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iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Size vs Endurance

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Two of the best devices on the market at the moment are the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Apple iPhone 5. Coincidentally, two of the most wanted features on a smartphone are a good screen and great battery life, so how does the two handsets match up? The folks over at Product-Reviews have conducted some tests to answer that question.

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Endurance: On average the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will last around 8 hours when used fairly heavily as it is 2,100mAh. The battery of the iPhone 5 on the other hand will last for around 11 hours when used heavily. This was tested using a looped video, along with using social networking and leaving LTE and Wi-Fi switched on. The Droid Razr Maxx only managed to last ten minutes more when put through the same test, so this shows that the battery endurance on the new iPhone 5 is very impressive.

Display: The displays of the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 were tested in detail when it came to viewing angles, colours, intensity, brightness, and screen reflections, along with pointing out the pros and cons to each display. Overall the display of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the better of the two, however the iPhone 5 did have the brighter screen and it also had the lowest reflections. Naturally, the bigger screen size played a lot in having the Samsung Galaxy S3 win this test, and it likely lost out on brightness and reflection given that AMOLED tech in general has had issues with usage in direct sunlight and its full brightness coming nowhere near IPS screens.

So it looks like users will have to decide between a big, beautiful screen (Samsung Galaxy S3) or longer battery life (iPhone 5).

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.