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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

577 ppi
534 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

66.27 %
71.22 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12.3 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Flash

LED
Dual LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches (146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm)
6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum, Glass

Resistance

Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Splash, Dust; IP 53

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light

Colors

Gray, Blue, White
Black, Gray, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 530

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB, not expandable
128 GB, not expandable

Available to use

23 GB
 

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging

Location

GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3450 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes, Qi wireless charging
Yes

Talk time

24.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
32.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Stand-by time (3G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 

Internet use

 
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

61.00 hours
130.00 hours

Video playback

16.00 hours
14.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

May 12, 2015
Feb 12, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG890A link
FCC ID value: NM8G-2PW2100 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.29 W/kg
0.89 W/kg

Measured in

 
1900 MHz

Body

0.17 W/kg
0.56 W/kg

Measured in

 
1900 MHz

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.40 W/kg
0.56 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 869
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