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Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
401 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
444 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body

69.71 %
82.53 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU

Adreno 506
Adreno 618

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB, available to use: 24 GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 2000 GB
 

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (11, 10)

Battery

Capacity

3510 mAh
3140 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Motorola TurboPower
USB Power Delivery

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (Laser and PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1.3 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

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

Features

EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS

Front

5 MP (Wide Angle, Flash)
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

6.16 x 3.01 x 0.28 inches (156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99 mm)
5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.82 oz (165.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Splash
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, White
Just black

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), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A, HSPA
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.1

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Jun 25, 2020

 
FCC ID value: A4RG025J link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
1.18 W/kg

Body

 
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 349

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 31, 2016
Aug 03, 2020
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