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Display

Size

4.7 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

1280 x 720 pixels,
316 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels,
294 PPI

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.63 %
71.14 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916

Processor

Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 320
Adreno 306

RAM

2GB LPDDR2
2GB

Internal storage

16GB, available to use: 12 GB
16GB, available to use: 12 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)

Battery

Capacity

2200 mAh
2300 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

10 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

 
Video calling

Front

2 MP
5 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches (129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm)
5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches (139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm)

Weight

4.59 oz (130.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.34 oz (123.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Brown, Green, Blue, Red, White
Pearl white, Midnight black, Platinum silver, Soft pink, Light blue, Champagne gold

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 13(700 c), 5(850), 4(AWS-1), 2(1900)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0, EDR
4.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

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

Other

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

May 10, 2013
Oct 17, 2014

FCC ID value: IHDT56PA1 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA500G link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.21 W/kg
0.37 W/kg

Body

0.65 W/kg
0.94 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.52 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.08 W/kg
1.07 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 01, 2013
Oct 30, 2014
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