Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy S4

VIEW ON AMAZON
VIEW ON AMAZON

Display

Display size

4.8 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

306 ppi
441 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

65.82 %
71.91 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.14 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Digital image stabilization

Front

1.9 megapixels
2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)
5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Features

Notification light
Notification light

Colors

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

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
 

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 8974

Processor

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Quad-core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300

GPU

Mali-400 MP4
Adreno 320

RAM

1 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDXC up to 64 GB

OS

Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging, Video out

HDMI

 
Yes

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18

UMTS

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

Data

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2100 mAh
2600 mAh

Type

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

Talk time

22.50 hours
the average is 20 h (1205 min)
 

Stand-by time

34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

11.60 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)

Music playback

 
62.00 hours

Video playback

 
11.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Mar 14, 2013

 
FCC ID value: A3LGTI9505 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.50 W/kg

Body

 
0.65 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.17 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.67 W/kg
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