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Posted: 21 Feb 2016
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Xfinity Mobile

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSiOS (10.x)Android (7.0, 6.0) 
Dimensions5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches (150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm) 
Weight4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
 
MaterialsMain body: AluminumMain body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum 
FeaturesFingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch), Touch sensitive control keys 
RuggedWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust resistant 
IP certified

IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

IP 67IP 68 
ColorsBlack, Gold, Silver, Pink, RedBlack, Gold, Silver, Pink, White 
Display
Physical size4.7 inches5.5 inches 
Resolution750 x 1334 pixels1440 x 2560 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

326 ppi534 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDSuper AMOLED 
Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

65.71 %76.09 % 
Peak brightness625 cd/m2 (nit)  
FeaturesPressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera12 megapixels12 megapixels 
FlashQuad LEDLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F1.8F1.7 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)

Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

28 mm26 mm 
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

1/3"1/2.5" 
Pixel size

Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

1.22 μm1.4 μm 
Hardware FeaturesSapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection) 
Software FeaturesRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Geo tagging 
SettingsExposure compensationExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets 
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects 
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps) 
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing 
Front-facing camera7 megapixels5 megapixels 
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bitQuad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm 
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

YesAdreno 530 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2 GB RAM4 GB RAM 
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

256 GB32 GB 
Maximum User Storage 24.4 GB 
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

 microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 200 GB 
Battery
Capacity

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

1960 mAh3600 mAh 
TypeNot user replaceable, Li - IonNot user replaceable, Li - Ion 
Wireless charging Optional 
Talk time (3G)14.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1091 min)
36.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1091 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 23 days (559 h)
  
Internet use   
3G12 hours13 hours 
LTE12 hours15 hours 
Wi-Fi14 hours15 hours 
Music playback40.00 hours66.00 hours 
Video playback13.00 hours19.00 hours 
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Multimedia
Screen mirroring Wireless screen share 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation 
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD)Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30 
LTE (TDD)Bands 38, 39, 40, 41Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 
DataLTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA 
Nano SIMYesYes 
HD Voice Yes 
VoLTEYesYes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer 
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityT4M4, T3 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.24.2 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band, e 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
Mobile PaymentApple PaySamsung Pay 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
OtherNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced07 Sep 201621 Feb 2016 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 849$ 799 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

07 Sep 201612 Feb 2016 
FCC ID value: BCG-E3091A linkFCC ID value: A3LSMG935F link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Head1.19 W/kg0.27 W/kg 
Body1.09 W/kg0.66 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.56 W/kg1.59 W/kg 
Wireless Router1.14 W/kg0.96 W/kg 

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