Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3

The Galaxy S3 is being touted as the biggest smartphone of the year and a genuine challenger to Apple's iPhone 4S. The newly unveiled next-gen Galaxy smartphone is by far the best product from the South Korean giant in recent times.

The device is already being compared to the likes of HTC One X and the Nokia Lumia 900, as well as the Galaxy Note, in our earlier IBTimes UK reports. Now, we measure it against another mighty Android smartphone - HTC Titan.

The S3 brings some exciting features to the table, like Eye-Tracking, Wi-Fi Direct, S Voice (a Siri alternative) and Direct Call. It undoubtedly has set a seriously high benchmark for any forthcoming high-end smartphone.

On the other hand, the HTC Titan is a dual-core Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device. It sports a mammoth 4.7-inch Super LCD display with capacitive touchscreen and powered by 1.5GHz Scorpion processor running HTC Sense 3.5 User Interface.

Check out the two Android smartphones going head-to-head:

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. HTC Titan: Display

The Galaxy S3 features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with capacitive touch-screen running at 720p (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and a pixel density of 306 pixels per inch (ppi).

In contrast, HTC Titan sports a relatively smaller 4.7-inch Super LCD capacitive touchsreen with 480 x 800 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 199ppi. Both the smartphones feature multi-touch support and damage resistant Corning Gorilla Glass for protection against scratches.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Titan: Processor

The Galaxy S3 is powered by the company's own Exynos 4 System-on-a-Chip (SoC), which features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. While this is yet to be fully benchmarked, Slashgear carried out some tests at the launch and it seems the Exynos chip will blow away rivals with its raw processing power. Hardware demonstrations at the launch seemed to add weight to Slashgear's expectations; the Galaxy S3 was superfast when carrying out all operations, including being able to play HD videos while browsing.

In comparison, the HTC Titan features a dual-core 1.5GHz Scorpion processor and Adreno 205 GPU for graphics applications and games.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Titan: Memory and Storage

The S3 flaunts three storage versions - 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, besides supporting microSD expansion slot up to 64GB. It also ports 1GB of RAM onboard. On the other hand, the Titan features just 512MB of RAM and comes in a single storage model of 16GB. The Titan has no support for microSD expansion.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Titan: Operating System

The Galaxy S3 ships with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS) onboard with TouchWiz 3.0 skinned on top. This is a basic prerequisite for any high-end smartphone, so as to get the best out of its powerful hardware. The dual-core and quad-core devices particularly will benefit from the updated interface. In contrast, the HTC Titan is powered by the new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS with HTC's Sense 3.5 UI on top.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Titan: Camera

Both S3 and the Titan offer eight megapixel rear cameras with auto-focus and LED flash with geo-tagging. While the former supports 1080p video recording at 30fps, the latter supports only 720p recording at 30fps.

The Titan features 1.3 megapixel front camera, while the S3 flaunts a more powerful 1.9 megapixel camera for video calling. the The S3 also features advanced camera functions such as touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilisation.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Titan: Battery

The S3 comes with a powerful Li-Ion 2100mAh battery. The HTC Titan is powered by a relatively smaller 1600mAh Li-Ion battery with up to 360 hours of standby time and almost 12 hours of talk time on 2G, while supporting up to 460 hours of standby time and close to seven hours of talk time.