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Display

Display size

6.0 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
18.5:9

Pixel density

493 ppi
522 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

74.03 %
82.98 %

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Software Features

Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, HDR, Panorama
Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, 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) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

 
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 inches (159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm)
6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

 
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light, Stylus

Keys

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

Colors

Blue, White
Black, Gray

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

 
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPort

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 835 MSM8998

Processor

Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 420
Adreno 540

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
6 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Available to use

58 GB
53 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 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 (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI

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), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, Health Device Profile (HDP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)

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 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
USB OTG, Video out

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, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T4
M4, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 41
Bands 38, 39, 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 Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3220 mAh
3300 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Yes, Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

24.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time

13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

 
74.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
16.00 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
 

Phonebook

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
 

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
 

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
 

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
 

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 24, 2014
Jul 28, 2017

FCC ID value: IHDT56QD1 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMN950U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.86 W/kg
0.70 W/kg

Body

0.36 W/kg
0.14 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.42 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 930

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 15, 2014
Aug 23, 2017
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