• Apple iPhone 3GS vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Samsung Galaxy Light

Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 3GS vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Samsung Galaxy Light

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Samsung Samsung
Announced June 2009 May 2012 October 2013
Status Available - June 2009 Available - May 2012 Coming Soon - October 2013
Colors Black, White Blue, White Dark brown
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm
(4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in)
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
121.4 x 63 x 10.4 mm
(4.78 x 2.48 x 0.41 in)
Weight 135 g (4.76 oz) 133 g (4.69 oz) 122.8 g (4.3.0.28 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE (regional) LTE 700 MHz Class 13 / 1700 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iPhone OS 3, upgradable to iOS 5 Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor 600 MHz Cortex-A8 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 1.4 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX535 Mali-400MP -
RAM 256 MB 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 8/16/32 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage 8 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches 4.8 inches 4.0 inches
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 50.75% 65.84% 59.67%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels
Flash No LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection
Video Yes, VGA@30fps, video geo-tagging Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 720p@30fps
Front Camera No [Similar] Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, VGA [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes
Edge Yes Class 12 Yes
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, headset support only Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML, Adobe Flash HTML

memory User Memory

Internal 8/16/32 GB storage, 256 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB
USB OTG - Supported -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 1800 mAh
Stand by Up to 300 h Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) -
Talk Time Up to 12 h (2G)
Up to 5 h (3G)
Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) -