BY | January 12, 2013

Korean tech giant is launching handsets of all sorts. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus Vs Galaxy S3 specs and feature comparison makes very interesting reading

Did you hear about Samsung’s new Galaxy S2 Plus? It is a fresh upgrade to the company’s 2011 Galaxy S2 handset. Samsung introduced the phone at CES 2013 with much fanfare. The new Galaxy S2 incarnation is up with many interesting features that include Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and more. What are the differences between the Galaxy S2 Plus and Galaxy S3?

Here we are up to make a spec comparison between the two recent Samsung phones. Different aspects of the handsets are put for this worthy comparison. It will let you buy the best handset that suits your exact requirements. Let us move to the comparison here.

Hardware
The Galaxy S3 and Galaxy 2 Plus are two different handsets. They have different displays, processors and memory options. The former one is up with a 4.8-inch larger display, while the latter one sports a 4.3-inch display. Both the devices make use of Samsung’s advanced Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touch screens with a pixel density of 306-ppi and 217-ppi respectively for S3 and S2 Plus. The former one enjoys Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 protection against scratches and falls.

Going by innards, the notable difference is that one deploys a quad core CPU and one a dual core processor. The S3 is featuring a 1.4GHz Exynos 4412 Quad processor (Cortex-A9) and a Mali-400MP graphical processor. Plus, it packs 2GB RAM. The S2 Plus, at the same time, is equipped with a 1.2GHz dual core processor and 1GB of RAM. It is yet to know what GPU the handset will mount for smooth graphical performance.

Quality camera is one of major characteristics of a smartphone. Samsung used to put up quality cameras on its devices. And so, both the handsets have 8MP rear cameras. The 2011 Galaxy S phone has an 8MP camera and so its upgraded version gets the same sensor. Samsung has also kept up the same camera on its 2012 Galaxy S3 as well. The crevices offer all cutting edge camera features like LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, autofocus and 1080p video recording capability.

Regarding front–facing cameras, S3 has a 1.9MP sensor, while the S2 Plus keeps the same 2MP front sensor of its original. For network connectivity, the handsets show up almost identical options like EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, and HSUPA. But, S3 is 4G LTE compatible in some markets like the U.S. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and USB port. When it comes to battery, the S3, the more powerful handset, packs a Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery, whereas the S2 Plus has a 1650 mAh battery.

Software & Apps
Out in market, you can see both the Samsung handsets running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The S2 Plus is slated to hits stores with this firmware version under the hood and it may soon get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update. But, in case of the S3, it arrived to stores with Android 4.0 ICS and was later updated to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The handsets support Google Play and so users can download any apps they wish to do.

Price & Availability
Samsung avails its latest member to the Galaxy S series all across the world. It may be one of the handsets that are available widespreadly. It can also be seen in its market performance. Samsung could sell over 30 million units of the machine last year. Talking about rate, the device is priced at around $600 SIM free. Carriers sell the device for different offers and deals, however. Samsung has not yet revealed the price of S2 Plus, however. There is no mention about the possible markets that are to get the device first.

Audience
Audiences of Galaxy S3 are simply the former Galaxy S2 users. People used to upgrade their handsets when there are fresh versions. This trend often leads tech makers to launch yearly upgrades to their major products. Many people leave Apple iPhone and join the Android platform through S3. The audience of S2 Plus will be the customers, who don’t like the larger S3 or afford its price. They may welcome a fresh upgrade for to the Galaxy S2.

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