Feature Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S 3 vs. Samsung Galaxy S 2
Samsung has just unveiled its new Galaxy S 3. The latest version of the firm’s flagship Android handset, which is set for official release late May 2012, comes with a few striking enhancements in features. Well, the Korean tech maker has added a number of features to Galaxy S 3 to make it unique from its predecessor Galaxy S 2. Major features that the Galaxy S 3 touts over Galaxy S 2 are a quad core CPU, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a larger display. Here is an analytical feature comparison between the gadgets. Get through it and see in whatever areas the new Galaxy S outshines its precursor.
It is one of the prominent areas where Galaxy S 3 outdoes the S 2. Instead of the 2011 Galaxy S’ 4.3-inch display, the S3 has a rather larger 4.8-inch display. Well, Samsung has designed the new Galaxy S as per the current trend in the smartphone market. It is now a time the customers admire devices with larger displays. As a result, the Galaxy S 3 is now a phone with the largest display after the new genre of phablets, which is led by Samsung’s 5.3-inch Galaxy Note.
The Galaxy S 3 boasts a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 306 ppi. The multitouch display is protected against scratches by Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 2 and it features Samsung’s latest Android UI, the TouchWiz 4.0. On the other hand, the Galaxy S 2 sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen with a moderate 480 x 800 pixels at a rather shallow 217 ppi. It is protected by Corning’s first gen Gorilla Glass technology.
Galaxy S 3 is actually the first gadget from the Korean tech behemoth with the quad core CPU. Quad core technology is creating waves in global markets with its high and stable performance. Samsung has used its own quad core chipset called the Exynos 4212 Quad in the new version of Galaxy S, which sports a 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 processor with 1GB of RAM and Mali-400MP GPU. Galaxy S 2 is a dual core smartphone with a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 Exynos processor, 1GB of RAM and the same Mali-400MP GPU. Rumor mills hoped that Samsung would implant 2GB of RAM and an advanced graphical processor in its new Galaxy S.
To raise more intense competition to iPhone, Samsung has added a new 64GB version to its Galaxy S 3. The S 2 has only two versions; the 16GB and 32GB. But Apple last year launched its iPhone 4S with a new 64GB variant to meet with the increased storage requirement of users. Now Galaxy S 3 also has three memory versions; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
No wonder, the Galaxy S 3 rolls out of furnace with the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is the Korean firm’s second handset to preload the ICS after Galaxy Nexus that introduced us the new firmware. On the other hand, Galaxy S II hit stores last year with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and its firmware update process is on progress. Samsung has reportedly started to avail fresh versions of Galaxy S 2 with the preloaded ICS.
When it comes to camera specs, both S 3 and S 2 have almost identical features. Both Galaxy S versions tout 8-megapixel rear cameras with 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face and smile detection and many more. The handsets can capture 1080p video at 30fps. The devices differ as it comes to the front camera. When the Galaxy S 2 has a 2-megapixel front camera, the new S 3 only has 1.9-megpaixel camera.
There is a huge difference in battery features of the S 3 and S 2. The new Galaxy S handset mounts a hugely powerful Li-Ion 2100 mAh that offers 11 hours and 40 minutes talk time on 3G. It is when the Galaxy S 2 has a Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery that can deliver 8 hours and 40 minutes talk time on single charge.
The above feature comparison simply reveals the domination of Galaxy S 3 over its predecessor. It is, of course, natural that a new upgrade to a product series will do better than its predecessor. However, Galaxy S 3, apart from expectations, only has an 8-megapixel rear camera and1GB of RAM. It was hoped that the device would come up with a 12-megapixel camera and at least 2GB of RAM.
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