Samsung Galaxy S vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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Display

Size

4.0 inches
4.8 inches

Resolution

800 x 480 pixels,
233 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels,
306 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

57.88 %
65.82 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
300 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen

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

Hardware

System chip

 
Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412

Processor

Single core, 1000 MHz
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU

Yes
Mali-400 MP4

RAM

0.5GB
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage

16GB
32GB

Storage expansion

microSDHC up to 32 GB
microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type

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

Battery

Capacity

1500 mAh
2100 mAh

Type

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Video calling
EIS, Video calling

Front

0.3 MP VGA
1.9 MP

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)

Weight

4.16 oz (118.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.69 oz (133.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic

Features

 
Notification light

Keys

 
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

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

Cellular

UMTS

900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

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

SIM type

 
Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

 
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

DLNA
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink

Radio

FM, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s)

 
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

3.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n
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, Charging
OTG, Video out, Charging

Location

A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

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
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