Samsung Galaxy Grand vs Samsung Galaxy S3 – Specs, Features Comparison

Wayne Bond February 16, 2013 1

Today we compare the new Samsung Galaxy Grand with the flagship device of Samsung – the Galaxy S3. The Galaxy Grand happens to be one of the latest 5-inch smartphones announced by Samsung whereas the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most popular smartphone in the world today.

Both these smartphones are very similar in looks and design but there is a lot of difference on the inside. Let us check out how good the Galaxy Grand is when compared to the Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy Grand


Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung Galaxy S3


The Samsung Galaxy Grand has the standard Samsung Galaxy series look and feel. It looks very similar to the Galaxy S3 with round edges and a smooth and silent finish. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a beauty. It has to be since it was ‘Inspired by Nature’ and ‘Designed for Humans’. It has a delicate and smooth finishing which makes the phone look really rich and unique.


The new Samsung Galaxy Grand has a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen. It has a display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with a pixel density of 187 ppi. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 4.8-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass protection.


The Samsung Galaxy Grand runs on a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. It has a standard GPU and a 1 GB RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the Exynos 4 chipset. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor supported by the Samsung favorite Mali-400 GPU and a 2 GB RAM.


The Samsung Galaxy Grand runs on one of the latest version of the Android operating system. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with ‘Android 4.0 Jelly Beans’ installed on it. It will always have support for the latest versions of Android operating system.


The Samsung Galaxy Grand comes with a standard in-built storage space of 8 GB. It has a micro SD card support which using which you can extend the memory of your device by 64 GB. The Samsung Galaxy S3 provides in-built storage options of 16, 32 and 64 GB and also provide a micro SD card slot which supports cards of up to 64 GB.


The Samsung Galaxy Grand has an 8 MP Primary Camera with autofocus and LED flash. It has a 2 MP Secondary Camera as well. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has an 8 MP Primary Camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 1.9 MP Secondary Camera.


The Samsung Galaxy Grand has a standard 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery. It is expected to give a talk time of about 6 to 8 hours and a stand by time of about 200 hours. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 2100 mAh battery. It gives a talk time of up to 22 hours on 2G and 12 hours on 3G.


The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Grand are 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm. The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 are 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 (mm). There is hardly a difference of 1mm in the thickness of these two devices.


The Samsung Galaxy Grand has a weight of 162 grams. The Samsung Galaxy S3 weighs about 133 grams. Even though these smartphone have a similar display size and dimension, the Galaxy S3 is much lighter than the Galaxy Grand.


 It is very clear that the Galaxy Grand is a smartphone targeted towards the general audience. So it is but obvious that it will have an average configuration. So if we keep that point aside and compare the specs and features of these devices, then the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a much better hardware configuration, it is available in more in-built storage variants like 16, 32 and 64 GB unlike the Galaxy Grand which has an in-built storage of 8 GB only.

Both these phones have almost the same sized display, similar cameras, similar battery and both support a 64 GB micro SD card.

Here is a specifications chart of Samsung Galaxy Grand and Samsung Galaxy S3:

SC - Grand vs S3

  • Michelle Mae Sinnett Lewis

    Not correct. The S3 does NOT come in 64 gb. Only 16 and 32.