Samsung Galaxy S2 vs Galaxy S3

When a new model in a very popular series makes its appearance on the spotlight, many first ask what is the major difference between it and the last one.  We are used to having these differences be something very small like with the Motorola droids, but when it comes to the new Samsung Galaxy S3 the story is totally different. The new Galaxy S series phone is really something amazing and should not be taken lightly. After all it didn’t earn the nicknames “iPhone killer” and “the genius phone” for nothing. So let us get started on this Galaxy S2 vs Galaxy S3 mash-up and see just what exactly Samsung introduced to make their new phone stand out.

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Galaxy S3 got the nickname "iPhone killer" by Android lovers

Samsung Galaxy S2 VS Galaxy S3 Major Points

When looking over two phones and deciding which one is better there are several factors one needs to consider. In this case the most important factors include (but are not limited to):

  • Display size and features
  • Processor specs
  • Phone memory
  • Camera and camera features
  • The battery
  • Durability
  • Additional features

We will compare each of these features and key factors for both the Galaxy S2 and the S3.

Comparing the Galaxy S2 VS Galaxy S3

Guided by the factors above it is time to compare each of them for these two phones. Let us find out what will give the S3 such an important and crucial edge over the older S2 which still holds the tittle of “the best smartphone yet”.

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The S3 will be much wider than this (photo of the S2) and have a better display, yet remain very slim

 Comparing the Display

Comparing the display and its features on the S2 and the S3 can best be described by an old saying in Eastern Europe that goes “it is like comparing the earth to the sky”. There are a few reasons for this claim, but it is best you take a look at the display features yourself and see what we mean.

The Galaxy S2 sports:

  • 4.3-inch with a 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touch-screen
  • 217 ppi pixel density

The new kid in town, The Galaxy S3 will however, sport:

  • 4.6-inch HD with a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • Super AMOLED Plus capacitive with TouchWiz screen
  • 319 ppi pixel density

So as you can see, the S3 is clearly better in this field and has a lot more to offer! Watching videos will be a real joy on this new phone. Both devices have Gorilla Glass protection, but the S3 will probably have the new and improved version.

Processor specs

We can say for sure that the S2 features a 1.2GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos processor with 1GB RAM which was really something the first time it came out. However, the Galaxy S3 will feature a quad-core, Exynos 4212/ Exyos 5250 (this is still not 100% certain), 2GHz/ 1.8GHz processor with 2GB RAM. Clearly the S3 will be more powerful and faster.

Memory storage

While very important, most users will never come anywhere near the maximum that the phone can store so many ignore this and deem it to not be important. However, for the sake of those who do will remind you that the Galaxy S2 has internal memory configurations of either 16 or 32GB and can have an external microSD card that allows it to expand to 32GB. On the other hand we have the Galaxy S3 which  they say will have the option for you to get it with 16, 32 or even 64GB storage. And  then you can get an external microSD card and expend the memory up to another 64GB. This means the new model will have double the storage space possible!

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An obvious fake, but still, lovely design!

The Camera

Very important to media junkies who want high quality picture and video capture options. Once again the Galaxy S3 is much better in this field. The S2 sports a 8 megapixel camera with 3264×2448 pixels and with 1080p HD video capture, as well as a secondary 2 MP camera for video calling.  The camera of the S3 is still hidden in a veil of mysteries and rumors, but it will probably be a 12 MP camera with 4000×3000 pixels and of course 1080p HD video capture. There will also be a front 2MP camera which is becoming quite standard.

The Battery

A lot of room for debate here as well. Those who are interested in the outcome of the Galaxy S2 VS Galaxy S3 mash-up will be particularly interested in this feature. In short the Galaxy S2 sports quite a standard battery with Li-Ion 1650 mAh. We aren’t sure about the Galaxy S3, however, it is predicted that it will come with a good-looking, slim 2250 mAh battery.

 

 

  • Elchin3d

    Above innovative texts about s3 is consist of almost “will probably this”. How can you say about camera 12MP, if you are not sure from it. This is ridiculous innovative news.

    • Bashir Jawad34

      I agree and the model is out for testing and S3 has same 8 mp camera and not 12 mp.

  • Hilmar

    Cant wait for the S3 Samsung Galaxy,perfect specs. I have S2 and very happy with it..However I wil upgrade for certain..

    • Garanjowa

      What u gonna do with your old phone after u upgrade???

    • Cool!

      I definitely agree! We love s2 but getting s3 to upgrade is,not bad at all! Msg to guys out there it doesnt matter whether u have s2 or s3 because there is no competition between the two they are both SAMSUNG androids! No point of comparison! They are ALLIES! The IPHONE of apple is the ” ENEMY” here ok?!!!! :))

      • Random

        Agreed!!

  • Ratu

    Samsung please add a feature to legally disable touchwiz its killing my whole experience with S2 T989 model ….left to right swipe on a contact name can at times take 20 seconds for the phone to finally make a call!

    • Dennis

      Upgrade it to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 and your problem will be gone

  • Salvadormusa

    wake up, wake up…lol

  • Garanjowa

    Looking forward in meeting u :)

  • http://angadgets.com/ jenny

    now only one day remaining for galaxy s3 launching ceremony. just wait and see what they produce for us

  • Sumalyk

    ugh. i just got the s2… should i exchange for the s3?

    • Guest

      same here but i’m already happy with my S2 since i am somewhat a butterfinger type of person. and obviously, the s3 would be pricier. so be happy that you have one of their latest/great gadgets :D

    • Christian Auldridge

      Yeah s3 beats it on al specs

    • braddy75

      Keep ur S2…my buddy got an s3 and it has nothing over my s2…agree that s2 is best phone on market for price…also agree with any technology someday it will unfortunately become obsolete…

  • arunraj v.s.

    I would opt for Galaxy S2, because the camera is the same. barring the processor and the ram, there is nothing much to look for in s3, fundamentally speaking
    http://www.androidtreasure.com

  • Byron_angco

    wtf!!!! ive just bougth my galaxy s2!!! grrrrrr!!!!!!!!! someone knows wen will be the release here in  the phil???

    • Guest

      same here but i’m already happy with my S2 since i am somewhat a butterfinger type of person. and obviously, the s3 would be pricier. so be happy that you have one of their latest/great gadgets :D

  • http://applereleases.net/apple-iphone-5-release-date-will-it-be-announced-in-june-or-oct-this-year iPhone 5

    Galaxy S 3  has even better feature than S II. I have been using SII and now thinking about switching to S3 !

  • Englishinfushun

    Not easy to read comparatively. Bye.

  • Gani

    i hate the design about galaxy s3 and i am so satisfied with the design in galaxy s2 
    . hideous s3 . yucks ! 

    • Galaxyminibest

      Fuck your mother samsung galaxy mini is the best you got that or i will fuck your mother in her huge motherfucking ass

      • Barabas08

        u hate galaxy coz u can’t afford…

        • Insane

           :))

        • Galaxy3sOwner

          You are such an articluate individual. However, English must have been your second language gowing up in “da hood.” I’m suprised that someone who speaks with such eloquence
          can afford this amazing piece of technology. I just don’t understand how someone can become so angry over a post regarding a phone. I am very scared for your wife/girlfriend/partner…please give them my condolences

        • Dan123

          Get an education and learn to become a better person. I am so sorry to have people like you in oour society. I hope you learn good things in life and get rid of your anger issue. It is rewarding for you and everyone else to have you learn good things in life and much more rewarding for you.

        • icy

          lmfao

  • RFT

    what about Durability? They told me galaxy s2 is durable more than iphone. Is s3 will be same?

  • galaxu s2 till s4 comes out

    i thought i was going to buy thr s3 as soon as its was out but after seeing the bad desine and no change in the camera.

    as for the prosesser i havent had any problem with galasy s2 prosesser.

    and seeing that its larger and heavier then s2 .
    i just to my self i am satisfide with my s2.

    to bad i have to wait for galaxy s4 its gonna be a while
    i just hope that its wont dissapoint me or anyone who feels the same

    • Doogle

      Illiterate, no point to have a phone with a brain if indeed the brain operating the said phone cant input legible data. Learn to spell, then buy a phone that you can afford when you get the level of job for someone who can read and write has.

      • DoogleSucks

        You are an a-hole!

  • Nufc

    Most amaturish post I ever read. Had the s2 for a year and have s3 on order.
    Many mistakes in your post.

    Touch-wiz screen???? LMFAO

    I will start there and end there!!!

  • Lowboy22

    i think s2 is better than s3 b’coz thay said too much about that what did nothing

  • praveena

    thank u so much for ur cricial info…Samsung Galaxy S3

  • Henry_92

    the galaxy s2 is better, the s3 does not have an improved camera on either side; its still 8mp and its not 2mp on the front, it’s now 1.9mp?? The s3 is also bigger but the s2 was big enough already

  • Aslam

    My Samsung Galaxy SII is the best

    • Hussain B

      Yeah galaxy s2 is way better than s3

      But just 1 thing. (4G)

      • MrsD

        agreed ! my SII has 4G

      • bavo

        You can like a s2 more than s3 but you cant say s2 is better than s3 cause its not.
        Its been proven that s3 is on each point 2 times faster and each point asks less battery…
        You can say galaxy s3 is to expensive but its better.
        S3 got also stuff what the s2 not have and got everything what s2 got.You guys say s2 is better?   In what? -nothing thats rightI like s2 but its not better.

  • Balsamra137

    samsung galaxy s2 is the best phone i used ever……….loving it…nothing can be better then this…..samsung galaxy s2 is much much better then apple i4s

    • Barabas08

      i phone is a shittyphone,,nothings compare to s2…

  • lalavie

    I have the samsung galaxy S2 also: its great & the best smartphone
    the only real difference that can be seen between the s2 and s3 is screen size and display definition
    Nothing gets better than the s2, I wouldn’t trade it in for anything !

    • Christian Auldridge

      Hey are you stupid did you SEE the specs s3 wins in every category

      • u dummy

        YOU must be stupid if you THINK you NEED anything MORE than The s2 HAS for a PHONE. You Sound like an absolute moron, getting all emotional, and trash talking someone because they CA.t see spending another $700 for an extra .3 ppi, and 800 mhz proc. Getta grip guy

        • Rabiah Alam

          well software is going to become more demanding as always and evenutally the s2 will be considered a low end device… it always not matter how great the device…

          • Rkdres

            You are the perfect consumer, a marketer’s dream. “Perceived obsolescence” is a powerful tactic, and you and few other million prove this to be true.

          • asdf

            People, stop being immature. Can’t we argue without throwing stupid insults at each other? 

  • Krishna

    The new Galaxy S series phone is really something amazing and should not be taken lightly. After all it didn’t earn the nicknames “iPhone killer” and “the genius phone” for nothing. IPHONE Rockzzz :) :)

    • Eddie

      No it doesn’t!

  • Latino

    yo me voy a comprar el s3 por k es mejor k todos

  • Arasan Chiyaan

    S2..no chance to beat this fon by others….

  • venkat

    Hi Confused whether to buy S2 or S3.I primary requirement is that mobile to PC connectivity must me good .I believe hardware must be fine is hardware of S3 better that S2? (especially PC connectivity regard).Any one please help .

  • Raju Patwa

    samsung galaxy SII rocks
                 &
    samsung galaxy SIII sucks big time………

  • Tan Nat25

    i look s3 is more heavier than s2….soooo i reject

  • Claudiorfm

    Does SIII have a led indicator for messages or missed calls?
    Does SIII have a camera button to getting better the photos?

    If does not, I wont trade my SII.

  • aryan

    I wanna fauck s3!world in the s2…

  • ExpertMovie
  • Sprah

    I’ve got both S2 and today I received the S3. I also got a Galaxy Note.Don’t bother to switch to the S3 from S2 unless you really want to have the latest (like me) :).
    Still , I would strongly recommend the Galaxy Note, It’s big, but it’s the phones purpose and advantage. If you think it’s a disadvantage. then the Note is simply not for you!

    I love all my samsung phones.
    On work I use blackberry Bold 9700, and this is still my favourite when it’s comes to sending mail. Not usefull for non business use due to the probability with lack of a BES server.

    Samsung is the BEST!

    • Mistressdomino7

      So, do you still feel like the Galaxy 3 is not worth switching to? I have the G1, almost bought the 2 then realized the 3 was coming any day. I hate the way the 3 looks but I prefer the newest also. However, price may force me to buy the 2…. Anyhow, would you say the 3 is that much faster than the 2? What else do you like/not like? Thanks so much, Jodi

  • Uffandrew05

    I just got the s3..amazing phone!!

  • http://www.google.com/ Loukhuak

    So what my smart phone would be likely for placing a telephone call, check up any Email awaiting to read online, taking some interesting picture on scene or on-hand camera when need. No need to follow and keep up with a new trend of ‘iPhone Killer’ which is obtruct a financial status.Galaxy S2 is Okay for a simple way as abovementioned. Then and now is changeable at any time when creatives avail. 
    In Bangkok the device alone is one month of salary worth as US$ 690 for a young graduate newly posted on his/her job plus conditioned package of monthly payment as per US$ 22- US$ 28 for both 3G and some 200 minute-call.

  • Jee

    S3  best:
    s2= 2 nuclis
    s3= 4 nuclis and super amoled HD

  • Sher ghazi

    Galaxy S2 is more better vs S3, Company should launch S4 to beat S2.

  • Galaxyminibest

    I have the samsung galaxy mini it’s the best better than the s2 and s3

  • Guest

    The article contains incorrect information about the S3′s display – it’s Super Amoled with Pentile Matrix, not Super Amoled Plus like S2 has (i.e. a downgrade).

  • Momoxbox1

    hello like all phones man

  • Azzam Zaman

    i think s2 is better than s3. but how about blackberry

  • http://www.postfreeadvertising.com/ nvgandhi007

    I want to buy Samsung galaxy s2 but little question 
    Is Samsung galaxy s2 has flash light  available or not?

    • Bavo

      Ye samsung galaxy s2 has a flash light ;)

      However i gonne sell my s2 and buy a s3 i just like the design more than s2 and its on every point 2times faster then the s2 and cant wait for the wireless recharger. :D

      You can like a s2 more than s3 but you cant say s2 is better than s3 cause its not.
      Its been proven that s3 is on each point 2 times faster and each point asks less battery…
      You can say galaxy s3 is to expensive but its better.
      S3 got also stuff what the s2 not have and got everything what s2 got.You guys say s2 is better?   In what? -nothing thats rightI like s2 but its not better.

  • Talk2huloberal

    The S3 may be called the iphone killer…but the ‘Real’ iphone killer is the S2….the S3 is just a high end version of an S2….but with worse looks….i hav both andfrm wat i observed better features r useless if the battery usage of a smartphone does not allow u to optimally utilize these features…i mean lets face it….if ur batt dies after half a day of usage, as it happens with my S3, i’d rather stick to my S2…which provides almost the same features but for a whole day…for the record….call me technologically challenged, but if there’s any difference in the day-to-dayfunctioning between an S2 and an S3…i dont see it…and if u r a heavy user like urs truly u’d definitely want to work with a phone for which u wont hav to hunt for a power souce to chatge ur batt after 5-6 hrs of usage…

    • guseguse

      Dude, s3 have much better features then the s2, battery life is nearly the same, and i dont think that what you said battery will run out in 5-6 hrs of usage on s3, cause it has a bigger capacitty, 2100 mAh…

  • Scary-movie3

    iPhone 4S is way better than galaxy s3 !!!

  • Racydette

    nice….samsung galaxy s3 is the best……..

  • Saikiran Rs

    shut up mother fuckers

  • mik

    i’ll just wait to galaxy s4 to change my precious s2 :)

  • Jeanette

    Well I am thrilled to pieces with my S2, my very first smart phone – I got smarter than it in a bigger hurry than I expected. I was afraid I’d have to go to school to learn how to use it. It is awesome! And I got my for free as a Verizon upgrade.

  • ruth kazadi

    i want the s3 but my dad said he wants me to get the evo shift and my sister wants the s3 (she’s older than me) so i said i want the s2……my dad probably going to give me the shift …………………….the struggle is real

  • Chill out!

    I definitely agree! We love s2 but getting s3 to upgrade is,not bad at all! Msg to guys out there it doesnt matter whether u have s2 or s3 because there is no competition between the two they are both SAMSUNG androids! No point of comparison! They are ALLIES! The IPHONE of apple is the ” ENEMY” here ok?!!!! :))

  • Samfan

    It’s a matter of taste ( and money) choosing between Samsung Galaxy S2 or s3. If you prefer a thinner, sexier phone and you focus more on fashion than on specifications you’ll be far more satisfied with a Samsung S2. If you’re crazy about specifications, a larger display, probably a better battery life, and a higher possibility to have the latest Android operating system, as much of your processor and Ram will permit you, Samsung S3 is the only choice you have.

    More than this, XDA members are never asleep and, if you’ll have the time, curiosity and basic knowledge to exploit your phone to the maximum, there will be opened a window of great possibilities with an S3. Just to give a small example, there are a lot of tutorial on the Internet to overclock S3′s processor: http://www.searchforsoft.com/reviews/How-To/Overclock-your-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-using-Ninphetamin3-custom-kernel-step-by-step-tutorial-53.htm, to make your camera perform far better, to change the quite annoying for some people Samsung UI. You can do some of these with S2, it’s true, but the specs will limit you more.

    Sorry for my English, it’s not my mother tongue.

  • johnny neptune

    within seconds after activating my Galaxy S ll 4G, my wife became a prostitute, all of my hair began growing INSIDE of my body, I lost my job, and Obama had me audited by the IRS… my children morphed into demonic emoticons, and my next door neighbor initiated a totally inappropriate Anal Sex relationship with my Grandmother’s corpse… However, the pixel resolution made it all worthwhile.