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Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

445 ppi
577 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.89 %
70.48 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30.4 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Optical image stabilization, Video light
Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling

Front

1.3 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light

Colors

Black, Red, White
Black, Gold, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer, Sound effects

Screen mirroring

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

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB, not expandable

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Video out
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20

UMTS

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

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

2300 mAh
2550 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Qi wireless charging
Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

17.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
 

Stand-by time

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours

Music playback

60.00 hours
57.00 hours

Video playback

 
13.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Nov 04, 2013
Mar 02, 2015

FCC ID value: ZNFD821 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG920A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.92 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body

1.01 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.46 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.23 W/kg
1.04 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 399
 
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