There is no getting away from the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the must have phones of 2012, so what chance does Apple have of beating it with the iPhone 5? Let’s take a look at the confirmed specs of the Samsung Galaxy S3 here in the US and compare it against what we have heard so far about the iPhone 5. While rumored specs are usually much more better than what ends up in the final product, we will give the rumor mill the benefit of the doubt for this comparison.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a beautiful screen of 4.8 inches and it is Super AMOLED with 310ppi and 1280 x 720 display. There have been suggestions that the new iPhone 5 will have a larger screen than its predecessors had, so it could be 4 inches and it may have a resolution of 1280 x 720 with 367ppi. The argument here will be whether the naked eye needs a ppi higher than the 310 already available on the S3, as well as whether the general population is interested in a device as massive as 4.8-inches.
Rumours have been going around that the iPhone 5 may have the A5X processor in comparison to the 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon processor of the S3. Both processors will no doubt be the top of their game and benchmark tests will likely prove which one is more powerful. However, the fluidity it provides to the OS will be more important than just numbers.
When the Samsung Galaxy S3 was released it came with the latest Android OS and it is though that the new iPhone 5 will be released with iOS 6, which is Apples latest OS. 4.1 Jelly Bean has been announced since then so the Samsung Galaxy S3 is at the moment outdated, but it is expected to get the update soon. Given that the S3 isn’t a Nexus phone, if updates are important to you then the iPhone 5 is the winner in this front for times to come..
The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S3 is 8 megapixels and comes with zero shutter lag and a burst mode. It has been said that the latest incarnation of the iPhone may also boast an 8-megapixel camera so they may be evenly matched on this front.
Storage wise the Samsung Galaxy S3 is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions and it has support for SD card. The iPhone 5 on the other hand may lack the external storage options just like its predecessors and available in similar internal storage choices.
Features of the Samsung Galaxy S3 include S Voice, S Beam, Pop up Play and Smart Stay. The iPhone 5 should come with Siri 2.0, Face Unlock and Universal Remote Control among other things.
Die-hard fans of Apple will swear that the iPhone 5 will beats the Samsung Galaxy S3 hands down, when it is released. On the other hand, lovers of Android will stick by their S3 no doubt. With the Samsung Galaxy S3 being such as popular handset at the moment, Apple will have to pull something great out of the hat and not another minor upgrade over its predecessor.