PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S III vs Galaxy Grand

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

GLBenchmark 2.5 Battery, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, mobiletechreview.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S III vs Grand

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Galaxy S III
3.8 fps
Galaxy Grand
2.7 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Galaxy S III
13.7 fps
Galaxy Grand
12.3 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 battery Battery life for 3D graphics apps

Galaxy S III
166 min
Galaxy Grand
287 min

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S III

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S III

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Sharper screen 305 ppi vs 186 ppi Around 65% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Lighter 133 g vs 162 g Around 20% lighter
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 8 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 800 x 480 Around 2.5x higher resolution
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 9.6 mm More than 10% thinner
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Grand

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Samsung Galaxy Grand

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Longer standby time 26,352 min vs 11,952 min Around 2.2x longer standby time
Slightly bigger screen 5" vs 4.8" Around 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S III  vs Grand 

9.3
8.0
When you combine the screen's vividness with the great contrast (black color that is completely black, not just very dark gray, as in LCD displays), multimedia consumption does get much more enjoyable, compared to the LCD experience.
Galaxy S III

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S III  vs
Grand 
Size 4.8" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 305 ppi 186 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Standby time 11,952 min 26,352 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h 2,100 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S III  vs
Grand 
Weight 133 g 162 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 9.6 mm
Size 70.6 x 136.6 x 8.6 mm 76.9 x 143.5 x 9.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.3 Android 4.2.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy S III
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