If you want a phone that you can “fell” in your hand, choose the Galaxy S3. It’s large, has a great screen and a camera that won’t disappoint you. The iPhone 5 is elegant and even better than its successor, the iPhone 5c, although it’s still very expensive. But which one is better and it’s worth buying?
Displays and designs
Between these two phones, Samsung Galaxy S3 has the biggest display, which is a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen, that supports a resolution of 720×1,280 pixels. The iPhone 5 has only a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen, and it renders a lower resolution, of only 640×1,136 pixels.
As for the dimensions, The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the champion of this category, measuring136.6×70.6×8.6 mm and weighting 133 grams. Weighting 21 grams less, he iPhone 5 is a lot smaller, measuring 123.8×58.6×7.6 mm.
Hardware and operating systems
Under its hood, the Samsung Galaxy S3 hides a 1.4 GHz quad-core cortex-A9 processor, but the device has also an Exynos 4412 Quad chipset. In terms of internal storage, there are three variants: 16 and 32 GB – expandable by up to 64 GB, and a 64 GB variant.
The iPhone 5, on the other hand, has a 1.3 GHz dual core processor + Apple A6 chipset. And like the Galaxy S3, The iPhone 5 has three options of internal memories (16, 32 and 64 GB), but you can’t expand them.
While the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an Android that runs on the 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich version (upgradeable to the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean version) with 1 GB of RAM, the iPhone 5 is running on the iOS 6 o.s., which will be upgraded to the iOS 8. This smartphone also has 1 GB of RAM.
Both phones have an 8 MP primary camera (auto focus, LED flash and other similar features), but the Galaxy S3 has a 1.9 MP secondary camera, while the iPhone 5’s front camera is less advanced, of 1.2 MP.
You can talk over 11 hours and a half on 3G on the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is equipped with a Li-Ion 2,100 mAh battery. The iPhone 5’s non-removable Li-Po has a capacity of 1,440 mAh, and it allows you to talk 8 hours on 3G.
On amazon.com, the Samsung Galaxy S3 16 GB variant costs 313 dollars, while the 32 GB variant costs 350 dollars. The iPhone 5 16 GB variant is a lot more expensive, 689 dollars. The 32 GB variant costs 100 dollars more.
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