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Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.0 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution:

800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 441 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

58.33 %
58.33 %
68.88 %

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

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 3
Samsung Exynos 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540
PowerVR SGX540
Adreno 530

RAM:

0.5GB
0.5GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB
16GB
128GB, 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 (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh
1500 mAh
2770 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP (Autofocus)
12.3 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.6
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 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
Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
0.3 MP VGA
8 MP

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)
5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches (143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm)

Weight:

4.60 oz (130.0 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum, Glass

Resistance:

Splash, Dust; IP53

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gray, 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), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

WiMAX
HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA
DLNA

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR
2.1, EDR
4.2

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, OTG, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M4
M3
M4, T4

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
Feb 12, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSPHD720
A3LGTI9020T
NM8G-2PW4100

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.64 W/kg
0.51 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
1700 MHz
1900 MHz

Body:

0.95 W/kg
0.78 W/kg
0.58 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
850 MHz
1900 MHz

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.08 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.58 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 550
$ 530
$ 749

In The Box:

USB-C 18W adaptor with USB-PD, A-C cable (USB 3.0), C-C cable (USB 2.0), SIM tool, Quick switch adapter, In box promos and collateral

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 21, 2011
Dec 07, 2010
Oct 04, 2016
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