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Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5: More Alike Than They’d Want to Admit

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Samsung’s Galaxy S3 was a slap in the face to Apple and its strong market share. The iPhone 5 is almost here, though, and it wants revenge. However, despite the enmity, the two phones are more similar than you might think if rumors prove true.

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: The similarities

The Samsung Galaxy S3 chip is a quad-core (in the international version) Exynos Cortex A9. If rumors prove right, the iPhone 5 will have a quad-core Samsung-designed chip too.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 thinness is a real draw for many – just 8.6mm and a mere 133g. The iPhone 5 is expected to have a unibody, making it 7.6mm thick and the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 4.8” screen is bigger than the 4.3” display on the GS2, and the iPhone 5 is believed to be making a similar move, sporting a 4” screen, which is 0.5” bigger than its ancestors just like the S3 is to the S2.

It’s likely – but not certain – that the Gorilla Glass 2 on the Samsung Galaxy S3 display will feature on the iPhone 5 too.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 NFC and LTE mean that users can make payments while on the move – and surf at faster speeds too. The iPhone 5 will most likely feature NFC and LTE, although Samsung has apparently said that if Apple starts dabbling with LTE, Cupertino will face the wrath of its lawyers. Samsung owns a huge raft of LTE patents.

Both phones have an 8MP camera, and the iPhone’s camera has been so well-received that Apple doesn’t need to do much to it. Maybe a slight sensor improvement, but that’s about it.

As the Samsung Galaxy S3 launched first, you’d think that it’d be safe from any more legal action if the iPhone 5 looks anything like it. Maybe not, though – it all rests on who has the biggest dad….sorry – the biggest portfolio of patents.

Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, PC, iPhone and Android games keep Berke busy at work all day. Honestly though we’re not sure why we’re paying him as it should be the other way around.