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Summary
87%
85%
Performance

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895

4 GB RAM

Snapdragon 821

4 GB RAM

Display

5.8" (14.73 cm)

1440x2960 px, 568 PPI

5.5" (13.97 cm)

QHD (2k), 534 PPI

Rear Camera

12 MP

Single Camera

12.3 MP

Single Camera

Front Camera

8 MP

Single Camera

8 MP

Single Camera

Battery

3000 mAh

20 h talktime (3G)

3450 mAh

32 h talktime (3G)

Storage

64 GB

256 GB (Expandable)

32 GB

Non Expandable

Expert Rating
User Rating

★★★★★
★★★★★

4.6/5 based on 31,139 ratings

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4.5/5 based on 1,311 ratings

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General
Launch Date

May 5, 2017 (Official)

October 13, 2016 (Official)

Operating System

Android v7.0 (Nougat)

Android v7.1 (Nougat)

Custom UI

Stock

Performance
Very Good
Very Good
Chipset

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

CPU

Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Quad core (2.15 GHz, Dual core, Kryo + 1.6 GHz, Dual core, Kryo)

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Fabrication

14 nm

Graphics

Mali-G71 MP20

Adreno 530

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

RAM Type

LPDDR4

LPDDR4

Display
Excellent
Very Good
Display Type

Super AMOLED

AMOLED

Screen Size

5.8 " (14.73 cm)

5.5 " (13.97 cm)

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels

1440 x 2560 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9

Pixel Density

568 ppi

534 ppi

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

84.57 %

71.04 %

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v5,

Corning Gorilla Glass v4,

Bezel-less display

Touch Screen

, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Design
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 148.9 mm
Width: 68.1 mm
Thickness: 8.0 mm

Height: 154.7 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Thickness: 8.5 mm

Weight

155 grams

168 grams

Build Material

Case: Metal
Back: Metal

Case: Metal
Back: Metal

Colours

Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold, Burgundy Red

Black, Blue, Silver

Waterproof

, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68

Ruggedness

Dust proof

Camera
Main Camera
Camera Setup

Single

Single

Resolution

12 MP f/1.7, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 2.55" sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size)

12.3 MP f/2.0, Primary Camera(2.3" sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size)

Sensor

Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor

Exmor-R CMOS image sensor

Autofocus

, Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus

, Phase Detection autofocus, Laser autofocus

OIS

No

Flash

, Dual-color LED Flash

, Dual LED Flash

Image Resolution

4000 x 3000 Pixels

4032 x 3024 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

8 x Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Digital image stabilization
Face detection
Touch to focus

Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus

Video Recording

3840x2160 @ 30 fps
1920x1080 @ 60 fps
1280x720 @ 120 fps

3840x2160 @ 30 fps
1920x1080 @ 120 fps
1280x720 @ 240 fps

Front Camera
Very Good
Good
Camera Setup

Single

Single

Resolution

8 MP f/1.7, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(25 mm focal length, 3.6" sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size)

8 MP f/2.4, Primary Camera

Autofocus

Flash

, Screen flash

No

Camera Features

Wide Angle Selfie

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery
Good
Good
Capacity

3000 mAh

3450 mAh

Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

Removable

No

No

TalkTime

Up to 20 Hours(3G)

Up to 32 Hours(3G)

Wireless Charging

Quick Charging

, Fast

, Fast

USB Type-C

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

64 GB

32 GB

Expandable Memory

, Up to 256 GB

No

User Available Storage

Up to 52.3 GB

USB OTG

Storage Type

UFS 2.0

Network & Connectivity
SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Single SIM, GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano

Network Support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

VoLTE

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
150 Mbit/s ↑ 1024 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 16)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1500(band 21) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
150 Mbit/s ↑ 1024 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 16)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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Wi-Fi

, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO

, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz

Wi-Fi Features

Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Hotspot

Bluetooth

, v5.0

, v4.2

GPS

with A-GPS, Glonass

with A-GPS, Glonass

NFC

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia
FM Radio

No

No

Loudspeaker

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Sensors
Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Rear

Back

Heart Rate Monitor

IRIS Scanner

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope