• Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs LG Nexus 4 E960 vs Sony Xperia SP

Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs LG Nexus 4 E960 vs Sony Xperia SP

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung LG Sony
Announced May 2012 October 2012 Available - April 2013
Status Available - May 2012 Available - November 2012 Available - April 2013
Colors Blue, White Black Black, White, Red
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
(5.27 x 2.7 x 0.36 in)
130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm
(5.14 x 2.64 x 0.39 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 139.5 g (4.9.0.18 oz) 155 g (5.47 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 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G Network LTE (regional) - LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.2 Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.7 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 320, 400 MHz Adreno 320
RAM 1 GB 2 GB N/A
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 8/16 GB storage 8 GB (5.8 GB user available)
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 4.7 inches 4.6 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 768 x 1280 pixels (318 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (319 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 68.18% 66.67%
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 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 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, Geo-tagging, Face Detection Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Sweep Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes [Similar] Yes, VGA [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, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSPA+, LTE
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v3.0 with A2DP 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 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)
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 HTML

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 8/16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 8 GB (5.8 GB user available)
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 32 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 supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Po Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 2100 mAh 2370 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 390 hours (3G) Up to 635 h (2G)
Up to 734 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 12 hours (3G) Up to 10 h 25 min (2G)
Up to 19 h (3G)