Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. S4 with Android 4.3 update


We always try to keep readers informed about software updates for their various devices, and at the moment there’s a huge amount of interest in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Following a leaked build of Android 4.3 a few days ago we’ve had a few opportunities to see 4.3 in action. Now we want to show you a video that shows the Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. S4 with the 4.3 update.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has leaked for the Galaxy S4 Google Edition and also been successfully ported for the Galaxy S4 I9505 model. We’ve already seen Android 4.3 on the Galaxy S4 shown against iOS 7 beta 2 for the iPhone 5 but today it’s the turn to look at the Galaxy S4 with 4.3 against its older counterpart, the Galaxy S3 on Android 4.1.2.

The 11-minute YouTube video demonstrates this using a 4G LTE variant of the Galaxy S3. It shows some of the differences between the devices, with the Galaxy S4 using stock Android while the Galaxy S3 features Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Although many people favor a stock Android experience, the video reviewer has a lot of positive things to say about TouchWiz.

The video goes on to show that widgets are available on the lock screen with Android 4.2 and 4.3. It gives a good taste of what Android 4.3 looks like and will give users of the Galaxy S3 a taste of things to come, once their devices receive the update. You may also want to check out our post from earlier today about the Galaxy S4 with Android 4.3 vs. the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z, or a 17-minute review of Android 4.3

We’re interested to hear your initial thoughts on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, shown here on the Galaxy S4? Will you be waiting eagerly for this to arrive for your Galaxy S3 or other device? Send your comments to let us know.


15 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. S4 with Android 4.3 update”

  1. confused says:

    yes I would just like to ask why did you come out with the s4 and then try to make the s3 into the s4 with this new software update…

  2. not impressed says:

    samsung what is happening? the icons just look the same as dodgy lg’s and huawei’s. Not impressed, should keep old format.

  3. chapman1969 says:

    I hope samsung gives the gs3 the 4.2.2 update we have been waiting for. If we have to wait much longer just push the 4.3 out and make the gs3 owners happy again please???

    1. Lloydee Banks says:

      Thing is if Samsung push out 4.2.2 it will kill the s4 sales, as both phones are similar. When Samsung have sold enough s4’s or if they ever sell enough then they will push out 4.2.2

      1. chapman1969 says:

        I just wonder how long it will take to get too the verizon customers we have been waiting and waiting 4.2.2 now we know its going to 4.3 and how long now. We all are tired of the waiting game so samsung and verizon its time to make it happen.

    1. HBCASurfer says:

      Save your money! I love my S3 and won’t pay money for the S4, especially after I got the last update! Go S3!
      And get a UAG case!(Urban Armor Gear)

    2. Lloydee Banks says:

      I went from s3 lte to s4, now I want to go back to s3 lol. Not enough changes to upgrade for, infact some things about the s4 are even worst than s3.

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