The Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched in May 2012 and it has been a very popular device. The Apple iPhone 5 followed on and the LG Nexus 4 was revealed. While the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the elder handset, it can still pack a punch, so which of the devices is the winner?
The LG Nexus 4 has the 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, the Apple iPhone 5 has the A6 1.5GHz processor and the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a quad core or in the US this is a dual core. While the Apple iPhone 5 may be the slowest of the handsets, at least it has twice the speed of the iPhone 4S. The LG Nexus offer 2GB of RAM and of course quad core processors. It beats the Samsung Galaxy S3 as while this handset does have a quad core processor; it only comes with 1GB of RAM. If you need 2GB of RAM then you do have make do with just dual core. This means that the winner here has to be the LG Nexus 4.
The LG Nexus 4 has Android, in the pure form of Jelly Bean. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with ICS but this can be updated to Jelly Bean. The Apple iPhone 5 has the latest iOS, which is iOS 6.1. Anyone who likes to customise their handset would be better off choosing an Android device. But iOS is the more stable OS and streamlined. The LG Nexus 4 would be updated the fastest. So here you might want to choose either the Apple iPhone 5 or the LG Nexus 4.
The LG Nexus 4 only has 8GB or 16GB of storage as it doesn’t support SD card. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is available in choices of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and you can add on more. The Apple iPhone 5 offers the same options for internal storage, but it fails to offer SD card support. This means that the Samsung Galaxy S3 wins.
The LG Nexus has a screen size of 4.7 inches with 218 ppi and 1146 x 640 resolution. The Apple iPhone 5 has the smallest display at 4 inches, which offers 306 ppi and 1136 x 640 resolution. The Samsung Galaxy S3 meanwhile is the largest for displays at 4.8 inches and this is a Super AMOLED screen. However some people think that these displays are more saturated and the IPS offers colours that do look more realistic. The LG Nexus 4 comes with the largest of the IPS displays and this makes it the winner.
You can typically get around 15 hours use from the LG Nexus 4, thanks to the battery of 2100mAh. The Apple iPhone 5 along with the Samsung Galaxy S3 gives around 8 hours.
The LG Nexus comes in at 129 grams and measures 133.9 mm x 68.7 mm x 9.1 mm. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is 122 grams and it measure’s 136.6 x 70.6 mm x 8.6 mm. The Apple iPhone 5 happens to be the lightest along with the thinnest of all the handsets and so it wins.
Anyone who wants NFC will have to go for the LG Nexus 4 or the Samsung Galaxy S3, while if LTE is more to your liking then you would have a choice over the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the Apple iPhone 5. As you can see, if you need both the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the only choice.
All devices come equipped with cameras of 8 megapixels on the back. These have support for taking video at 1080p, LED flash and autofocus. The LG Nexus 4 supports a 1.2 megapixel camera on the front; the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the 1.9 megapixel, while the Apple iPhone 5 happens to have a BSI sensor that it the best. This means that the Apple iPhone 5 takes the lead.
Anyone who wants a device that is easy to use could go for the Apple iPhone 5 as it has looks that are superb too. If you are counting the pennies then the LG Nexus 4 could be the best choice and it comes packed with hardware, but lacks LTE and large storage. The Samsung Galaxy S3 meanwhile is considered an all-rounder and it has many features, with a decent price. So this means the oldie is the goodie here.