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 the content by just tapping the devices together.

On the other hand, the Motorola Atrix 2 features blazing 4G speed. It comes with an advanced audio technology which includes Smart Auto Bass feature. It will optimise bass in real time and offers a better 3D stereo sound quality.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Faces Motorola Atrix 2
Samsung Galaxy S3 faces Motorola Atrix 2: Versus IO

Check out how the smartphones stack up:


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 percent 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 Motorola Atrix 2 comes with a TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It includes Corning Gorilla Glass, touch sensitive controls as well as Motoblur User Interface with Live widgets.


The Galaxy S3 is powered by a 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU and Exynos 4212 quad chipset. In addition, it includes Mali 400MP GPU which offers complete graphics acceleration, minimises heat dissipation and maximises battery life.

In contrast, the Atrix 2 is powered by a 1GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core CPU and TI OMAP 4430 chipset. It includes PowerVR SGX540 GPU.


Both the Samsung and Motorola smartphone feature an eight megapixel rear-facing camera. The sporting features are auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging and image stabilisation.

The Galaxy S3 offers support to video recording of 1080 at 30 frames per second (fps), the Atrix 2 features video capture of 1080p at 24fps.

The Samsung smartphone comes with a front-facing camera of 1.9 megapixel.

The Motorola smartphone includes a secondary VGA camera.

Operating System

The Galaxy S3 runs on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)).

The Atrix 2 runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.


The new Samsung smartphone has three internal storage options - 16/32/64GB - although the latter is not yet available.
In comparison, the Motorola smartphone includes onboard storage of 8GB and 1GB RAM. It has a microSD card slot with an additional memory of 32GB.


Both the Samsung and Motorola smartphones feature Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi Wi-Fi hotspot.

The Galaxy S3 offers support to Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology with A2DP and EDR as well as Near Field Communication (NFC).

The Atrix 2 support Bluetooth 2.1 wireless technology with A2DP and EDR.


The Galaxy S3 packs Li-Ion 2100mAh standard battery.

In contrast, the Atrix 2 includes Li-Ion 1785mAh standard battery which allows for standby time of up to 382 hours. It allows talk time of up to eight hours 50 minutes.