• Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Sony Xperia ZR vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A

Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Sony Xperia ZR vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Sony Samsung
Announced May 2012 May 2013 December 2013
Status Available - May 2012 Available - June 2013 Available - December 2013
Colors Blue, White Black, White Dive Blue, Pink
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
131.3 x 67.3 x 10.5 mm
(5.17 x 2.65 x 0.41 in)
139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm
(5.5 x 2.81 x 0.36 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 138 g (4.87 oz) 147 g (5.19 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA
4G Network LTE (regional) - LTE-A
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - Dust and Water Proof (IP55/IP58 certified)
Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
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hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 Quad-core 2.3 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 8 GB 16/32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 4.55 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (323 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 64.49% 69.06%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 13.1 MP, 4128x3096 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, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Sweep Panorama, Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Aqua Mode
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, VGA [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 Up to 107 kbps Class 33
Edge Class 12 Up to 296 kbps Class 33
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, HSUPA HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE-A, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with 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, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL) Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support 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, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB 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 Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 2300 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 520 h -
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 13 h -