We put Samsung’s Flagship Windows Phone the Ativ S up against the very successful Samsung Galaxy S3. Both handsets are 4.8 inches and are Samsung’s flagship devices, the Ativ S for Windows Phone and the S3 for Android.
Let’s take a look a few aspects of each device, the Ativ S is newer hardware so the processors differ with the Atic upping the S3. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is powered by 1.4GHz Cortex A9 Quad Core processor on top of Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad chipset with Mali 400MP GPU and 1GB of RAM while Samsung Ativ S is powered by 1.5GHz Krait Dual Core processor on top of Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset with Adreno 225 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
There isn’t much difference on the display front with the Samsung Galaxy S3 featuring a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at a pixel density of 306ppi on a 4.8 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen while Samsung Ativ S features a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at a pixel density of 306ppi on a 4.8 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.
Samsung Galaxy S3 is slightly smaller, thinner and lighter (136.6 x 70.6mm / 8.6mm / 133g) than Samsung Ativ S (137.2 x 70.5mm / 8.7mm / 135g). However, the reason why I’m not particularly bothered by the Ativ S being a smidge thicker is that has a 2300 mAh cell, which is the largest battery we’ve seen yet on a Windows Phone 8 device. It’s even a little bigger than the one on the S3 which has 2100mAh battery.
You should check out the below video to get an idea of how the phones stack up against one another, we have to admit, both devices look pretty good, now all that’s left is deciding if you should go WP or Android.