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Display

Size

4.3 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

854 x 480 pixels,
228 PPI
2560 x 1440 pixels,
577 PPI

Technology

TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

60.85 %
70.48 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, Krait
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 305
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

1GB LPDDR2
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

8GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDHC up to 32 GB
 

OS

Android (4.2.2, 4.1.2)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

1750 mAh
2550 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
Fast charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Stand-by time (hours)

498 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling

Front

0.3 MP VGA
5 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.07 x 2.56 x 0.38 inches (128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, Red, White
Black, Gold, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)

UMTS

900, 2100 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer, Sound effects

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 
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