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Display

Display size

8.9 inches
8.0 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

288 ppi
320 ppi
324 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

69.90 %
74.31 %
70.65 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29.2 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
 
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.1 μm

Flash

LED
 
 

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

 
Digital image stabilization, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

1.6 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 inches (228.25 x 153.68 x 7.95 mm)
7.82 x 5.31 x 0.22 inches (198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm)
8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches (203.2 x 134.6 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

15.38 oz (436 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)
9.59 oz (272 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)
10.72 oz (304 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Brown, White
 
Gold, Gray

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

DLNA
Wireless screen share
TV-out

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
 
Yes

Hardware & Performance

System chip

NVIDIA Tegra K1
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Apple A8 APL1011

Processor

Dual-core, 2300 MHz, Denver, 28 nm
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Typhoon, 64-bit, 20 nm

GPU

Kepler
Mali-T760 MP6
PowerVR Series 6XT GX6450

RAM

2 GB
3 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 128 GB
 

OS

Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
 
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

6700 mAh
4000 mAh
5124 mAh

Type

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

Stand-by time

30.0 days (720 hours)
the average is 23 days (559 h)
 
 

Video playback

9.50 hours
 
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 
 

Date approved

 
Jun 05, 2015
 

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMT715 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 
 

Head

 
0.69 W/kg
 

Body

 
1.08 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
 
$ 529
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