Google Nexus 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III - specs comparison - PhoneArena

Google Nexus 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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Display

Size:

4.7 inches
4.8 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 768 pixels, 318 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels, 306 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

68.49 %
65.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

300 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412

Processor:

Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

Adreno 320
Mali-400 MP4

RAM:

2GB LPDDR2
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

16GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2)
Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

2100 mAh
2100 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Charging:

Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Sensor size: 1/4"
Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3"

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling
EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.3 MP
1.9 MP

Design

Dimensions:

5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 inches (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm)
5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

4.90 oz (139.0 g)
4.69 oz (133.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass
Back: Plastic

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, White
Black, Gray, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White

Cellular

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort, TV-out
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging
OTG, Video out, Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 07, 2012

FCC ID value:

ZNFE960

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.55 W/kg

Body:

1.27 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.50 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.27 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box:

USB sync/charge cable, AC Adapter and cable, SIM ejection tool, Safety and Warranty information, Quick start guide

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 29, 2012
May 03, 2012
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