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Galaxy S III vs. Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II: what's changed?

Galaxy S III vs. Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II: what's changed?
Daniel Cooper
Daniel Cooper|@danielwcooper|May 3, 2012 2:02 PM

We're here live at Samsung's unveiling of the Galaxy S III and while it was going on, we furiously built this chart to see how the biggest phone of the year stacks up against its two progenitors. Here's some trivia: that 4.8-inch display is 22 percent bigger than the Galaxy S II's, but its overall dimensions only grew by 16 percent. If you're interested in those sort of details, then after the break is where you need to be.

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Galaxy S II


Galaxy Nexus


Galaxy S III


OS Android 2.3.4 (Now 4.0) Android 4.0 Android 4.0
Skin Touchwiz 4.0 Stock Touchwiz
Display 4.3 / 4.5-inch 4.65-inch 4.8-inch
Resolution 800 x 480 1280 x 720 720 x 1280
Glass Gorilla Glass Fortified Glass Gorilla Glass 2
CPU 1.2GHz / 1.5GHz Dual-Core 1.2GHz Dual-Core 1.4GHz Quad-Core
Graphics Super AMOLED Plus HD Super AMOLED HD Super AMOLED
Storage 16 / 32GB + microSD 16 / 32GB 16/32/64GB + microSD
Front Camera 2-megapixel 1.3-megapixel 1.9-megapixel
Rear Camera 8-megapixel 5-megapixel AF 8-megapixel AF + HDR
Cellular HSPA+21/42, EV-DO Rev. A / WiMax LTE or HSPA+ HSPA+21 / LTE (Regions)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n with Channel Bonding, WiFi HT40
Bluetooth 3.0+HS 3.0 A2DP 4.0 Low-energy
Orientation Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Barometer GPS, GLONASS, Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Barometer

125.3 x 66.1 x 8.4mm or

129.8 x 69.6 x 9.65mm

135.5 x 67.9 x 8.94mm 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm
Weight 116 grams 135 gram 133 gram
NFC? Optional Yes Yes
Multimedia MHL MHL MHL / DLNA
Battery 1,560mAh 1,750mAh 2,100mAh

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