Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini vs Apple iPhone 4S 16GB

Top 28 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Compared to Apple iPhone 4S 16GB

anonymous
2743
A bit more battery power
Comment
1500 mAh
vs
1418 mAh
5.78% more battery power
anonymous
2188
Faster CPU clock speed
Comment
2 x 1 GHz
vs
2 x 0.8 GHz
25% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1467
Bigger screen size
Comment
4 "
vs
3.5 "
14.29% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1401
Way more RAM memory
Comment
1 GB
vs
0.5 GB
0.50 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1051
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
anonymous
839
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
735
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
663
Lighter
Comment
120 g
vs
140 g
20 g lighter
anonymous
566
Can be charged via standard USB cable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
anonymous
544
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
543
Notably faster downloads
Comment
21 MBits/s
vs
14.4 MBits/s
45.83% faster downloads
anonymous
468
Is DLNA certified
Comment
Yes
vs
No
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
anonymous
457
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
384
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
186
Appreciably smaller semiconductor size
Comment
32 nm
vs
45 nm
13 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
176
A little bit faster uploads
Comment
5.8 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
0.69% faster uploads
anonymous
87
Plays Adobe Flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
anonymous
60
Measurably faster maximum shutter speed
Comment
0.0001 s
vs
0.0005 s
5x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
anonymous
21
Appreciably less shutter lag
Comment
0.35 s
vs
0.4 s
0.05 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
anonymous
20
Measurably less startup delay
Comment
0.99 s
vs
1.4 s
0.41 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Mohamed Ahmed Mazen
7
Smaller in the hand
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Easier to use.
PC Servis Jameesoft
1
Supports S-Beam, S-Note, Smart Stay, Direct call...
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Like the big S3
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Yes
vs
No
Top 6 Reasons for Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
anonymous
354
The browser has word wrap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
340
Supports widgets
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
anonymous
222
Is free and open source
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
anonymous
204
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
196
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is better than Apple iPhone 4S 16GB because...

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vs
No

Top 25 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 4S 16GB

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

anonymous
1848
Way higher pixel density
Comment
330 ppi
vs
233 ppi
41.63% higher pixel density
anonymous
1333
Substantially more megapixels (photo)
Comment
8 MP
vs
5 MP
1.60x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
1289
Distinctly higher resolution
Comment
960x640 px
vs
800x480 px
1.60x higher resolution
anonymous
791
Every pixel has three subpixels.
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
563
Somewhat thinner
Comment
9.3 mm
vs
9.9 mm
0.60 mm thinner
anonymous
560
Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
anonymous
411
Notably better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 30 fps
vs
720 x 30 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
anonymous
409
Has an IPS screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
anonymous
323
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
2.4
vs
2.6
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
anonymous
172
Has a CMOS sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
anonymous
125
A lot narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
63 mm
4.40 mm narrower
anonymous
70
Has manual white balance
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
anonymous
68
Shorter
Comment
115.2 mm
vs
121.6 mm
6.40 mm shorter
anonymous
52
Has AirPlay
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
anonymous
-6
Way less body volume
Comment
60.6 cm³
vs
82.9 cm³
36.80% less body volume
Apple A5 APL0498
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A5 APL0498
anonymous
109
Has integrated graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
anonymous
91
Has dynamic frequency scaling
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
ARM Cortex-A9
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for ARM Cortex-A9
anonymous
70
Has NX bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
66
Has out-of-order execution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.
anonymous
66
Has TrustZone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
252
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
110
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
76
You can customize your notifications, e.g. turn off notifications on an app specific basis
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
76
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
23
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Apple iPhone 4S 16GB is better than Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini because...

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No

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