Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia PureView 808: Would You Prefer Monster Camera or Super Fast Processor? Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S3 boasts new 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 that a user is looking at it. "This sleek and innovative smartphone has the emerged intelligence to make everyday life easier," claims Samsung.

On the other hand, the Nokia 808 PureView comes with a 41 megapixels image quality. It allows users to share the content instantly including photos and videos. Interestingly, it features Dolby headphone which will offer surround sound from any stereo headphones.

Check out how the smartphones stack up:


The Galaxy S3 touts a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The 4.8in screen includes a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and TouchWiz 4.0 User Interface (UI). The Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is 20 percent thinner and enables better touch responsiveness. While, the TouchWiz UI will provide visual improvements, gestures based functionality as well.

In comparison, the PureView 808 comes with AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. The 4.0in screen integrates a Corning Gorilla Glass and Nokia ClearBlack display which adds a reflection-blocking polariser layer thereby blocking incoming light reflections and offer better performance even under sunlight.


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

In contrast, the PureView 808 is powered by a 1.3GHz ARM 11 processor.


The Galaxy S3 comes with an eight megapixels rear-facing camera which features auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilisation and face and smile detection. It offers video recording of 1080p with simultaneous HD video recording and image recording. It includes a front-facing camera of 1.9 megapixels for video calling.

The PureView 808 packs 41 megapixels camera sensor with Nokia Pureview Pro imaging technology and Carl Zeiss optics. The sporting features are auto-focus, Xenon flash, 4x lossless digital zoom, geo-tagging and face detection. It allows users to record video of 1080p with LED light. It supports three shooting modes which includes auto, scenes and creative.

Operating System

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

The PureView 808 runs on Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1 operating system which features improved performance, faster web browsing, six home screen and more. Users can enjoy redesigned widgets which range in five different sizes. The new "Toggle" widget makes switching of tasks easier.


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

The Nokia smartphone contains onboard memory of 16GB and a microSd card slot with an additional memory of 32GB.


The Galaxy S3 includes 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.

In comparison, the PureView 808 features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and UPnP technology. It supports Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP technology.

Both, the Samsung and Nokia smartphones support Near Field Communication (NFC) which can be used in contactless mobile payments.


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

The PureView 808 packs Li-Ion 1400mAh standard battery which allows standby time of up to 500 hours on 2G and 550 hours on 3G networks. It offers talk time of up to nine hours on 2G and six hours 50 minutes on 3G networks.