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Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

5.0 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 445 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels, 316 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

70.89 %
64.92 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
TI OMAP4460

Processor:

Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

Adreno 330
PowerVR SGX540

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
1GB DDR2

Internal storage:

32GB
32GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)
Android (4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0)

Battery

Capacity:

2300 mAh
1750 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Charging:

Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
5 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30.4 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
Aperture size: F2.8

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

OIS, Video light
Video calling

Front:

1.3 MP
1.3 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)
5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 inches (135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm)

Weight:

4.59 oz (130.0 g)
4.76 oz (135.0 g)

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Red, White
Gray, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

UMTS:

Bands 6(800), 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort, TV-out
MHL

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
3.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging
Video out, Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Music ringtones (MP3)

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 04, 2013
Oct 07, 2011

FCC ID value:

ZNFD821
A3LGTI9250

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.92 W/kg
0.43 W/kg

Body:

1.01 W/kg
0.74 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.46 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.23 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 399

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 31, 2013
Oct 19, 2011
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