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Display

Size:

4.7 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

1334 x 750 pixels, 326 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 568 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

65.71 %
84.36 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor:

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

PowerVR GX6450
Adreno 630

RAM:

1GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 400 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

1810 mAh
3000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

1.2 MP
8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight:

4.55 oz (129.0 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Space gray
Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue

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+), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, OTG, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 09, 2014
Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2817A link
A3LSMG960U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.18 W/kg
0.35 W/kg

Body:

1.19 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.19 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 849
$ 720

In The Box:

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 09, 2014
Feb 25, 2018
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