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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

9.7 inches
8.4 inches
8.9 inches

Resolution:

1536 x 2048 pixels, 264 PPI
2560 x 1600 pixels, 359 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels, 288 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

71.65 %
76.61 %
69.90 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A7
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
NVIDIA Tegra K1

Processor:

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Dual-core, 2300 MHz, Denver, 28 nm

GPU:

PowerVR G6430
Mali-T628 MP6
Kepler

RAM:

1GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
2GB DDR3

Internal storage:

128GB
32GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 5.0 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity:

8820 mAh
4900 mAh
6700 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29.2 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.2 MP
2.1 MP
1.6 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions:

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches (212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm)
8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 inches (228.25 x 153.68 x 7.95 mm)

Weight:

16.86 oz (478.0 g)
10.51 oz (298.0 g)
15.38 oz (436.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Other
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gray, Silver, White
Black, White
Black, Brown, White

Phone functionality:

Yes

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
MHL
DLNA

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0
4.1

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Lightning
microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 22, 2013
May 16, 2014

FCC ID value:

BCGA1475
A3LSMT705

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.19 W/kg

Body:

1.19 W/kg
1.01 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.33 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 929

In The Box:

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 22, 2013
Jun 12, 2014
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