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SummarySummary 72 Score 72 Score
Performance Apple A8X
2 GB RAM
iOS 8.1, up to iOS 9.0.2

2 GB RAM
Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Display 9.7 inches
1536 pixels
264 PPI Density
9.7 inches
768 pixels
132 PPI Density
Camera 8 MP (Main)
1.2 MP (Front)
5 MP (Main)
2 MP (Front)
Battery 8600 mAh
Li-Po
6000 mAh
Li-Ion
DisplayDisplay
Screen Size 9.7 inches 9.7 inches
Screen Resolution 1536x2048 pixels 768x1024 pixels
Pixel Density 264 PPI 132 PPI
Display Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
ChipsetChipset
Brand Apple Samsung
Chipset Apple A8X
Processor Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon Quad-core 1.2 GHz
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
GPU PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics)
CameraCamera
Rear Camera Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Front Camera Resolution 1.2 MP 2 MP
Dual Camera
Video
Camera Features Autofocus Autofocus, Geo-Tagging
GeneralGeneral
Operating System iOS Android
OS Version iOS 8.1, up to iOS 9.0.2 Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Weight 437 g 450 g
Dimensions 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm 242.5 x 166.8 x 7.5 mm
Thickness
StorageStorage
Internal Storage 32 GB 16 GB
Card Slot No microSD, up to 128 G
Other 32GB storage, no card slot 16GB storage, microSD card slot
CommunicationCommunication
SIM Card Slots Single SIM
SIM Card Type Micro-SIM
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR v4.1, A2DP
3.5 mm Jack Yes Yes
NFC No
ConnectivityConnectivity
2G
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - A1567
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (3G/LTE model only)
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
GPRS
EDGE
Radio
BatteryBattery
Battery Capacity 8600 mAh 6000 mAh
Battery Type Li-Po Li-Ion
Standby Time
Talk Time Up to 10 h (multimedia) Up to 14 h 30 min (multimedia) (2G) / Up to 40 h (3G)
Other FeaturesOther Features
Fingerprint Scanner
Waterproof
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer Accelerometer, compass
Messaging iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Java No No
Other Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic , Siri natural language commands and dictation , iCloud cloud service , iCloud Keychain , TV-out , Maps , Audio/video player/editor , Organizer , Document viewer/editor , Photo viewer/editor , Voice memo/dial/command , Predictive text input ANT+ support , MP4/H.264 player , MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player , Photo/video editor , Document viewer
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