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Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III – A Side by Side Specs Comparison

Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III - A Side by Side Specs Comparison

Apple has unleashed the new iPhone 5 and it is already available for pre-order. iPhone has always been the industry leader since it was first launched back in 2007.


Today iPhone has a number of worthy competitors that only mean to take the most popular smartphone of this planet down. Here in this post we will take a look at iPhone 5 and it’s closest competitor, i.e Android powered Samsung Galaxy S III and determine which one has an edge over the other. Let’s get started!


In this post I am going to mention the features, design details, and ofcourse the specifications of both the devices and leave it up to you on to decide which one is better than the other.



Apple iPhone 5

iPhone 5 is the first iPhone ever to feature a 4-inch Retina Display screen. The new screen has a resolution of 1136×640. The wide screen Apple has added to the new iPhone makes it easier and more fun for users to watch HD videos in landscape mode. It runs iOS 6 and the device is powered by a Quad-Core A6 chip with 1GB of RAM. iPhone 5 features a 8-megapixel camera that takes still shots at 3264×2448 resolution and a front camera that features a lens on 1.2-megapixel. It is capable of recording 1080p videos and features LED flash for taking pictures in the dark. For connectivity and charging iPhone 5 features a new smaller dock that is 80 percent smaller than the dock found on older iOS devices.


iPhone 5 features a design that is not very different from the iPhone 4S, but Apple has added some improvements to the design that give it a fresh look. The new iPhone 5 is insanely slim and has a depth of 6.6mm only. iPhone 5 is 4.87-inches in height, 2.31-inches in width, 0.30-inch in depth, and weighs 112grams only.


One of the biggest criticism Apple has received is due to the lack of NFC chip the new iPhone 5. Many of it’s competitors feature the functionality and many believed that the new Passbook app was just the first step for more to come in iPhone 5, but they got dissappointed due to the lack of this must have feature.


Other features of iPhone 5 include Bluetooth 4.0,  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, LTE, HDMI output via accessory, and more. As like all the previous models iPhone 5 does not allow users to expand it’s memory using external memory card, but it comes with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models adn you can decide for yourself depending on how much you are willing to pay.



Samsung Galaxy S III

The recently released Samsung Galaxy S III is the most powerful and popular Android phone available in the market today, that makes it iPhone 5′s closest competitor. It runs Android 4.0.4 and features a Super AMOLED screen that measures 4.8-inches with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Many believe that it’s large screen is way off limits and it should be considered a tablet instead of a phone, but others disagree. Galaxy S III is powered by a Quad-Core Cortex-A9 chip with 1GB RAM. Galaxy S III features a 8-megapixel camera and a 1.9-megapixel front camera for video calling and other uses. Just like the iPhone 5, it records 1080p videos.


Galaxy S III comes with 32GB storage capacity only, but unlike the iPhone 5, Galaxy S III allows users to add external memory. For connectivity it features a microUSB port. Other features include HDMI output, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and more. Galaxy S III feature a curved design with 5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm) dimensions.


So there you go folks, you can see the hardware differences between the two phones above. But the thing that most matters is the Software, and when it comes between iOS and Android everyone has a personal choice and preference that we can neither chnage or agree to. We have compared these two great devices, and now it is up to you to decide which one is better than the other.


In my opinion both are great devices but I would go for the Galaxy S3, I just love it. iPhone 5 is not a massive change to the iPhone 4s and if I want the iPhone 5 experience, I would always keep the SIII and have the new iPod Touch as an iPhone alternative.  It is just a matter of one’s personal choice.

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