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Samsung Galaxy SIII vs Galaxy SII

Tech and Innovation

Posted on June 1, 2012

2 min read

With another addition to Samsung’s Galaxy range it is important to know the differences between the most current handset and its predecessor. So we thought we would show you this table comparing the differences between the very popular Samsung Galaxy S II and the latest handset to joing the Galaxy family, the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Some of the big differences are obvious, the Galaxy S III comes pre-installed with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), has a new and improved larger screen and runs faster. But not everything is different, some of your favourite options within the Samsung TouchWiz experience are still there. This means typography lovers you can still change the standard font to the ever popular Helvetica S.

Some of the highlights we noticed included a new lock screen, an in-built battery saver option, S-Voice and the new Flipboard app pre-installed exclusively for the Samsung Galaxy S III.


Samsung Galaxy S II Samsung Galaxy S III
2G Network GSM|GPRS 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM|GPRS 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA|UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA|UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Dimensions 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
Weight 116 g 133 g
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density) 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches (~306 ppi pixel density)
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Card Slot microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB
OS Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0.3 Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
SIM Card Standard Sim MicroSim
Chipset Exynos Exynos 4212 Quad
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, gyro, RGB sensor, proximity, compass, barometer
HD-Voice Compatible Yes Yes
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