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 %

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 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

Software Features

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

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.264

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)

Video capture

 
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

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 2.76 x 0.28 inches (142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm)

Weight

4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light

Keys

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
 

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

Music player

 
 

Filter by

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

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, MOV, Flash Video, MKV, WebM

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 LPDDR2
3 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 64 GB
 

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

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

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), SIM Access (SAP)

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

Charging connector

microUSB
microUSB

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

Hearing aid compatible

 
M4, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20

UMTS

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

GSM

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

2G Data

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

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
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 (1250 min)
26.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

11.60 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

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

Music playback

 
58.00 hours

Video playback

 
13.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5, Flash
HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support

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

Phone features

Notifications

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

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

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

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk, ChatON
Hangouts / Google Talk

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

Availability

Officially announced

May 03, 2012
Mar 01, 2015
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