Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5: The Need For (Real World) Speed

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The iPhone 5 has the longer screen and it also has a thinner profile, but it happens to be what is inside the device that really counts in this comparison. The iPhone 5 has finally come up to date and has support for 4G LTE. On saying this many of the Android handsets have had this feature for some time. However let’s not take anything away from Apple as the iPhone now has it.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5 speed test (data & more)

The iPhone 5 was praised in its early reviews for the jump up in data speeds when compared to the iPhone 4S. They were said be stunningly fast and the LTE with AT&T was said to be faster than some home Wi-Fi connections.

However you can only truly see just how good LTE is when you compare the iPhone 5 with the iPhone 4S. The boost in speed is very noticeable and now the folks over at CNET have compared it to another LTE device for good measure – the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Tests were undertaken on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 using Ooklas, which you can get with iTunes and Google Play. The handsets were all tested in San Francisco and the AT&T version in NY. The same server was used for pinging and they recorded download and upload speeds in MBPS.

In CNET’s test, the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 both beat the iPhone 4S hands down. The iPhone 5 was the best on Big Red for download speeds and the Galaxy S3 had nearly double the upload speeds! When tested with AT&T they came out the same, and LTE was generally better than the one on Verizon.

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 speed test

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 speed test

In addition to data speed tests, another speed test you can conduct on the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 is actual usage (launching apps, screen transition, etc). If you wanted to see who came out on top in this instance then check out the video below.

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.