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Display

Size:

5.0 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 443 PPI
2560 x 1440 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 576 PPI

Technology:

TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

68.91 %
72.30 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

855 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor:

Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Adreno 320
Adreno 530

RAM:

2GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 11 GB
32GB (UFS), available to use: 24.5 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB
microSDXC up to 200 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

2330 mAh
3000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

13.1 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

HDR, EIS, Video calling
HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

2.2 MP
5 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (139 x 71 x 7.9 mm)
5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.15 oz (146.0 g)
5.36 oz (152.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP57
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Purple, White
Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, White, Pink gold

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800 Lower)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850)

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-out
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3
M4, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 19, 2013
Feb 12, 2016

FCC ID value:

PY7PM-0280 link
A3LSMG930F link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.52 W/kg
0.43 W/kg

Body:

0.61 W/kg
1.06 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.57 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.10 W/kg
1.03 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 699

In The Box:

Quick charger EP881, USB media cable, Wired Headset EX300AP, Internal battery

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 07, 2013
Feb 21, 2016
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