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Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

386 PPI
424 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

73.91 %
71.51 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 5430
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 405
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB

Available to use

 
23.1 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

3050 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Fast charging

Stand-by time

12.7 days (304 hours)
the average is 21 days (511 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1399 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 18 hours

Music playback

 
53.00 hours

Video playback

 
19.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Night mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
16 megapixels

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches (158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm)
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.33 oz (151 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Metal; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Pearl white, Midnight black, Champagne gold
Black sky, Gold sand, Blue mist, Peach cloud

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

800, 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 MHz
 

Data Speed

 
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

2G Data

 
EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Profiles/ Protocols

 
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Charging, OTG, Mass storage device
Charging, Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Sensors

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

Other

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 30, 2015
Dec 06, 2016

FCC ID value: A3LSMA800F link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA520F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.11 W/kg
0.30 W/kg

Body

0.98 W/kg
0.55 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.10 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.98 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced

Jul 14, 2015
Jan 02, 2017
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