Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy S5

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Display

Display size

4.8 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

306 ppi
432 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

65.82 %
69.76 %

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
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus

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

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

Features

Digital image stabilization, Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

1.9 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

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

4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

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

Colors

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

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
 

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC

Processor

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

GPU

Mali-400 MP4
Adreno 330

RAM

1 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS

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

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; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 3.0

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

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

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 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

Battery

Capacity

2100 mAh
2800 mAh

Type

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

Talk time

22.50 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time

34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G)

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

Stand-by time (3G)

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

Music playback

 
67.00 hours

Video playback

 
13.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

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