Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5 5.00/5 (100.00%) 3 votes

There are many popular smartphones, but the two biggest right now are the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Apple iPhone 5. Both of these smartphones have a dedicated audience, and people will argue back and forth about which one is the best. This article will look at various specs and features to show you the best one for your particular needs.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5

One of the biggest problems with the Apple iPhone 5 is that only a few carriers support it. You can only choose AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. The Samsung Galaxy S3 allows you to use those carriers and Cricket, T-Mobile and US Cellular. If you want the most options when it comes to carriers, then the Galaxy S3 easily wins.

This is one of the few areas where the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 are exactly the same. Both of these smartphones support the older 2G and 3G networks, and they also support 4G connectivity for the fastest downloading speeds. At the same time, people have noticed that the iPhone 5 tends to have slightly faster downloading and uploading speeds.

Many people dislike the iPhone 5 because it’s very expensive. While the Galaxy S3 isn’t exactly cheap, it’s more affordable than the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 costs $199 with a contract and $649 without a contract. The Galaxy S3 is exactly $100 cheaper in both categories.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5

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RAM refers to memory that is used when playing with apps or going on the Internet. More RAM keeps the smartphone from lagging when you use an intensive app, and it gives the smartphone more power. The iPhone 5 has 1GB of RAM while the Galaxy S3 has 2GB of RAM.

Screen Size
This is an area that comes down to personal preference. The iPhone 5 has a 4-inch screen and the Galaxy S3 has a 4.8-inch screen. While it seems like the Galaxy S3 should be better, many people find this device a little bulky and hard to carry. If you have smaller hands, or if you want a comfortable device, then the iPhone 5 might be better.

Display Resolution
Something that iPhone has always excelled at is display resolution. Most iPhones have a very high pixels-per-inch (PPI) rating. This means that images and videos look crisper and better. The Galaxy S3 has 306 PPI, but the iPhone 5 has 326 PPI. Both are good, but the iPhone 5 is better.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5

Battery Life
There’s no use in buying a smartphone if the battery life is poor. Smartphone users commonly play with apps, go on the Internet and watch videos. All of these processes require a lot of power. The iPhone 5 will last about eight hours, but the Galaxy S3 will last 22 hours.

Removable Memory
Removable memory is when you can place a memory card into the smartphone to boost the phone’s native storage capabilities. This allows you to expand the memory without spending a lot of money. The Galaxy S3 allows you to add 64GB of extra memory with a microSD or microSDHC card. The iPhone 5 does not offer this feature. You can only expand your memory by buying an iPhone model with more space.

The iPhone 5 is more comfortable to hold and has slightly better display resolution, but the fact is that the Galaxy S3 is definitely the better smartphone. It has better specs, features and it gives users what they want. If you want a powerful smartphone, then buy the Galaxy S3.

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This has been a guest posting from the guys at The Smart Buyer, a website dedicated to reviewing products to help consumers make the right choice about their next purchase.

5 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5

  1. At least with Android and Galaxy S3 you stand very little chance of a future update or upgrade rendering your phone useless, as has happened to more than a few iPhone 3GS.

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