Blog and Ideas
September 25, 2012
By Víctor Ramos

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Comparative chart between Iphone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III.

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Many of you have heard about the recent legal disputes that Apple and Samsung have had during the recent months in the so-called “Patent War”. Both have achieved significant victories, Apple winning the trial in the US and Samsung winning in South Korea.

Even though it’s true that both of them have violated patents, in the end, for users there’s no difference except that it’s now harder to choose between one device and another since there are no major defining characteristics, just slight differences between the products of either company.

Here it is a comparative chart of what we consider the most important traits of each product to help make your decision between the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III a little easier:

Operating System
iPhone 5: IOS 6
Samsung Galaxy S3: Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with TouchWiz “Nature UX” UI interface

Screen Size and Pixels
iPhone 5: 4.0 inches with 640 x 1136 pixels
Samsung Galaxy S3: 4.8 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels

Size
iPhone 5: 123.8×58.5×7.6mm
Samsung Galaxy S3: 136.6×70.6×8.6 mm

Weight 
iPhone 5: 112 grs 
Samsung Galaxy S3: 133 grs

RAM
iPhone 5: 1GB
Samsung Galaxy S3: 1GB

CPU & Chipset
iPhone 5: Dual-core Apple A6 ARM Cortex-A15
Samsung Galaxy S3: Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9

Back camera
iPhone 5: 8MP with 3,264×2,448 pixels & LED Flash
Samsung Galaxy S3: 8MP with 3,264×2,448 pixels & LED Flash with simultaneous HD video and image recording 

Secondary camera 
iPhone 5: 1.3MP to 720p@30fps
Samsung Galaxy S3: 1.9MP to 720p@30fps

SIM card
iPhone 5: Nano SIM
Samsung Galaxy S3: Micro SIM

USB Connectivity
iPhone 5: Normal USB 
Samsung Galaxy S3: Supports USB on the Go

Connectivity Standards/Speed 
iPhone 5: DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Samsung Galaxy S3: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

Internal Memory 
iPhone 5: 16, 32 and 64 GB
Samsung Galaxy S3: 16, 32 and 64 GB

Stand-By Duration
iPhone 5: 225 hours 
Samsung Galaxy S3: 590 hours 

Call and 3G Duration 
iPhone 5: 8 hours 
Samsung Galaxy S3: 11.40 hours 

TV Output
iPhone 5: Via AirPlay and Apple TV
Samsung Galaxy S3: DLNA, HDMI y HML

Applications 
iPhone 5: App Store
Samsung Galaxy S3: Google Play

Wireless Charger 
iPhone 5: No
Samsung Galaxy S3: Yes. Qi-Compatible

Colors   
iPhone 5: Black and White 
Samsung Galaxy S3: Blue, White and Red

Price (UK)
iPhone 5: £529 (16GB)
Samsung Galaxy S3: £499.99 (16GB)

Availability
iPhone 5: September 21st, 2012
Samsung Galaxy S3: May 3rd, 2012

Víctor Ramos is Community Manager at Mijo! Brands in Mexico.

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