We are going to display the best of the best smartphones side to side. You will be the judge as to the crowned king being the top Smartphone in the world. Here, we will be talking about the iPhone 5 from Apple and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Comparison of Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 the two best smartphones in the world.
iPhone 5 (Credit: Sarah Tew)
Let’s examine first Apple iPhone 5. IPhone 5 is running on iOS 6 with dimensions at 4.87 inches (123.8 mm) in height, 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) in width, and 0.30 inch (7.6 mm) in depth. It weighs 3.95 ounces or 112 grams, which is fairly light. You have a cellular support of up to 4G, and connectivity includes WiFi (802. 11n at 2.4GHz and 5GHz), and of course a Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. In terms of display, iPhone 5 has its retina display where the objects or pictures you see on the phone are more lifelike and vivid. It has a 4-inch widescreen multi-touch diagonal display having 1136 by 640 pixel resolution at 326 ppi pixel density, along with 800:1 contrast ratio. iPhone 5 has an oleophobic coating on the front of the phone so it is fingerprint-resistant guaranteed.
Another feature that we are looking at is on camera and video, it’s got an 8 megapixel iSight camera with support for panorama, an HD (1080p) video recording up to 30 frames per second with audio, front camera is at 1.2MP and capture 720p HD video up to 30 frames per second with led flash. In terms of Power and Battery, talk time is up to 8 hours on 3G, standby time of up to 225 hours, internet use of up 8 hours on 3G and LTE, but up to 10 hours for WiFi. Video playback of up to 10 hours and up to 40 hours of audio playback which is great especially for those that are travelling. Storage wise, you have options from 16GB up to 64GB max of storage.
Apple did not disclose any frequency and the number of cores their A6 chip is running. Rather, based on some benchmarks, the A6 chip is a dual core that has a base clock of approximately 1.3GHz. The RAM is not mentioned but it has an estimate of 1GB of RAM.
Comparing this with its competitor the Samsung Galaxy S III, the S III is running on Android Jelly Bean, has a height of 5.38 inches, 2.78 inches in width, and 0.34 inches in depth which is quite larger than the iPhone 5’s, and it weighs 4.7 ounces, that’s like 0.75 ounces heavier than that of the iPhone 5. This phone is also 4G capable, Bluetooth and WiFi capable. S III’s display is 4.8 inches widescreen multi-touch diagonal display, having 1280 by 720 pixel resolution at 306 ppi pixel density. Has Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to prevent it from unnecessary scratch or cracking, and Super AMOLED technology so you can see the display even at broad daylight.
For Samsung Galaxy S III’s camera and video, it is using an 8MP rear camera that capture 1080 full HD at 30 frames per second with LED flash. Front camera is 1.9 MP at 720p that captures 30 frames per second. Average talk time is up to 8 hours, standby time using 3G is up to 300 hours, and on 4G is at 199 hours. For storage, you have options from 16GB or 32GB internal storage but have an optional expandable storage of up 64GB using microSD.
Here comes the exciting part, the S III, depending on where you buy it has an Advanced Dual core version clocked at 1.5GHz and a Quad core version clocked at 1.4GHz using Cortex A9 processor. The Samsung Galaxy S 3 used 2GB of RAM which is great for multi-tasking.
iPhone-5 vs Galaxy S3
In conclusion, the iPhone 5 is much lighter, has a smaller screen size than Samsung’s Galaxy S III. Furthermore, S III has a greater pixel resolution, but has less pixel density compared to iPhone 5. That means, although S III has a larger pixel resolution due to the bigger screen size, the clarity and vividness of the colors is much less than that of the iPhone 5’s. In terms of battery life, camera, and video, the two competitors are at par. It is hard to tell at that point since both have different features along with it. Storage wise, the S III has an upper hand, because of the optional expansion of up to 64GB. Moreover, Since Apple did not divulge the true nature of the A6 chip, we could say in terms of RAM and Processor, the S III had nailed it.
It’s now up to you to decide if you are looking for a light weight, much better display or pure performance. So who took the crown, is it the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S III ?