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Sony Xperia S LT26i vs Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Sony Xperia S LT26i vs Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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04 Sony Xperia S LT26i vs 14 Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB

Sony Xperia S LT26i





32bit Dual


Non removable

Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB





32bit Quad



What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB

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 phone! Comment!

04 Advantages Sony Xperia S LT26i

Xperia S LT26ivsGalaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GB (28GB user available)vs32GB (25GB user available)
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
342 PPIvs306 PPI
+Higher resolution main camera
12 megapixelsvs8 megapixels
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/2.4 (aperture)vsf/2.6 (aperture)

14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB

Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GBvsXperia S LT26i
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.4Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs1.5Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
Advantage+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 64GB vsNot supported
133 grams (4.66 ounces)vs144 grams (5.04 ounces)
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs10.6 millimeters (0.42 inches)
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLEDvsTFT LCD LED-Backlit
+Larger screen
Advantage+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo only main cameravsNot supported
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2 megapixelsvs1.3 megapixels
Advantage+Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is newer and saferAndroid 4.3 Jelly BeanvsAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2100 mAhvs1750 mAh
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometervsNot supported
Advantage+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion - RemovablevsLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.0 version A2DP is newer and faster4.0 version A2DPvs2.1 version A2DP
Advantage+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5vsHTML, XHTML

31 Common items in both devices

+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking1GB LPDDR2
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+Higher resolution screen720 x 1280 pixels
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightLED flash
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesOnly digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusAutofocus
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensor
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary cameraFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary cameraHD (1280 x 720 pixels)
+The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster3G+ HSPA+
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files21 Mbps
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFM with RDS
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cableMicro HDMI Type D / Micro-B USB - MHL
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
+WiFi 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 a/b/g/n is newer and faster802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 a/b/g/n
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNA
+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devicesNFC
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysScratch-resistant glass / Gorilla Glass 2

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Model and physical featuresSony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
ModelXperia S LT26iGalaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
Also known asSony Xperia S LT26, Sony Ericsson Arc HD, Sony NozomiSamsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300L, Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300X 3G
Country or region where it's soldVarious (International)Various (International)
Release dateFebruary, 2012May, 2012
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth10.6 millimeters (0.42 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)64 x 128 millimeters (2.52 x 5.04 in)70.6 x 136.6 millimeters (2.78 x 5.38 in)
Weight144 grams (5.04 ounces)133 grams (4.66 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Sony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
Operating systemAndroid 2.3.7 GingerbreadAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
Firmware updateAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean
HardwareSony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM826032bit - Samsung Exynos 4412
CPU processor1.5Ghz Dual-Core Scorpion1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9 MPcore
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 220ARM Mali-400
Internal storage32GB (28GB user available)32GB (25GB user available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
DisplaySony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
Display typeTFT LCD LED-BacklitSuper AMOLED
Screen size4.3" inches4.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~62.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)342 PPI306 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 2
Mobile networks and dataSony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
Dual SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
4G networkNot supportedNot supported
2G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps21/5.76 Mbps
Messaging and callingSony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraSony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
Main camera12 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000 x 3000 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.6 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo only main camera
Front camera / Secondary cameraSony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
Front camera1.3 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280 x 1024 pixels1600 x 1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280 x 720 pixels)HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
RadioFM with RDSFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.263, H.264, WMVMP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAVMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV outputMicro HDMI Type DMicro-B USB - MHL
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth2.1 version A2DP4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerSupportedSupported
Ambient Light
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: White, Black, Silver
- USB On-the-go 1.3
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- 3D surround sound
- 3D sweep panorama
- SE Timescape
- ANT+ support
- WiFi hotspot
- Use your phone as a remote control for Sony TV
- 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
Power supply and autonomySony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
Battery technologyLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removableLithium ion - Removable
Battery capacity1750 mAh2100 mAh
Battery modelfeature not registeredEB-L1G6LLU
Talk time510 minutes | 8.5 hours | 0.4 day700 minutes | 11.7 hours | 0.5 day
Standby25200 minutes | 420 hours | 17.5 days47400 minutes | 790 hours | 32.9 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Sony Xperia S LT26iSamsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 32GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia1.31 W/Kg (head) | 0.6 W/Kg (body)0.628 W/Kg (head) | 1.584 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UK1.3 W/Kg (head)0.342 W/Kg (head) | 0.547 W/Kg (body)

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