• Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z1

Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z1

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung Sony
Announced May 2012 March 2013 September 2013
Status Available - May 2012 Available - April 2013 Available - September 2013
Colors Blue, White White Frost, Black Mist 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)
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
(5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
144 x 74 x 8.5 mm
(5.67 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz) 170 g (6 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - all versions
4G Network LTE (regional) LTE (Dependent on Country) LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - C6903
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - Waterproof (IPX5 and IPX8)
Dustproof (IP5X)

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5410 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
GPU Mali-400MP PowerVR SGX 544MP3 Adreno 330
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage 16 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 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 5.0 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 72.15% 64.55%
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 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 20.7 MP
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, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR Auto-focus, 1/2.3' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec. Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call [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 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, EDR, 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 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot 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 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host 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, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB
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 Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 2600 mAh 3000 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 350 h Up to 880 h (2G)
Up to 850 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 17 h Up to 13 h 50 min (2G)
Up to 15 h (3G)