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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
18.5:9

Pixel density

565 ppi
522 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.76 %
82.98 %

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 420
Adreno 540

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
6 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Available to use

 
53 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

3900 mAh
3300 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

 
22.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

 
74.00 hours

Video playback

 
16.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

20.7 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 megapixels

Features

 
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications

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

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Software Features

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

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (24 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Video calling
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.89 x 0.44 inches (143.5 x 73.3 x 11.2 mm)
6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Splash
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light, Stylus

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Blue
Midnight black, Maple gold, Orchid gray, Deep Sea blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 7(2600), 13(700 c)
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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

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
800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPort

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

 
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, 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), SIM Access (SAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, OTG, Video out

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T3
M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 11, 2014
Jul 28, 2017

FCC ID value: IHDT56PK1 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMN950U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.10 W/kg
0.70 W/kg

Body

0.10 W/kg
0.14 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.39 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.10 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 930

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 28, 2014
Aug 23, 2017
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