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 %

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), 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

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Self-timer, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.264

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

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

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 oz (171 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 67

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers

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

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 LPDDR2
2 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

up to 64 GB
up to 128 GB

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

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

Battery

Capacity

2100 mAh
2800 mAh

Type

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

Talk time

22.50 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)

Stand-by time

34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)

Talk time (3G)

11.60 hours
the average is 23 h (1389 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1389 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)
 

Music playback

 
67.00 hours

Video playback

 
13.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

 
Google Chrome

supports

HTML, HTML5, Flash
HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter
YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Cellular

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

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

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

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

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

SIM type

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol (ATT), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol (MCAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol (ATT), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol (MCAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Scan Parameters Profile (ScPP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band, Multiple antennas, MIMO

Mobile hotspot

Yes
Yes

Wi-Fi Direct

Yes
Yes

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.0

Connector

microUSB
microUSB

Features

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

HDMI

 
Yes

Charging connector

microUSB
microUSB

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Notification light (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator
Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Health management

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk, ChatON
Hangouts / Google Talk, ChatON

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
MHL

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Features

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

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, AMR, OGG
MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, Flash Video, MKV, WebM

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Availability

Officially announced

May 03, 2012
Feb 24, 2014