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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

577 ppi
267 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
 

Screen-to-body ratio

66.27 %
68.80 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
 

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Effects

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches (146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm)
6.14 x 3.06 x 0.38 inches (156 x 77.7 x 9.7 mm)

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.12 oz (174 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
 

Resistance

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

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

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

Colors

Gray, Blue, White
Gray

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
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, MOV, MKV, WebM
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 8917

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 308

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
2 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32 GB, not expandable
16 GB

Available to use

23 GB
7 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (7.1 Nougat)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

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

Charging connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T3
M3, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20
Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 29, 30

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

2G Data

EDGE
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3140 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Yes, Qi wireless charging
 

Talk time

24.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Stand-by time

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

Talk time (3G)

 
17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
10.0 days (240 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
53.00 hours

Video playback

16.00 hours
 

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
Haptic feedback

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes, Memo
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Direct Push e-mail, Push e-mail
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

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
Oct 15, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG890A link
FCC ID value: SRQ-Z971 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.29 W/kg
0.87 W/kg

Body

0.17 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.31 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.40 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 99

Availability

Officially announced

Jun 08, 2015
Jul 14, 2017
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