Comparing the Galaxy S family

Just how does Samsung's Galaxy S III rate against its Galaxy S II predecessor? CNET UK's Jason Jenkins takes a closer look to find out.

Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung's Galaxy S III Luke Westaway/CNET UK

If you were following yesterday's unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S III and wondered how this new phone differed from the Samsung Galaxy S II, hit play on the video below and wonder no more. In it I explain the top-five things that separate the two phones from each other. For those who prefer reading, the main points are below:

Screen
The S II had a 4.3-inch screen, but the S III has a bigger 4.8-inch screen. It's also got a higher resolution: 720x1,280 pixels, compared with 400x800 on the S II. The screen on the S III is nice and bright, and text looked pin-sharp to me in the short time I had with the phone. But despite the extra half an inch of screen, the phone itself isn't much bigger, which brings me to...

Size
The S III is slightly heavier and slightly thicker than the S II, but not by much. We're talking an extra 17 grams here and half a millimeter or so. It's slightly longer and wider than the S II, but again not by much. I think it's a pretty good compromise to make to get the extra screen size, providing that's what you're interested in.

For the full comparison, head over to CNET UK .


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About the author

Jason Jenkins is the director of content for CNET in EMEA. Based in London, he has been writing about technology since 1999 and was once thrown out of Regent's Park for testing the UK's first Segway.

 

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