Motorola Droid 3
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Motorola Droid 3: Android Smartphones Shootout

The Motorola Droid 3 comes with a five-row QWERTY keypad with dedicated numeric keys that allow users to boost speed as well as accuracy while typing. It is powered by a dual-core processor which offers high-speed connectivity when running apps, browsing the Internet or streaming media. In terms of privacy, the device enables complex password control, remote wipe and data encryption.

Samsung's Galaxy S3 was touted as Phones 4U's biggest selling handset of the year. The device was one of the most spoken about gadgets since it was announced and has continued to make waves since its market release. It is widely seen as the South Korean giant's flagship smartphone and to rival Apple's iPhone with unprecedented features like Smart Stay and S Voice.

Check how the two Android smartphones stack up:


The Droid 3 has dimensions of 124 x 64 x 13mm and weighs 167g, whereas the Galaxy S3 measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and weighs just 133g.


The Droid 3 features a 4.0in TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels at 275 pixels per inch (ppi). The Galaxy S3 comes with a 4.8in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 306 ppi. It is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 which offers better touch responsiveness than its predecessor. It includes the TouchWiz 4.0 User Interface that features visual improvements as well as motion gestures.


The Droid 3 is powered by a TI OMAP 4430 chipset with a 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor. By comparison, the Galaxy S3 is powered by a quad-core Exynos 4212 processor, which was clocked at 1.4GHz. The Droid 3 ships with 512MB of RAM while the Galaxy S3 comes with 1GB of RAM.


Both smartphones pack eight megapixel rear-facing cameras with auto-focus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging and face detection and both phones allow users to capture videos at 1080p. The Droid 3 has a secondary VGA-quality camera, while the Galaxy S3 comes with a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera.

Operating System

The Droid 3 runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system whereas the Galaxy S3 comes pre-installed with the latest version of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)) - Android 4.0.4.


The Droid 3 has just the one model - with 16GB of onboard memory. It does, however, accept a microSD card and provides for additional memory of up to 32GB. The Galaxy S3, in contrast, comes in three internal storage variants - 16/32/64GB. The 64GB model is expected to arrive later this year. It too has a microSD card slot and provides more additional memory than the Droid 3 - 64GB.


The Droid 3 offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR. By comparison, the Galaxy S3 features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and EDR.


The Motorola smartphone comes with a Li-Ion 1540mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to 550 minutes and stand by time of up to 300 hours. On the other hand, the Samsung smartphone is has a Li-Ion 2100mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to 11 hours 40 minutes and stand by time of up to 790 hours on 3G networks.