Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Top 47 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S5

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3

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Lots more battery power
Comment
2800 mAh
vs
2100 mAh
33.33% more battery power
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2252
Significantly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.5 GHz
vs
4 x 1.4 GHz
1.79x faster CPU clock speed
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1893
Plenty higher pixel density
Comment
432 ppi
vs
306 ppi
41.18% higher pixel density
anonymous
1517
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.
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1434
Much more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
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1375
Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
16 MP
vs
8 MP
2x more megapixels (photo)
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1325
Vastly higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1280x720 px
2.25x higher resolution
anonymous
1069
A lot more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.9 MP
5.26% more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
665
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
592
Slightly thinner
Comment
8.1 mm
vs
8.6 mm
0.50 mm thinner
anonymous
555
Explicitly faster downloads
Comment
150 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
7.14x faster downloads
anonymous
521
Considerably more internal storage
Comment
32 GB
vs
16 GB
16 GB more internal storage
anonymous
510
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
428
Explicitly better video recording quality
Comment
2160 x 30 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
380
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
287
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
254
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
198
Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
196
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.
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193
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.
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187
Noticeably 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
179
Appreciably faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
174
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
172
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
166
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
154
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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Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
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574
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
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278
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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258
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
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202
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.
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156
Significantly 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.
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95
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
77
Notably 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
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78
Clearly 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
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72
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
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46
Considerably 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.
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40
Vastly 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)
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231
Reasonably 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.
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125
Significantly 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.
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80
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.
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67
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
51
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.

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

Yes
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No

Top Seven Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S5

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687
Somewhat lighter
Comment
133 g
vs
145 g
12 g lighter
anonymous
207
Sizably 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
147
A little narrower
Comment
70.6 mm
vs
72.5 mm
1.90 mm narrower
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92
Slightly shorter
Comment
136.6 mm
vs
142 mm
5.40 mm shorter
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7
A shade less body volume
Comment
82.94 cm³
vs
83 cm³
0.07% less body volume
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5
Good pic capture at night
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It has better camera at night
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2
Zero Shutter Lag
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This means photos are much more sharper and can be taken in less than 0.5 seconds

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

Yes
vs
No

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