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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Top 45 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S5

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3

anonymous
2208
Amply more battery power
Comment
2800 mAh
vs
2100 mAh
33.33% more battery power
anonymous
1684
Significantly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.5 GHz
vs
4 x 1.4 GHz
1.79x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1405
Way higher pixel density
Comment
432 ppi
vs
306 ppi
41.18% higher pixel density
anonymous
1209
Way more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1097
Somewhat bigger screen size
Comment
5.1 "
vs
4.8 "
6.25% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1002
Notably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
16 MP
vs
8 MP
2x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
990
Significantly higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1280x720 px
2.25x higher resolution
anonymous
715
A lot more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.9 MP
5.26% more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
479
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
462
Considerably faster downloads
Comment
150 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
7.14x faster downloads
anonymous
388
Marginally thinner
Comment
8.1 mm
vs
8.6 mm
0.50 mm thinner
anonymous
383
Significantly more internal storage
Comment
32 GB
vs
16 GB
16 GB more internal storage
anonymous
353
Wireless charging
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
anonymous
335
Explicitly better video recording quality
Comment
2160 x 30 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
330
Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Comment
Yes
vs
No
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
anonymous
190
Has an ultra power save mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.
anonymous
164
Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
163
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
153
Noticeably faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
146
Substantially smaller semiconductor size
Comment
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
143
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
anonymous
121
Supports ANT+
Comment
Yes
vs
No
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.
anonymous
118
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
942
vs
428
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
113
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
110
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
90
Has a heart rate monitor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
Yes
vs
No
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anonymous
84
Appreciably higher ram speed
Comment
933 MHz
vs
400 MHz
533 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
anonymous
74
Has integrated LTE
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
anonymous
65
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.
anonymous
49
Sizably more memory bandwidth
Comment
14.9 GB/s
vs
6.4 GB/s
8.50 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
Qualcomm Krait 400
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Qualcomm Krait 400
anonymous
48
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
47
Vastly wider front-end
Comment
3
vs
2
1 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
anonymous
34
Appreciably more bits executed at a time
Comment
128
vs
64
64 more bits executed at a time. NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
anonymous
34
Noticeably newer version of VFP
Comment
4
vs
3
1 newer version of VFP. Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (578MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (578MHz)
anonymous
105
Amply faster GPU clock speed
Comment
578 MHz
vs
533 MHz
45 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
anonymous
64
Noticeably higher floating-point performance
Comment
0.148 TFLOPS
vs
0.02 TFLOPS
0.13 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
anonymous
48
Substantially higher pixel rate
Comment
3.6 GPixel/s
vs
0.5 GPixel/s
3.10 GPixel/s higher pixel rate. The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.
anonymous
38
Newer version of OpenGL ES
Comment
3
vs
2
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
anonymous
38
Newer version of OpenVG
Comment
3
vs
1.1
Newer version of OpenVG. OpenVG is used to improve the rendering of 2D graphics on mobile devices, for example the user interface (UI) on a smartphone.
Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
anonymous
360
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
anonymous
213
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
121
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Karthik Thangavelu
9
Has Google now which is better than SIRI
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Samsung Galaxy S5 is better than Samsung Galaxy S3 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top Eight Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S5

anonymous
410
Slightly lighter
Comment
133 g
vs
145 g
12 g lighter
anonymous
187
Explicitly bigger pixel size
Comment
2 µm²
vs
1.25 µm²
0.75 µm² bigger pixel size. Pixel size is the surface area of each pixel on the camera sensor. Larger pixels can absorb more light. This can result in better image quality and improved low-light performance.
Adam Filip Marcus
21
Best price
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Best price in the relation of Quality-Price
Rockingrocking Boy Aakshay
2
Good pic capture at night
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It has better camera at night
Rockingrocking Boy Aakshay
1
Has wifi direct
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Send 1 gb of file in 2 min from one to other mobile
anonymous
-45
Modestly narrower
Comment
70.6 mm
vs
72.5 mm
1.90 mm narrower
anonymous
-126
Somewhat less body volume
Comment
82.94 cm³
vs
83 cm³
0.07% less body volume
anonymous
-139
A little shorter
Comment
136.6 mm
vs
142 mm
5.40 mm shorter

Samsung Galaxy S3 is better than Samsung Galaxy S5 because...

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vs
No

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