• HTC Sensation vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Samsung Galaxy Core I8260

Phone Comparison - HTC Sensation vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Samsung Galaxy Core I8260

general General Info

Manufacturer HTC Samsung Samsung
Announced April 2011 May 2012 April 2013
Status Available - May 2011 Available - May 2012 Available - May 2013
Colors Black Blue, White White, Blue
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
(4.96 x 2.57 x 0.44 in)
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
129.3 x 67.6 x 8.95 mm
(5.09 x 2.66 x 0.35 in)
Weight 148 g (5.22 oz) 133 g (4.69 oz) 124 g (4.37 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE (regional) -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5, Qualcomm MSM8625 Snapdragon S4 Play
GPU Adreno 220 Mali-400MP Adreno 203
RAM 768 MB 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 1 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage 8 GB (4.45 GB User Available)
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.3 inches 4.8 inches 4.3 inches
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels (256 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 61.88% 65.84% 60.19%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS FM radio
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels
Flash dual-LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch-focus, Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Instant Capture 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 And Smile Detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound recording Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, VGA [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 114 kbps Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes
Edge Up to 560 kbps Class 12 Yes
3G HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v3.0
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB (MHL) 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 HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 1 GB storage, 768 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 8 GB (4.45 GB User Available), 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included 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 not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1520 mAh 2100 mAh 1800 mAh
Stand by Up to 350 h (2G)
Up to 400 h (3G)
Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 300 h
Talk Time Up to 8 h 20 min (2G)
Up to 6 h 40 min (3G)
Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 9 h