Apple iPhone 4s VS. Samsung Galaxy S3: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Apple iPhone 4s VS. Samsung Galaxy S3. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
?
Cost-effectiveness
?
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
3.7
5.4
Performance & Hardware
3.5
4.5
Camera
5.3
5.5
Connectivity
4.9
6.5
Battery
6.1
4.1

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
--
Galaxy S III, I9300

Presentation

Unveiled
October 2011, 7 years ago
May 2012, 6 years ago
State
Not available
Not available

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
58.6 mm
115.2 mm
9.0 mm
70.6 mm
136.6 mm
9.0 mm
Weight
140 g
133 g
Usable surface
54 %
66 %
Materials
-
-
Resistance
-
-
Colors

Screen

Diagonal
3.5"
4.8"
Type
LCD IPS
Super Amoled
Resolution
640 x 960 px
720 x 1280 px
Density
330 Pixels per inch
306 Pixels per inch
Others
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • LED-backlit
  • Multi-touch
  • Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
  • Scratch resistant
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • LED Notifications
  • Multi-touch
  • Scratch resistant

Prototypes




Prototypes
Apple iPhone 4s
Print 3D Model
Samsung Galaxy S3
Print 3D Model

Photos

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Apple A5 APL0498
Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412
CPU
ARM Cortex-A9
ARM Cortex-A9
Type
Dual-Core
Quad-Core
Frequency
0.8 GHz
1.4 GHz
64 Bits
No
No

Graphics

GPU
PowerVR SGX543 MP2
ARM Mali-400 MP4

RAM

RAM
512 MB
1 GB

Antutu

Score
11.284
Overall performance better than 3% of devices
19.102
Overall performance better than 18% of devices

Storage

Capacity
32 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 25-30.8 GB
16 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 9-14.8 GB
SD Slot
No
Yes
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint
No
No

Sensors

Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Geomagnetic
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
No
LED Notifications

Camera

Main

Resolution
8 Mpx
8 Mpx
Pixel size
1.391 µm
1.409 µm
Sensor
Apple iSight Camera (4s)
Sony IMX175
Type
CMOS
CMOS BSI
Aperture
f/2.4
f/2.6
Flash
LED
LED
Features
  • Autofocus
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • Touch focus
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
No
30.0 fps
No
30.0 fps
Optical Stabilisation
No
No

Selfie

Resolution
0.3 Mpx
1.9 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

2G
  • CDMA2000 EX-DO REV.A
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • CDMA BC1 (1900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
4G LTE
-
-

SIM card

Dual SIM
Single Sim
Single Sim
Type
Micro SIM
Micro SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Others
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 4.0
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVCTP (Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol)
  • AVDTP (Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • BNEP (Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol)
  • GAVDP (Generic Audio/Video Distribution Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • SPP (Serial Port Protocol)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVCTP (Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol)
  • AVDTP (Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • BNEP (Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • GAP (Generic Access Profile)
  • GAVDP (Generic Audio/Video Distribution Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • SDP (Service Discovery Protocol)
  • SPP (Serial Port Protocol)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Proprietary
  • Charging
  • Host

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.990 W/Kg on head
0.990 W/Kg on body
0.342 W/Kg on head
0.547 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

1.180 W/Kg on head
1.190 W/Kg on body
0.628 W/Kg on head
1.584 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • TV-Out
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • DLNA
  • NFC
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.

Battery

Capacity
1432 mAh
2100 mAh
Type
Li-Polymer
Li-Ion
Others
Non-removable
Removable
Wireless charging

Software

Operating System
iOS 9.3
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

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