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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

2.85 in
5.59 in
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mobile Phone
Samsung Galaxy S5
2.78 in
5.65 in
Samsung Galaxy S6 Mobile Phone
Samsung Galaxy S6
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
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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3 editorial reviews
The Galaxy S6 takes Samsung's upscale smartphone line to the next design level with a lustworthy metal-and-glass construction in a handset that matches the iPhone 6 one for one.Read more
Samsung's new flagship for 2015, the Galaxy S6 is a phone of the year contenderRead more
The Galaxy S6 was once the Android standard bearer, but its legacy lives onRead more
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Full Comparison

Hardware

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Operating system
Android 4.4
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Android 5.0
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CPU clock speed
2.5 GHz
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2.1 GHz
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CPU cores
Quad-core
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8-core
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CPU model
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
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Samsung Exynos Octa 7420
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GPU model
Qualcomm Adreno 330
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ARM Mali-T760
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RAM memory
2 GB
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3 GB
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Display

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Screen size
5.1 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
16.7 M
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16.7 M
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Panel type
OLED
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OLED
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Resolution
16.0 Mpx
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16.0 Mpx
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Technology
Super AMOLED
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Super AMOLED
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Pixel density
432.0 ppi
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576.0 ppi
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Screen material
Corning Gorilla Glass 3.0
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Corning Gorilla Glass 4.0
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Dual screen support
yes
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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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Ambient light sensor
yes
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yes
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Multi touch
yes
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yes
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Rear camera

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Resolution
16.0 Mpx
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16.0 Mpx
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Primary lens aperture
2.2 f
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1.9 f
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Primary sensor size
1/2.6"
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N/A
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.)
60.0 fps
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120.0 fps
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Max resolution (highest frame rate)
  • 1920
  • 1080
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  • 1280
  • 720
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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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Digital Image Stabilization
yes
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N/A
Digital zoom
yes
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yes
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Geo-tagging
yes
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yes
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HDR Capture
yes
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yes
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LED Flash
yes
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yes
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Panorama
yes
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yes
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Slow-Mo
yes
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yes
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Touch Focus
yes
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yes
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Face Detection
N/A
yes
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Gesture Shot
N/A
yes
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Optical image stabilization
N/A
yes
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Smile Detection
N/A
yes
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Front camera

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Resolution
16.0 Mpx
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16.0 Mpx
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Storage

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Memory card reader
yes
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no
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Maximum card storage
128GB
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128GB
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Types of memory card supported
  • microSD
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC
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No memory slot
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Dimensions

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Colour of product
  • Black
  • White
  • Gold
  • Blue
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  • White
  • Black
  • Gold
  • Blue
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Material
Plastic
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  • Aluminium
  • Glass
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Height
5.59 in
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5.65 in
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Width
2.85 in
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2.78 in
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Depth
0.32 in
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0.27 in
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Weight
5.11 oz
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4.87 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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no
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Shock resistant
no
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no
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Dust resistant
yes
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N/A

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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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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N/A
Hearth rate monitor
yes
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yes
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ANT+
yes
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yes
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Other features

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IR
yes
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yes
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Built-in stereo speakers
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
Micro-SIM
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Nano-SIM
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DLNA certified
yes
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yes
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Bluetooth
yes
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yes
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Bluetooth version
4.0
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4.1
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Bluetooth profile
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
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  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
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NFC
yes
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yes
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Charging connection
USB
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  • USB
  • Wireless
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Headphone connection
3.5 mm
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3.5 mm
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USB version
3.0/3.1
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2.0
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USB On-The-Go (OTG)
yes
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yes
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Video output
MHL
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MHL
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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
HSPA+
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HSPA+
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Navigation system
GLONASS
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GLONASS
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2G GSM
yes
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yes
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GSM frequencies
  • 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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  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
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3G UMTS
yes
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yes
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UMTS frequences
  • 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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  • 850 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
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CDMA frequences
  • 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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N/A
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
  • 2000 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
  • Regional
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  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
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Mobile hotspot
yes
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yes
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Streaming standards
Miracast
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N/A

Battery

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Replaceable battery
yes
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no
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Battery type
Lithium Ion
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Lithium Ion
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Battery capacity
2800.0 mAh
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2550.0 mAh
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Standby time
390.0 h
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N/A
Talk time
21.0 h
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17.0 h
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Fast charging
yes
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yes
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Wireless charging
yes
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yes
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Fast charging standard
N/A
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge
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Wireless charging standard
N/A
  • PMA
  • QI
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