• Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung Samsung
Announced May 2012 June 2015 December 2015
Status Available - May 2012 Available - June 2015 Coming Soon - December 2015
Price - Rs. 595 ($999.99) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 17,300 ($254.41) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Blue, White Yes Various
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
143.5 x 70.6 x 6.9 mm
(5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 in)
134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm
(5.3 x 2.57 x 0.29 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 138 g (4.87 oz) 132 g (4.66 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE (regional) LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800) LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - - Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- IP67 certified - dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
- MIL-STD-810G certified - salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation,
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hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop) Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57, Exynos 7420 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
GPU Mali-400MP Mali-T760 Adreno 306
RAM 1 GB 3 GB 1.5 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 32/64/128 GB 16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 5.1 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 1440 x 2560 pixels (576 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 70.76% 69.65%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 16 MP, 2988 x 5312 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 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, OIS, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] 5 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] 5 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 HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
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/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM 16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG Supported Supported -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint 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 not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 2550 mAh 2300 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) - -
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 23 h (3G) -