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Excellence Score24.031.0
Value for Money Score52.867.4
PriceRs. 15,999 onwardsRs. 14,480 onwards
Launch Date (India)Nov, 2013Sep, 2016
Smartphone OSApple iOS 7.1, Upgradeable to 11Android 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 frontIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Processor1.7 GHz1.6 GHz
Processor TypeDual CoreOcta Core
Processor NameA7 chip with 64-bit architecture, M7 motion coprocessorExynos 7870
GPUPowerVR Series 6Mali-T830MP2
RAM1 GB3 GB
VoLTEYes
Camera8.0 MP13.0 MP
Secondary Camera1.2 MP8.0 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
FM RadioYes
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Thickness7.6 mm8 mm
Weight112 gm167 gm
Battery Capacity1440 mAh3300 mAh
Battery Standby250 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)10.00 hrs21.00 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): 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): 16 hrs, Video Playback Time (Hours): 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Hours): 84 hrs
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
  • Full metal unibody design, and good build quality
  • Rounded sides make it comfortable to hold
  • The fingerprint scanner is generally quick and easy to use
  • Very good display - bright and vivid with decent sunlight legibility - great for watching videos and games
  • Samsung's UI over Android 6.0 is neat and simple while adding a number of additional features like one-handed operation mode, smart alert makes the phone vibrate when you pick it up to notify you about missed calls and messages, easy mute, S bike mode, Ultra data saving mode, and locking/privacy options
  • Decent all-round performance - handles almost everything you throw at it - including games, and multi-tasking
  • Decent rear and front cameras under daylight conditions - most of the shots taken by the smartphone have decent colours and are crisp - and the handset is able to lock focus quickly
  • Video recording quality is decent too and audio is also crisp
  • Decent loudspeaker output
  • Good call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Small screen size compared to other flagship phones, means that the video/photo viewing experience is not quite as immersive
  • Lacks ambient light sensor, gyroscope and magnetic sensor
  • The fingerprint scanner works well mostly, but can be iffy at times
  • Low light camera performance could have been better
  • Tends to crash/heat-up occasionally when put under stress
  • Lacks support for quick charging (which is present in some of its competitors)
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