New Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Top Smartphones: Specs Compared

The long wait is over: The Samsung Galaxy S III has finally arrived. But how does it stack up against other top smartphones that have already been outed? We’ve listed a full rundown of specs right here, so you can make an informed decision about whether or not it’s worth it to spring for this slick new phone.

  Samsung Galaxy S III HTC One X Apple iPhone 4S
Availablity

 Available May 29th in Europe
(HSPA+ version),
LTE version available later
(June for the US) 

AT&T, May 6, $199  AT&T / Verizon / Sprint,
Available Now,
$199
Colors Marble white, Pebble blue White Black, White
Operating System

Android 4.0
(Ice Cream Sandwich)
with TouchWiz 

 Android 4.0
(Ice Cream Sandwich)
with HTC Sense 4 
iOS 5
Processor Quad-core 1.4Ghz
Samsung Exynos
Dual-core 1.5GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Dual-core Apple A5
RAM 1GB 1GB 512MB
Cellular HSPA+ 21, LTE expected  LTE and HSPA+  HSPA+ 14.4, CDMA / EDVO Rev. A
Storage  16GB / 32GB / 64 GB internal, 
micro SD expandable
16GB internal   16GB / 32GB / 64GB internal
Dimensions (in)  136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm 134.6 x 69.9 x 8.9mm  115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm
Weight 133g 130g  140g
Display Size 4.8-inch 4.7-inch 3.5-inch
Display Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels, 
306 ppi
1280 x 720 pixels, 
316 ppi
960 x 640 pixels, 
326 ppi
Display Technology HD Super AMOLED  Super LCD 2  IPS LCD
Back Camera 8-megapixel 8-megapixel, f/2.0  8-megapixel, f/2.4
Front Camera 1.9-megapixel  1.3-megapixel VGA 
Video recording 1080p 1080p 1080p 
Battery 2,100 mAh  1,800 mAh  1,420 mAh
Gyroscope  Yes Yes   Yes
Accelerometer  Yes  Yes  Yes

So there you have it. It’s worth considering that raw specs shouldn’t be your only factor in selecting a smartphone, but either way, Samsung’s newest flagship device keeps right in step with the competition, and even outdoes them in other ways.

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  1. So7t Says:

    HTC ONE X doesnt have a Snapdragon s4 , it have a Nvidia Tegra 3 Quadcore!! ;)

  2. Henry Says:

    The HTC One X uses a Snapdragon S4 in the US models for LTE. It uses Tegra 3 outside the US.

  3. wickedn Says:

    HTC ONE X does have Snapdragon when it comes with 4G LTE.
    the gsm model has the Tegra 3

  4. James Says:

    wicked, you have no idea what you are talking about. GSM means sim. At&T is GSM. CDMA is what companies like Verizon use – they dont use sim cards/ 4G LTE is available in GSM through AT&T. oh, and btw – AT&T’s 4g is technically FASTER. Its just not as widely available. There are no rules as to what a companies 4G has to be based on. Verizon’s “4G” is more like AT&T’s 3.5G or “3G+” as you see on the handsets.

  5. Steve B Says:

    What would make this phone the one to beat would be a user replaceable battery – the weak link of any smartphone. I’d like to see a comparison to the Droid Fighter (or maybe now the Droid Razr HD)

  6. sam Says:

    HTC One X has as far as I know 32 GB internal storage

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