Samsung Galaxy S vs Samsung Galaxy S II vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Ever since initial conception way back in 2010, the Galaxy family has spearheaded Samsung’s assault on the smartphone market. The success of the Galaxy range, which now spans a wide portfolio of low, medium and high end devices across both contract and pre-pay, has catapulted the Korean manufacturer to dizzying heights (only a few days ago we reported the company’s increased market share). So with the announcement of the brand new super-phone, we thought it only right to see how their best-selling Android device has evolved over the years.

Feature

Samsung Galaxy S Samsung Galaxy S II Samsung Galaxy S III

Operating System

Android 2.1 (Éclair), upgradeable to 2.3 Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to 4.0

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

User Interface

TouchWiz 3.0 TouchWiz 4.0

TouchWiz 4.0

NFC

No Optional

Yes

Display

4.0-inches, Super AMOLED, capacitive 4.3-inches, Super AMOLED Plus, capacitive

4.8-inches, Super AMOLED, capacitive

Resolution

480 x 800 pixels 

(233 ppi pixel density)

480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi pixel density)

720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi pixel density)

Dimensions

122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9mm 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5mm 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm

Weight

119g 116g

133g

Storage

8GB/16GB + up to 32GB microSD 16GB/32GB + up to 32GB microSD

16GB/32GB/64GB + 64GB microSD

Memory

512MB RAM 1GB RAM

1GB RAM

Camera

5MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 8MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels

8MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels

Video

Yes, 720p @ 30fps Yes, 1080p @ 30fps

Yes, 1080p @ 30fps

Secondary Camera Yes, VGA Yes, 2MP

Yes, 1.9MP

Chipset

Hummingbird Exynos Exynos
CPU 1GHz Cortex-A8 Dual-Core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9

Quad-Core 1.4GHz Cortex-A9

Battery Li-Ion 1500mAh Li-Ion 1650mAh

Li-Ion 2100mAh

For more information about the new Samsung Galaxy SIII have a look at our unpacked event coverage.

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