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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
4.5 inches

Resolution

1312 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1620 pixels

Pixel density

504 ppi
433 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

84.85 %
55.41 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 512

RAM

4 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (8.1 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
3500 mAh

Type

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

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Second camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
5.96 x 2.83 x 0.33 inches (151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.34 oz (151 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light, Full keyboard, Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Black, Gray, Red

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), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 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), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

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
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
 

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.0

Features

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

In The Box

 
SIM removal tool, Charger, USB Cable, Headphones and Manuals

MSRP price

$ 700
 
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