Knockout : Apple iPhone 5 v/s Samsung Galaxy S3


Apple iPhone5 vs Samsung Galaxy SIIIFeatures and Benefits

The Combat for being considered as a Superior Smartphone has involved this time Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII in the wrestle. While the fans of the Apple Brand continue with their excessive salivation for the new iPhone 5 the Technology freaks are relying very much on the wide range of features accompanied by the it’s major rival, the Galaxy SIII from Samsung.

In order to come to a decisive stage for the declaration of a better Gadget in between the two Highly-rated Smartphones, it would be quite essential to come across their different specifications. So, here’s a Comparison between Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII.

Design :

Apple has designed the iPhone 5 lighter than the previously available iPhones at 112g and providing it with 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm of dimensions. The iconic Smartphone is available in 5 colour options including black, White, Pink, Yellow and Blue.

Whereas Samsung has provided the SIII a weight of 131g along with 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm of dimensions. The innovative Device is available in however the casing of the Smartphone gives a Plastic feel somehow. It comes either in a Grey colour or in a Black colour.

So, on the Designing part Apple iPhone 5 has left Samsung Galaxy SIII Far behind with its sleek design, lighter weight, wonderful casing and a wide range of colour options available.

Display :

Apple iPhone 5 bears a 4-inch, LED Backlit, IPS TFT Capacitive Touch screen with 16M Colours which exhibits a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels.

Whereas, Samsung Galaxy SIII features a 4.8-inch, Super AMOLED Touch screen with 16M Colours which bears a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.

Thus, Samsung Galaxy SIII has a larger Display Screen with better resolution. The Super AMOLED Touch screen consumes less power and has a crystal clear Display technology. However, Apple iPhone 5 has got an IPS TFT Touch screen which is the brightest and clearest screen with super sensitive touch.

Connectivity :

Apple iPhone 5 as well as Samsung galaxy SIII support 3G as well as 4G LTE Connectivity along with the provision for staying connected through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB. Apple iPhone 5 gives up to 42 Mbps speed in HSDPA and 21 Mbps in HSUPA while the Samsung Galaxy SIII speeds up to 21Mbps in HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps on HSUPA.

However the iPhone 5 supports Nano-SIM Card only while the Galaxy SIII provides compatibility with Micro-SIM Card only.

Processor :

Apple iPhone 5 has been powered by a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Processor, 1GB RAM along with Apple A6 Chipset running on Apple iOS 6.

Samsung Galaxy SIII has been made capable of performing tremendously along with Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Processor, 1GB RAM, Mali-400MP GPU along with Exynos 4212 Quad Chipset running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS.

Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII differ in their software developers. While the Galaxy SIII is infinitely customisable with Android 4.0 OS, the iPhone makes things easier to navigate by letting the user put the apps into folders. Also, the Samsung gadget has got a superior processor than the Apple device.

Camera :

Apple iPhone 5 as well as Samsung Galaxy SIII feature an 8MP Rear camera with Autofocus and LED Flash.

However iPhone 5 packs a 1.2MP Front camera which is inferior to the 1.9MP Front Camera featured by the Galaxy SIII. Apple iPhone 5 supports LED Video lighting and Geo-tagging Features.

Verdict :

Apple iPhone has become an iconic device among its fans. It does not bear an affordable price but may be considered as a device providing features worth the price paid for it by the admirers of the Brand.

However, Samsung Galaxy may be argued as a Gadget proving a superb variety of features along with the provision of far better flexibility in a price lesser than the Apple gadget.

Sanjay Kumar Negi, works as an analyst with 91Mobiles. is a price comparison shopping portal for mobiles, tablets and accessories in India. Internet users can find the best price for gadgets at such as Apple iPhone 5.
  • Chris Johnson

    The S2 shits all over the Iphone from a great height, so im not sure why youre even bothering to compare it with an S3.

    As it stands this article just looks like flame fanning anyway rather than informational.

  • Jackson

    Nice article thanks Sanjay.