• Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Nokia Lumia 625 vs HTC Desire 500

Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Nokia Lumia 625 vs HTC Desire 500

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Nokia HTC
Announced May 2012 July 2013 July 2013
Status Available - May 2012 Available - August 2013 Available - September 2013
Colors Blue, White Orange, Bright green, Yellow, Black and 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)
133.2 x 72.2 x 9.2 mm
(5.24 x 2.84 x 0.36 in)
131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm
(5.19 x 2.63 x 0.39 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 159 g (5.61 oz) 123 g (4.34 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network LTE (regional) LTE -
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense, HTC BlinkFeed
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5, Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 305 Adreno 203
RAM 1 GB 512 MB 1 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 8 GB 4 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 4.7 inches 4.3 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 480 x 800 pixels (199 ppi) 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 65.05% 59.67%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Yes 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 5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 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, Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Auto and manual exposure, Auto and manual white balance, Active toolbar, Full screen viewfinder, Geotagging Auto focus, 1/3.2' Sensor Size, 1.4�m Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Face And Smile Detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 720p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 1.6 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes Yes
Edge Class 12 Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
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 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
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 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 8 GB, 512 MB RAM 4 GB, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 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 supported NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 2000 mAh 1800 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 552 h Up to 435 h (2G)
Up to 401 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 23 h 54 min (2G)
Up to 15 h 12 min (3G)
Up to 17 h 48 min (2G)
Up to 12 h 1 min (3G)