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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5: Size Or Stamina?

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The iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 are pretty much the best two phones out there right now, and two of the more important features for most folks on a smartphone are the battery and the screen. So how do these two giants rack up in this respect given that specs wise they seem almost evenly matched? Product-Reviews found out.

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Stamina: The 2,100mAh battery of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will last for around eight hours when under heavy use. The iPhone 5 1,440mAh battery will last for 11 hours under the same conditions. PR tested the phones by using a looped video, as well as by leaving LTE, Wi-Fi and various social network apps on. The Droid RAZR MAXX only managed ten minutes more than the Apple phone in the same test, so the iPhone 5 battery is actually very impressive despite having the smallest capacity of the trio.

Display: both screens were subjected to detailed testing that looked at viewing angles, colours, brightness, intensity and screen reflections. The reviewers looked at the pros and cons of each screen. The Samsung Galaxy S3 came out on top, but the iPhone 5 had a few merits of its own as it had a higher brightness level when on max and hence fewer reflections when outdoors. The huge screen was a major factor in the Samsung Galaxy S3 winning, and it’s probably the Super AMOLED tech full stop that’s causing the reflection problems, as well as poor results in bright light. In these respects, Super AMOLED is nowhere near IPS. In other respects such as deep blacks and color vibrancy the S3 prospers again.

So, punters will have to choose between a huge, amazing screen (the Samsung Galaxy S3) or a longer battery life (the iPhone 5).

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.