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Samsung Galaxy S III stands up to the non-Android competition – the Apple iPhone 4S and Nokia Lumia 900

The Galaxy S III is officially announced and Samsung are throwing down the gauntlet to everyone willing to go step up to the plate. Naturally, the challenge is accepted by Apple and Nokia with their flagship smartphones – the iPhone 4S and the Lumia 900.

So, the game is on. All bets are off and it’s everyone for themselves. But enough idioms, let’s take a look at whether Samsung can blow the fish out of the water with the Galaxy S III (ok, there was one more idiom).


 
Samsung Galaxy S III
Apple iPhone 4S
Nokia Lumia 900
OS
Android 4.0
Ice Cream Sandwich
with TouchWiz UI v4.0
iOS 5
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Display
4.8-inch
Super AMOLED
3.5 inches
LED-backlit IPS TFT
4.3-inch
AMOLED
Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
640 x 960 pixels
480 x 800 pixels 
Height
Width
Thickness

136.6mm
70.6mm
8.6mm
115.2mm
58.6mm
9.3mm
127.8mm
68.5mm
11.5mm
Weight
133 grams
140 grams
160 grams
Processor
1.4GHz quad-core
processor
Exynos 4212 
1GHz dual-core
Cortex-A9 processor
Apple A5
1.4GHz Single-core Scorpion
Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon
RAM
1GB
512MB
512MB
Storage
16GB / 32GB / 64GB
16GB / 32GB / 64GB
16GB
microSD card slot
Yes, up to 32GB
No
No
Primary camera
8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus
8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels,
autofocus
8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels,
autofocus
Primary camera extras
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, LED flash, zero shuter lag
Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, LED flash
Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash, geo-taggin
Front camera
1.9MP
720p@30fps
1.3MP VGA
@30fps
1.3MP VGA
@30fps
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11 b/g/n
802.11b/g/n
Network
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100
USB
Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
Yes, v2.0
Yes, microUSB v2.0
Bluetooth
Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
NFC
Yes
No
No
Sensors
Gyroscope, Accelerometer, G-Sensor, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Barometer
Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Gyroscope, G-Sensor, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Availability
May
Currently available
Currently available

Specs-wise, the Galaxy S III dominates both the Apple and Nokia camps. But specifications might not be enough these days to grab the inner geek in you – it has to win your heart as well. Which one of these does the job for you?

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