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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
10.1 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels
2560 x 1600 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
299 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super Clear LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.65 %
70.97 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
 

Flash

 
LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, HDR, Face detection, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Panorama, Scenes

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Recording format

H.264, MOV
 

Features

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
 

Front

1.2 megapixels
2 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)
19.29 oz (547 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
 

Features

 
Stylus

Keys

Right: Volume control, Other
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Silver, White
Black, White

Phone functionality

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

TV-out
DLNA, MHL

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)
MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, AVI, MOV
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, Flash Video, MKV

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

PowerVR G6430
Adreno 330

RAM

1 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128 GB
16 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Android (4.4.2, 4.3), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Human Interface Device (HID), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Lightning
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device
USB OTG

Charging connector

Lightning
 

Location

A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26
Bands 18, 5, 8, 3, 1, 7

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

SIM type

Nano SIM
Micro SIM

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

8820 mAh
8220 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Talk time (3G)

 
43.00 hours
the average is 45 h (2700 min)

Music playback

 
217.00 hours

Video playback

 
11.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

Safari
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter
Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name
 

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes
Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes, Memo

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail

Instant Messaging

Yes
Hangouts / Google Talk, ChatON

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 22, 2013
 

FCC ID value: BCGA1475 link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Body

1.19 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.33 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
 

MSRP price

$ 929
 

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 22, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
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