Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Faces HTC’s Thunderbolt 4G
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Faces HTC’s Thunderbolt 4G

Samsung's new Galaxy S3 is loaded with amazing features which include S Beam, AllShare Cast, Smart Stay and Direct Call. The device launched on 3 May, will be officially released on 30 May in the UK. It touts an impressive large screen, fast processor and internal storage variants. Undoubtedly, it has been the highly-anticipated gadget of 2012, which is expected to rival Apple's iPhone. The new S Voice is a clear challenger to Siri, with its great functionality to respond to users.

On the other hand, the HTC's Thunderbolt 4G has been first smartphone to carry 4G capabilities on the Verizon wireless network.

Check out how the smartphones stack up:


The Galaxy S3 touts a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Its 4.8in screen contains Corning Gorilla glass 2 and TouchWiz 4.0 UI. The latest Corning Gorilla glass 2 is a scratch-resistant and ensures up to 20 per cent reduction in terms of thickness.

In contrast, the Thunderbolt 4G flaunts a 4.3in TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It has a Corning Gorilla glass and HTC Sense 2.0 UI.


The Galaxy S3 is powered by a 1.4GHz Cortex-A quad-core CPU and an Exynos 4212 chipset. It includes Mali 400MP Graphics Processing Unit.

The Thunderbolt 4G is powered by a 1GHz Scorpion CPU and Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon chipset. It comes with Adreno 205 GPU.


Both smartphones are packed with an eight megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus, geo-tagging and face detection. The Galaxy S3 features LED flash, whereas the Thunderbolt 4G includes dual-LED flash.

The Galaxy S3 offers support to video recording of 1080p and a secondary camera of 1.9 megapixel.

The Thunderbolt 4G allows users to record video of 720p and provides a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixel.

Operating System

The Galaxy S3 runs on Android 4.0.4 ICS operating system.

Thunderbolt 4G runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo OS, which is upgradeable to Android 4.0 ICS.


The Galaxy S3 offers onboard storage of 16/32/64GB and 1GB RAM. It has a microSD card which is expandable up to 64GB.

Thunderbolt 4G comes with a 4GB of internal storage and768MB RAM. It consists of a microSD card with an additional memory of 32GB.


The Samsung smartphone features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot. It offers Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and EDR. In addition, it supports NFC.

The HTC smartphone includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides support to Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR.


The Galaxy S3 comes with a Li-Ion 2100mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to 21 hours 40 minutes on 2G and 11 hours 40 minutes on 3G networks. It allows for stand by time of up to 590 hours on 2G and 790 hours on 3G networks.

The Thunderbolt 4G has a Li-Ion 1400mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to six hours 30 minutes and stand by time of up to 330 hours.