What’s your Heartthrob: The all-new iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3?

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October 31, 2012

What’s in the box?

Just after the long-awaited release of Apple iPhone 5, the critics made their first move by placing iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 side by side and comparing their every nook and cranny to find something remarkable to talk about. Samsung had all the intentions to abash the frontrunner Apple in one way or the other with their super-smart phone Samsung Galaxy S3 launched just a few months before Apple’s iPhone 5.



Apple, however, unaffected by the changes around, launched its dark horse- iPhone 5 which is thinner, lighter, larger, faster and definitely smarter in more than a way! Here’s a quick review to compare the differences between the two super-tech gadgets.


Which Smartphone Actually Looks Smarter?

iPhone has definitely grown up in several aspects! To start with, the new iPhone 5 has a larger screen size of 4-inch with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels, while the Galaxy  S3 still hovers higher with 4.8 inches and a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels.

What still makes iPhone a desire-sized is its single-handed usability that lets the thumb reach every part of the screen, while with Samsung Galaxy S3, it isn’t convenient to navigate with one hand in your pocket!

Performance Wise; Who’s Wise?

Samsung Galaxy S3 is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. Apple iPhone 5, on the same note, has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM.

The iPhone 5 just like its last 2 bosom buddies iPhone 4 and 4S comes with a storage option of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB. Galaxy S3, too, is available with a 16GB storage capacity and a microSD card slot that supports 64GB card.

IPhone gets an Apple family benefit with iOS 6 that presents full-screen browsing. So for larger screen aficionados, the screen size difference between Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 doesn’t remain much on using.

The iPhone’s 1,440mAh battery is no good in more than a day. The comparatively larger 2,199 mAh battery of Samsung Galaxy S3 isn’t too far-behind in this respect. The users finally pay for the larger screen size and the more powerful processor.

iPhone lacks Flash, while pinching and double tapping are equally effective in both the devices.

It Is Still The Jelly Bean Or The iOS 6 Stealing The Hearts?

The Galaxy S3 still uses the old-fashioned operating system Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) while Apple’s iPhone prides itself on the brand new iOS 6.

Be it ultra-advanced Siri, Maps with 3D buildings and landscapes or Social Networking; iOS 6 grabs all the attention when it comes to comparing the two operating systems. However, Android 4.1 is a steal for its highly advanced notification system; which iOS 6 is often alleged to have clichéd.

Who’s Ahead with Better Camera and Picture Quality?

iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 both have an 8 megapixel primary camera on the back capable of 1080p HD video recording. Both the cameras feature an LED flash and auto-focus, though you’d need steady hands on an iPhone as its new feature- Panorama might not come out as efficient as expected if the photos aren’t stitched neatly to create a 28 megapixel shot. By the way, the newest Panorama feature goes completely missing in Samsung’s S3!

Galaxy S3 has a better secondary camera of 1.9 megapixels when compared to iPhone 5’s 1.2 megapixels. However, both the devices are capable of recording a 720p HD video.

Samsung Galaxy S3 has a more advanced camera with futuristic features and ultra-modern options.

With Galaxy S3, a user can avail himself of both the cameras at the same time; while an Apple user gets to click and record at the same time, with the same camera!

Connectivity To Keep You At Ease

Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with A2DP to stream music to wireless speakers stay attuned to both the flagship mobiles from Apple and Samsung. IPhone 5 surprisingly missed out on NFC (Near Field Communication); however, it offers Passbook to scan and display on the screen all barcode enabled tickets.


Samsung Galaxy S3has NFC to swap over contacts, files and images with other S3 by rapping them together.

Samsung has kept a microUSB port for charging and data syncing, while Apple replaced their 30-pin dock connector with a smaller port called Lightning.

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