With the iPhone 5 out and its specs known, tech blogs have been comparing it to one of the best-selling Android handsets, the Samsung Galaxy S3. Both of these devices have specs that are very similar but there can be only one winner. While the verdict is still out for many, WirelessWeek has reviewed both smartphones and chosen the iPhone 5 as the winner. How? Read on for the highlights.
iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Why Apple wins (WirelessWeek)
Both phones come with superb high resolution screens, LTE, dual core processors and they have pretty decent battery life. They also have cameras of 8 megapixels that are classed as being leading edge. So which of the two devices should you buy?
Wireless Week took a look at both of the devices and the results may surprise some people as they chose the iPhone 5 over the Samsung Galaxy S3, but only by a very small margin.
When it comes to hardware and software, Apple are reliable and they have a strong design with the iPhone 5. Apple have added in support for LTE and they have improved the camera of the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 has iOS 6, which is the latest OS, and now brings turn by turn navigation to the iPhone.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is packed with features that are very innovative; however it does have some let downs when it comes to user experience. Android is customisable and soon the S3 will be running Jelly Bean, however Android can be a little too confusing for the average consumer.
The iPhone 5 now comes with a beautiful 4 inch Retina display, which while not being as big as the display of the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is 4.8 inches of Super AMOLED, it offers pictures and video that are true to life. The iPhone 5 is also more pocketable than the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Personally I have to disagree with a lot of things WW had to say about the “downsides” of Android. Yes it is more complicated than the iPhone 5 but that is only because it is heavily customisable. However one does not have to customize it to use it. In fact, basic settings are far more easier to find on an Android smartphone and quicker to access as well. Secondly, iOS 6 has its drawbacks too. Take for instance the heavily criticized Apple Maps which does make the point of having turn by turn navigation on the iPhone 5 moot for many users.
I will agree that Android isn’t as polished as iOS 6 but Jelly Bean has shown us that Android is getting very close. Check out WW’s full review here.