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Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5 & Nexus 4: Age Is A Number Only

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Samsung brought out the Samsung Galaxy S3 in May of 2012 and immediately it went on to be a popular handset. Apple then announced the Apple iPhone 5 and LG followed suit when they launched the LG Nexus 4. While the Samsung Galaxy S3 happens to be the oldest, it has aged beautifully. So how do the newer devices measure up to it?

The LG Nexus 4 comes with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor, Apple gave the iPhone the 1.5 GHz processor, while Samsung Galaxy S3 is available in quad core internationally and in the USA is available with a dual core processor. As you can see the Apple iPhone happens to be the slowest, but it does beat the speed of its predecessor as it is twice as fast. The LG Nexus four has the quad cores and it also has 2 GB of RAM which beats the Samsung Galaxy S3 as it has the quad core version but only comes with 1 GB of RAM.

If you want pure android then you would have to go for the LG Nexus 4, the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes out of the box with ICS and it has been updated to Jelly Jean, the Apple iPhone comes with iOS 6.1. Anyone who likes to customise their handset would have to choose from one of the android devices. On the other hand iOS the most stable and streamlined of operating systems. The LG Nexus 4 will get updates faster and so your choice might be between the LG Nexus 4 or the Apple iPhone five.

The LG Nexus 4 comes with a choice of 8 GB or 16 GB of storage and there is no SD card support. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes in 16 GB and 32 GB or 64 GB and SD card is supported. The Apple iPhone 5 meanwhile has the same options however it doesn’t have support for SD card and so the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes out on top.

The LG Nexus four should give you around 15 hours talking this is thanks to the battery of 2100 mAh. With the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Apple iPhone 5 you should get around eight hours.

The LG Nexus four weighs in at 129 g and comes with measurements of 133.9 mm x 68.7 mm x 9.1 mm. The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is 122 g and it is 136.6 mm x 70.6 mm x 8.6 mm. The Apple iPhone happens to be the thinnest and is also the lightest of all of the handsets and so it comes out on top.

Anyone wanting the handset with NFC would have to choose between the LG Nexus 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. LTE is needed then you would have to choose between the Apple iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3. If you happen to want both you would have no other option to choose the Samsung Galaxy S3.

All handsets have a camera of eight megapixels and this supports video at 1080p along with a LED and autofocus. The LG Nexus 4 also has a camera of 1.2 megapixel, meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S3 is 1.9 megapixel, the Apple iPhone 5 is ahead with the best BSI sensor and this makes it the winner.

Anyone wanting a device that is easy to use may have no other option but to look at the Apple iPhone 5 and it comes with great looks. However if money is tight your ideal handset could be the LG Nexus 4. However there are some downsides these include a lack of LTE and storage options. The Samsung Galaxy S3 may be the oldest, however it is an all-round handset and there are numerous features, hardware is good and the device comes with a price tag that is fair, this makes it the winner.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.