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Launch

Announced 2014, September 2017, March
Status Available. Released 2014, September Available. Released 2017, April

Network

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1522 (GSM), A1522 (CDMA), A1524 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1522 (GSM), A1522 (CDMA), A1524 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700) - A1522 GSM, A1522 CDMA 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), 28(700), 32(1500), 66(1700/2100), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes

Body

Dimensions 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm (6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 in) 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in)
Weight 172 g (6.07 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~67.8% screen-to-body ratio) 5.8 inches (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density) 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Platform

OS iOS 8, upgradable to iOS 9.3.2, planned upgrade to iOS 10 Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Apple A8 Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based) Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core graphics) Adreno 540

Memory

Card Slot No microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model
Internal 16/64/128 GB, 1 GB RAM DDR3 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

Camera

Primary 8 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features 1/3" sensor size, 1.5 µm pixel size, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama) 1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, dual-video rec
Secondary 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR

Sound

Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Voice 67dB / Noise 65dB / Ring 66dB Yes
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes

Comms

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only) Yes
Radio No No
USB v2.0, reversible connector 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features

Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5 (Safari) HTML5
Java No No

Battery

Battery Non-removable Li-Po 2915 mAh battery (11.1 Wh) Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 24 h (3G) Up to 20 h (3G)

Misc

Colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
Price group 9/10 (About 700 EUR) About 700 EUR