The new Samsung Galaxy S3 packs a number of special features, like Smart Stay, Direct Call, Smart Alert, Social Tag and S Voice. The Smart Stay feature allows the phone to stay awake when it senses a user is looking at it. The Direct Call feature seems to be quite interesting - if the user is reading a message and would like to talk to the sender, he/she need only lift the phone to his/her ear and the Galaxy S3 will dial the number automatically. The phone also features Near Field Communication technology (NFC), which can be used to share content by just tapping the devices together.
Sony Xperia P comes with a complete aluminium body and offers a durable look to the device. For the first time, the smartphone debuts WhiteMagic display technology. The technology offers the brightest viewing experience. It features smart power efficiency which will automatically adjust the screen's brightness and thereby conserving its battery life.
Here is a rundown of how the smartphones stack up:
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Sony Xperia P: Display
The Galaxy S3 flaunts a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The 4.8in screen incorporates Corning Gorilla Glass 2 which is 20 per cent thinner and provides better touch responsiveness. It includes the TouchWiz 4.0 User Interface (UI), which offers visual improvements and gesture-based functionality.
In comparison, the Xperia P comes with an LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The 4.0in screen offers support to multi-touch functionality (four fingers). It integrates scratch-resistant glass and includes WhiteMagic technology, Sony Mobile Bravia engine and Timescape UI.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Sony Xperia P: Processor
The Galaxy S3 is powered by a 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU and Exynos 4212 quad chipset. It includes Mali 400MP GPU which offers complete graphics acceleration, minimises heat dissipation and maximises battery life.
In contrast, the Xperia P is powered by a 1GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core CPU, NovaThor U8500 chipset and Mali 400MP GPU.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Sony Xperia P: Camera
Both smartphones have an eight megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash. The devices allow users to record video of 1080p.
The Samsung smartphone packs a front-facing camera of 1.9 megapixels, while the Sony smartphone has a VGA secondary camera.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Sony Xperia P: Operating System
The Galaxy S3 runs on Android 4.0.4 ICS operating system.
The Xperia P runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread which could be upgradable to Android 4.0 ICS.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Sony Xperia P: Storage
The new Galaxy S3 has three internal storage options - 16/32/64GB - although the latter is not yet available. It has a microSD card which is expandable up to 64GB.
The Xperia P includes 16GB of internal storage and 1GB RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Sony Xperia P: Battery
The Galaxy S3 has a whopping Li-Ion 2100mAh standard battery.
The Xperia P packs Li-Ion 1305mAh standard battery which allows standby time of up to 470 hours on 2G and 475 hours on 3G networks. It allows talk time of up tp six hours on 2G and five hours on 3G networks.