Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 4S: A Case Of Bad Apples

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The release of the Samsung Galaxy S3 sets a new precedence in the smartphone market and it is the phone to beat when Apple release their new iPhone 5 later this year. At the moment the only thing Apple have is the iPhone 4S which may have gone past its sell by date, so can it match up to the Galaxy S3?

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 4S

The display on the Samsung Galaxy S3 is something that stands out at you. It is 4.8 inches of Super AMOLED with 1280 x 720 resolution. The iPhone 4S on the other hand is 3.5 inches but it does have a Retina display with 960 x 640 pixels. The iPhone 4S is easier to carry around but the winner clearly has to be the S3 with its superb display.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 weighs 133g while the iPhone 4S is 140g. The S3 measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm while the iPhone 4S is 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm. When it comes down to looks the iPhone 4S has the more premium look to it but this is a matter of personal preference.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is powered by the Snapdragon quad core everywhere but the US and it has 1GB of RAM, 2GB in the US with dual core. The iPhone 4S has the A5 processor and it has 512MB. Being the more powerful of the two the S3 comes out on top.

Both handsets come with an 8 megapixel camera. The front camera on the iPhone 4S is 0.3 megapixels while the one on the S3 is 1.9 megapixels. The Samsung Galaxy S3 also has zero shutter lag and a burst mode. Both of the cameras have the same camera chip and so they should be equally as capable of taking photos in low light conditions.

The battery on the Samsung Galaxy S3 is 2100mAh while the one in the iPhone 4S is 1420mAh. This means that typically the battery on the S3 will last for around three times more than that of the iPhone 4S. The battery on the S3 is removable so this makes it a winner there as well.

In summary the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a superb device and of course is the newer of the handsets. However with the iPhone 5 being just around the corner it may take over and outdo the S3. The iPhone 4S though is a little past its sell date but it is still a favorite among iOS fans.

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.