Now we’ve all been pretty excited about the Samsung Galaxy S3 for a long time now, so when it was released we were thrilled to hear it lived up to the hype. However now we are doubting about whether to actually purchase it, as we know from rumors that the iPhone 5 could be on its way in the next quarter. As smartphones are constantly improving, the most recent is always bound to be the best and therefore the iPhone 5 has a shot to outshine the S3 just like its predecessor the 4S beat the S2 in terms of sales last year. Then again, the iPhone 5 hasn’t even been officially announced by Apple so it’s a risky business waiting around for a device that isn’t even official yet right?
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5
A story on MobileNApps compares the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S3 with those speculated for the iPhone 5. Let’s take a look at couple of choice highlights which we think matter for those contemplating an upgrade this year:
Firstly comparing displays. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a Super AMOLED HD 4.8 inch screen with 1280x720p resolution and 310ppi. People are expecting 367ppi on the iPhone 5 however screen size will be big but not an excessive 4.8-inches.
Now on to the operating system; the S3 has the much praised Android 4.0 (ICS) and TouchWiz, with S Beam, S Voice, Smart Stay, and other impressive features. This is up against the iOS 6 with Siri 2.0, Face Unlock and Universal remote control, as announced at WWDC 2012 in June. These are quite equally matched as it is a ton of new capabilities. Furthermore the Samsung Galaxy S3 is soon to see an upgrade in the form of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) but probably not until the beginning of 2013.
Storage on the S3 is very impressive though and does look like it will be a lot better than on the iPhone 5; it has device options of up to 64GB (like the iPhone 5 is expected to), but also a potential of up to 64GB in addition using a microSD card, which we do not expect from the iPhone 5.
In conclusion, the MobileNApps suggests that it is a matter of preference and patience levels as specs are not really that different if you believe the rumors – both are impressive just like their predecessors were. So we may once again see Android and Apple fans fight to proclaim theirs as the better of the two. Hit up MNA for their full take on the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 upcoming battle.