iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3
The smartphone comparison – iPhone 5 does not set new standards
The hype surrounding the new iPhone 5 before the publication was great, but now the first comparisons have appeared. So how does the new Apple smartphone compare to the current leading smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S3?
The Magic lost?
In the past, the presentation of a new Apple iPhone has always brought a certain magic with it, however, this does not seem to be the case this time. Meanwhile, the competition has not slept and brought some extremely high quality and innovative smartphones to market. On Wednesday, Apple gave more detailed information on the new operating system iOS 6, and the new features of the iPhone 5. Perhaps not without reason, the new Apple device can not boast of any extraordinary features in comparison with other smartphones. Many analysts say the iPhone 5 lacks innovation, and thus the criticism began in various media sources.
Direct comparison with the Galaxy S3
Today, Samsung released an ad showing the iPhone 5 features versus the Galaxy S3. However, Samsung omitted a few details that would have given the iPhone 5 a fighting chance. In any case, an unbiased comparison between the models is provided below.
The iPhone 5 is mainly notable for its high-quality housing, its composition of aluminum and glass, and extremely light weight. However, comparisons with competitors and their top models show similar components but at a much cheaper price. According to Apple’s data sheets, the new A6 processor chip and the new GPU will be twice as fast as its predecessor. Unfortunately, Tim Cook didn’t reveal any details about the new chipset. Although, the speculation is that a chip is integrated into the iPhone with Cortex-A15 processors, thus explaining the double power. Apple hasn’t given accurate information about the clock speeds as of yet, but the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a dual-core processor with 1.4 GHz clock speeds. Only a benchmark test will show which smartphone is actually faster.
A higher battery life was pledged during the presentation of the iPhone 5. Apple’s data sheet says the iPhone 5 can handle up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note, this is not a milestone. In addition, the battery is installed, in contrast to S3’s which is removable and supports wireless charging.
The Apple iPhone 5 has an image display of 1,136 x 640 pixels, a size of 4 inches and a pixel density of 326 ppi. The Galaxy S3 has a 4.8 inch display, a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 306 ppi. In this regard, the iPhone 5 is assessed to be no better than Galaxy S3. Also, HD resolution is now offered by several manufacturers of Android smartphones and even the Nokia Lumia 920 has a resolution of 1,280 × 768 pixels. With a sharpness of 332 pixels per inch, the Lumia is still better than the iPhone5 .
In memory size (16, 32 and 64GB availability), the iPhone 5 also has a disadvantage because there is no card slot on board. In contrast, the Galaxy S3’s smallest 16 GB version is equipped with a 64 GB Micro-SD card, therefore a total memory capacity of as much as 80 GB is possible. The largest version features a combined capacity of 128 GB.
Finally, the Galaxy S3 offers either comparable or better values than the iPhone 5 in every aspect. Furthermore, the price of the new Apple Phone 5 is higher than Galaxy S3, with or without a contract. Although the latest comparisons show the Galaxy S3 specs to be better than the iPhone 5, this will not stop the loyal Apple fans from enduring hours of waiting in line on Friday for no apparent reason.