Samsung galaxy S3 Vs Apple iPhone 5

galaxy-S3 Vs iPhone5

Samsung galaxy S3 and Apple's iPhone 5 are the two most popular smartphones which are in news now days. These two companies brought revolution in technology world by releasing ultra advance gadgets one after another. When Apple's iPhone 4 was released in the market in June 2010, there was no as such competitor of it. Then South Korea based tech giant released Galaxy S2 in february 2011 to fight iPhone 4. Sometime later, Apple launched its 5th generation smartphone which was called iPhone 4S in October 2011. After about six months in May 2012, Samsung thrilled the world by introducing Galaxy S3 which assumed to be the most successful smartphone. To keep itself in the market, the Cupertino, California based tech giant, Apple, announced iPhone 5 in September 2012.

The most awaited iPhone 5 received lots of pre-released orders and soon after its official launch, Apple sold record breaking units just in few weeks. Now two smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S3 & Apple iPhone 5 are ruling smartphone industry because of such a good specifications and features. It is very difficult to figure out which smartphone out of these two is best as at some places Galaxy S3 wins battle however at some other places iPhone 5 dominates Galaxy S3 completely. If we talk about the design, Samsung galaxy S3 is given 4.8 inches super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen and iPhone 5 features 4 inches LCD capacitive touchscreen retina display. Apple runs on its own powerful iOS 6, one of the most powerful operating sytem known however Galaxy S3 runs on Android v4.0.1 (ice cream, can be upgrated to v4.1-Jellybean) which again a powerful OS today.

There are many features where first dominates later and vice versa. All the features and specification of both the smartphones are tabulated below for easy comparison.

Product Name Iphone 5 Galaxy S III
Brand Apple Samsung 
Replease date Sep, 2012 1/05/2012
Color available Black & white Pebble Blue and Marble White
Competitor Galaxy S3 (according to us) iPhone 5 (according to us as on 02/01/2013)
Cellular CDMA A1429: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz);GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25) 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 /  1800 / 1900 MHz, LTE
GSM  A1428: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz);  LTE (Bands 4 and 17) 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 /  1900 / 2100 MHz; LTE
Display 4.0 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen, Retina Display, 640 x 1136 pixels (about )326 ppi 4.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. 720 x 1280 pixles (about306 ppi)
Dimentions 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
Weight 112 g 133 gms
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB 16/32/64 GB
Extendable Memory NA microSD, upto 64 GB
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMAIL, IM, iMessages SMS, MMS, Email, IM
OS iOS 6 Android 4.0 (Ice cream) upgradable to 4.1 (jelly bean)
Processor 1.2 Ghz, Dual core 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology 4.0 (LE)
Wifi Yes WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes
Browser Safari HTML, Adobe flash
Camera 8 MP iSight Camera, autofocus 8 MP (auto focus) with flash
Front Camera 1.2 MP with photos and HD videos, 30fps 1.9 MP
Video HD 1080 p, upto 30fps 1080 P @ 30fps
Battery Type built in- lithium ion Litihum ion, 2,100 mAh
Battery lasts 8 hrs on 3G, 225 hrs standby 590 hrs (2G), 790 hrs (3G) for Stanby and 21 hrs (2G), 11 hrs (3G) for talktime
RAM 1GB 1 GB
Price $649 – $849 (contract free) $520 – $550 (varies place to place)

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