Galaxy S III Samsung

  • clock speed
    1.5
    GHz
  • RAM
    2
    GB
  • size
    4.8
    inches
  • resolution
    305
    ppi

808 PureView Nokia

  • clock speed
    1.3
    GHz
  • RAM
    0.5
    GB
  • size
    4
    inches
  • resolution
    183
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia 808 PureView

Display

PPI, brightness, contrast ratio in sunlight and contrast ratio
8.6
8.7

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.6
7.5

Battery life

3g talk time, web vrowsing and video playback
7.5
6.9

Music

voice volume and music volume
9.5
9.3

Geekaphone Score

7.8
8.1

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
4.8"
4"
Resolution
1280 x 720 (305 ppi)
640 x 360 (183 ppi)
Panel
Super AMOLED (PenTile RGBG)
AMOLED
Brightness
330 cd/m²
455 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
3.419
4.698
Surface
Gorilla Glass 2
Gorilla Glass
Video out
1080p (Micro USB with MHL)
1080p (HDMI)

processor

System on a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (MSM8960)
CPU
1.5 GHz, ARM Krait
1.3 GHz, ARM 11
Architecture
Dual core
Single core
Linpack
182.9
--
Quadrant
5,111
--
GPU
400 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 225
Broadcom BCM2763
Architecture
Single core
GL benchmark 2.5
13.4
--
Epic citadel
--
--
Basemark x
--
--
RAM
2 GB
0.5 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.6, 3.7 mm (27.8 mm equiv.)
f/2.4, 8 mm (27.1 mm equiv.)
Resolution
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
38.4 MP (7152 x 5368)
Sensor
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
2/3" (10.67 mm × 8 mm)
Light sensitivity
--
50 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Flash
LED
Xenon
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
Digital
Image stabilization
Panorama
Yes
No
Continuous shooting
3.3 fps
30 fps
Aperture
f/2.6
f/2.4
Secondary camera
1.9 MP
0.3 MP

video

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

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Capacity
2,100 mA·h
1,400 mA·h
Talk time
700 min
390 min
Standby time
47,400 min
32,400 min
Tested
3G talk time
738 min
316 min
Web browsing
376 min
254 min
Video playback
494 min
593 min

music

Speaker
Mono (Back)
Mono (Back)
Frequency response
+0.02, -0.07
+0.09, -0.53
Noise level
-82.3 dB
-89.7 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.11, -0.04
+0.09, -0.53
Noise level
-90.2 dB
-92.5 dB
FM radio
Receive
Receive, Transmit

form factor

Size
70.6 x 136.6 x 8.6 mm
60.2 x 123.9 x 13.9 mm
Weight
133 g
169 g
Body
Plastic
Plastic
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask
Home, Volume, Back, Camera

software

Operating system
Android 4.0.4
Nokia Belle
Upgradable to
Android 4.1.2
--
Custom UI
TouchWiz Nature UX
--
Onscreen keyboards
Standard (predictive)
--
Sunspider
1,743 ms
--

connectivity

Network
4G, LTE (100 Mb/s)
3.5G, HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11a/b/g/n (Hotspot, WiFi Direct)
802.11b/g/n (Hotspot)
NFC
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
4.0
3.0
USB On-the-Go
Yes
Yes

features

Internal storage
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
16 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
microSD
Included accessories
--
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM
Speaker volume (Voice)
75.1 dB
71.1 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
66.5 dB
64.6 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
Yes
No
Hygrometer
No
No
Showing 5 comments.
Haha,same minded and to all those new generation "sigh" and i am 24 so i guess should be old already.
 I agree. Symbian is a *true* operating system designed for a mobile device. Android is a sandbox which runs on top of linux. Don't get me started on IOS or win7.... I personally prefer symbian, and will stay symbian with the 808. I suppose the point I was making was that for an uninformed user (who doesn't know what an OS is), and just uses the device in a basic manner, this review would be misleading. The 808 won the comparison for music, but was deemed even on photos/videos. For someone who is considering these phones, the difference in imaging needs to be made clearer. The s3 is nowhere near level to the 808 on imaging. If I read this review, and didn't know better, I would say the s3 is an obvious choice. Had the imaging been properly representative (eg. 5 or 6 for the s3), then a different conclusion could be drawn. Its a pity people who should know better always say how inferior symbian is - the os has nothing to do with pretty transition effects between homescreens :) IMHO, belle has leveled the playing field in terms of looks, and for someone familiar with symbian it is far more functional. I bet most people haven't even tried it.
It's so hard to use android.I test the xperia ray and i can't even create folders to organize all my messy apps and worst,the new app that downloaded keep changing my older apps position making me confuse.With symbian,i can set certain file format to be open with certain app but with android i can't set that.So pureview is definitely for me and because of the camera but due to the os.
 I don't know how you can rate photo and video as 10 vs 10. If the samsung rates 10, then the 808 is 100. Ignoring the image quality, sensor size, lossless zoom, pixel binning, xenon flash etc, we still have the audio recording (for videos) being streaks ahead. The pureview is *all* about photos/videos. It eats the samsung alive. It is one of the only reasons to buy the pureview. You must either normalise the results, or redefine what it a 10 out of 10. If the pureview is a 10, the samsung is not a 10. You also forgot things like USB on the go. Nokia navigation is also leaps and bounds ahead of its android equivalent. In all other aspect, the S3 kicks butt, however ignoring (or hiding) the pureviews strengths is a little bit silly. If you want a phone that is purely (no pun intended) a camera/video phone - get the pureview. If you want a phone that is everything else, get the s3.
Most of your review look amateur to me and seems to be based on guess.We all know that symbian only support flashlite yet the site said 808 support adobe flash.The site also said that s3 got more ram and it can run more app but it didn't say that android need about 600+mb to run and belle only need 200+mb which bring both to almost same level of free ram