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Samsung Galaxy S III Remove phone

Posted: 03 May 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Remove phone

Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T
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Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T Remove phone

Posted: 31 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UIAndroid (4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz UX UIAndroid (2.3.6, 2.3.4)
Dimensions5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm)4.96 x 2.60 x 0.35 inches (126 x 66 x 9 mm)
Weight4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.30 oz (122 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
Body materialPolycarbonate  
Display
Physical size4.8 inches4.0 inches4.3 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

306 ppi233 ppi217 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Super AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED Plus
Screen-to-body ratio65.82 %59.55 %63.25 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels8 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.6 F2.6
Camera sensor size1/3" 1/3.2"
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingAutofocus, Smile detection, Panorama
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Video callingDigital image stabilization, Video callingVideo light, Video calling
Front-facing camera1.9 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA2 megapixels
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Samsung Exynos 4 (4412)STE U8420Samsung Exynos
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1000 MHzDual core, 1200 MHz, Exnyos C210
Graphics processorARM Mali-400/MP4Mali-400MPYes
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB16 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB
Battery
Talk time22.50 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
14.16 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
8.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
Stand-by time34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
Talk time (3G)11.60 hours
the average is 15 h (907 min)
7.83 hours
the average is 15 h (907 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 23 days (555 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 23 days (555 h)
 
Capacity2100 mAh1500 mAh1650 mAh
Wireless chargingOptional  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, Picasa/Google+, Twitter
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
Micro SIMYes  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS, GlonassA-GPS
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)YesYes
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.03.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesUSB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
HDMIvia microUSB via microUSB
OtherNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, MirrorLinkDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncML
Other features
NotificationsService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone(s)YesYes 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Hearing aid compatibility  M3, T3
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Availability
Officially announced03 May 201211 Oct 201230 Aug 2011
Shopping information
MSRP price  $ 550

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