Chinese manufacturer Huawei, in an effort to expand its presence in the European market, introduced the 4G LTE Huawei Ascend D LTE at the 2012 Mobile World Congress (MWC). The Ascend D LTE should be available in Europe by July 2012. In terms of specifications, the smartphone will feature a 4.5in HD touchscreen and a dual-core processor.
Samsung's Galaxy S3 (read IBTimes UK's hands-on review here), was released in the UK on 30 May and is set for a US release later this month.
Check out how the Huawei Ascend D LTE does against the Samsung Galaxy S3
The Huawei Ascend D LTE features a 4.5in LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The Galaxy S3 features a 4.8in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The display has TouchWiz User Interface (UI) v4.0. The resolution is similar to the Ascend D LTE, at 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 306 ppi.
The Ascend D will measure 132 x 65.5 x 10.5mm and weigh 140g whereas the Galaxy S3 measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and weighs 133g.
The Ascend D will run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The S3 runs on an updated version - Android 4.0.4.
The Ascend D will be powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and has 1GB of RAM. The Galaxy S3 is powered by the Exynos 4 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.4GHz, with 1GB of RAM. The US variants will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 4 dual-core processor and will pack 2GB of RAM.
The Ascend D features a 12 megapixel main camera with dual-LED flash and auto-focus. It can capture videos in 1080p and the handset sports a 1.3megapixel front-facing camera.
The Galaxy S3's primary camera is an eight megapixel unit featuring auto-focus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. The camera can record video in 1080p and 30 frames per second (fps). The handset packs a secondary camera of 1.9 megapixels, which can record video in 720p at 30 fps
The Ascend D will offer Wi-Fi, DLNA, Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth version 3.0, LTE and will connect to 4G network speeds. The Galaxy S3 offers Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40, NFC and Bluetooth v4.0 and, of course, 4G network speeds.
The Ascend D offers internal storage space of 4GB and will support microSD card for an additional 64GB. The Galaxy S3 comes in two models - 16/32GB; a 64GB version is expected soon. The smartphone also has microSD card slots.
The Ascend D will be powered by a 2000mAh battery while the Galaxy S3 has a Li-ion 2100mAh battery.