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Excellence Score
22.9
19.8
Value for Money Score
49.2
41.3
Price Rs. 17,499 onwards Rs. 17,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Nov, 2013 Feb, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Apple iOS 7.1, Upgradeable to 11 Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow, Expected upgrade to 7.0 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 4 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 640x1136 pixels (~ 326 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features Retina display, Scratch Resistant, LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, Full sRGB standard, Fingerprint-Resistant oleophobic coating on front Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.7 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Dual Core Octa Core
Processor Name A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, M7 motion coprocessor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR Series 6 Adreno 405
RAM 1 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 8.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 1.5 um pixel size, F/2.2 Aperture, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama Shot, Auto HDR, Image/Video Stabilization, Sapphire Crystal Lens Cover, True Tone Flash, BSI Sensor, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Burst mode, Slow Motion Video Recording, Square Mode Shoot, Exposure control, Photo Geo-tagging, Timer mode, Time-lapse video, 3x zoom, Video Geo-tagging Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 1.2 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.4 aperture, Face Detection, HD Video Recording, BSI Sensor, Auto HDR for photos, Exposure control Snap a selfie with your voice or palm, Wide Selfie (merge three photos taken from the left/middle/right into one), Animated Selfie
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.6 mm 6.3 mm
Weight 112 gm 141 gm
Battery Capacity 1440 mAh 2600 mAh
Battery Standby 250 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 10.00 hrs 17.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Web 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 hrs Internet 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 sensor Yes
Other Features TV Out; Noise Filtration; AirDrop file sharing; iCloud Wireless Sync and Backup; iBooks PDF reader; AirPlay; Passbook; Notes; Weather; Stocks; Game Center; Voice Memo; Newsstand Ultra Power Saving Mode; NFC; ANT+ Support; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; Noise Filtration; S-Voice
2-minute Review [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
2-minute Review [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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