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Display

Size

6.0 inches
4.8 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
368 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels,
306 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.95 %
65.82 %

Peak brightness

600 cd/m2 (nit)
300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU

Adreno 330
Mali-400 MP4

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage

32GB
32GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 64 GB

OS

Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3400 mAh
2100 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Charging

Qi wireless charging
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3"

Video recording

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

Features

OIS, Video light
EIS, Video calling

Front

1.2 MP
1.9 MP

Design

Dimensions

6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches (162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm)
5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

7.37 oz (209.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
4.69 oz (133.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Black, Yellow, Red, White
Black, Gray, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 20(800 DD), 8(900), 3(1800), 1(2100), 7(2600)
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Micro SIM

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, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer

Screen mirroring

 
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
OTG, Video out, Charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 30, 2013
 

FCC ID value: PYAB link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.26 W/kg
 

Body

0.35 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.75 W/kg
 

Buyers information

In The Box

Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide, SIM Door Key
 

Price

$ 749
 
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