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Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
441 PPI
2560 x 1440 pixels,
577 PPI

Technology

S-LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

68.52 %
70.48 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

PowerVR G6200
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

16GB, available to use: 9.24 GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
 

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow), HTC Sense UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

2840 mAh
2550 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
Fast charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling

Front

4 MP (HDR)
5 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.74 x 0.40 inches (144.6 x 69.7 x 10.09 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)

Weight

5.57 oz (158.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

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

Colors

 
Black, Gold, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer, Sound effects

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.1

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Mar 02, 2015

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMG920A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.49 W/kg

Body

 
0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.25 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.04 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

€ 499
 

Availability

Officially announced

Apr 26, 2016
Mar 01, 2015
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