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Display

Display size

5.6 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels
828 x 1792 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

75.60 %
79.24 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

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

Front

16 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

Dual-Camera
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm)
5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm)

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.84 oz (194 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Blue
Black, Yellow, Blue, Red, White, Rose gold

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
Lightning

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Mali-G71
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

4 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Apple Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Dual SIM

Yes
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2942 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time

 
25.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Talk time (3G)

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 

Music playback

43.00 hours
65.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
16.00 hours

Phone features

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Nov 14, 2017
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMA530F link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.26 W/kg
 

Body

0.76 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.54 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.98 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

 
EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

MSRP price

 
$ 749
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