Friday, 15 March 2013

Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs. Galaxy S III: what's changed?

Well apart from the camera and the processor not a lot has changed. No doubt the software will have seen a fair few enhancements also. Interesting that they have brought back an IR LED, I haven't seen those since the old Nokia days. Must be a lack of faith in NFC or something....

At first I thought the screen size might be off putting and cause headaches for the Galaxy note but it appears they've fitted this into an almost identical sized unit to the SIII.  As it's not got wider, you shouldn't need to adapt if your used to Swiftkey / Swype which is a big plus.

From engadget :
Galaxy S 4Galaxy S III
OSAndroid 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Processor1.6GHz Octa-core Exynos processor / 1.9GHz Quad-core Qualcomm processor (varies by market)Samsung Exynos 4 / Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 (varies by market)
Memory2GB1GB / 2GB (Variants)
Display5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED4.8-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution1,920 x 1,0801,280 x 720
GlassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 2
Pixel Density441 ppi306 ppi
Storage16 / 32 / 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)16GB / 32GB
Primary Camera13-megapixel BSI AF8-megapixel BSI AF
Secondary Camera2-megapixel BSI1.9-megapixel BSI AF
CellularGSM/EDGE/UMTS/DC-HSPA+/LTE Cat 3 (bands vary by market)GSM/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA+/LTE (bands vary by market)
WiFiWiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, HT80802.11 a/b/g/n, HT40
Bluetooth4.0 LE4.0 LE
ConnectivityNFC / MHL 2.0 / IR LEDNFC / MHL
Dimensions136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm
ColorsBlack Mist / White FrostPebble Blue / Marble White
Details accurate at launch. Variants relates to differences in regional handsets.