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Launch Date (India)Jan, 2015Feb, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 7.0Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5 inches5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Processor1.2 GHz1.5 GHz
Processor TypeQuad CoreOcta Core
Processor NameN/AQualcomm Snapdragon 615 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUN/AAdreno 405
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness6.7 mm6.3 mm
Weight123 gm141 gm
Battery Capacity2300 mAh2600 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)15.00 hrs17.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): 8 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 8 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): 11 hrs, Video Playback Time: 12 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 68 hrsInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 11 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Hours): Up to 54 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Beautiful design, and exceptional build quality
  • Good ergonomics - very comfortable to hold and use with one hand
  • Excellent AMOLED screen with great contrast, deep blacks and vivid colors
  • Android with TouchWiz interface which adds a number of useful features including the multi-window mode
  • Fast fluid performance
  • Excellent audio output quality
  • Very good camera
  • Good call quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Solid build quality
  • Beautiful, slender metal frame design
  • Good in-hand feel
  • Brilliant Super AMOLED display, that can be tuned to your liking with "display modes"
  • Android interface with Touchwiz
  • Good speed/performance
  • Decent camera
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good battery life
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Average speaker loudness
  • microSIM/microSD hybrid slot means that full-time dual-SIM users are stuck with only 16GB of storage
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