Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-I747 Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-I747

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S III

4G, Android-4.0.4
Network Much faster max data speeds LTE (100 mbps) vs HSDPA (21 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 5x faster)
Standby time Much more standby time 32.9 days vs 7 days More than 4.5x more standby time, less frequent charging
Internal storage Significantly more internal storage 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 720x1,280 vs 800x480 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 305 PPI vs 216 PPI More than 40% crisper display of text, images and video
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 3.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1500 MHz vs Unknown, 1200 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 30% faster)
Screen size Larger screen 4.8"" vs 4.3"" More than 20% larger screen
Talk time Slightly more talk time 11.7 hours vs 8.6 hours Around 40% more talk time per battery charge
Samsung Galaxy S II

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S II

3.5G, Android-2.3.4
Screen type Super AMOLED Plus Super AMOLED Plus vs Super AMOLED Super AMOLED Plus screens are clearer, thinner, and use less energy
Weight Slightly lighter 116 g vs 133 g More than 10% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 66×125×8 mm vs 71×137×9 mm Around 20% smaller


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Screen type Super AMOLED screens are generally bright and vivid
Galaxy S IIISuper AMOLED
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
8 MP
Thickness Thin
Galaxy S III9 mm
S II8 mm
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
Galaxy S III4.0
S II3.0
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
Galaxy S III32 GB
Network Fast data transfer
Galaxy S IIILTE (100 mbps)
S IIHSDPA (21 mbps)
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies
Galaxy S III1,080 x 1,920 @ 30fps
S II1080p @ 30fps
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Screen size Large screens
Galaxy S III4.8""
S II4.3""
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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