Samsung Galaxy S vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy S5

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Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.8 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution:

800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels, 306 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 432 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

57.88 %
65.82 %
69.76 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

300 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm

GPU:

Yes
Mali-400 MP4
Adreno 330

RAM:

0.5GB
1GB LPDDR2
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

16GB
32GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB
microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (2.3.5, 2.3, 2.2, 2.1)
Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh
2100 mAh
2800 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features:

Video calling
EIS, Video calling
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
1.9 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

4.82 x 2.53 x 0.39 inches (122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm)
5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)

Weight:

4.16 oz (118.0 g)
4.69 oz (133.0 g)
5.11 oz (145.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)

Features:

Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

SRS WOW HD
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
MHL

Radio:

FM, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

3.0
4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 3.0

Features:

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

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncML
NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2010

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI9000 link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.33 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.39 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Buyers information

Price:

$ 600

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 23, 2010
May 03, 2012
Feb 24, 2014
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