Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy S2 – how do they compare? [video]
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S3 to great fanfare – from a live orchestra – but how does it compare with the previous smartphone in the Galaxy S range?
For a look at some of the other features in the smartphone read our Samsung Galaxy S3 first look review.
What’s new in the Galaxy S3?
- Larger screen
Samsung has increased the size of the screen from 4.3-inches to 4.8-inches. Despite this, due to a very thin bezel the S3 doesn’t feel a lot bigger than the S2 and a higher resolution (1,280×720 compared with 480×800) makes it look sharper.
- Larger battery
Samsung has increased the size of the battery from 1,650mAh to 2,100mAh. Although we won’t know the affect on battery life until we get the phone into our labs for testing.
- Quad-core processor
While the S2 is no slouch with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the S3 includes a mighty 1.4GHz quad-core chip. This makes it one of the most powerful mobile phones on the market and allows it to support features such as Samsung’s new Pop up play.
Jon’s first impressions – is it worth the upgrade?
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is packed with the very latest hardware – a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen, quad core processor, enormous internal memory (up to 64GB) and huge 2,100mAh battery. And, if our short hands on trial is anything to go by, the software is just as impressive. It’s hard to see just what else Samsung could have thrown at the phone.
As to whether it’s worth upgrading however, it’s difficult to say – we’ve not fully tested the phone and have yet to hear what the networks plan to charge for it. And let’s not forget, the Samsung Galaxy S2 was no pushover.
However the updated version certainly impressed us in the short time we had to try it out. So if your contract’s coming to an end and you want to see what the latest phone technology looks like then the new Samsung Galaxy S3 is definitely worth checking out.
- Samsung Galaxy S3 first look review - our first impressions of the smartphone
- Samsung Galaxy S2 review – how did the previous version do in our labs
- Which? mobile phone reviews – see how the latest models performed in our tests
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