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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

576 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

64.29 %
71.51 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (148.8 x 75.0 x 9.9 mm)
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

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

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Gold, Gray, Green
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

4 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Available to use

23 GB
23.1 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

HSPA
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
Yes

Talk time (3G)

 
16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 18 hours

Music playback

 
53.00 hours

Video playback

 
19.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Apr 22, 2016
Dec 06, 2016

FCC ID value: A3LSMG891A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA520F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.92 W/kg
0.30 W/kg

Body

0.75 W/kg
0.55 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.55 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.92 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 795
 
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