Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung announced the Galaxy S3 on 3 May

Samsung announced the second generation of Galaxy S series smartphone in February at the Mobile World Congress last year, with the market release following in May. The CDMA version of the smartphone was released in February this year. However the South Korean tech giant is all set for market release of the third generation of Galaxy S series smartphone. The Galaxy S3 will land in the UK on 30 May. It will be available in Pebble Blue and Marble White at the launch with Samsung promising a variety of additional colours will be available at a later date. The smartphone features the latest technologies like Near Field Communication and a voice-activated personal assistant called S Voice and with many other interesting features.

Here is a feature comparison of both the smartphones:


The Samsung Galaxy S3 features a 4.8in HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The display will offer a large and vivid viewing experience. Besides, the Galaxy S3 features a human-centric design.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 CDMA, on the other hand, features a 4.52in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.


The Galaxy S3 measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm in thickness and weighs 133g whereas the Galaxy S2 CDMA measures 130 x 70 x 10mm and weighs 129g.

Operating System

The Galaxy S3 runs on the Android operating system 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but the Galaxy S2 CDMA version runs on the Android 2.3 operating system.


The Galaxy S3 is powered by 1.4GHz Exynos 4 quad-core processor. It is in the process of production and will be first adopted into the Galaxy S3. The smartphone will also house 1GB of RAM.

The Galaxy S2 is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz, Exynos C210 processor and packs 1GB of RAM.


The Galaxy S3 sports a primary camera of eight megapixel with auto-focus, LED flash and Zero Shutter Lag technologies. The Zero Shutter Lag feature allows users to capture moving objects. The smartphone also features a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera which can record HD video at 30 frames per second.

The Galaxy S2 sports an eight megapixel primary camera with LED flash, auto-focus, geo-tagging, Panorama, smile detection technologies. It also features a two megapixels front-facing camera.


The Galaxy S3 offers Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40 and Bluetooth version 4.0 and also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

The Galaxy S2 offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth version 3.0.


The Galaxy S3 has an internal memory storage capacity of 16GB and 32GB with Samsung promising the 64GB version will be available soon and the handset supports microSD card.

The Galaxy S2 offers storage options of 16GB and using a microSD card it can be expanded to 32GB.


The Galaxy S3 is powered with a 2,100mAh battery with Samsung promising for a longer battery life. The Galaxy S2 is powered by a Li-ion 1800mAh battery delivering a talk time up to eight hours.