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Display

Display size

5.8 inches
4.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

570 ppi
326 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

84.26 %
65.71 %
67.58 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Second camera

 
 
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
 
Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus

Specifications

 
 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

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

Front

8 megapixels
7 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink, Blue
Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Rose gold, Jet black
Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Rose gold, Jet black

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
Lightning
Lightning

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
 
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

4 GB
2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
256 GB, not expandable
256 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 
 

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0, EDR
4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Video out
Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Apple Pay
Apple Pay

Other

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), 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, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 
 

VoLTE

 
Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
1960 mAh
2900 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
 
 

Talk time

30.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

 
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

88.00 hours
40.00 hours
60.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
13.00 hours
12.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
 
 

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 
 

Date approved

Apr 06, 2017
Sep 07, 2016
Sep 07, 2016

FCC ID value: A3LSMG950U link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3091A link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3087A link

Measured SAR

 
 
 

Head

0.49 W/kg
1.19 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Body

0.48 W/kg
1.09 W/kg
1.10 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.53 W/kg
1.56 W/kg
1.52 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.46 W/kg
1.14 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 849
$ 969
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