• Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs LG Optimus G E970 vs Nokia Lumia 1020

Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs LG Optimus G E970 vs Nokia Lumia 1020

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung LG Nokia
Announced May 2012 September 2012 July 2013
Status Available - May 2012 Available - November 2012 Available - July 2013
Colors Blue, White Black Black, White, Yellow
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
130.8 x 71.6 x 8.4 mm
(5.15 x 2.82 x 0.33 in)
130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm
(5.13 x 2.81 x 0.41 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 147.1 g (5.19.0.04 oz) 158 g (5.57 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 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE (regional) LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.0.x (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1.1 Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064 Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 320 Adreno 225
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16 GB 32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB, 16 GB included No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack Display, Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 4.7 inches 4.5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 768 x 1280 pixels (318 ppi) 768 x 1280 pixels (332 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 66.97% 61.80%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 41 MP (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels)
Flash LED flash LED flash Xenon Flash
Features Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Carl Zeiss optics, Auto Focus, 1/1.2' Sensor Size, ND Filter, Optical Zoom, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Optical Zoom, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes Up to 107 kbps
Edge Class 12 Yes Up to 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, UPnP technology
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0, USB Host support Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, S-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB, 16 GB included No
USB OTG Supported Supported 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 supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable Li-Ion Battery, Wireless Charging Supported via Cover
Capacity 2100 mAh 2100 mAh 2000 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 324 h Up to 384 h
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 10 h Up to 19 h 6 min (2G)
Up to 13 h 18 min (3G)