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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Top 47 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S5

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3

anonymous
2131
A lot more battery power
Comment
2800 mAh
vs
2100 mAh
33.33% more battery power
anonymous
1631
Appreciably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.5 GHz
vs
4 x 1.4 GHz
1.79x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1349
Plenty higher pixel density
Comment
432 ppi
vs
306 ppi
41.18% higher pixel density
anonymous
1171
Lots more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1052
A little 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
972
Vastly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
16 MP
vs
8 MP
2x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
963
Clearly higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1280x720 px
2.25x higher resolution
Bobby Si
3
Milk musicnew
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can use milk music which is a samsung specific internet radio.
anonymous
688
Much more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.9 MP
5.26% more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Bobby Si
2
Hooks up to galaxy gear.new
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Makes it available for you to answer calls on your galaxy gear watch
Bobby Si
3
Is dustproof and water resistantnew
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
447
Sizably faster downloads
Comment
150 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
7.14x faster downloads
anonymous
368
A little thinner
Comment
8.1 mm
vs
8.6 mm
0.50 mm thinner
anonymous
364
Appreciably more internal storage
Comment
32 GB
vs
16 GB
16 GB more internal storage
anonymous
344
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
324
Considerably better video recording quality
Comment
2160 x 30 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
323
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
185
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
159
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
158
Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
151
Clearly faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
141
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
139
Distinctly 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
119
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
113
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
107
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
Yes
vs
No
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anonymous
77
Noticeably 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
63
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
61
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
45
Measurably 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
46
Significantly 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
46
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
34
Distinctly 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
33
Clearly 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
99
Much 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
61
Clearly 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
46
Significantly 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
37
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
36
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 6 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
anonymous
347
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
anonymous
206
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
108
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Karthik Thangavelu
1
Has Google maps
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Google maps is way better than here maps
Karthik Thangavelu
1
Has a lot of customization options
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Karthik Thangavelu
1
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
385
Slightly lighter
Comment
133 g
vs
145 g
12 g lighter
anonymous
182
Notably 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.
anonymous
33
Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Comment
Yes
vs
true
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
anonymous
27
Has music playback
Comment
Yes
vs
true
The device can play mp3 music files.
Paweł Sapek
5
Supports NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC enables wireless payments through your device. You can also connect two NFC enabled devices just by touching them with each other.
anonymous
-66
Modestly narrower
Comment
70.6 mm
vs
72.5 mm
1.90 mm narrower
anonymous
-136
Somewhat less body volume
Comment
82.94 cm³
vs
83 cm³
0.07% less body volume
anonymous
-158
A little shorter
Comment
136.6 mm
vs
142 mm
5.40 mm shorter

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

Yes
vs
No

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