Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S3: Should You Stick to the Old Version or Buy the New One?

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Finally, all the constant rumor mills that were churning speculations of Galaxy S4 have some to an end. Yes! Samsung fans can rejoice having a look at Galaxy S4 as the highly anticipated smartphone is now official.

Samsung announced the slimmer, lighter and the stronger Galaxy smartphone - S4 at the special event in New York City a few hours back. The new flagship smartphone of the South Korean firm looks almost similar to its predecessor - Galaxy S3.

There is no denying that Galaxy S3 was the breakout star of Android in 2012 and it is clear that Samsung would try to build on the success of the same with Galaxy S4, however, the S4 has some interesting features. Despite of a 5 inch display, Galaxy S4 is pretty smaller due to its slim profile and reduced bezels.

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Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S3: Should You Stick to the Old One or Buy S4?

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It is to be noted that Galaxy S3 has been making rounds in the global market as the best selling smartphone of the year. The handset has made enough sales for Samsung, thereby helping the manufacturer to retain its position as the global smartphone leader throughout the year.

Hence, many consumers would have bought Galaxy S3 and might think it is too early to change their handset, but still want to do so as the Galaxy S4 will be made available in a month or two.

For those consumers out there. Gizbot has come up with a spec comparison between Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4, thereby shedding some light on the differences between the two handsets. Read it below!

Form Factor: Galaxy S4 measures 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm in dimension and 130 grams in weight, which is almost in line with Galaxy S3 carrying a dimension of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm and weighing in at 133 grams.

When it comes to display, Galaxy S4 flaunts a 4.99 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a stunning resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 441 ppi approximately. The mulit-touch display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

On the other hand, Galaxy S3 comes with a 4.8 inch multi-touch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 306 ppi along with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection.

Processor: Galaxy S4 scores more weightage in this segment as it is equipped with a powerful Exynos 5 Octa 5410 processor housing a 1.6GHz quad core Cortex A15 processor and a 1.2GHz quad core Cortex A7 processor alongside a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU. The four cores of Cortex A15 are meant for intense tasks and the other four cores of Cortex A7 are meant for lighter workloads.

On the whole, the Exynos 5 Octa enables Galaxy S4 to achieve maximum performance, and offers up to 70% energy saving when performing various tasks. Further, Exynos 5 Octa enhances the 3D graphics processing capabilities by over two-times as compared to the Exynos 4 Quad chip.

On the other hand, Galaxy S3 is based on Exynos 4412 Quad processor with 1.4GHz Cortex A9 chip and Mali 400MP GPU.

Operating System: Galaxy S4 is based on the latest variant, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, while Galaxy S3 has received Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS. Hence, Galaxy S4 will have enhanced software features including Photo Sphere camera, Gesture Typing, Miracast, DayDream, improved notifications, quick settings, support to multiple user accounts, improved Google Now and more.

Camera: Galaxy S4 has a 13MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, dual shot, HDR and a 2MP front camera with 1080p video recording ability. In comparison, Galaxy S3 comes with an 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 1.9MP front camera with support to 720p video recording.

Storage: Both Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3 have 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB expandable storage. Still, Galaxy S4 houses a 2GB RAM and Galaxy S3 comes with a 1GB RAM.

Connectivity: In terms of Internet connectivity, Galaxy S4 comes with faster 3G download speeds and supports Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Infrared port and micro USB 2.0 with USB Host features. On the other hand, Galaxy S3 comes with Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and micro USB 2.0.

Battery: While Galaxy S3 is loaded with 2,100 mAh battery, Galaxy S4 comes powered by a 2,600 mAh battery.

Software Features: Galaxy S3 comes with software features such as S Voice, Direct Call, Smart Stay, S Beam, Pop-Up Play and more. At the same time, being the successor of Galaxy S3, the S4 is loaded with features such as Story Album, Group Play, S Translator, Samsung Smart Pause, Samsung Smart Scroll, Air View, Air Gesture, S Voice Drive, Samsung Optical Reader and more.

Verdict

Galaxy S4 is an advanced smartphone and the successor of Galaxy S3 and hence, it comes with a better display with an eye-popping resolution, power packed processor, advanced version of OS, improved connectivity features and and an enhanced battery.

Furthermore, the new flagship smartphone of the South Korean firm has enough software features to make it more innovative.

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