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Display

Display size

5.0 inches
4.8 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
306 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.91 %
65.82 %
60.82 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 8974
Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412
Apple A6

Processor

Quad-core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift, 32 nm

GPU

Adreno 320
Mali-400 MP4
PowerVR SGX543MP3

RAM

2 GB
1 GB
1 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
32 GB
64 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDXC up to 64 GB
 

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)
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)

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
2100 mAh
1440 mAh

Type

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Video recording

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

Features

Digital image stabilization
Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

2 megapixels
1.9 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 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 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Features

Notification light
Notification light
 

Colors

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

VoLTE

Yes
 
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
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, 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, OTG, Charging, Video out
OTG, Video out, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

HDMI

Yes
 
 

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
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

Shopping information

In The Box

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