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Display

Display size

5.6 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels
720 x 1520 pixels

Pixel density

444 ppi
271 ppi

Technology

OLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

73.93 %
80.76 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670
MediaTek Helio P70

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU

Adreno 615
Mali G72 MP3

RAM

4 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

64 GB, not expandable
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Motorola TurboPower

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera

12.2 megapixels
13 megapixels

Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Second camera

 
8 megapixels

Features

 
Ultra-wide

Third camera

 
2 megapixels

Features

 
Depth information

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

8 megapixels
25 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)
6.20 x 2.97 x 0.35 inches (157.6 x 75.41 x 8.99 mm)

Weight

5.19 oz (147 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.60 oz (187 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
 

Resistance

 
Splash; IP X2

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Purple, White
Knight grey, Royal magenta

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), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
 

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
OTG, Charging

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration
 

Other features

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

Shopping information

In The Box

18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool
10W rapid charger, USB-C cable, SIM pin, Guides

MSRP price

$ 399
 
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