Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung Samsung
Announced May 2012 February 2016 August 2017
Status Available - May 2012 Available - March 2016 Available - August 2017
Price - Rs. 43,400 ($638.24) [Similarly Priced] -
Colors Blue, White Black, Gold, Silver Meteor Grey, Tungsten Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm
(5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)
151.9 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm
(5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 152 g (5.36 oz) 208.1 g (7.34.0.04 oz)
SIM Type - Single SIM (Nano-SIM), Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-by) Dual-SIM
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 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA
4G Network LTE (regional) LTE LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - - Heart rate sensor
- Fingerprint sensor
- IP68 certified - dust and water resistant
- Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
Samsung Pay
IP68 certified
MIL-STD-810G certified - dust, humidity, rain, vibration, and shock resistant
Notification LED - - Yes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
User Interface - TouchWiz UI -
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core (2x 2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x 1.6 GHz Kryo)/ Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) , Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8 Octa 8890 Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo), Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 530/ Mali-T880 MP12 Adreno 540
RAM 1 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 32/64 GB 64 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 2 TB microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Always-on display Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Gorilla Glass 5
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 5.1 inches 5.8 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 1440 x 2560 pixels (576 ppi) 1440 x 2960 pixels (568 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 72.33% 74.92%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio 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 Dual Pixel 12 MP, 4608 x 2592 pixels 12 MP
Flash LED flash Dual-LED (Dual Tone) Dual-LED (Dual Tone)
Features Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Phase Detection Autofocus, f/1.7, 1/2.6' Sensor Size, 1 ┬Ám Pixel Size,Smart Optical Image Stablization, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama Phase Detection Autofocus, f/1.7 aperture, OIS, Geo-tagging, Simultaneous 4K Video And Image Recording, Touch Focus, Face/smile Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec. 2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] 5 MP, f/1.7, Dual Video Call, Auto HDR [Similar] 8 MP, AF [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 HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps HSPA, LTE, VoLTE
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
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, 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, USB Host v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 2 TB microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
USB OTG Supported Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint 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
Barometer Sensor barometer sensor barometer sensor present barometer sensor present
Heart-rate Sensor heart rate sensor heart rate sensor present heart rate sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Po Battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 3000 mAh 4000 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) - -
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) - -