When comparing handsets it is usually a case of one device winning more categories than the other, which makes it stand out as the winner. However, when comparing the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 this wasn’t so.
The two devices were gridlocked on points when the devices were compared for design and the hardware. For software it was down to the buyers own preference since Android Jelly Bean and iOS 6 are so different. Well today we are going to look at the major advantage of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 from a software perspective instead.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5: Jelly Bean vs iOS 6
If you decide that you want the Apple iPhone 5 and not the Samsung Galaxy S3 you will miss out on the following features:
Integration with Google, such as with Voice, Drive, Plus and Much. Along with this you can choose to assign default apps, this includes making Chrome launch as the default web browser. The syncing process is easier as you don’t have to use iTunes either.
You won’t have a back button and this is something that you don’t realise how useful it is until you don’t have it.
The screen resolution isn’t set by app developers when it comes to the Play Store. However on the App Store the majority of apps are designed to be used with 3.5 inch displays and so you see black bars on the display of the iPhone 5 until the developer has updated them. This unfortunately has been a slow process so far.
Of course along with their being disadvantages, you also get lots of advantages if you choose the Apple iPhone 5 and iOS 6:
The camera software launches very fast and photo taking is fast. You don’t have to worry about missing shots or blurry photos.
App switching is fluid, no matter how “heavy” the app may be.
There is iCloud backup. Android has Google Drive and Titanium Backup, however iCloud is easy and it is hands free. You get all your data backed up in the background without your intervention.
Apps for the Apple iPhone 5 are of better quality than in the Android environment. This is because there is less fragmentation and better SDK, IDE and APIs. Hence why apps on the iPhone 5 appear more polished.
So after you take all of this into account, which is the phone of your choice? The Samsung Galaxy S3 or iPhone 5?