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Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
441 PPI
2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
444 PPI

Technology

LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

65.53 %
73.93 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 8937
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Octa-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 505
Adreno 615

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

16GB
64GB (eMMC), not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
 

OS

Android (8.1 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Fast charging
USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

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

Features

EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP (Wide Angle)
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.68 x 2.87 x 0.37 inches (144.3 x 73. x 9.5 mm)
5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.13 oz (146 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.19 oz (147 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Gold, Gray
Black, Purple, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
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)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 41(2600+)
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 Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2, EDR
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

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

MSRP

 
$ 399
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