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Launch Date (India)Nov, 2013Feb, 2015
Smartphone OSApple iOS 7.1, Upgradeable to 10.1Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size4 inches5.5 inches
Screen Resolution640x1136 pixels (~ 326 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesRetina display, Scratch Resistant, LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, Full sRGB standard, Fingerprint-Resistant oleophobic coating on frontSuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Processor1.7 GHz1.5 GHz
Processor TypeDual CoreOcta Core
Processor NameA7 chip with 64-bit architecture, M7 motion coprocessorQualcomm Snapdragon 615 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUPowerVR Series 6Adreno 405
Camera8.0 MP13.0 MP
Secondary Camera1.2 MP5.0 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
FM RadioYes
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness7.6 mm6.3 mm
Weight112 gm141 gm
Battery Capacity1440 mAh2600 mAh
Battery Standby250 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)10.00 hrs17.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersWeb Browsing Time (3G): 8 hrs, Web Browsing Time (4G): 10 hrs, Web Browsing Time (WiFi): 10 hrs, Video Playback Time: 10 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 40 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
Fingerprint sensorYes
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Premium build, and classy design
  • Compact in-the-hand feel, easy to use with one hand
  • Touch ID fingerprint scanner provides a useful, convenient way to unlock the phone
  • Beautiful display with incredibly accurate colors, excellent brightness output, and great viewing angles
  • iOS 7 is a nice evolution from the previous version, and is as simple, and intuitive as ever
  • Snappy, fluid performance
  • Future proof power package
  • Great on-screen keyboard
  • Excellent web browser
  • Excellent camera with very good low-light performance as well
  • Excellent call quality
  • Bundled iWork app suite
  • 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]
  • Small screen size compared to other flagship phones, means that the video/photo viewing experience is not quite as immersive
  • microSIM/microSD hybrid slot means that full-time dual-SIM users are stuck with only 16GB of storage
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