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Samsung Galaxy S III vs Galaxy S II and Galaxy S: meet the family


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If you don't know where you came from, you won't know where you're going. That's why we're stacking up Samsung's Galaxy S III against the S II and the Galaxy S to see how the range has come on in the three years it's existed. If you fancy a trip down memory lane to the heady days of 2010, then join us after the break.

Galaxy S


Galaxy S II


Galaxy S III



Android 2.1

Android 2.3.4 (Now 4.0) Android 4.0
Skin TouchWiz 3.0 TouchWiz 4.0 TouchWiz
Display 4-inch 4.3 / 4.5-inch 4.8-inch
Resolution 400 x 800 800 x 480 720 x 1280
Glass Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass 2
CPU 1GHz Single-Core 1.2GHz / 1.5GHz Dual-Core 1.4GHz Quad-Core
Graphics Super AMOLED Super AMOLED Plus HD Super AMOLED
Memory 512MB RAM 1GB RAM 1GB RAM
Storage 8 / 16GB 16 / 32GB + microSD 16/32/64GB + microSD
Front Camera VGA 2-megapixel 1.9-megapixel
Rear Camera 5-megapixel 8-megapixel 8-megapixel AF + HDR
Cellular GSM / 3G HSPA+21/42, EV-DO Rev. A / WiMax HSPA+21 / LTE (Regions)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n with Channel Bonding, HT40
Bluetooth 3.0 + A2DP 3.0+HS 4.0 Low-energy
Orientation GPS, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass GPS, GLONASS, Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Barometer
Dimensions 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9mm

125.3 x 66.1 x 8.4mm or

129.8 x 69.6 x 9.65mm

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm
Weight 119 grams 116 grams 133 gram
NFC? No Optional Yes
Multimedia DLNA MHL MHL / DLNA
Battery 1,500mAh 1,560mAh 2,100mAh

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