• Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Sony Xperia ion HSPA vs Sony Xperia Z3

Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Sony Xperia ion HSPA vs Sony Xperia Z3

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Sony Sony
Announced May 2012 April 2012 September 2014
Status Available - May 2012 Available - June 2012 Available - September 2014
Colors Blue, White Black, Red Black, White, Copper, Silver Green
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 x 68 x 10.8 mm
(5.24 x 2.68 x 0.43 in)
146 x 72 x 7.3 mm
(5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 144 g (5.08 oz) 152 g (5.36 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - D6603, D6643, D6653, D6616
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D6603, D6643, D6653, D6616
4G Network LTE (regional) - LTE 700 / 800 / 1700 / 1800 / 2600 - D6603
LTE 800 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - D6643
LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - D6653
LTE 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D6616
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - IP58 certified - Dust Proof and Water Resistant over 1 Meter and 30 Minutes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.1 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Dual-core 1.5 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 220 Adreno 330
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 13.2 GB (12.9 GB user-available memory) 16/32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Triluminos Display, X-Reality Engine
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 4.55 inches 5.2 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (323 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 63.02% 70.79%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels 20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 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 And Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama, Image Stabilization Auto focus, 1/2.3'' sensor size, ISO 12,800, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] 2.2 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 86 kbps Up to 107 kbps
Edge Class 12 Up to 237 kbps Up to 296 kbps
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42 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, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR v4.0, 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 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, USB Host microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3), USB On-the-go, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 13.2 GB (12.9 GB user-available memory), 1 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 128 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 Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 1900 mAh 3100 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 400 h (2G)
Up to 350 h (3G)
Up to 890 h (2G)
Up to 740 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 10 h (2G)
Up to 4 h (3G)
Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 16 h (3G)