With Samsung launching its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, let us take a look at the main differences between the Galaxy S4 and its predecessor, the Galaxy SIII.
Black mist and White frost
Titanium Gray and Sapphire Black
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, upgradable
1.6 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
1.4 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A9
Exynos 5 Octa 5410
Exynos 4412 Quad
PowerVR SGX 544MP3
HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels
HD, 720 x 1280 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Corning Gorilla Glass 2|
Yes, 13 Megapixel
Yes, 8 Megapixel
Yes, 2 Megapixel
|Yes, 1.9 Megapixel|
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
MEMORY AND STORAGE
16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Adobe Flash and HTML5 support
Adobe Flash and HTML support
Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n
Yes, v4.0, with A2DP, EDR, LE
|Yes, v4.0, with A2DP, EDR|
Yes, Supports WAV, MP3, MIDI, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Yes, Supports WAV, MP3, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Yes, Supports MPEG4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.263, H.264, Full HD
|Yes, Supports DivX, XviD, WMV, H.263, H.264, Full HD|
S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Smart Stay eye tracking, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Predictive text input, TV-out, SNS integration, smart scroll
S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Smart Stay eye tracking, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Predictive text input, TV-out, SNS integration
The Galaxy S4 sets itself apart from its predecessor with an 8 Core processor, a slightly bigger screen size with a much higher resolution resulting to a much higher ppi.
Both the S4 and the SIII have screen protections but the S4 has the latest one, Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Galaxy S4 also has better cameras, a 13 Megapixel rear facing on the back and a 2 Megapixel camera in front, compared to the SIII that has an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 1.9 Megapixel in front.
The Galaxy SIII and the S4 have quite a small difference in dimensions with the SIII being 1g heavier.
With the Galaxy S4, you can control or scroll down through web pages and documents on the screen by using your eyes. The S4 also has “Air Gestures” for you to control the phone by waving your hand above the screen. You can also pause videos by just looking away when using the Galaxy S4.
Looking at these features, the Galaxy S4 is the better device of the two.