Difference between Samsung Galaxy S5 and S3

Key Difference: Samsung Galaxy S5 and S3 are two of the smartphone by Samsung. The most upgraded features of the S5 include the Finger Reader, a fingerprint sensor that allows users to use their fingerprint to unlock the Galaxy S5; a heart rate monitor on the back, which syncs to the upgraded S Health app. Additionally, the Galaxy S5 is dust and water resistant.

Samsung Galaxy S5 and S3 are two of the smartphone by Samsung, a conglomerate that essentially has the largest smartphone market share. Samsung has once announced that the Samsung Galaxy S3 was its most popular smartphone. While, the S3 was followed by the S4, its popularity was not diminished. Now with the launch of the latest Samsung Galaxy S5, its popularity will be tested.

The S5 generally follows the classic look of the previous Samsung Galaxy smartphones. It has the sleek, curved corners. However, the S5 is more block shaped with rounded edges, a design that Samsung claims is inspired by nature. The back is a different matter entirely; the S5 comes with a new matte back panel that has a perforated pattern over it. Still, the entire chassis is made of plastic. The body of the S5 is slightly slimmer than the S3 but also slightly heavier. The S5 has a 5.1 inch Full HD screen as compared to the 4.8 inch HD screen on the S3, which means that the S5 will be larger as well.

In terms of hardware, the S5 has a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU with Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. The S3, on the other hand, has a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, with a Mali-400MP GPU and 1GB RAM. Another great improvement is that the S5 comes a 16 MP primary camera and a 2 MP front facing camera over the S3’s 8 MP primary camera and 1.9 MP front facing camera. Additionally, the S5 also uses a hybrid autofocus system that uses standard auto focus with phase detection autofocus, which means that the camera auto focuses in upto 0.3 seconds, which is faster than most phone cameras.  

The S5 is available in two storage variants, the 16GB and 32 GB, whereas the S3 was available in three: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64GB. However, the S5 has an microSD expandable storage up to 128 GB (in some markets), while S3 has an expandable storage only up to 64 GB. Also, the S5 is available in less colors than the S3 was. The S5 comes in four color variants: Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, and Shimmery White, whereas the S3 came in Pebble blue, Marble white, Amber brown, Garnet red, Sapphire black, Titanium grey, and La Fleur.

The most upgraded features of the S5 include the Finger Reader, a fingerprint sensor that allows users to use their fingerprint to unlock the Galaxy S5; a heart rate monitor on the back, which syncs to the upgraded S Health app. Additionally, the Galaxy S5 is dust and water resistant. It also has a new Ultra Power saving mode, which help conserve battery power by turning the screen black and white and shutting down all background running apps. It still allows calls, texts, and web browsing.

Comparison between Samsung Galaxy S5 and S3:

 

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S3

Launch Date

April 2014

May 2012

Company

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics

Size

142 (5.59in) x 72.5 (2.85in) x 8.1 mm (0.32 in)

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

Display

5.1 inches (diagonal) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED

Screen

1080 x 1920 pixels, 16M colors (~432 ppi pixel density)

1280x720 pixels

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Corning Gorilla Glass 2,

oleophobic fingerprint-resistant coating.

Weight

145 g (5.11 oz)

133 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

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

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900F

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900A

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900M

 HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900T

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

4G Network

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900F

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900A

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900M

LTE 700 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900T

LTE availability depends on the market.

GUI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz "Nature UX"

CPU speed

Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

Adreno 330

Mali-400MP

OS

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

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

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801

Exynos 4412 Quad

RAM

2 GB RAM

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

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

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 128 GB

microSD up to 64 GB

Sensors

Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor, Hall Sensor, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Light Sensor, Barometer, Proximity Sensor

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

Connectivity

GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, USB v3.0

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, USB, NFC

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

Speed

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

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, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR.

USB

microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2.1), USB On-the-go, USB Host

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

Primary Camera

16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash

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

Secondary Camera

2 MP, [email protected], dual video call

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

Video

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec

Video Playing Format:

FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI

Video Playing Resolution:

UHD 4K (3840 x 2160), @30fps

[email protected], zero shutter lag.

Camera Features

  • 1/2.6'' sensor size
  • 1.12 µm pixel size
  • Dual Shot
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • geo-tagging
  • touch focus
  • face/smile detection
  • HDR
  • 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

3GA, AWB, FALC, MID, MXMF, OGA, OTA, RTX, RTTTL, XMF, AAC, AMR, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA

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

Video supported formats

FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI

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 2800 mAh battery

2100 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 390 hours

Up to 590 h (2G) / Up to 790 h (3G)

Talk time

Up to 21 hours

Up to 21 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 11 h 40 min (3G)

Available Colors

Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White

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

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified) IP67 certified - dust and water resistant
  • Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Wireless charging (market dependent)
  • ANT+ support
  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
  • Air gestures
  • Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL 2.1 A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Photo/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)
  • Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart Stay eye tracking
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • 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)

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