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Design
Usability
?
C+
A+
B
B-
A-
A-
B
A
A+
B+
B-
A+
C
F
C+
C-
C-
Build Quality
?
C
A+
A-
B-
B
B+
B
A
B
B+
B+
B+
D+
C-
C-
D-
D-
Operating System
?
Android 4.4.2
iOS 8
iOS 8
Android 4.4.4
Android 4.4.4
Android 4.4.2
Android 4.4.4
Android 4.4.2
Android 4.4.4
Android 4.4.3
WP 8.1
Android 4.4
Android 4.2.2
Fire OS 3.5
Android 4.4.2
BlackBerry 10.2
BlackBerry 10
Screen Size (inches)
?
5.1
4.7
5.5
5.7
5.2
5.5
5.2
5
5.2
5
5
4.95
6
4.7
5
5
3.1
Display Resolution
?
1920 x 1080
1334 x 750
1920 x 1080
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080
2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1280 x 720
1280 x 720
1280 x 720
720 x 720
Pixel Density (PPI)
?
432
326
401
515
424
538
565
441
423
442
294
445
245
312
294
295
330
Screen Technology
?
AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
AMOLED
Super LCD
AMOLED
AMOLED
APS LCD
IPS LCD
POLED
IPS LCD
TFT
AMOLED
AMOLED
Weight (ounces)
?
5.11
4.55
6.07
6.21
5.36
5.26
5.96
5.64
5.08
5.11
5.29
4.59
6.24
5.64
4.97
6
4.9
Dimensions (inches)
?
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27
6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28
6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29
5.76 x 2.93 x 0.35
5.65 x 2.89 x 0.44
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37
5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39
5.70 x 2.73 x 0.35
5.49 x 2.78 x 0.33
5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34
6.32 x 3.21 x 0.34
5.48 x 2.62 x 0.35
5.16 x 2.64 x 0.39
5.54 x 2.83 x 0.37
4.71 x 2.63 x 0.41
Cameras
Image Quality
?
A
A
A+
A
B+
A-
B
C
A
B-
B
D
C
D+
C
D
D
Resolution (MP)
?
16
8
8
16
20.7
13
21
4
13
8
10
8
13
13
8
8
8
Aperture Size (F-stop)
?
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.3
2.4
2
2
2.25
N/A
2.2
2.5
2.4
2
N/A
2.2
2.2
Max Video Resolution
?
4K
1080p
1080p
4K
4K
4K
4K
1080p
4K
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
Max Video Frame Rate (fps)
?
120
240
240
60
120
30
30
60
30
30
30
30
60
30
30
30
30
Flash Type
?
LED
Dual LED
Dual LED
LED
LED
Dual LED
Dual LED
Dual LED
Dual LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
Optical Image Stabilization
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Front-Facing Resolution (MP)
?
2
1.2
1.2
3.7
2.2
2.1
2
5
2
2.1
0.9
1.3
2.1
2.1
1.2
2
2
Front-Facing Video Resolution
?
1080p
720p
720p
1440p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
720p
720p
1080p
1080p
720p
720p
720p
Internal Specs
Benchmark Results
?
76%
96%
100%
90%
82%
67%
88%
72%
87%
78%
26%
63%
77%
77%
33%
N/A
N/A
Processor Architecture
?
32-bit
64-bit
64-bit
32-bit
32-bit
32-bit
32-bit
32-bit
32-bit
32-bit
32-bit
32-bit
32-bit
32-bit
32-bit
32-bit
32-bit
Processor Speed (GHz)
?
2.5
1.4
1.4
2.7
2.5
2.5
2.7
2.3
2.5
2.3
1.2
2.26
2.26
2.2
1.2
1.7
1.5
Number of Cores
?
4
2
2
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
2
2
RAM (GB)
?
2
1
1
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
1.5
2
2
Built-In Storage (GB)
?
16/32
16/64/128
16/64/128
32
16/32
32
32/64
16/32
16/32/64
32
16
16/32
32
32/64
8
16
16
Expandable Storage
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Battery Life
Overall Grade
?
B
C
B
B+
A
C
A-
B
C-
B+
B+
D+
A-
C-
C-
D+
D+
Web Browsing Test (hours)
?
9.5
7.5
10
8.7
12.2
7
9.5
9.8
7.6
5.9
N/A
6.2
10
7
7.1
N/A
4.9
Battery Capacity (mAh)
?
2800
1810
2915
3220
3100
3000
3900
2600
2300
2500
2200
2300
3500
2400
2040
2880
2100
Removable Battery
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick Charge 2.0
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wireless Charging
?
Some Models
 
 
 
 
Some Models
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Features
Bluetooth 4.0+
?
 
Bluetooth aptX Audio
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
USB 3.0
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Positional Sensors
?
 
Barometer
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Near Field Communication
?
 
Infrared Blaster
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FM Radio
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fingerprint Scanner
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water Resistant
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Included Headphones
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carriers
Verizon Wireless
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AT&T
 
 
 
 
 
 
T-Mobile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sprint