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Display

Size

4.7 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1312 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

326 PPI
504 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

65.71 %
84.85 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 540

RAM

2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
128GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

1715 mAh
3040 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (511 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1399 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
 

Music playback

50.00 hours
 

Video playback

11.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase-detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Laser and Phase-detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Second camera

 
13 megapixels

Features

 
Black and White, Laser and Phase-detection autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

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

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Video capture

 
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium

Resistance

 
Splash, Dust; IP 54

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Keys

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

Colors

Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray
Black, Gray, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)

2G Data

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

 
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 09, 2015
Jun 26, 2017

FCC ID value: BCG-E2946A link
FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.45 W/kg
0.28 W/kg

Body

0.38 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.70 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 849
$ 700

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 09, 2015
May 30, 2017
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