Does iPhone 5 Have Any Hope Against Samsung Galaxy S3?

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We recently asked via a poll if the iPhone 5 would be able to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S3. While we wait for the results to come in let’s take a look ourselves. Thanks to numerous rumors about what the latest iPhone 5 will offer, we may have something to base the comparison on, although just speculatively.Recently a video was even posted that showed a comparison of the new iPhone design alongside a Samsung Galaxy S3. So how might it weigh up as well?

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

The renderings of the iPhone 5 make it look slim and very thin but then the Samsung Galaxy S3 is no bulky device either. Rumors about the new iPhone 5 include a larger screen. iPhone screens have in the past been the same 3.5 inches in size. The display on the iPhone 5 is thought to be larger at around 4 inches. The handset is also thought to be longer (widescreen format), support LTE and NFC.

In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S3, the iPhone 5 rumors suggest that it won’t exactly “beat” the S3’s hardware but instead aim to match it. However there will be a couple of shortcomings on the iPhone 5’s part, including a smaller display, non-removable battery, and no external SD card slot. On the plus side, it may bring a 12-megapixel camera and slimmer profile (thought to have a 1,440mAh battery versus the 2,100mAh in the Samsung Galaxy S3).

So while the speculations behind the iPhone 5 don’t necessarily put it out to be a Samsung Galaxy S3 killer, it isn’t without its own set of merits. The bottom line is if you’re a fan of iOS then the iPhone 5 is shaping out to be a spectacular upgrade. However if you’re a fan of Android, the iPhone 5 is unlikely to tempt you into switching mobile platforms.

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