Comparison - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy S Advance
Tan Ming Sin
19 May 2012 – Today we will be comparing Samsung latest Android device, the Galaxy S III, with the Galaxy S Advance. The Galaxy S III was announced two weeks back (3rd May) themed “Designed for Humans” and the Galaxy S Advance was announced early this year in January.
There is not much similarity between these two models except for the Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen technology and the TouchWiz 4.0 user-interface (UI). The Galaxy S III has advantage over the Galaxy S Advance in most of the specifications. However, it can be said that they both offer the same common features, except for the regional LTE by the Galaxy S III and the optional NFC connection for the Galaxy S advance.
The Galaxy S III offers a larger screen size (4.8-inches vs 4.0-inches) along with a higher resolution (720 x 1280 pixels vs 480 x 800 pixels). This means despite the larger screen, the Galaxy S III is offering a higher pixel density than the Galaxy S Advance (~306 ppi vs ~233 ppi). The Galaxy S III comes with three options for internal storage (16/32/64GB) while the Galaxy S Advance offers only two options (8/16GB).
The rear-camera used by the Galaxy S III supports up to 8-megapixels picture quality and is capable of 1080p video recording whereas the Galaxy S Advance only supports up to 5-megapixel on its rear-camera with 720p video recording. Last but not least, the Galaxy S III uses the Samsung Exynos quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz while the Galaxy S Advance uses a dual-core processor clocked at 1.0GHz. From the difference in both number of cores and speed of their processor, you can expect a better performance in the Galaxy S III as compared to the Galaxy S Advance.
The Galaxy S Advance has an overall smaller but thicker chassis compare to the Galaxy S III (9.7mm vs 8.6mm). However, it is still lighter than the Galaxy S III by 10% (120grams vs 133grams).
As you can see, the Galaxy S III has the overall advantage in terms of specs as compared to the Galaxy S Advance. However, the Galaxy S III 16GB is currently retailed at £569.99 (esitmated S$ 926) according to Clove UK. The Galaxy S Advance is priced at RM 1,299 (estimated S$ 529) for the 8GB. Despite the different internal storage, the 8GB Galaxy S Advance is 57% cheaper than the 16GB Galaxy S III. Taking that into consideration, the Galaxy S Advance seems to have better value for your money since its offers almost everything that the Galaxy S III has, but at the lower-end.
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Samsung Galaxy S III
3.5G HSPA + WiFi 802.11 a/ b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 8.0 MP camera, 16/32 GB Memory + microSD (Up to 64GB), Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the successor of the Galaxy S II that runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Samsung nature-inspired TouchWiz UI. It has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 resolution pixels, 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM.
There is an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash that is capable of recording 1080p full HD video at 30fps and take photos simultaneously. It is also a quad-band device and supports HSPA+ (21Mbps), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, energy efficient Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS and GLONASS.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance
3.5G HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 5.0 MP camera, 16GB Memory, Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread)
The Galaxy S Advance has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with 480 x 800 resolution pixels as we previously reported. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor bundled with 768MB of RAM, and it runs on Android 2.3 with TouchWix user interface.
The phone includes a 5-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, an 8GB or 16GB internal storage and a 1500 mAh Li-ion battery. It also supports WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS.
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