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iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Can Apple Top The Best?

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Samsung recently lost out in the battle in the courts over patent infringement but will they do the same in the battle between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the new iPhone 5 when it is released? Or will they reign supreme?

To answer this we need to compare the specs of both devices. Of course with the iPhone 5 not yet released so we can only use the rumored specs against those of the Samsung Galaxy S3 until then. Let’s get started.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5: comparison

It is thought that the new iPhone 5 will come with a display of 4 inches and a resolution of 1136 x 640. When compared with the display of the Samsung Galaxy S3 at 4.8 inches and 1280 x 720 resolution, the iPhone 5 will not beat the S3.

The iPhone 5 should be running iOS 6 when it is released. This comes with improvements to Siri, Facebook and Twitter and Passbook. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with ICS Android 4.0 but will get the update to Jelly Bean which brings some awesome features like Project Butter and Google Now. At theend of the day though, the choice of mobile platform is a matter of personal preference so we won’t pit these together.

Moving on, the iPhone 5 is rumored to be coming with a larger battery of 1,440mAh while the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is 2,100mAh. Should the iPhone 5 come with 4G LTE support then the S3 would come out the winner as devices require a lot of juice to run on LTE compared to 3G.

At the moment little is known about the processor of the new iPhone, but it should be a tie with the Samsung Galaxy S3 since Sammy is known to make the processors for Apple’s iOS devices.

The down side, the new iPhone 5 is rumoured to come with a smaller dock connector which will mean that existing accessories will not work on the new device. The connectors have remained the same with the Samsung Galaxy S3 so there is compatibility with older accessories.

Other benefits the Samsung Galaxy S3 should have over the iPhone 5 include a removable battery, expandable SD card storage and HDMI out port.

Nevertheless the bottom line is that it really is a matter of preference whether the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the best device for you. Of course we will have to wait for the release of the iPhone 5to find out if the rumors about its specs are true. Android fans will prefer the Samsung Galaxy S3 regardless of what the iPhone 5 brings and the fans of iOS will not care about the S3 as long as they get a newly designed iPhone with improvements over older generations. Both of the handsets are matched too closely to say otherwise.

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.