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Launch

Announced 2015, July 2016, September
Status Available. Released 2015, August Available. Released 2016, September

Network

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1661, A1784
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - A1661, A1784
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - A1661, A1784
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes

Body

Dimensions 158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 in) 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)
Weight 151 g (5.33 oz) 188 g (6.63 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM

Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches (~73.8% screen-to-body ratio) 5.5 inches (~67.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~386 ppi pixel density) 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating

Platform

OS Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop) iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 10.3.2
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Apple A10 Fusion
CPU Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
GPU Adreno 405 PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)

Memory

Card Slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) No
Internal 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 32/128/256 GB, 3 GB RAM

Camera

Primary 16 MP, f/1.9, 31mm, autofocus, LED flash, Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR 1/3" sensor size @ 28mm, 1/3.6" sensor size @ 56mm, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 1080p@30fps, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.9, 23mm, 1080p 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama

Sound

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 75dB Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Jack Yes No

Comms

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant) Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes Yes (Apple Pay only)
Radio FM radio, RDS, recording No
USB microUSB v2.0 2.0, reversible connector

Features

Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, compass Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 HTML5 (Safari)
Java No No

Battery

Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery (11.1 Wh)
Talk time Up to 17 h (3G) Up to 21 h (3G)

Misc

Colors Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red
Price group 8/10 (About 440 EUR) About 900 EUR