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Display

Size

4.7 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
 

Pixel density

326 PPI
424 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

65.71 %
71.51 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

2GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

256GB, not expandable
32GB

Available to use

 
23.1 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

1960 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
Fast charging

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1399 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1399 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)
 

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 18 hours

Music playback

40.00 hours
53.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
19.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm

Flash

Quad LED
LED

Software Features

RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Effects, 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)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

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

Front

7 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Rose gold, Jet black
Black sky, Gold sand, Blue mist, Peach cloud

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), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Profiles/ Protocols

 
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), 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; Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Headphones port, Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, 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
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible

T4
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 07, 2016
Dec 06, 2016

FCC ID value: BCG-E3091A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA520F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.19 W/kg
0.30 W/kg

Body

1.09 W/kg
0.55 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.14 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 849
 

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 07, 2016
Jan 02, 2017
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