Features Key features of the Galaxy S III  vs DEFY XT 

screen size

And when it comes to its size, we definitely appreciate having a big screen, but 4.8” is really an overkill.
Galaxy S III | by PhoneArena (May, 2012)

screen resolution

Galaxy S III
1280 x 720
854 x 480
For a company that, just a few years ago, was seemingly haphazardly throwing together user interfaces we're incredibly impressed with the level of detail offered from this area.
Galaxy S III | by TechRadar (Jun, 2013)


0.5 GB


Galaxy S III
Dual core
Single core
Curiously enough, the US Galaxy III beat the quad-core sporting I9300, but fell behind HTC's offerings.
Galaxy S III | by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)

camera resolution

5 MP
The back of the Samsung Galaxy S III is where the 8 megapixel FullHD-capable camera lens is located.
Galaxy S III | by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much newer operating system Android 4.0.4 vs Android 2.3.7 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Noticeably bigger screen 4.8" vs 3.7" Around 30% bigger screen
Records significantly higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 854 x 480 @ 30 fps More than 5x higher def video
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Store more stuff 16 GB vs 1 GB 16x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 854 x 480 Around 2.2x higher resolution
More battery capacity 2,100 mA·h vs 1,650 mA·h More than 25% more battery capacity
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Quite a bit thinner 8.6 mm vs 12 mm Around 30% thinner
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.5 GB 4x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Sharper screen 305 ppi vs 264 ppi More than 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Longer talk time 900 min vs 330 min Around 2.8x longer talk time; go days without charging
Better theoretical download speed 20 Mb/s vs 0.01 Mb/s Around 1389x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S III  vs
Size 4.8" 3.7"
Resolution 1280 x 720 854 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 305 ppi 264 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No Yes


Operating system Android 4.0.4 Android 2.3.7
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support Yes No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Galaxy S III  vs
Weight 133 g 130 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 12 mm
Size 71 x 137 x 8.6 mm 58.5 x 115 x 12 mm


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Single core
RAM 2 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 854 x 480 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 2G
LTE (20 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 900 min 330 min
Standby time 11,952 min 18,000 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h 1,650 mA·h
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