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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels

Pixel density

312 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

67.85 %
65.71 %

Peak brightness

 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Flash

LED
Quad LED

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches (135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

IP 68
IP 67

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, Red

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

Mali-T830 MP2
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

2 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
256 GB, not expandable

Maximum User Storage

9.7 GB
 

Storage expansion

up to 256 GB
 

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x)

Battery

Capacity

2350 mAh
1960 mAh

Talk time (3G)

17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Internet use

 
 

3G

12 hours
12 hours

LTE

16 hours
12 hours

Wi-Fi

17 hours
14 hours

Music playback

41.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
13.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

Yes
Yes

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Apple Pay

Location

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

Other

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

 
T4

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
 

Radio

FM
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
Lightning

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Dec 21, 2016
Sep 07, 2016

FCC ID value: A3LSMA320F link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3091A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.45 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Body

0.74 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.94 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 849
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