Galaxy S III Samsung

  • clock speed
    1.4
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    4.8
    inches
  • resolution
    305
    ppi

iPhone 4 Apple

  • clock speed
    0.8
    GHz
  • RAM
    0.5
    GB
  • size
    3.5
    inches
  • resolution
    329
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Samsung Galaxy S III vs Apple iPhone 4

Display

PPI, brightness, contrast ratio in sunlight and contrast ratio
8.8
8.4

Processing power

sunspider
6.4
5.6

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.6
5.6

Music

voice volume and music volume
9.5
9.0

Geekaphone Score

7.6
7.1

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
4.8"
3.5"
Resolution
1280 x 720 (305 ppi)
960 x 640 (329 ppi)
Panel
Super AMOLED (PenTile RGBG)
IPS LCD (RGB)
Brightness
550 cd/m²
483 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
3.419
2.016
Surface
Gorilla Glass 2
Gorilla Glass
Video out
1080p (Micro HDMI)
720p (Proprietary)

processor

System on a chip
Samsung Exynos 4 (Quad 4412)
Apple A4 (APL0398)
CPU
1.4 GHz, ARM Cortex A9
0.8 GHz, ARM Cortex A8
Architecture
Quad core
Single core
Linpack
177.1
--
Quadrant
5,365
--
GPU
440 MHz, ARM Mali-400
250 MHz, PowerVR SGX535
Architecture
Quad core
Dual core
GL benchmark 2.5
15.2
--
Epic citadel
--
--
Basemark x
3.18
--
RAM
1 GB
0.5 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.6, 3.7 mm (27.8 mm equiv.)
f/2.0, 4 mm (31.7 mm equiv.)
Resolution
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
5 MP (2592 x 1936)
Sensor
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
1/3.2" (4.54 mm × 3.42 mm)
Light sensitivity
--
--
Flash
LED
LED
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
Digital
None
Panorama
Yes
No
Continuous shooting
3.3 fps
None
Aperture
f/2.6
f/2.0
Secondary camera
1.9 MP
0.3 MP

video

Video resolution
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Video file format
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Maximum bitrate
50 Mbps
14 Mbps
Video light
Yes
Yes

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Capacity
2,100 mA·h
1,420 mA·h
Talk time
700 min
840 min
Standby time
47,400 min
18,000 min
Tested
3G talk time
615 min
--
Web browsing
387 min
--
Video playback
567 min
--

music

Speaker
Mono (Back)
Mono (Bottom)
Frequency response
+0.03, -0.05
+0.01, -0.07
Noise level
-90.3 dB
-90.1 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.11, -0.04
+0.01, -0.07
Noise level
-90.2 dB
-90.4 dB
FM radio
Receive
No

form factor

Size
70.6 x 136.6 x 8.6 mm
58.6 x 114.3 x 9.3 mm
Weight
133 g
137 g
Body
Plastic
Slate
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask
Home, Volume

software

Operating system
Android 4.0.4
iOS 4
Upgradable to
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
iOS 7
Custom UI
--
--
Onscreen keyboards
Standard (predictive)
Standard (predictive)
Sunspider
1,447 ms
3,559 ms

connectivity

Network
3G, HSPA+ (84 Mb/s)
3.5G, HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11a/b/g/n (Hotspot, WiFi Direct)
802.11g/n/b (Hotspot)
NFC
Yes
No
Bluetooth
4.0
2.1
USB On-the-Go
Yes
No

features

Internal storage
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
None
Included accessories
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
--
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM
Speaker volume (Voice)
75.1 dB
65.1 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
66.5 dB
60.3 dB
Special-features

sensors

Location
A-GPS, GLONASS
A-GPS
Gyroscope
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Light sensor
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes
Compass
Yes
Yes
Thermometer
No
No
Barometer
No
No
Hygrometer
No
No