Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha (S801) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 mini

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung Samsung
Announced May 2012 August 2014 Not announced yet
Status Available - May 2012 Available - September 2014 Rumored
Colors Blue, White Charcoal Black, Sleek Silver, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Scub Black, White, Gold, Silver
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
(5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
9.9 mm thickness
(0.39 in thickness)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 115 g (4.06 oz) -
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE (regional) LTE LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - - - Fingerprint Sensor
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Back Panel
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8890 Octa
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 330 Adreno 530
Mali-T880 MP12
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 32 GB 32/64 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 200 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 4.7 inches 4.6 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (479 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 70.43% -
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 12 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 12 MP, 4608 x 2592 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, Dual Camera, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR Phase Detection Autofocus, f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.6" Sensor Size, 1.4 ┬Ám Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Simultaneous 4K video and 9MP Image Recording, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] 2.1 MP [Similar] 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR [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, 42 Mbps, HSUPA; LTE-A, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X
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, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 200 GB
USB OTG Supported - Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint 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 -
Capacity 2100 mAh 1860 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) - -
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) - -