• Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Motorola Moto X vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Motorola Moto X vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Motorola Sony
Announced May 2012 August 2013 January 2014
Status Available - May 2012 Available - August 2013 Available - January 2014
Colors Blue, White Black, White Black, White, Purple
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
(5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
127 x 64.9 x 9.4 mm
(5 x 2.56 x 0.37 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz) 137 g (4.83 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
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA
4G Network LTE (regional) LTE LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - - IP58 Certified - Dust Proof and Water Resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes
- Shatter Proof and Scratch-Resistant Glass

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to Android KitKat Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 320 Adreno 330
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32 GB 16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass TFT capacitive touchscreen, TRILUMINOS™ Display for Mobile with X-Reality™
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 4.7 inches 4.3 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (342 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 72.34% 61.68%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS No 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 10 MP, 3872 x 2592 pixels 20.7 MP, autofocus
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, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR 1/2.3' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [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 296 kbps
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 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 HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, ANT+
Wi-Fi 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, Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 64 GB
USB OTG 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 Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 2200 mAh 2300 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 576 h Up to 670 h
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 13 h Up to 18 h