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Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
444 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

71.91 %
73.93 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.14 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)
5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.19 oz (147 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Blue, Red, White
Black, Purple, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Quad-core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 320
Adreno 615

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 64 GB
 

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging, Video out
Mass storage device

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery

Talk time (3G)

17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 

Music playback

62.00 hours
 

Video playback

11.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 14, 2013
Feb 25, 2019

FCC ID value: A3LGTI9505 link
FCC ID value: A4RG020G link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.50 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Body

0.65 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.17 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.67 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

MSRP price

 
$ 399
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