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Display

Size

4.6 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

1280 x 720 pixels, 16:9 ratio,
319 PPI
2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
444 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

69.53 %
73.93 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 615

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
64GB (eMMC), not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
USB Power Delivery

Stand-by time (hours)

470 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

19 MP (Laser and PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

HDR, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP (Wide Angle)
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.08 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (129 x 65 x 9.3 mm)
5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.19 oz (147 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Silver, Pink, Blue
Black, Purple, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

MSRP

$ 600
$ 399
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