With the iPhone 5 specs now official, let’s take look how it stands up against the Samsung Galaxy S3, the best-selling device of 2012 so far.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5 review
There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that the new iPhone 5 will be a big seller. However maybe it could have done much better if Apple had released it last year instead of giving fans the iPhone 4S. There are numerous Android handsets on the market now that put Apple iPhones in the shade which means that Apple no longer is on the cutting edge in the smartphone world. It also means that they have put all their eggs in the same basket in the shape of the iPhone 5.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a power packed device and is in many ways very different from the iPhone 5. Sure both handsets will allow you to call people, send text messages and then come with some great specs. The Galaxy S3 having the Exynos processor and the iPhone 5 the A6 processor. However the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the added extras – expandable storage vai micro SD card, which means that you can take your whole music library and video collection with you wherever you go; there is also the fact that you can play games and enjoy media on a larger 4.8 inch display. The iPhone 5 having a smaller 4 inch screen means that this is not as enjoyable and lack of SD card support means you are limited in storage even if you pour your hard earned cash out for the top of the range iPhone 5 64GB models (the S3 supports SD cards up to 64GB so couple with the cheapest 16GB model gives you a whopping 80GB).
The iPhone 5 has an 8 megapixel camera as does the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 also has a 0.9 megapixel camera on the front in contrast to the 1.9 megapixel front camera of the S3. Both devices rear cameras can take video at 1080p and the S3 also records at 30fps. In addition to this, it supports picture-in-picture playback meaning you can watch those videos in a pop-up player while doing other tasks. It also has a ton of sharing functions like Shareshot, Buddy Share and even NFC which does everything Bluetooth can plus extra.
The iPhone 5 has received mixed reviews since its release mainly due to the fact that the design hasn’t changed and looks much the same as the 4S, except longer. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has brought Samsung up to level playing with Apple but of course when it comes down to it, it all depends on your personal preference which is the best handset for you.