Comparison: iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

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Apple introduced yesterday, finally, its iPhone 5 and most leaks in recent weeks the media have been confirmed. Although obvious, it is normal that the new terminal apple company becomes the rival natural Samsung Galaxy S3  that since May, world market has arranged for himself, no one will do shadow.But what are the differences between the two?

Let’s start at the outside of both terminals. Apple has managed to fit a screen of 4 inches in a terminal, but it has increased high (123.8 mm), has kept the width (58.6 mm) and has decreased its thickness up to 7.6 mm (remember that the iPhone 4S this measure was 9.3 mm). Therefore, the weight of the iPhone 5 is 112 grams a must in part to its anodized aluminum body and perfect cut crystal encrusted to get the final finish. The Samsung Galaxy S III , with a screen of 4.8 inches , it surpasses high (136.6 mm) in width (70.6 mm) in thickness (8.6 mm) and weight (133 grams) . This means that if you want something smaller terminal, you have to give up almost an inch of screen size.

Besides size, another interesting topic of the new iPhone 5 is the screen with Retina technology but with a higher resolution, 640 by 1136 pixels, a density of 326 dpi and Gorilla Glass for protection. The Samsung Galaxy S III uses its technology Super AMOLED screen with a higher resolution, 720 by 1,280 pixels, but somewhat less density in dots per inch, 306. It also uses Gorilla Glass but in its second version.


The mess of networks

First let enunciaros networks that can work with each terminal and then we explain the mess of LTE . The iPhone 5 may work, depending on the model, with 2G (GSM 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 and CDMA 800, 1700, 1900 and 2100), 3G (HSPA 850, 900, 1900 and 2100, and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO ) and 4G (LTE 700, 850, 1800, 1900 and 2100). TheSamsung Galaxy S III also works with 2G-GSM-3G-HSPA-and 4G-LTE. As our readers know, the networks providing more capacity and speed for data management are the latest, called 4G, but not all countries have them and less in Europe than in this aspect, we quite retarded with respect to North America and Asia. Thus, operators LTE which would support the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S III are: United States (AT & T, Sprint and Verizon), Canada (Bell, Rogers and Telus), Japan (KDDI and Softbank), Germany ( Deutsche Telekom), UK (Everything Everywhere), Australia (Optus and Telstra), South Korea (SK Telecom and KT), Hong Kong (SmarTone) and Singapore (M1 and SingTel). It is obvious that operators do not have this technology allow the functioning of both the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III through its 2G and 3G networks, that is its versatility.

Speaking of operators, another interesting issue is related to the SIM card . The Samsung Galaxy S III comes with a micro SIM, just like carrying the iPhone 4S. But the iPhone 5 as filtering takes weeks, has opted for the nano SIM , even smaller than the previous. So, if you finally decide on the new model of Apple, a micro SIM card is not worth for this terminal.


The Samsung Galaxy S III , the same thing that iPhone 5 , it was decided by a RAM of 1 GB. In terms of internal storage, 16, 32 or 64 GB, is one of the features that you have to choose when you purchase any two terminals. Obviously, the price is a function of the GB. In the case of Apple’s new handset, for now, just know the prices in dollars with U.S. carriers: 199, 299 and $ 399 depending on storage capacity. To this we must add that the iPhone 4S remains at $ 99. To find out what it will cost in Spain will have to wait a few days.

The result of the appearance of the iPhone 5 with prices, through operator, pretty tight, is that we have found sites like Amazon where operators like Sprint offers the Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB for $ 119.99 or the 32 GB for $ 249.99 with Verizon. The price drop is due to the “iPhone effect”. We’ll see what happens in Europe.

Indeed, this section of memory can not forget a detail superb for Galaxy S III and is leading slot micro SD (up to 64GB).The iPhone 5 does not have this option.

iPhone 5 black colore

Little things to consider

In the first part of this review of the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S III we’ve talked about the networks that can work, but you have to mention one more detail: the Mbps to those who can work on 3G . We are concerned because we are handling networks in Spain mainly for data transmission. The Samsung Galaxy S III mode HSPA has a top speed of 21 Mbps downstream (HSDPA) and 5.76 Mbps uplink (HSUPA). Instead, the iPhone 5 can also achieve these speeds mentioned, work mode DC-HSDPA at 42 Mbps .

On the other hand, when we say that a terminal has Wi-Fi or Bluetooth must go deeper and see how they are. In this case, the two terminals share the version 4.0 of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are a, b, g (up to 150 Mbps theoretical, says Apple).Both can work in tethering mode and the iPhone 5 adds what is called Wi-Fi Plus Cellular linked to iOS 6 that prevents connection problems when doing tethering, connecting to the data network while the Wi-Fi improves. The Samsung Galaxy S III also has the tethering, DLNA and NFC technologies.

At this point you have to give another positive point to Galaxy S III with its wonderful connection standard micro USB . The iPhone 5, however, comes with a new entry, than that of the iPhone 4, called Lightning with reversible plug and with the option of purchasing a $ -29-adapter to connect to accessories prior to their appearance. It is certainly a good way to enable this market and make a profit, but do not think chains, gyms or vehicles have the connection with iPhone 4 or 4S are so happy with the news. A good example is the feeling that you have already collected the Wall Street Journal in its pages.

Media Space

The item that best represents this section is the camera. Initially, it may seem that carries the iPhone 4S is also because of 8 megapixels with LED flash, like the Samsung Galaxy S III. Noting their characteristics with a little more closely, we see that it has improved image stabilization, including a panorama mode, face detection that works now with up to 10 people and is ready to take pictures while recording video. Something you can also do the S III.

Both terminals also have auto focus and doing so with a simple touch. The two main chambers can record video HD at 1080p and 30 fps, and in the case of the iPhone 5 with LED light. As for the secondary, the FaceTime iPhone 5 has a resolution of 1.2 MP and 1.9 MP S III. Of course, both can record video at 720p and 30fps, an interesting improvement on the iPhone 4S. Speaking of images, along with the new terminal has presented a system, PhotoStream , similar toInstagram but for Apple users.

And is that Apple is trying to uncheck all that smells like Google and therefore also of those terminals that implement Android operating system. Already commented weeks ago when it was rumored that the iPhone 5 was not coming with Maps and the consequence is that the apple company has opted for a system of maps and navigation itself. Remember that the Samsung Galaxy S III supports A-GPS and GLONASS, the same as the iPhone 5.

The field of audio has also been an important point in his presentation yesterday of Apple iPhone 5. The model has been further enhanced audio functions as a directional microphone system and a new technology to remove background noise. Furthermore, the terminal includes an audio band for which, as has been mentioned, be carried by more than 20 operators worldwide. That’s because Apple is still committed to voice his personal assistant, Siri new languages including improving access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings. These data also supply you have to add something that was leaked to the press a week before the presentation of the iPhone 5, redesigning your headphones EarPods with a total makeover.


We all know that the new iPhone 5 would be the first smartphone to implement iOS in June , the new version of Apple system. The big difference is that Koreans Samsung are addicted to Android and the S III comes with version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich . Along with iOS 6 of which we have spoken repeatedly in navigation of updates, and now from Safariwe have a full screen of a website, something that could not in previous models.

What Apple hides

When a terminal known brands such as Samsung, LG or HTC the first thing we say is what and how your processor and GPU. From S III know everything: a chip Exynos 4412 Quad-Core 1.4 GHz, Cortex-A9 and Mali GPU with an MP-400.IPhone 5 and Apple seems endeavor to not say anything, just know that your processor is an A6 , 22% smaller than A5 and is the first ARM Cortex-A15 . However, from this point there are only assumptions until the terminal can be tested.We have found it very interesting the news page PC Perspective , in an overview of the possibilities of the A6, with a clock frequency between 1.3 and 1.7 GHz , 2 GHz and can reach in certain applications according to own specifications Cortex-A15. As for your GPU , the most likely candidate is the unit SGX543MP4 PowerVR.

IPhone 5 A6 Processor

Another detail that Apple always leaves in the air is the battery capacity in mAh. From S III know that is 2100 mAh with times of autonomy (in 3G mode) of some 790 hours standby and 11 hours and 40 minutes of conversation. In the case of the iPhone 5, at least, is officially the autonomy that, in 3G, would be about 225 hours of standby time and 8 conversation.

Finally …

When it introduced the Samsung Galaxy S III could choose less colors but now we have the following options: blue, white, black, titanium gray, maroon or amber. The iPhone 5, for now, will only come in two colors: white / silver and black / white. Hopefully all these details that you’ve commented on the two terminals help you choose when the new iPhone, at which time we will know, if not filtered before acquisition conditions and price.

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