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Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

2.64 in
5.44 in
Apple iPhone 7 Mobile Phone
Apple iPhone 7
2.85 in
5.59 in
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mobile Phone
Samsung Galaxy S5
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
3 editorial reviews
The A10 Fusion chip screams. The camera takes great photos with no effort. But the iPhone 7's missing headphone jack has made my life a little harder, and that's too bad.Read more
Updated with our thoughts on the new Product (RED) versionRead more
iPhone 7 review: The iPhone 7 has arrived missing key features, but introducing some brand new ones. We'll cover everything from the headphone jack to the new camera and battery life in our full review of the iPhone 7.Read more
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2 editorial reviews
Galaxy S5 Review Update: Is it still worth considering now it has Android 5.0 Lollipop?Read more
Powerful, with a fantastic camera and incredible battery life, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was a superb smartphone flagshipRead more
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User rating
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4.7 out of 5
3 user ratings
5 stars
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4 stars
33 %
3 stars
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2 stars
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Full Comparison

Hardware

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Operating system
Apple iOS 11
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Android 4.4
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CPU clock speed
2.3 GHz
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2.5 GHz
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CPU cores
Quad-core
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Quad-core
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CPU model
Apple A10 Fusion
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
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GPU model
PowerVR GT7600
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Qualcomm Adreno 330
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RAM memory
2 GB
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2 GB
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Display

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Screen size
4.7 in
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5.1 in
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Touchscreen
yes
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yes
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Number of colors
16.7M
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16.7M
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Panel type
LCD
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OLED
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Resolution
12.0 Mpx
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16.0 Mpx
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Technology
  • IPS TFT
  • Retina HD display with IPS technology
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  • AMOLED
  • Super AMOLED
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Pixel density
326.0 ppi
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432.0 ppi
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Screen material
Fingerprint-resistant coating
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Corning Gorilla Glass 3.0
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Dual screen support
no
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yes
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Scratch resistant display
yes
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yes
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HDR
no
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no
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Multi touch
yes
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yes
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Rear camera

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Resolution
12.0 Mpx
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16.0 Mpx
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Primary lens aperture
1.8 f
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2.2 f
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Primary sensor size
1/3"
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1/2.6"
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Video recording
yes
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yes
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Highest video resolution
  • 4096
  • 2160
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  • 4096
  • 2160
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Maximum FPS at the highest resolution
30.0 fps
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30.0 fps
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Maximum FPS (regardless of res.)
240.0 fps
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60.0 fps
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Max resolution (highest frame rate)
  • 1280
  • 720
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  • 1920
  • 1080
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Autofocus
yes
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yes
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Burst Mode
yes
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yes
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Optical zoom
2x
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N/A
Digital zoom
yes
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yes
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Face detection
yes
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N/A
Geo-tagging
yes
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yes
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Gesture Shot
yes
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N/A
HDR Capture
yes
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yes
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LED Flash
yes
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yes
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Optical image stabilization
yes
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N/A
Panorama
yes
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yes
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Smile detection
yes
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N/A
Touch focus
yes
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yes
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Digital Image Stabilization
N/A
yes
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Slow-Mo
N/A
yes
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Front camera

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Resolution
12.0 Mpx
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16.0 Mpx
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Face detection
yes
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N/A
HDR mode
Auto HDR mode
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N/A
Lens aperture
F/2.2
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N/A
Light source
Retina Flash
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N/A

Storage

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Internal storage
  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB
  • 32 GB
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  • 16 GB
  • 32 GB
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Memory card reader
no
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yes
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Types of memory card supported
No memory slot
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  • microSD
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC
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Maximum card storage
N/A
128GB
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Dimensions

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Colour of product
  • Red
  • Rose gold
  • Gold
  • Jet black
  • Silver
  • Black
  • White
  • Brown
  • Grey
  • Pink
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  • Black
  • Blue
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Silver
  • Turquoise
  • White
  • Yellow
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Material
Aluminum
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Plastic
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Height
5.44 in
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5.59 in
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Width
2.64 in
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2.85 in
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Depth
0.28 in
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0.32 in
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Weight
4.87 oz
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5.11 oz
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Physical keyboard/numpad
no
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no
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Water resistant
yes
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yes
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Shock resistant
no
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no
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Dust resistant
yes
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yes
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Sensors

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Accelerometer
yes
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yes
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Proximity
yes
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yes
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Digital compass
yes
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yes
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Ambient light sensor
yes
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yes
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Fingerprint
yes
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yes
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Gyroscope
yes
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yes
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Barometer
yes
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yes
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Pedometer
yes
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yes
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Hearth rate monitor
N/A
yes
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ANT+
N/A
yes
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Connectivity

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Dual sim support
no
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no
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Sim card size
Nano-SIM
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Micro-SIM
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DLNA certified
no
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yes
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Bluetooth
yes
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yes
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Bluetooth version
4.2
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4.0
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Bluetooth profile
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
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  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
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Bluetooth codec
  • AAC
  • SBC
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  • SBC
  • aptX
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NFC
yes
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yes
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Charging connection
Lightning
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USB
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Video output
Manufacturer specific
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MHL
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Headphone connection
N/A
3.5 mm
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USB version
N/A
3.0/3.1
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USB On-The-Go (OTG)
N/A
yes
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Celluar

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Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yes
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yes
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Wireless networking standard
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
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  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
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Data transmission
  • DC-HSDPA
  • EDGE
  • FDD-LTE
  • GPRS
  • HSPA+
  • HSUPA
  • LTE
  • LTE Advanced
  • TD-LTE
  • TDD-LTE
  • VoLTE
  • VoWiFi
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HSPA+
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Navigation system
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Galileo
  • QZSS
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GLONASS
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2G GSM
yes
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yes
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GSM frequencies
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
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  • 700 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2000 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
  • Regional
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3G UMTS
yes
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yes
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UMTS frequences
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
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  • 700 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2000 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
  • Regional
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CDMA frequences
  • 800 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2000 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
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  • 700 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2000 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
  • Regional
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4G LTE
yes
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yes
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LTE frequencies
  • 700 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
  • 2300 MHz
  • 2500 MHz
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  • 700 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2000 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
  • Regional
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Mobile hotspot
yes
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yes
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Streaming standards
N/A
Miracast
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Battery

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Replaceable battery
no
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yes
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Battery type
Lithium ion
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Lithium ion
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Battery capacity
1960.0 mAh
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2800.0 mAh
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Standby time
240.0 h
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390.0 h
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Talk time
14.0 h
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21.0 h
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Fast charging
no
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yes
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Wireless charging
no
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yes
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Wireless charging standard
N/A
  • PMA
  • QI
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