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Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.0 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution:

800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 442 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
P-OLED

Screen-to-body:

58.33 %
58.33 %
77.36 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 3
Samsung Exynos 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540
PowerVR SGX540
Adreno 630

RAM:

0.5GB
0.5GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB
16GB
64GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (4.1, 2.3.7, 2.3)
Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.3, 4.0.2, 2.3.6, 2.3.3, 2.3)
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh
1500 mAh
2915 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP (Autofocus)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.6
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)
720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Video light, Video calling
Video light, Video calling
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
0.3 MP VGA
8 MP (Dual-Camera, Wide Angle, Autofocus)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

4.88 x 2.48 x 0.44 inches (124 x 63 x 11 mm)
4.88 x 2.48 x 0.43 inches (123.9 x 63 x 10.88 mm)
5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 inches (145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

4.60 oz (130.0 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
5.22 oz (148.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Pink, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

WiMAX
HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

DLNA
DLNA
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR
2.1, EDR
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4
M3
M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2011
Oct 22, 2010
Aug 31, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSPHD720
A3LGTI9020T
A4RG013A

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.64 W/kg
0.51 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
1700 MHz

Body:

0.95 W/kg
0.78 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
850 MHz

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.34 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 550
$ 530
$ 799

In The Box:

Quick Switch Adapter, USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C 18W Power adapter, Pixel USB-C earbuds, USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, SIM tool, Quick Start Guide

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 21, 2011
Dec 07, 2010
Oct 09, 2018

Expected Announcement:

Oct 09, 2018
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