Last updated July 10, 2023
You may remember that last week we wrote a comparison of the iPhone 5 up against its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, you can take a look at that post here: Comparison: iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S
So for this week we bring you the two biggest rivals at the moment in the smartphone market, they are of course, the Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3.
|Element||Samsung Galaxy SIII||Apple iPhone 5|
|Display||4.8” HD with 1280×720 resolution||4” Retina with 1136×640 resolution|
|Processor||1.4Ghz Quad Core||Apple A6|
|Front Camera||1.9 MP (720p HD)||1.3 MP (720p HD)|
|Rear Camera||8 MP – autofocus with flash, HDR, face detection, panorama mode, zero-shutter lag, noise reduction.||8 MP – autofocus with flash, HDR, face detection, panorama mode. Noise reduction.|
|Video Recording||1080p – 30FPS with video stablisation||1080p – 30FPS with video stablisation|
|Memory||1GB RAM||1GB RAM|
|Voice Assistant||Yes – S Voice||Yes – Siri|
|Battery Life||11 Hours talk time on 3G, 790 hours standby time.||8 hours talk time on LTE, and 8 hours on 3G. 225 hours standby time.|
|Storage||16GB/32GB/64GB with expandable slot||16GB/32GB/64GB|
|OS||Android 4.0 ICS with TouchWiz||iOS 6|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyro, Ambient light sensor, facial recognition, proximity sensor||Accelerometer, Gyro, Ambient light sensor, proximity sensor|
|Price||$600 – $650||$690 – $720|
Looking at these specs, if you put the iPhone 5 against the Samsung Galaxy SIII – then clearly the SIII comes out as the winner. With Apple’s massive fan base, and a lot of people not knowing what NFC is, let alone what it does – this begs the questions does spec really matter?
Which Smartphone would you chose?