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Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB) vs Sony Xperia XA (F3111)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Sony Xperia XA phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Sony Xperia XA XSamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)07Points
Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)
4.8"
AMOLED

720x1280

8
MP

2mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2100
mAh

(Removable)

vs
Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
5"
IPS

720x1280

13
MP

8mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia XA (F3111)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)vsXperia XA (F3111)15 Advantages Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
+16GB (11GB available)34%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (8.2GB available)
+133 grams (4.66 ounces)3%
Lighter
vs137 grams (4.8 ounces)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+306 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs294 PPI
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
1.4Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core86%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR2vs+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9%
Thinner
4.8"vs+5"4%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(back) 13MP60%
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/2.6 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)30%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 2MPvs+(front) 8MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 4.3 Jelly Beanvs+Android 7.0 NougatAdvantage
Android 7.0 Nougat is newer and safer
3G+ HSPA+vs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
2100 mAhvs+2300 mAh10%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster

28 Common items in both devices
16 million
720x1280 pixels
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
BSI sensor
+21 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
ModelGalaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Xperia XA (F3111)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy S III i9300, Galaxy S3 i9300Sony Xperia XA PP10 F3111, Sony Tuba SS
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)Israel
(Europe), Israel
BrandSamsungSony
Release dateMay, 2012May, 2016
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)70.6 x 136.6 millimeters (2.78 x 5.38 in)66.8 x 143.6 millimeters (2.63 x 5.65 in)
Weight133 grams (4.66 ounces)137 grams (4.8 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
Operating systemAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICSAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 4.3 Jelly BeanAndroid 7.0 Nougat
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412 (32nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 (28nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-400 MP4ARM Mali-T860 MP2 700Mhz
RAM memory1GB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (11GB available)16GB (8.2GB available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size4.8" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 4-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)306 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 2Scratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.6 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inches1/3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.6 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
RadioFM (RDS)FM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5, Flash playerHTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- Colors: Pebble blue, Marble white
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- USB OTG On-the-go
- Smart Stay eye tracking
- TouchWiz with Motion UX
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold, Rose Gold
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- PDAF main camera
- Exmor RS IMX-258 main camera
- Exmor RS IMX-219 main camera
- BRAVIA engine 2 display
- ClearAudio+
- PS4 integration
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
EB-L1G6LLU
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2100 mAh2300 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy700 minutes | 11.7 hours | 0.5 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standby47400 minutes | 790 hours | 32.9 days36180 minutes | 603 hours | 25.1 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300 16GB)Sony Xperia XA (F3111)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.628W/kg (head) | 1.584W/kg (body)0.57W/kg (head) | 1.23W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.342W/kg (head) | 0.547W/kg (body)0.47W/kg (head) | 0.47W/kg (body)
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