Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

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Display

Display size

4.8 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

306 ppi
577 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

65.82 %
71.75 %

Peak brightness

300 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 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)
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3"
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling

Front

1.9 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)
5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 inches (142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm)

Weight

4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light

Colors

Black, Gray, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White
Black, Gold, Green, 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, Preset equalizer

Screen mirroring

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

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
 

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-400 MP4
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

1 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 64 GB
 

OS

Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

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 2.0

Features

USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20

UMTS

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

Data

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2100 mAh
2600 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

22.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
26.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G)

11.60 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
 

Music playback

 
58.00 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, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Mar 02, 2015

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMG925A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.24 W/kg

Body

 
0.69 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.25 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.07 W/kg
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