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Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1440 pixels, 16:9 ratio,
534 PPI
2160 x 1080 pixels,
424 PPI

Technology

AMOLED
 

Screen-to-body

71.22 %
83.50 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 618

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
64GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (10)

Battery

Capacity

3450 mAh
3200 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
 

Talk time

32.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)
 

Stand-by time

21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
 

Internet use

LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 

Music playback

130.00 hours
 

Video playback

14.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12.3 MP
12.2 MP

Features

Laser and PDAF
Autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
 

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Software Features

EIS, HDR, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Night mode, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

8 MP
8 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)
5.68 x 2.74 x 0.35 inches (144.2 x 69.5 x 9 mm)

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
 

Materials

Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 53
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue
 

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

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data Speed

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

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
Yes

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 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 3.0
Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T4
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Feb 12, 2017
 

FCC ID value: NM8G-2PW2100 link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.89 W/kg
 

Measured in

1900 MHz
 

Body

0.56 W/kg
 

Measured in

1900 MHz
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.15 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.56 W/kg
 

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 869
 

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 04, 2016
 
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