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Display

Size:

4.5 inches
4.8 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution:

800 x 480 pixels, 207 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels, 306 PPI
1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

TFT
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

64.24 %
65.82 %
60.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

300 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412
Apple A6

Processor:

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift, 32 nm

GPU:

Adreno 306
Mali-400 MP4
PowerVR SGX543MP3

RAM:

1GB
1GB LPDDR2
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

8GB
32GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x)

Battery

Capacity:

2000 mAh
2100 mAh
1440 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3"
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front:

2 MP
1.9 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.17 x 2.69 x 0.35 inches (131.3 x 68.4 x 8.8 mm)
5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:

4.59 oz (130.0 g)
4.69 oz (133.0 g)
3.95 oz (112.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gray, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White
Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 13(700 c)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 40(2300)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
TV-out

Radio:

FM, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
OTG, Video out, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 02, 2014
Sep 12, 2012

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG3609 link
BCG-E2599A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.53 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body:

0.54 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

0.58 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.54 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box:

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

May 03, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
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