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Display

Size

6.0 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
368 PPI
2560 x 1440 pixels, 16:9 ratio,
518 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.95 %
74.15 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Peak brightness

600 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2), Polarizing filter
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 430

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
32GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 200 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Windows (10 Mobile)

Battery

Capacity

3400 mAh
3340 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
User replaceable

Charging

Qi wireless charging
Fast charging, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
20 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Features

OIS, Video light
OIS, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

1.2 MP
5 MP

Design

Dimensions

6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches (162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm)
5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches (151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

7.37 oz (209.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.82 oz (165.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

 
Iris scanner

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Yellow, Red, White
Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 20(800 DD), 8(900), 3(1800), 1(2100), 7(2600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 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

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer, Dolby Headphone
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share, SlimPort

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

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, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), 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, TTY/TDD
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 30, 2013
Oct 05, 2015

FCC ID value: PYAB link
FCC ID value: PYARM-1085 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.26 W/kg
0.59 W/kg

Body

0.35 W/kg
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.75 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

$ 749
$ 649

In The Box

Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide, SIM Door Key
USB-C charger, USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 22, 2013
Oct 06, 2015
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