Apple iPhone 5 is available now and it is attracting a lot of attention. However, it is still not the choice of many consumers as they have to consider the price and what they will receive in return. That is the advantage of other brands, especially Samsung.
Samsung is offering varieties of smartphones with different sizes and colors this year, so we could get more choices now with lower prices than the iPhone. We compared tech specs of Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and there is another big competition from Samsung that Apple is scared of, the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Although the Galaxy S3 has been available for a few months, this is still a strong smartphone that it can compete fairly with iPhone 5 in terms of features and tech specs. Analysts predicts that Galaxy S3 will hit 30 million unit sales this year while the sales of iPhone 5 could reach 20 to 30 million only in the last quarter. Those are very impressive numbers, particularly for Samsung if we take a look back a few years when iPhone dominates the smartphone market.
The situation has changed dramatically since Samsung launch its Galaxy series. Therefore, we compare the tech specs of Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 here so that you can get more ideas which one is more suitable for your needs.
|iPhone 5||Samsung Galaxy S3|
|Display||4-inch Retina display with 1136 x 640 pixel resolution at 326 ppi.||4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution at 306 ppi.|
|Processor and battery||New improved Apple A6 processor.||Quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor.|
|Battery||~1,440 mAh battery provides talk time up to 8 hours on 3G, standby time up to 225 hours and 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi.||2,100 mAh battery provides 11 hours talk time on 3G, standby time up to 790 hours.|
|Storage and memory||Come in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models.
|16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models with expandable microSD card slot.
|Camera||8MP with 3264×2448 pixel resolution, recording video in 1080p at 30fps.
iSight camera with sapphire crystal lens, an f/2.4 aperture and a hybrid IR filter.
1.2MP front-facing camera
|8MP with 3264×2448 pixel resolution, recording video in 1080p at 30fps.
1.9MP front-facing camera
|Connectivity||HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA 3G networks and 4G LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25).
|3G HSPA+21Mbps and 4G LTE at 100Mbps / 50Mbps.
|Body||Aluminum + Glass||Plastic|
|Size||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm|
|Operating System||iOS 6||Android 4.0 ICS with TouchWiz|
|Price||$199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB model.
Unlocked models: 16GB at $649, 32GB at $749, and 64GB at $849.
|$99 to $299 with 2 year contract.
Unlocked versions priced from $550.
|Release Date||September 21 (pre-order from September 14)||May 3|
As you can see, there are not significant differences between the two smartphones, so the choice is now narrow to which brand you prefer. Let us know your choice.