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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 3120 pixels

Pixel density

577 ppi
563 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

66.27 %
83.66 %

Peak brightness

 
600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.5; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.1"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 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
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Dual-Camera, Autofocus

Design

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches (146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm)
5.98 x 2.83 x 0.33 inches (151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm)

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

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

Biometrics

 
3D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Gray, Blue, White
 

Colors

 
Aurora black, Platinum gray, Carmine red

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
32-Bit DAC, DTS:X Virtual Surround, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 640

RAM

3 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

32 GB, not expandable
128 GB

Maximum User Storage

23 GB
106 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 2000 GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

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 Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3500 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes, Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Qi wireless charging

Talk time

24.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
17.2 days (412 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Stand-by time (3G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)
 

Music playback

61.00 hours
 

Video playback

16.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
Phone profiles

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 15, 2019

FCC ID value: A3LSMG890A link
FCC ID value: ZNFG820UM link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.29 W/kg
0.98 W/kg

Body

0.17 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.40 W/kg
1.29 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.88 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
USB Type-C cable, Quick Charge 3.0 charger, SIM tray opener, Clear case, Stereo headset

MSRP price

 
$ 820
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