Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs HTC Desire vs Motorola Moto X

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung HTC Motorola
Announced May 2012 February 2010 August 2013
Status Available - May 2012 Available - March 2010 Available - August 2013
Colors Blue, White Black, Brown, Silver, White Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
119 x 60 x 11.9 mm
(4.69 x 2.36 x 0.47 in)
129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
(5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 135 g (4.76 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 - North America
HSDPA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network LTE (regional) - LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), upgradable to v2.2 (Froyo) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to Android KitKat
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 200 Adreno 320
RAM 1 GB 576 MB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage N/A 16/32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB, 4 GB included No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen AMOLED or SLCD capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 3.7 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 54.64% 72.34%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 10 MP, 3872 x 2592 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, WVGA (800x480 pixels) @ 15fps, 720p@30fps via Android 2.2 (Froyo) update Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] No [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes
Edge Class 12 Class 10, 236.8 kbps Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL / EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot (Android 2.2) Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 576 MB RAM; 512 MB ROM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB, 4 GB included No
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 supported NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 1400 mAh 2200 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 340 h (2G)
Up to 360 h (3G)
Up to 576 h
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 6 h 40 min (2G)
Up to 6 h 30 min (3G)
Up to 13 h