Head-to-Head: Samsung Galaxy SII Vs. Galaxy SIII


CPU, GPU And Memory

First we'll cover the not-so-surprising ways they compare. Samsung's crafty engineers continue to amaze the world with the pure power they can pack into an SoC. So much so that even Apple continues to have its iPad and iPhone SoCs made in Korea. The SIII is built around Samsung's Exynos 4412 quad-core SoC running at 1.4GHz. It contains four ARM Coretex A9 application processor cores and another four ARM Mali-400 GPUs. Though processors in the Galaxy SII vary by region, the comparable SoC would be the Exynos 4210, which encompasses two ARM Cortex application processor cores and a single Mali-400 GPU. (To compare, the unit covered in the CRN Test Center's Galaxy SII review was equipped with a 1.5-GHz dual-core Scorpion processor, Adreno 220 GPU and Snapdragon APQ8060 chipset from Qualcomm.)

Both of Samsung's Galaxy SII and SIII devices come with 1 GB of system memory, are available with either 16 GB or 32 GB of storage and support as much as 32 GB of additional expansion for a total maximum capacity of 64 GB.