Samsung's newest Galaxy S3 packs amazing features such as Smart Stay, Direct Call, Smart Alert, S Voice and S Beam. It includes a powerful processor, a whopping camera and internal storage variants. Its new pop-up play feature allows users to watch HD videos even during sending e-mail or texting. In addition, S Beam lets users share the content by placing the two enabled devices back to back by using NFC technology.
On the other hand, the HTC Vivid boasts of HTC Sense 3.6 User Interface (UI) and Beats Audio software.
Check how the Galaxy S3's specs do against HTC Vivid:
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Vivid: Display
The Galaxy S3 comes with a 4.8in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It includes a Corning Gorilla glass 2 which is scratch-resistant and ensures up to 20 per cent reduction in terms of thickness. It comprises TouchWiz 4.0 UI which features visual enhancements.
In contrast, the Vivid touts an S-LCD capacitive touchscreen. Its 4.5in screen has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. In addition, it includes HTC Sense UI.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Vivid: Processor
The Galaxy S3 is powered by the quad-core Exynos 4212 processor that clocks a respectable 1.4GHz and comes with 1GB of RAM.
The Vivid is powered by the dual-core Qualcomm APQ8060 Snapdragon processor that clocks a respectable 1.2GHz and comes with 1GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Vivid: Camera
The Galaxy S3 and Vivid packs an eight megapixel rear-facing camera. They allow users to record video of 1080p.
The Galaxy S3 features auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. It comes with a front-facing camera of 1.9 megapixel for video calling.
The Vivid comes with auto-focus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection as well. A 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera is there in the HTC smartphone for video calling.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Vivid: Operating System
The Samsung smartphone runs on Android 4.0.4 ICS operating system, whereas the HTC smartphone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread which could be upgradeable to Android ICS.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Vivid: Connectivity
The Galaxy S3 has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth version 4.0 with A2DP and EDR. In addition, it offers support to NFC.
The Vivid comes with Wi-Fi 802.11, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth version 3.0 with A2DP.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Vivid: Storage
The Galaxy S3 has an internal memory configuration of 16/32/64GB and a microSD card slot that allows it to expand to another 64GB.
On the other hand, the Vivid is packed with a 16GB of internal storage. It has a microSD card which can be expanded up to 32GB.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Vivid: Battery
The Samsung smartphone comes with a Li-Ion 2100mAh standard battery that gives talk time of up to 21 hours 40 minutes on 2G and 11 hours 40 minutes on 3G networks and standby time of up to 590 hours on 2G and 790 hours on 3G networks.
The Vivid includes Li-Ion 1620mAh standard battery that gives talk time of up to seven hours 40 minutes and standby time of up to 288 hours.