-by time220 h
13200 min
9.2 days
384 h
23040 min
16 days
FeaturesNon-removableRemovable

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 (USA)0.89 W/kg0.63 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)0.77 W/kg1.1 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional featuresQWERTY slide-out keyboard
Splash resistant
QWERTY slide-out keyboard
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