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Design
Usability
?
C+
A-
A+
B-
B
A-
A-
A
B
A+
B+
B-
A+
C
C+
F
C-
C-
Build Quality
?
C
B+
A+
B-
A-
B
B+
A
B
B
B+
B+
B+
D+
C-
C-
D-
D-
Operating System
?
Android 4.4.2
Android 5.0.2
iOS 8
Android 4.4.4
iOS 8
Android 4.4.4
Android 4.4.2
Android 4.4.2
Android 4.4.4
Android 4.4.4
Android 4.4.3
WP 8.1
Android 4.4
Android 4.2.2
Android 4.4.2
Fire OS 3.5
BlackBerry 10.2
BlackBerry 10
Screen Size (inches)
?
5.1
5.1
4.7
5.7
5.5
5.2
5.5
5
5.2
5.2
5
5
4.95
6
5
4.7
5
3.1
Display Resolution
?
1920 x 1080
2560 x 1440
1334 x 750
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080
2560 x 1440
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
577
326
515
401
424
538
441
565
423
442
294
445
245
294
312
295
330
Screen Technology
?
AMOLED
AMOLED
IPS LCD
AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super LCD
AMOLED
AMOLED
AMOLED
APS LCD
IPS LCD
POLED
TFT
IPS LCD
AMOLED
AMOLED
Weight (ounces)
?
5.11
4.87
4.55
6.21
6.07
5.36
5.26
5.64
5.96
5.08
5.11
5.29
4.59
6.24
4.97
5.64
6
4.9
Dimensions (inches)
?
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27
6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33
6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29
5.76 x 2.93 x 0.35
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37
5.65 x 2.89 x 0.44
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
5.16 x 2.64 x 0.39
5.48 x 2.62 x 0.35
5.54 x 2.83 x 0.37
4.71 x 2.63 x 0.41
Cameras
Image Quality
?
A
A
A
A
A+
B+
A-
C
B
A
B-
B
D
C
C
D+
D
D
Resolution (MP)
?
16
16
8
16
8
20.7
13
4
21
13
8
10
8
13
8
13
8
8
Aperture Size (F-stop)
?
2.2
1.9
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.3
2.4
2
2
2.25
N/A
2.2
2.5
2.4
N/A
2
2.2
2.2
Max Video Resolution
?
4K
4K
1080p
4K
1080p
4K
4K
1080p
4K
4K
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
Max Video Frame Rate (fps)
?
120
30
240
60
240
120
30
60
30
30
30
30
30
60
30
30
30
30
Flash Type
?
LED
LED
Dual LED
LED
Dual 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
5
1.2
3.7
1.2
2.2
2.1
5
2
2
2.1
0.9
1.3
2.1
1.2
2.1
2
2
Front-Facing Video Resolution
?
1080p
1440p
720p
1440p
720p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
720p
720p
1080p
720p
1080p
720p
720p
Internal Specs
Benchmark Results
?
63%
100%
89%
75%
93%
70%
54%
61%
74%
74%
65%
25%
54%
63%
30%
60%
N/A
N/A
Processor Architecture
?
32-bit
64-bit
64-bit
32-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
Processor Speed (GHz)
?
2.5
1.8
1.4
2.7
1.4
2.5
2.5
2.3
2.7
2.5
2.3
1.2
2.26
2.26
1.2
2.2
1.7
1.5
Number of Cores
?
4
8
2
4
2
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
2
2
RAM (GB)
?
2
3
1
3
1
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
2
1.5
2
2
2
Built-In Storage (GB)
?
16/32
32/64/128
16/64/128
32
16/64/128
16/32
32
16/32
32/64
16/32/64
32
16
16/32
32
8
32/64
16
16
Expandable Storage
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Battery Life
Overall Grade
?
B
B-
C
B+
B
A
C
B
A-
C-
B+
B+
D+
A-
C-
C-
D+
D+
Web Browsing Test (hours)
?
9.5
8.5
7.5
8.7
10
12.2
7
9.8
9.5
7.6
5.9
N/A
6.2
10
7.1
7
N/A
4.9
Battery Capacity (mAh)
?
2800
2550
1810
3220
2915
3100
3000
2600
3900
2300
2500
2200
2300
3500
2040
2400
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