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Display

Size:

5.0 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 PPI
1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

71.91 %
60.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 8974
Apple A6

Processor:

Quad-core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift, 32 nm

GPU:

Adreno 320
PowerVR SGX543MP3

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)
iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x)

Battery

Capacity:

2600 mAh
1440 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.14 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

EIS
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front:

2 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 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)
3.95 oz (112.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Blue, Red, White
Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800 Lower)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 13(700 c)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 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
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

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:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features:

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

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Infrared, 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, (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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 14, 2013
Sep 12, 2012

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI9505 link
BCG-E2599A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.50 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body:

0.65 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.17 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.67 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:

Mar 14, 2013
Sep 12, 2012
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