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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels

Pixel density

424 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.51 %
65.34 %

Peak brightness

 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), 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

16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm
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) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light

Front

16 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)
5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: 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
Gold, Gray, Silver, Red

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-T830 MP3
Apple 3-core GPU

RAM

3 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
256 GB, not expandable

Maximum User Storage

23.1 GB
 

Storage expansion

up to 256 GB
 

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
iOS (12.x, 11.x)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
1821 mAh

Charging

Yes
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time

 
14.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)

Talk time (3G)

16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

13 hours
 

LTE

16 hours
 

Wi-Fi

18 hours
 

Music playback

53.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

19.00 hours
13.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100 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 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
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, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, 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

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
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
Lightning

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
Yes

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Dec 06, 2016
Sep 12, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMA520F link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3174A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.30 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Body

0.55 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.09 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

MSRP price

 
$ 849
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