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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2160 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
18.5:9

Pixel density

439 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

79.01 %
84.36 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Touch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Wide Angle
Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

 
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

 
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, White
Black, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 

Radio

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 8940
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 505
Adreno 630

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
256 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), LG UX UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Health Device Profile (HDP), 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), Scan Parameters Profile (ScPP), Serial Port (SPP), SIM Access (SAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
USB OTG, Video out

Charging connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

GSM

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

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

 
31.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

 
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Internet use

 
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

 
51.00 hours

Video playback

 
17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
 

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
 

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
 

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
 

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
 

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Aug 09, 2017
Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value: ZNFM700N link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG960U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.38 W/kg
0.35 W/kg

Body

0.76 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.53 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.26 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 820

Availability

Officially announced

Jul 11, 2017
Feb 25, 2018
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