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Battle of The Smartphone: iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3

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.

Battle of The Smartphone: iPhone 5 vs 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
LTE Yes Yes
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
NFC? Yes No
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?