Samsung has finally launched its new flagship smartphone Galaxy S3 which boasts amazing features.

The smartphone packs new features like smart stay, direct call, smart alert, social tag and S voice. "This sleek and innovative smartphone has the emerged intelligence to make everyday life easier," claims Samsung.

The smart stay feature allows the phone to stay awake when it senses that a user is looking at it. If the user is reading a message and would like to talk to him/her whose message is being read, then the user can simply lift the phone to his ear and the Galaxy S3 will automatically dial the number.

Sony Xperia S has been launched at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2012. It is the first Sony-branded smartphone following the company's acquiring Ericson's stake in the smartphone brand Sony Ericson. The device is the next-generation PlayStation certified smartphone. It touts an amazing HD display with mobile Bravia engine.

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is a feature-packed smartphone which provides an extremely powerful battery life and high-speed 4G LTE. It is manufactured using DuPont kevlar fibre and Corning Gorilla glass which protects the screen from scratches and dust. By connecting the device to a webtop-enabled accessory, the webtop app exhibits the smartphone's interface on a monitor or HDTV.

Check out how the smartphones stack up:


The Galaxy S3 flaunts a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a whopping resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The 4.8in screen incorporates Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and the TouchWiz User Interface 4.0 version. The new Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is 20 percent thinner and enables better touch responsiveness. Its TouchWiz User Interface 4.0 offers visual improvements and gestures based functionality.

In comparison, the Xperia S comes with a 4.3in scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The device offers support to multi-touch functionality (ten fingers). It contains a reality display with Sony mobile Bravia engine which improves sharpness, increases contrast, saturation and noise reduction of the photos and videos.

The Droid Razr Maxx touts a Super AMOLED Advanced capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It comprises a virtual keyboard which allows multi-touch and swipe functionality as well.


The Samsung smartphone is powered by a 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU and Exynos 4212 quad chipset. It packs Mali 400 MP GPU which provides complete graphics acceleration, minimises heat dissipation and maximises battery life.

In contrast, the Sony smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset. It includes Adreno 220 GPU which ensures an enhanced level of 3D graphics performance.

On the other hand, the Motorola smartphone comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, TI OMAP 4430 chipset and PowerVR SGX540 GPU which offers support to powerful graphics.


The new Samsung Galaxy S3 boasts of an eight megapixel rear-facing camera. The sporting features are auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilisation and simultaneous HD video recording and image recording. It allows users to record video of 1080p as well as contains a front-facing camera of 1.9 megapixels for video calling.

The Sony Xperia S bumps up with a mouth-watering 12.1 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus, LED flash, smile shutter, 3D sweep panorama and face recognition. It offers full HD video recording of 1080p and a secondary camera of 1.3 megapixels for video chats.

The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx comes with an eight megapixel rear-facing camera and a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixels. It features auto-focus, LED flash, touch focus and image stabilisation. It offers support to HD video recording of 720p.

Operating System

The Galaxy S3 runs on the latest Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system.

Both the Sony Xperia S and Droid Razr Maxx run on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform, which could be upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS.


The Samsung smartphone features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot. It offers support to Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and EDR wireless technology.

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

The Motorola smartphone features W-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. It supports Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP, LE + EDR wireless technology.

Both the Samsung and Sony smartphones feature Near Field Communication which is used for contactless mobile payments.


The Galaxy S3 includes internal storage options of 16/32/64GB and 1GB RAM. It contains a microSD card slot with an additional memory of 64GB.

The Xperia S offers onboard storage of 32GB. The device lacks a microSD card slot.

The Droid Razr Maxx packs an 8GB of internal storage and 1GB RAM. It has a microSD card with an additional memory of 32GB.


The Galaxy S3 boasts a Li-Ion 2100mAh standard battery.

The Xperia S comes with a Li-Ion 1750mAh standard battery which allows stand by time of up to 450 hours on 2G and 420 hours on 3G networks. It offers talk time of up to seven hours 30 minutes on 2G and eight hours 30 minutes on 3G networks.

The Droid Razr Maxx contains a powerful Li-Ion 3300mAh standard battery which allows standby time of up to 380 hours and talk time of up to 21 hours 30 minutes.