Samsung Galaxy S3
Galaxy S3 vs HTC Rezound: Who Will Win the Android Showdown? Samsung

Samsung's new flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S3 - sports some revolutionary features such as Smart Stay, Direct Call, Smart Alert, Social Tag and S Voice.

The successor to the critically acclaimed smartphone - the Galaxy S2 - the S3 is expected to rival the iPhone with its powerful quad-core processor and a gigantic touch screen. One of its more revolutionary features is an eye-tracking technology that recognises when the user is looking at the screen and when he/she is not; the software then unlocks or locks the screen, depending on either situation. S Voice, a Siri alternative allows the user to access the camera and other phone functions through voice commands and the phone also has Near Field Communication (NFC) which facilitates content sharing by simply tapping two devices together.

HTC's Rezound, on the other hand, is an established top-selling Android smartphone with the Beats Audio technology. The phone also has the Beats Audio headphone, complete with noise-cnacelling technology, "talk" and "play/pause" buttons and does pose a serious threat to the iPhones and the Galaxies. with its large HD display and a powerful dual-core Scorpion processor.

Check out how the two phones stack up...


The Galaxy S3 packs a gigantic 4.8in Super AMOLED display with capacitive touch screen, which runs at 720p (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and a pixel density of 306 pixels per inch (ppi). In contrast, the Rezound features a relatively smaller 4.3in Super LCD display with capacitive touch screen and runs at the same resolution as the S3. It however packs a thicker pixel density at 342ppi. The Rezound adds damage resistant Corning Gorilla Glass protection for its display, while the S3 packs the updated version - Corning Gorilla Glass 2 - to prevent scratches and smudges on the display.


The HTC Rezound flaunts a dual-core 1.5GHz Krait processor based on Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon chipset, while the next-gen Galaxy smartphone packs a powerful quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 processor based on Exynos 4 Quad chipset. While Qualcomm's chipset delivers a fine balance between performance and power-saving features, the Exynos 4 packs quite a punch with its superior processing power optimised for multitasking. The S3 features the Mali-400MP GPU for running graphic apps and games, while the Rezound comes with an Adreno 225 graphics chip.


Both the Galaxy S3 and the Rezound feature similar camera specifications - eight megapixel rear cameras with auto-focus and LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording and geo-tagging as well as face and smile detection. The S3 adds the image stabilisation feature, while both support 1080p video recording at 30fps. However, the Rezound adds a stereo sound recording feature to its rear camera profile. The S3 ships with a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera supporting 720p video recording at 30fps. On the other hand, the HTC Rezound comes with a two megapixel camera in the front for video calls.

Operating System

The S3 comes with the latest version of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)), while the Rezound ships with Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread), which is upgradeable to ICS. Another key differentiator is the native skins on top of the interface for each of the smartphones. The S3 sports the TouchWiz 4.0 UI, while the Rezound comes with the HTC Sense 3.5 UI.

Memory and Storage

Both the S3 and Rezound have 1GB of RAM. However, the former supports three different storage models - 16/32/64 GB, while the latter comes with just the 16GB model. The HTC Rezound offers up to 32GB of microSD memory expansion capability. In comparison, the S3 provides a massive 64GB microSD expansion support.


When it comes to battery, the S3 holds the edge with a powerful 2100mAh battery. The Rezound in comparison has a relatively weaker 1620mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 261 hours of standby time and about 6 hours of talk time.