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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density

312 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

67.85 %
60.82 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
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, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Flash

LED
Dual 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
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
1.2 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)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Glass

Resistance

Water, Dust
 

IP certified

IP 68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T830 MP2
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

2 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
128 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, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

2350 mAh
1624 mAh

Stand-by time

 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G)

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

Internet use

 
 

3G

12 hours
12 hours

LTE

16 hours
13 hours

Wi-Fi

17 hours
13 hours

Music playback

41.00 hours
50.00 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, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29

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

CDMA

 
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

 
M3, T4

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
 

Radio

FM
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Dec 21, 2016
Mar 21, 2016

FCC ID value: A3LSMA320F link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3042A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.45 W/kg
1.16 W/kg

Body

0.74 W/kg
1.17 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.94 W/kg
1.17 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 499
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