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Display

Size

8.4 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1600 pixels,
359 PPI
1024 x 768 pixels,
160 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body

76.61 %
68.99 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T628 MP6
Adreno 306

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
1.5GB

Internal storage

32GB
16GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.1 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

4900 mAh
4200 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
5 MP (Autofocus)

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD)

Front

2.1 MP
2 MP

Design

Dimensions

8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches (212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm)
8.20 x 5.43 x 0.29 inches (208.3 x 137.9 x 7.4 mm)

Weight

10.51 oz (298.0 g)
the average is 18 oz (514 g)
11.04 oz (313.0 g)
the average is 18 oz (514 g)

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, White
Gray, Blue, White

Phone functionality

Yes
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

Data Speed

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
 

SIM type

Micro SIM
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

MHL
Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out
Mass storage device, Charging

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

May 16, 2014
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMT705 link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.19 W/kg
 

Body

1.01 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
 

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 230
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