Computex 2012: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Asus Padfone vs Samsung Galaxy S2 (video)

June 9, 2012
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Having trouble choosing between 2012โ€™s Phone of the Year candidate Samsung Galaxy S3 and the shape-shifting Asus Padfone?

Check out the quick comparison video below to see how the two smartphones stack up against each other. To make things even more interesting, weโ€™ve also thrown last yearโ€™s best-selling Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S2 into the mix, so make that a three-way visual comparison.

The red hot Samsung Galaxy S3 is the more attractive offering compared to the two. But for those who like the idea of a device within a device (within a device), the Asus Padfone should make for one worthy purchase. The complete package of the Padfone will cost you roughly $900. Aside from the handset, you will get a tablet shell and a nifty laptop docking station. In case you missed our exclusive report, the Asus Padfone is apparently heading to AT&T. As for the Samsung Galaxy S3, the unlocked international version is going for about $700.

Here are the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Asus Padfone one more time.

Samsung Galaxy S3 (International version)

  • Quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor, Mali-400MP GPU
  • 4.8-inch Super AMOLED with 1280 x 720 resolution (306 ppi)
  • 1GB RAM, 16/32/64GB internal storage, microSD slot (up to 64GB)
  • 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera
  • 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm, 133g
  • 2,100mAh battery

Asus Padfone

  • Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, Adreno 225 GPU
  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED with 450 x 960 resolution (256 ppi)
  • 1GB RAM, 16/32GB internal storage, microSD slot (up to 32GB)
  • 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • 128 x 65.4 x 9.2mm, 129g
  • 1,520mAh
  • Optional PadFone Docking Station with 10.1-inch display

So, what’s your favorite?


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