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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

5.1 inches
4.8 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 432 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels, 306 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

69.76 %
65.82 %

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 330
Mali-400 MP4

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

32GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

2800 mAh
2100 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3"

Video recording:

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

Features:

HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling

Front:

2.1 MP
1.9 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

5.11 oz (145.0 g)
4.69 oz (133.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)

Features:

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

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

MHL
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 3.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out
OTG, Video out, Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 24, 2014
May 03, 2012
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