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Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S3 X30Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 X03Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
4.8"
AMOLED

720x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Dual

2100
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


30 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)
Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)vsGalaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
 163%100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.5Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR4Xvs2GB LPDDR2
 4 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (51GB user available)vs16GB (11GB user available)
 15 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 1%1%
+Thinner
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
 4 times100%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs720x1280 pixels
 86%86%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
568 PPIvs306 PPI
 21%21%
+Larger screen
5.8"vs4.8"
 53%53%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 12.2MPvs(back) 8MP
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsAutofocus
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo/video on both camerasvsHDR photo only main camera
 18%18%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.55" inchesvs1/3" inches
 73%73%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/2.6 (aperture)
 3 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 8MPvs(front) 2MP
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 10 is newer and safer
Android 10vsAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean
 11 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Iris scannervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
 43%43%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3000 mAhvs2100 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.0 version A2DP
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsMicroUSB 2.0
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

03 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&TvsGalaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)
 22%22%
+Lighter
134 grams (4.69 ounces)vs163 grams (5.71 ounces)
Advantage
+Removable battery can be replaced easily
Li-Ion (Removable)vsLi-Ion (Non removable)
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Micro-B USB - MHLvsNot supported

24 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
BSI sensor
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
DLNA
NFC
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 5 / Gorilla Glass 2
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
ModelGalaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
Also known asGalaxy S9 SM-G9600/DS (Snapdragon) Dual-simAT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 i747 4G LTE, Samsung Galaxy S III
Country or region availableLatin AmericaChinaUSA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateFebruary, 2018June, 2012
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 in)70.6 x 136.6 millimeters (2.78 x 5.38 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)134 grams (4.69 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
1.5Ghz Dual-Core Krait
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 225
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR2
Internal storage64GB (51GB user available)
UFS 2.1
16GB (11GB user available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.8" inches4.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels720x1280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)568 PPI306 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 2
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat18 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39 ,40, 41)
LTE 700/1700/2100
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
Main camera12.2 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/2.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
Front camera8 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB - MHL
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedSupported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 4.0
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Pebble blue, Marble white, Garnet red
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- USB OTG On-the-go
- Smart Stay eye tracking
- TouchWiz with Motion UX
- WiFi hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh2100 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredEB-L1G6LLU
Talk timefeature not registered480 minutes | 8 hours | 0.3 day
Standbyfeature not registered11940 minutes | 199 hours | 8.3 days
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 AT&T
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.74 W/Kg (head) | 0.82 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UK0.304 W/Kg (head) | 1.72 W/Kg (body)0.198 W/Kg (head)