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Samsung Galaxy S III AT&T vs Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro

Samsung Galaxy S III AT&T Remove phone

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PA Rating - 9.3
User Rating - 8.7

Posted: 03 May 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8
User Rating - 9

Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.3, 4.2, 4.1, 4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UIAndroid (4.1, 4.0) 
Dimensions5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)5.04 x 2.72 x 0.51 inches (128 x 69 x 13 mm) 
Weight4.73 oz (134 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.6 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Body materialPolycarbonate  
Rugged Water, Dust, Shock resistant 
MIL-STD-810 certified Yes 
Display
Physical size4.8 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution720 x 1280 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 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 AMOLED 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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  
Camera sensor size1/3"  
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-timerAutofocus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.9 megapixels1.3 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 
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.

Dual core, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorAdreno 225Adreno 225 
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.

2048 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time8.00 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
11.00 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
 
Stand-by time8.3 days (199 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity2100 mAh1850 mAh 
Wireless chargingOptional  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz 
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSPA (unspecified), 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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSB  
OtherNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights (Multiple color), Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/sYes  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-Talk 
Availability
Officially announced04 Jun 201228 Sep 2012 

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