iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Battle line drawn

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Last week Apple released the latest version of their extremely popular iPhone – the iPhone 5. Since the iPhone’s introduction five years ago, it has revolutionised how we view not just phones, but also personal devices and gadgets. The iPhone has consistently been one of the most sought-after smartphones and despite stiff competition from based on Android- and Windows Phone-based devices, it doesn’t seem to be in any danger of being pushed down to second place. But is it good enough to fend off the challenge from Samsung’s powerful Galaxy S3?Samsung Galaxy SIII vs iPhone 5 FEATURES

Ask anyone which smartphone they’d really like to own, price not being an issue – the likelihood is that the answer will be a swift “iPhone!” Not only in affluent nations but in countries such as India, demand for iPhone is incredible, especially among the demand in the category for best-in-league mobile phones in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and other urban cities of the fast-developing nation.

However, others, especially those who prefer Android-based cellphones such as Samsung’s Galaxy series, would like to contest that. Well, the iPhone 5 is out and will be up against the Samsung Galaxy S3, which has become the Korean teach giant’s flagship device.
So if you’re confused as to which of these smartphones is the best for you, read on:

Samsung Galaxy S3Samsung Galaxy SIII

The Galaxy S3 is Samsung’s follow-up to the best-selling S2, and if market reaction means anything, it’s even more popular with the gadget freaks. The S3 boasts a 720×1280 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen well-regarded for its deep blacks and colour reproduction. Featuring an 8 megapixel main camera that can record at 1080p (Full HD) and a quad-core processor, the S3 is a powerhouse. Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich It offers excellent integration with Google’s services.

Samsung Galaxy SIII sideviewThe 1GB of RAM and 16/32/64GB of external storage are well-complemented by expandable storage (up to 64 GB). The S2 also features Samsung’s TouchWiz interface and some rather neat features like S-Beam (NFC for use in Google Wallet), Smart Stay (which keeps the screen on for as long as you are looking at it) and S-Voice (voice commands).

iPhone 5iPhone 5 powerful a6 chip

The iPhone 5 is the latest smartphone from the folks at Apple. A 640×1136 4” Retina screen is fitted in the glass-and-aluminium body. A dual core processor keeps things humming smoothly, while the 1GB of memory is more than adequate for the iOS version 6 the iPhone 5 comes with. The iPhone also featured Apple’s new mapping service and close integration with Apple’s iCloud.

iPhone 5 ultrafast speed internetThe 8-megapixel main camera can record HD video at 1080p, while the inbuilt 16/32/64 GB non-expandable memory should offer enough space for all your music and photos.

Head-to-Head: iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy 3

Head to head, the two contenders – the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 – seem about evenly-matched. The Samsung has a larger screen while Apple offers a slightly-sharper resolution. However, the S3’s deep blacks have to be seen to be believed.  Both have excellent cameras, although the iPhone 5 has a narrow edge in low-light performance. Both can now work on next-generation LTE networks, and both also have their own voice command system – Siri in the iPhone and S-Voice in the S3. One area where the S3 edges the iPhone out is the NFC capability which should be of use once mobile payments take off. However, the iPhone, with its better battery life of 11 hours versus the S3’s 8 hours, should appeal to those who like going a full day without having to recharge.

The Verdict: iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy 3

Both the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3 are excellent devices in their own right and it does get difficult to choose. What might eventually tip the balance is the ‘ecosystem’ you have invested in – if you have plenty of apps on Google Play, the S3 wins, while if you’re upgrading from an older iPhone, the iPhone 5 makes more sense. Hands on, both offer a smooth experience, although iOS, with its ‘walled garden’, might be better for those less technically-inclined!

What’s your say on this post? Also read our second article on this same subject iphone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3. In the post, we shall be talking more on some other benefits, features and specs in relation to the iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 comparison series.






5 responses to “iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Battle line drawn”

  1. litondhar Avatar

    last few years we see the compensation between Samsung and I phone .

    1. Olawale Daniel Avatar
      Olawale Daniel

      Thanks for your comment brother.

  2. Edwin Avatar

    Great comparison Olawale. The new iPhone does look sleek. I am still a fan of the S3 though. I’ve got an S2 and its a beast. The S3 looks amazing. I also like the fact that you can root the phone and install custom roms to really customize the phone. Looks like there will always be fans for both phones.

    1. Olawale Daniel Avatar
      Olawale Daniel

      Great that you love the review Edwin. Thanks for stopping by here.

  3. Swati Pathak Avatar
    Swati Pathak

    Well i think after comprising their advantages as well as disadvantages only, we can decide which one is having the best features.

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