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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
18.5:9

Pixel density

326 ppi
444 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

65.71 %
73.93 %

Colors

 
16 777 216

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 615

RAM

2 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
64 GB, not expandable

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

1715 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (504 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 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
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

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, Night mode, 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) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (175 g)
5.19 oz (147 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (175 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

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

Colors

Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray
Black, Purple, 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), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 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 Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 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
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

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), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location

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

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
M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Phonebook

 
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

 
Calendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

 
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

 
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

 
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 09, 2015
Feb 25, 2019

FCC ID value: BCG-E2946A link
FCC ID value: A4RG020G link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.45 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Body

0.38 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.19 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

MSRP price

$ 849
$ 399

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 09, 2015
May 07, 2019
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