Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5: Size Against Stamina

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Two of the best phones out right now are the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. Also, what people expect most from a top-end smartphone is a good battery and a great screen, so how do these two giant stand up? The folks over at Product-Reviews ran some tests to find out.

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Battery Life: The Samsung Galaxy S3 2,100mAh battery will last around eight hours under heavy use. The iPhone 5 battery will last for around 11 hours with the same treatment. The phones were tested using a looped video, as well as using social networking and with LTE and Wi-Fi left on. The Droid RAZR Maxx lasted just ten minutes more than Apple’s when put through the same rigors, so the iPhone 5 is actually quite impressive despite the specs sheet saying it falls behind the S3.

Displays: the screens of both phones were tested thoroughly – colors, viewing angles, screen reflections and brightness were looked at, and the pros and cons of each screen were listed. The Samsung Galaxy S3 display is better, but the iPhone 5 reflected less and had a brighter screen. The bigger screen was a huge factor in the S3 winning this test, but it lost a few points out in outdoor brightness and glare. AMOLED tech has been beset with direct sunlight issues and its full brightness is nowhere near IPS screens. Nevertheless, it isn’t just bigger and pretty to look at but a recent DisplayMate test showed that the tech behind it beat the iPhone 5 as well. DM reports that the Samsung Galaxy S3 shows the full gamut of the NTSC, however the iPhone 5 only does 72 percent.

So when deciding between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5, t comes down to a choice between a BBS (big, beautiful screen) or some serious stamina by way of battery life.


Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.