• Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs LG Optimus G E973

Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs LG Optimus G E973

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Samsung LG
Announced October 2011 May 2012 August 2012
Status Available - October 2011 Available - May 2012 Available - September 2012
Colors Black, White Blue, White Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
(4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 in)
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm
(5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 in)
Weight 140 g (4.94 oz) 133 g (4.69 oz) 145 g (5.11 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA
4G Network - LTE (regional) LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 5 Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1.1
Processor 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Apple A5 chipset Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2 Mali-400MP Adreno 320
RAM 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage N/A
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS TFT Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen True HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors capacitive touchscreen 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches 4.8 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 640 x 960 pixels (330 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 800 x 1280 pixels (321 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 53.92% 65.84% 70.55%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No Stereo FM radio with RDS TBD
Games Downloadable, incl. motion-bas Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 13 MP, autofocus
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes [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, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, 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 and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Call Records 100 received, dialed and missed calls Practically unlimited Practically unlimited
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 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-Po Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Ion
Capacity 1432 mAh 2100 mAh 2100 mAh
Stand by Up to 200 h (2G)
Up to 200 h (3G)
Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 335 h
Talk Time Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 8 h (3G)
Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 15 h