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Display

Display size

6.0 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 2160 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
18:9

Pixel density

493 ppi
402 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

74.03 %
76.19 %

Colors

 
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, HDR, Panorama
Panorama, Face detection, Night mode, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

 
Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 inches (159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm)
6.30 x 3.00 x 0.32 inches (160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
 

Colors

Blue, White
Black, Purple, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 420
Adreno 615

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB, not expandable

Maximum User Storage

58 GB
 

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), 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; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Charging connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T4
M3, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 41
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

800, 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

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3220 mAh
3700 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes, Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

24.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Stand-by time

13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Video playback

10.00 hours
 

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

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

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Notes
Calendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 24, 2014
Feb 25, 2019

FCC ID value: IHDT56QD1 link
FCC ID value: A4RG020 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.86 W/kg
1.33 W/kg

Body

0.36 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.42 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

MSRP price

 
$ 479

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 15, 2014
May 07, 2019
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