The date when the arrival of the smartphone is publicly announced
The date when the smartphone is released for the public
OEM producing the smartphone
Model name based on OEM nomenclature
Classification based on what functionalities are offered by the phone
Classification of smartphone according to basic shape
Operating system powering the entire smartphone. In an Android phone this is the OEM's fork on android with their customisations and features. Some of the most popular Android Skins include MIUI, Oxygen OS, Grace UI, HYC sense etc.
172.8 x 77.3 x 10.3 mm
physical dimensions of the smartphone
Availability of various colors
Materials that constitute the body and structure of the smartphone
physical size of the screen measured by the diagonal.
1080 x 2340 pixels
Total number of pixels on the display
number of pixels per square inch of the display.
Display technology used in the smartphone. The display technologies decide a lot of factors including how it looks, what the brightness can be, the power consumption etc. Morden smartphone displays range from TFT, TN Panels to IPS LCD, OLED, and AMOLED panels.
Display shape with classification based on current trends. Morden displays come in different shapes and sizes and this varies from near bezel less, notch display, waterdrop notch, to fully bezel less phones. This lets one get an idea of how the display looks.
Percentage of display area to the front of the smartphone. This ratio became more popular recently with the introduction of tall 18:9 displays. Now we have bezel less, notched displays with screen to body ratios of 18.5:9, 19:9, and even 19.5:9.
Capacitive, Multi-touch, Scratch resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass, HDR10+, 144 Hz refresh rate
Availability of special features in the display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
System on Chip powering the smartphone. Smartphone chipsets are designed by very few companies in the world
8 Cores 2.84 GHz 64-bit
1 x 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78
3 x 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78
3 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A55
Central Processing unit
Graphics processing unit. The GPU is responsible for all the graphics intensive stuff on your smartphone including video rendering, playing games etc.
Random Access Memory(Volatile memory) in the smartphone. The amount of RAM in a phone is responsible for how many apps will stay in memory and will not have to reload.
Internal storage capacity
256, 512 GB
non-removable hardware storage inside the smartphone. The internal storage on a smartphone is responsible both for storing files, as well as the applications on it. The whole system runs on that internal storage which makes its quality important. Modern internal storages range from Emma 5.0, Emma 5.1, UFS 2.0, UFS 2.1 etc.
External storage available
Availability of a micro-sd card slot.
Availability of a fingerprint scanner as a biometric unlock. The fingerprint scanners have become the most popular and secure way to unlock smartphones today and will be used till other biometric locks become as secure and as convenient.
battery capacity in mAh. This indicates the physical capability of your battery to store charge in it. If we don't take into account software optimisation, and a few other factors, the with capacity the bigger the better.
if it can be taken out without expert help. Removable batteries which used to be a standard a few years ago has now become rare. The ability to remove the battery provides the unique opportunity to keep two batteries and keep them both charged which make sure that you are never out of battery.
Fast charging available
Availability of high wattage charging for high intensity charging. This type of charging facilitated faster charging times and lesser time plugged to the wall.
Fast charging type
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, Power Delivery 3.0
fast charging standard supported. Fast charging standards differ from OEM to OEM and apart from a Qualcomm's quick charge standards most others are from smartphone manufacturers. Dash charge from OnePlus, Adaptive fast charging from Samsung, Vooc and Super Vooc from Oppo being some examples.
The amount of slots in the phone including the sim and micro SD card slots.
physical classification of SIM card based on size. Different phones have different sized slots depending on how much space they are willing to spare for the sim slot. That would mean that if you have a standard large sim and your phone supports micro or nano sim, then the sim would be need to be replaced with a smaller version from the service provider.
Availability of a slot which can either hold a micro sd card or a SIM card. This slot was designed to address the Indian audience which was divided into dual sim users and a sim and micro-SD card users.
VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Maximum cellular connection standard supported by that SIM card.
850 (B5), 900 (B8), 1800 (B3), 1900 (B2) MHz
Type of a cellular standard
Type of a cellular standard
800 (B6), 850 (B5), 900 (B8), 1700 (B4), 1800 (B3), 1900 (B2), 2100 (B1) MHz
Type of a cellular standard
LTE-FDD 700 (B12), LTE-FDD 700 (B13), LTE-FDD 700 (B17), LTE-FDD 700 (B28), LTE-FDD 700 (B29), LTE-FDD 800 (B20), LTE-FDD 850 (B5), LTE-FDD 850 (B18), LTE-FDD 850 (B19), LTE-FDD 850 (B26), LTE-FDD 900 (B8), LTE-FDD 1500 (B32), LTE-FDD 1700 (B4), LTE-FDD 1700 (B66), LTE-FDD 1800 (B3), LTE-FDD 1900 (B2), LTE-FDD 1900 (B25), LTE-FDD 2100 (B1), LTE-FDD 2600 (B7), LTE-TDD 1900 (B39), LTE-TDD 2000 (B34), LTE-TDD 2300 (B40), LTE-TDD 2500 (B41), LTE-TDD 2600 (B38) MHz
Type of a cellular standard
UMTS (384 kbit/s ), EDGE, GPRS, HSPA+ (HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s , HSDPA 42 Mbit/s ), LTE Cat 20, TD-SCDMA, TD-HSDPA, 5G SA, 5G NSA
A-GPS, GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BeiDou (B1+B2a), Galileo (E1+E5a), BDS, QZSS (L1+L5), GNSS, NavIC (L5)
Ability to track the position of the smartphone through Cellular networks. This helps to track the geo location of a particular device using the position of cellular towers are reference.
Proximity, Light, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint, Hall, AirTrigger 3 ultrasonic sensors, Accelerometer-powered motion sensor, Ultrasonic touch sensors, In-display optical fingerprint sensor
The availability of hardware sensors on the smartphone. The sensors on a smartphone ranges from proximity and ambient light sensors, to accelerometer, gyroscopes and compass. These hardware sensors facilitate things like auto-brightness, position information etc.
If Bluetooth is available on the smartphone or not. Having bluetooth in your phone enables it to make data transfers wirelessly to another bluetooth supported devices, which includes file transfers, wireless audio etc.
Bluetooth version present on the smartphone. Bluetooth versions indicate the generation and with every generation the bluetooth connection becomes better in various ways. The bluetooth versions started with Bluetooth 1.x then came Bluetooth 2.x and the nomenclature goes similarly for later versions.
A2DP, AVRCP, EDR, GAP, HDP, HFP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP/PAB
Wireless data encryption algorithms for audio through smartphones. It encodes and decodes digital audio data into a specific format. Ideally, it transmits a high-fidelity signal at the minimum specified bit-rate.
Wireless pairing technology by bringing two supported phones with 4cms of each other. NFC is used for social networking, for sharing contacts, photos, videos or files. NFC-enabled devices can act as electronic identity documents and keycards.
USB connector type
USB Type-C v3.1
The data/power input/output port on the smartphone. The USB connectors include Type A, type B, Micro USB, Mini USB, and USB-C.
802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999), 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999), 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003), 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009), 802.11n 5GHz, 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac), Dual band, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display, 802.11ax, 2x2 MiMO
The ability to connect to the internet wirelessly. Wifi let's you connect various devices to the same network and get access to internet with a wire-free experience.
The ability to play FM channels natively on your smartphone
Price of the mobile phone at the time of launch. This price may differ from the retail pricing and depends on both the region and the duration from the launch of the phone.