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Display

Size

5.5 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1440 pixels,
535 PPI
2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio,
402 PPI

Technology

AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body

71.77 %
76.19 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 615

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
 

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
3700 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Motorola TurboPower
USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

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

Front

5 MP (Wide Angle, Flash)
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm)
6.30 x 3.00 x 0.32 inches (160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray
Black, Purple, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 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), 40(2300), 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-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
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

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

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

 
$ 479
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