Comparing the iPhone 5 & the Samsung Galaxy S3

"Comparing the iPhone 5 & the Samsung Galaxy S3"

The iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 are both out on the market and are the top two contenders when it comes to smartphones. Sorry, BlackBerry users. When the time comes to purchase a new phone, most people narrow it down to those two choices. Since both are improved versions of past models, they feature some new specifications such as improved speed or larger screens but which one is the better phone? Here is a comparison between the two, without going into too much detail.

Design

 iPhone 5

Apple has taken great pains to make the iPhone 5 as thin as they possible could, coming in at 7.6mm and with a non-removable battery. The phone has also been altered to have a better feel despite its thinness. Its new back made of aluminum provides more traction than previous iPhones. However, there is an issue with the black version of the phone. Since the back is made of aluminum, scratches are easily etched and tend to be rather visible, revealing the silver aluminum underneath. The white one has less issues with that but iPhone owners were still a bit irked.

Samsung Galaxy

The Galaxy S3 comes in at 8.66 mm and still has a removable battery. It has an all-plastic finish which seems a bit uncharacteristic of a phone that you’d spend a considerable amount of money on, but they say the plastic is resilient. It boasts of a large screen (4.8 inches) which makes it significantly larger than the iPhone 5. One way to gauge if it is a size you are comfortable with is by getting access to one. Some may just find it far too large for their hands.

Screen

iPhone 5

All versions of the iPhone have used the same 3.5 inches for screen size but with the latest one, they have gone up to 4 inches. However, they fashioned it in a way that does not make the phone much wider than the others.

Samsung Galaxy S3

The screen is a massive 4.8 inches with pixel density rivaling that of the iPhone 5. It has a Super AMOlED panel that gives it more vivid colors.

Operating system

iPhone 5

Apple’s iOS has always been pretty fast but has less flexibility as compared to Android and with iOS 6, it does not disappoint. One of the most talked about aspects of this is their use of Apple’s very own Maps application which has been the object of internet humor since it came out.

Samsung Galaxy S3

The Galaxy S3 is using the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as opposed to Jelly Bean’s latest version. It gives the user more control regarding how the phone looks, unlike that of iOS. It also uses Google Maps which works great since it features maps that are up to date.

Power

iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 has a 1GB RAM and is known to be twice as fast as the iPhone 4S.

Samsung Galaxy S3

The S3 also has a 1GB RAM but uses a quadcore chip called Exynos 4412.

Battery

iPhone 5

The iPhone did not make that much a change with its battery and will last for about 8 hours of talk time or 40 hours of video playback with 3G enabled the entire time. Like its predecessors, you cannot remove the battery to swap it for one with power so once your battery is depleted, so is your use – until you find a charger.

Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung did a good job with the Galaxy S3’s battery, beating out its rivals by roughly 20%.

Nancy Perkins

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2 Comments

  1. dwaynekilbourne says:

    Galaxy S3 for the win!!!!

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