Difference between Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy S3

 

Key Difference: The Samsung Galaxy S2 was launched in April 2011 and was one of the slimmest smartphones at that time. The phone offered additional feature, software updates, expanded hardware and a redesigned physique than the original S. Galaxy S2 sports a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive screen that offers 480 x 800 pixels. The Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched in May 2012. It is the successor of Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S but abandons the rectangular design of the predecessors and opts for more rounded corners making it resemble the Galaxy Nexus. The S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2.

 

Everyone has different needs when it comes to anything. If only one object existed for all kinds of market it would result in that object to be a failure. People require that they be able to choose what they want and be able to customize it according to their own needs. Hence, technology is such as dynamic sector. It constantly changes according what people want and what is the latest technology that is available in the market. Smartphones have become an important and private thing. Almost everyone’s live is on a small 4-5 inch phone that was once used to only make phone calls. Now, it allows users to chat, check e-mail, work on reports, projects, edit and read documents, listen to music, watch videos, etc.

 

Samsung Group is a South Korean chaebol, the largest in South Korea. A chaebol is basically a conglomerate. Samsung Electronics has become one of the key competitors in the smartphone market due to innovative technologies. Samsung S2 and Samsung S3 are two smartphones that have been launched by Samsung. They are the successors to the company’s flagship phone Galaxy S. The Samsung S2 made waves in the smartphone market and the S3 has continued the success.

 

The Samsung Galaxy S2 was launched in April 2011 and was one of the slimmest smartphones at that time. The phone offered additional feature, software updates, expanded hardware and a redesigned physique than the original S. Galaxy S2 sports a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive screen that offers 480 x 800 pixels. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass that makes it scratch proof. It also only weight about 116g at that making it a very light weight phone. The Samsung S2 was originally offered with Android v v2.3.4 (Ginger Bread) and is now available with v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and is upgradeable to v4.1 (Jelly Bean).

 

The Galaxy S2 has a 1.2 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor that uses Samsung's own 'Exynos 4210' System on a chip (SoC). It also offers the TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, with hardware updates compared to the TouchWiz 3.0. The phone is available with 16 and 32 GB of internal storage with additional external storage up to 32 GB. S2 supports an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. The rear camera can record videos in full high-definition 1080p at 30 frames per second. The S2 also includes innovative features such as ‘motion’ an optional gesture-based interaction technology that allows users to use two fingers and tilting the phone towards or away from the person to zoom in and out, respectively. It also supports Voice Recognition, Google Voice Translation, Lost Phone Management and Swype typing feature. The phone also has the ability to support USB-on –the-go, which allows users to connect USB flash drives (with own power source) to the phone.

 

The Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched in May 2012. It is the successor of Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S but abandons the rectangular design of the predecessors and opts for more rounded corners making it resemble the Galaxy Nexus. The S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2. It is offered with Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and can be upgraded to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The Galaxy S III has a polycarbonate plastic chassis and is available in a variety of different colors. The S3 supports a 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Quad-core processor, Mali-400MP GPU and 1 GB RAM. The S3 is available with 16 or 32 GB internal storage capacity, which can be expanded up to an additional 64 GB.

 

The phone boasts an 8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with flash, zero shutter lag and BSI. It also supports a 1.9 megapixel secondary camera that is capable of recording HD videos @30fps. When the phone was initially launched in May, the phone was considered to have been backed with innovative features and the TouchWiz "Nature UX" GUI was considered to be advanced. The GUI also included the “Water Lux” effect which can produce water ripples on contact. The phone also offered S Voice in response to Apple’s Siri, which enabled users to verbally control 20 functions on the phone. It was effectively considered as a iPhone killer. It also received additional publicity because of the ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Apple.

 

The S3 obviously trumps the S2 in terms of advanced features and technology, faster RAM, greater internal storage and better battery. Samsung has also upped the screen from 4.3 inches to 4.8 inches in the S3. The S3 is also considered to have a better touch and feel to it compared to the S2. However, the S2 is still doing pretty decent in terms of sales since it offers the right amount of features with the right price for many people.

 

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Samsung website and GSMArena.com.

 

Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung Galaxy S3

Launch Date

April 2011

May 2012

Company

Samsung Corporation

Samsung Corporation

Size

125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

Display

4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen

4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED

Screen

480 x 800 pixels (~217 ppi pixel density) 16M colors

1280x720 pixels

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass,

oleophobic fingerprint-resistant coating.

Corning Gorilla Glass 2,

oleophobic fingerprint-resistant coating.

Weight

116 g

133 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

(HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

4G Network

Depends on market availability.

Depends on market availability.

GUI

TouchWiz UI v4.0

TouchWiz "Nature UX"

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

Mali-400MP

Mali-400MP

OS

Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread), v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Exynos

Exynos 4412 Quad

RAM

1 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

miniSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

16/32/64 GB (The 64GB model has been discontinued)

Expandable Memory

microSD up to 32 GB

microSD up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, RGB light, digital compass, proximity, gyro, barometer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, BT v3.0+HS, USB v2.0

WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0(LE), microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go, wireless charging.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v3.0+HS

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR.

USB

micro-USB 2.0; USB On-the-go.

micro-USB 2.0; USB On-the-go.

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BSI.

Secondary Camera

2 MP

1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BSI

Video

1080p@30fps

1080p@30fps, zero shutter lag.

Camera Features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization. Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR.

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

Audio supported formats

MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB

AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY, FLAC, XMF

Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X.

Video supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, VC-1

Recording & Playback 1080@30fps

Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p).

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery

2100 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black, White, Pink

Pebble blue, Marble white, Amber brown, Garnet red, Sapphire black, Titanium grey, La Fleur

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML, Adobe Flash

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

A-GPS support

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart Stay eye tracking
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search
  • Maps
  • Gmail
  • YouTube
  • Calendar
  • Google Talk
  • Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

 

 

 

Image Courtesy: shop.vodafone.co.uk

Image Courtesy: samsung.com

 

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