Smartphones have really upped their game in 2012 with a lot of companies competing rather than Apple being the obvious top dog. The smartphone of the summer has obviously been the Samsung Galaxy S3 which boasts some great specs and features – but many are wondering if they should avoid getting the S3 and wait to see if the iPhone 5 tops it.
iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3
This query amongst consumers however does not appear to have dented the popularity of the S3, as it is so clearly superior to the iPhone 4S and is the best out there at the moment.
To begin with, the S3 boasts a Super AMOLED HD 4.8 inch 310ppi screen, which clearly tops the expected specs for the screen on the iPhone 5, which is predicted to be a Retina 4-inch 367ppi screen.
The processor on the Samsung Galaxy S3 is also tough to beat as (in the US) it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core 1.4GHz processor . Then again, people are expecting the iPhone 5 to have a quad-core graphics processor and A5X (an improved version of the A5 chip currently in the 4S), along with 4G LTE connectivity.
Any Android fan will also know about the impressive Android 4.0 (ICS) update on the S3, soon to be the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) whilst the iPhone 5 will have iOS 6 which does have some unique features but nothing to really set it apart from the crowd.
With regards to camera, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has an 8MP rear-facing camera with zero shutter lag, whilst the iPhone 5 is expected to have a camera of anywhere between 8MP and 12MP, with 3D imaging capability for photos and videos.
The S3 will be tricky to beat as far as storage as concerned, as there are models available with up to 64GB internal memory, and potential for an additional 64GB with the MicroSD slot. People are expecting similar sized internal memory on the iPhone 5 but with no MicroSD slot, expandable memory is unlikely.
Alas when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5, there are often two camps – Apple and Android, so if your preference is to one or the other, that is the one you will probably end up going for given that both smartphones aren’t lightweights.