Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 : A Comparison


Apple iPhone 5 has finally arrived in stores and in this article we are going to have a comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5. We all know that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the best competitor for the iPhone 5 and let's find out the similarities and dissimilarities between the two latest smartphones. Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 5.

Apart from being just a calling device, the smartphones have now acquired such technologies, that everything is possible through them. And on each day, new ones are arriving, built in with all the latest technologies that help us to get the world in our hand. And one among it is the new Apple iPhone 5 which has now hit the stores. And the other is, Samsung Galaxy S III. It’s the perfect time for a comparison between the two mighty ones in the smartphone market.
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The device, which is iPhone 5, has been a rumor for months and we had to wait for the announcement for its complete details. The device is quite great and innovative. It has arrived in the market with a bunch of new features. The best competitor for the device is Samsung Galaxy S3. Both the devices can be considered as their best works and are still on top of the list of smartphones. These devices provide the best features for the user. Although the price is a bit high, both are worth the penny. And in this article, we are going to see the detailed comparison between the latest smartphones, which are, Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3, including the comparison of each and every aspect that we all want to know. Let's see, which is going to take the crown and rule the smartphone world.

Comparison of Display Features in iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3


The first thing that everyone looks in a smartphone is the display features itself. And the two companies, Apple and Samsung have done their best in this regard.
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Apple iPhone 5:
The new Apple iPhone 5 comes with much impressive display features. The device has got a pretty big screen, which is of 4.0 inches, which will be the best for an iPhone user. It has got 1136x640 pixels display resolution. It comes with the famous Retina Display Technology with IPS loaded with it. These two will make it the best device available. It comes with the pixel density of 326ppi, which has not changed from the previous iPhone 4S. Now the device is able to allocate 5 rows of apps on the home screen, making it a real smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S3:
In case of Samsung Galaxy S3, the display features are a bit better than that of the iPhone 5. The Galaxy S3 comes with a screen size of 4.8 inches and that makes it so unique that, it has the largest screen ever given to a smartphone. And this thing is not ending with the screen size. It also comes with Full HD Super AMOLED screen. This makes it better than any other phone out there, even iPhone 5. It comes with a display resolution of 720x1280 which is a bit lower than the iPhone 5 and it has only 306ppi which is also lower than iPhone 5. Galaxy S3 is below the line from iPhone only in case of these two and otherwise the Galaxy has the upper hand.

Memory and Processor Features in iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3


The competition between the two is also seen in case of the memory and processor features. And here is the comparison on it.
Apple iPhone 5:
The latest device from iPhone also has good internals. It comes with A6 processor loaded in it, which makes it impressively smart and fast. I is loaded comes with the latest mobile OS from the Apple which is the iOS 6. It is loaded with 1 GB of RAM, enough to make the device pretty smooth in performance and multi-tasking. The device is provided with better storage features too. It comes in 3 variants. That is 16 GB/ 32 GB/ 64 GB versions. And the price of the device depends on the storage. The other thing is that, it lacks the external microSD slot, which is not at all a problem considering the really 'massive' storage. And we can say, the company is not really bothered about the powerful processors and its figures. But mainly interested in, how to make the user to buy it.
Samsung Galaxy S3:
The device from Samsung, which is Samsung Galaxy S3, is truly the hero, considering the memory and processors. The device itself is loaded with the latest Google's Mobile OS which is the Android v4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. And now update to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now available. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with 1 GB of RAM which levels with the iPhone 5. It is made powerful by the latest Exynos 4412 Chipset with Quad core 1.4 GHz processor. The thing that makes the Galaxy S3 to beat the latest iPhone really is the Exynos chip and the 1.4 GHz clocked processor.

Comparison on Designing of Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5


Both the devices being the latest till date, makes them to be so elegantly designed and we are looking for the one, which is the best designed among the two.
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Apple iPhone 5:
The latest iPhone 5 really is smartly designed compared to the other iPhone devices. Apple has given their attention to the design along with the display and other features. From the first look, it comes the exceptional designing of the company. They have tried their best to make the device slim as possible and they want to provide maximum comfort to the user. The device's rear glass layer is gone and the device has given a glossy feel. They have squeezed everything to make it so thin and that resulted in just 7.6mm thickness, which is so great. The edges are made a bit beveled and will result in better in-hand feeling than just step edges. The arrangement of the physical buttons also proves the smart designing. It comes with volume rocker on the left side of the device, which are made round. The weight of the device is just 112g and has got dimensions of 123.8x58.5x7.6mm, which makes it so sleek and metal casing makes it a bit slippery.
Samsung Galaxy S3:
In the case of the designing features of the Galaxy S3, the device is not that 'designed' as that of the iPhone 5. And it is clear from the dimensions and weights itself. The thing is it has got a pretty big screen, as we saw earlier and it may feel a bit uncomfortable for some, but its good for what we pay for it. It comes in White and Pebble blue shades. It is provided with ultra thin back cover. The thing that makes it different from the iPhone is that it is plastic coating and that makes it flimsy. This may be the problem that the device faces, because they could had provided better material for the body which suites the money that we pay. Even though the design is eye-catching and sleek and is significantly larger than iPhone. The device has 133 g weight and has dimensions of 136.6x70.6x8.6mm. The device is a bit thicker than the iPhone and in case of the designing and the looks, we can say iPhone scores.

Comparison on Connectivity Features Of Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5


Let us now discuss the connectivity features after all that's the basic purpose for which you buy a smartphone.
Apple iPhone 5:
The device comes with good connectivity features and makes it different from other iPhone devices. And the first thing is, the new 8-pin connector. Because all the previous versions had the 30 pin connector, that helps to connect across iPods, iPads and iPhones. It is somewhat similar to the microUSB but not in exact terms. It comes with a bridge cable to between the 8 pin and 30 pin devices. The device only supports micoSIM and it has no micoSD. It has Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and has microUSB. It has GPRS, 3G, EDGE and Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi is of Dual band 802.11 b/g/n.
Samsung Galaxy S3:
Samsung has provided pretty impressive connectivity features. It comes with Bluetooth of v4.0 with A2DP and EDR. It has microUSB support of v2.0. Galaxy S3 supports GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is of 802.11 a/b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi direct and Wi-Fi Hotspot. The device itself is MHL compliant, and enables the user to output HD video with surround sound audio to and HDMI port. Unlike iPhone, Samsung is not using software sync for the file transfer, but enables you to simply drag and drop files when connected to a PC via USB.

Comparison on Camera Features of Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5


Now days, the companies are giving equal importance to the camera along with other important aspects. Camera features in these two devices are good and comparable.
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Apple iPhone 5:
The present camera features are greatly improved from all its predecessors, the improvement they have given is impressive. Apple's iPhone 5 comes with 8 megapixel camera and has a LED flash. The device is provided with a 5 element lens and much like the iPhone 4S, it has backside illumination. The camera features are enhanced with Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, face detection and Panorama. The camera is also able to capture videos of 1080p at the rate of 30 fps. It has LED video light, video stabilization and geo-tagging for the video capturing. It can capture image of resolution 3264x2448 pixels. iPhone 5 has a secondary camera, which is of 1.2 megapixels, and is able to capture videos of 720p which makes it a dual shooter.
Samsung Galaxy S3:
The new Galaxy S3 comes with almost the same camera features and there exists only slight variations. The rear camera of Galaxy S3 is of 8 megapixels and is facilitated with LED flash. It is enhanced with auto focus, image stabilization, face and smile stabilization, geo tagging, touch focus. And the most important one, it can record HD video and image simultaneously. The rear camera can record video of 1080p@30 fps. The rear camera can capture an image of resolution 3264x2448 pixels which is impressive. The Galaxy S3 has a secondary camera of 1.9 megapixels and it too can capture video of 720p.

Battery Backup on Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5


The battery backup of a smartphone is an important factor that marks the verdict. And the battery back of the two devices is also better.
Apple iPhone 5:
The new iPhone 5 comes with a standard battery li-po of 1440 mAh, which is assumed to give 8 hours of talk time on 2G and 3G networks. It is expected to give 40 hours of music playback.
Samsung Galaxy S3:
In case of Samsung Galaxy S3, the battery is of Li-lon, standard battery, which is of 2100 mAh, which is better than that of iPhone 5 and it offers a talk time of 21 hours. on 2G and 11 hours on 3G.

Price of Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5 in India


Both devices have pretty good features and perform well while doing a comparison. Now the final comparison is on the price, which is the most important than any other features.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a price of Rs. 33,000 INR now and is affordable for a man who wants all the latest specialties of a perfect smartphone. At the same time, the accurate price is not yet available. We can just expect it to be an affordable one. But considering the price and features the Samsung scores a bit more but Apple has its own unique features and the reputation at the first place.

Wrap-up
We have seen most of the features regarding a smartphone and have compared them too. The features provided to the devices are so eye catching and these are enough to make a smartphone lover to pick it up. The only problem is on the price. But while considering the features of the devices, the price doesn't really matter. And the devices are worth the penny. But, it will only come in use, only during the maximum utilization of the device. And now, the winner? The devices are good from the first sight itself. But the final verdict is that, both the devices have the requirements to be at the top of the list and now the price for the best one have to be shared for both. But on comparing the price and the features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is leading a bit. But it doesn't mean that iPhone 5 is that bad. It has its own pieces of features that really make it unique and they have proved it earlier. And the final decision is up to the user. And we believe that this article was helpful.


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