The new iPhone 5 has come into rivalry in the smartphone Universe. Once again rumors win, and its announcement conforms much to the rumors. It’s certainly an improvement on the iPhone 4S and will be selling well, but it lacks the knockout, gasp-inducing features that Apple followers expect and other opponents fear. In a word, Samsung Galaxy S3 will still survive together with iPhone 5, and Apple leaves time and room for Nokia and Samsung for the future. Let's take a comparison between iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.
Size and screen
iPhone 5 features a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels and the same 326 ppi Retina display as before. Any manufacturers can make larger phones, but keeping them thinner and lighter will be an issue! Apple has achieved it!
How about Galaxy S3? S3 uses a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and features a 302 PPI (Pixel Per Inch) density.
iPhone 5 is designed all in a beautiful aluminum body and made with an unprecedented level of precision. If you want a more compact (slim and pocketable) design, iPhone 5 meets your needs.
Most feelings from the screens of both flagships could be similar. Which one to choose maybe depend on consumers’ preference on size and design.
CPU and related hardware
With the all-new A6 chip, as announced, iPhone 5 will offer speed of up to twice as fast compared with the A5 chip, whatever you do. And users can get faster graphics performance than before. But what is important is that it requires less power.
Samsung Galaxy S3 features the Exynos 4412 Quad SoC from Samsung, 1.4 quad-core A9 processor and a Mali 400MP GPU, for its international version. The U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (an LTE capable version) is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 SoC with a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait CPU and an Adreno 220 GPU.
S3 has been in the market for months. How fast it runs is fact for all. We still have to wait for and look forward to the amazing speed from iPhone 5 by the end of this month. But so far it is hard to say any “final” words.
We should keep in mind that at the core of every iPhone and iPad is iOS. It includes all the built-in apps you use every day and all the intuitive technology — like Multi-Touch and Siri. And Apple says iOS 6 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. Indeed we can’t ignore and neglect the effects from every updates of iOS. Then Siri starts the voice-controlling trend and now it updates much.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is currently officially using Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and is expected to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at some point in October. Obviously the Android is absolutely great rival for iOS. It also offers millions of apps at Google Play. Any apps iTunes has will exist similarly in Android devices. Of course, S3 owns the feature of Smart Actions, too. The S Voice feature also helps users a lot and is unique enough.
Apple fans are glad to see that iPhone 5 has support for 4G LTE and dual-band Wi-Fi as expected. However the US version of Galaxy S3 has the same thing. What we can wait in hope is that the new A6 can assist iPhone 5 to beat S3 down.
In addition, iPhone 5 still offer users an 8-megapixel camera and 1080p HD video recording but with three microphones now, improved speakers and smaller dock connector. Comparing with Galaxy S3, these improvements of iPhone 5 seems pretty much normal. Another thing to mention is that the camera from Nokia Lumia 920 is more amazing. Besides, S3 supports NFC. Both phones can’t play Flash on themselves.
That’s all! All about iPhone 5 are improvements of iPhone 4S and are all out-innovated for Samsung!
In all, the "final verdict" is too early for this comparison. What we know is that they will survive together. Only if some day Apple could play DVD on iPhone, that would be great and end-all breakout!