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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 4S 16GB

Top 41 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3

Compared to Apple iPhone 4S 16GB

anonymous
1956
Appreciably more battery power
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2100 mAh
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1418 mAh
48.10% more battery power
anonymous
1510
Sizably faster CPU clock speed
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4 x 1.4 GHz
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2 x 0.8 GHz
3.50x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1093
Plenty more RAM memory
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1 GB
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0.5 GB
0.50 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
960
A lot bigger screen size
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4.8 "
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3.5 "
37.14% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
900
Substantially higher resolution
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1280x720 px
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960x640 px
1.50x higher resolution
anonymous
729
Has an external memory slot
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Yes
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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
628
Notably more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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1.9 MP
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0.3 MP
6.33x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
573
Has branded damage resistant glass
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Yes
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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
478
Has a removable battery
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Yes
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No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
406
Significantly faster downloads
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21 MBits/s
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14.4 MBits/s
45.83% faster downloads
anonymous
363
Can be charged via standard USB cable
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Yes
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No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
anonymous
333
Has USB mass storage support
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Yes
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No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
332
Has NFC
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Yes
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No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
332
A little lighter
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133 g
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140 g
7 g lighter
anonymous
319
A little thinner
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8.6 mm
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9.3 mm
0.70 mm thinner
anonymous
314
Is DLNA certified
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Yes
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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
158
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
129
Significantly smaller semiconductor size
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32 nm
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45 nm
13 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
127
Has a video light
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Yes
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No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
102
Higher GeekBench result
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428
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262
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
99
Has manual ISO
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Yes
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No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
89
Vastly lower SAR for head (USA)
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0.55 W/kg
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1.18 W/kg
0.63 W/kg lower SAR for head (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
anonymous
72
Measurably lower SAR for head (EU)
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0.21 W/kg
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0.99 W/kg
0.78 W/kg lower SAR for head (EU). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 2.0 W/kg in the EU.
anonymous
57
Distinctly faster maximum shutter speed
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0.0001 s
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0.0005 s
5x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
anonymous
29
Vastly longer exposure time
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1 s
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0.066 s
0.93 s longer exposure time. When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
anonymous
20
Distinctly less shutter lag
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0.35 s
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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.
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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Yes
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No
Top 9 Reasons for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
anonymous
302
Supports widgets
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Yes
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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
236
Plays Adobe Flash
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Yes
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No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
anonymous
205
The browser has word wrap
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Yes
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No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
61
Has offline voice recognition
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Yes
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No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
anonymous
58
Is free and open source
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Yes
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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
53
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
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Yes
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No
anonymous
52
Supports Java
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Yes
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No
Aiden Richardson
31
Sharing menu
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Yes
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No
The sharing menu is best on Android
Samsung Exynos 4412
Yes
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No
Top 1 Reason for Samsung Exynos 4412
anonymous
41
Measurably more CPU threads
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4
vs
2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
ARM Mali 400 MP4
Yes
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No
Top 2 Reasons for ARM Mali 400 MP4
anonymous
78
Significantly faster GPU clock speed
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533 MHz
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200 MHz
333 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
anonymous
49
Notably higher floating-point performance
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0.02 TFLOPS
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0.0128 TFLOPS
0.01 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

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

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No

Top 14 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 4S 16GB

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3

anonymous
1243
Somewhat higher pixel density
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330 ppi
vs
306 ppi
7.84% higher pixel density
anonymous
568
Every pixel has three subpixels
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Yes
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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
471
Direct updates by OS vendor
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Yes
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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
267
Has an IPS screen
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Yes
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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
215
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
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2.4
vs
2.6
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. This is the widest aperture available at the 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
100
Notably lower SAR for body (USA)
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0.98 W/kg
vs
1.49 W/kg
0.51 W/kg lower SAR for body (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at hip level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
anonymous
-117
Clearly narrower
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58.6 mm
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70.6 mm
12 mm narrower
anonymous
-182
Reasonably less body volume
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60.6 cm³
vs
82.94 cm³
36.86% less body volume
anonymous
-195
Appreciably shorter
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115.2 mm
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136.6 mm
21.40 mm shorter
iOS 7.0
Yes
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No
Top 4 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
190
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
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Yes
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No
anonymous
67
Has a child lock
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Yes
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No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
39
Has turn by turn directions
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Yes
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No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
9
Supports slow motion video recording
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Yes
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No
Apple A5 APL0498
Yes
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No
Top 1 Reason for Apple A5 APL0498
anonymous
55
Has dynamic frequency scaling
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Yes
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No
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

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

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No

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