Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3: Spec showdown
The iPhone 5 is finally here. And if you’ve been paying attention to the rumors over the past few months, then you pretty much already know all the phone has to offer. The rumors were spot on: 4G LTE, bigger battery, A6 system-on-chip, and new “Lighting” dock connector are all there. The question now is: How does the iPhone 5 stack up against its biggest rival, Samsung’s Galaxy S3? Check out our iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3 spec showdown below for the complete breakdown.
What it means: The Galaxy S3 is the iPhone 5′s biggest competitor and judging from its specs, Apple still might have reason to worry. Like many Android phones, the S3 has a screen bordering on 5 inches. To put that into perspective, Samsung’s screen is about the size of the entire iPhone 4S. It is also an entirely different kind of screen. The S3′s screen uses a technology called AMOLED, which displays vivid color and deep blacks. On the contrary, since the iPhone 5 has a LCD screen, it can display whites much better. It also has a slightly higher pixel density due to its smaller size. Samsung’s front-facing camera is nicer, but only marginally and both devices perform roughly evenly when it comes to battery life (we’re guessing). The S3 has an advantage when it comes to processing power and storage due to its 2GB of RAM and microSD slot, but we’d also wager that Apple’s new rear-facing camera will outperform Samsung’s to a noticeable degree, though both employ 8-megapixel technology. Which is the better bang for your buck? We encourage you to try both phones out, as they are both available on most wireless carriers.