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Display

Display size

6.0 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2880 pixels
1125 x 2436 pixels

Pixel density

537 ppi
459 ppi

Technology

P-OLED
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

76.66 %
82.64 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12.2 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording

Front

8 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)
5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, White
Gold, Silver, Space gray

Multimedia

Headphones

USB Type-C (reversible)
Lightning

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
64 GB, not expandable

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)
iOS (13.x, 12.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3520 mAh
2659 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time

 
20.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Music playback

 
60.00 hours

Video playback

 
14.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
 

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 19, 2017
Sep 12, 2018

FCC ID value: ZNFG011C link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3218A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.00 W/kg
0.90 W/kg

Body

0.40 W/kg
0.99 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.41 W/kg
0.99 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

MSRP price

$ 949
$ 999
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