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This month saw the debut of the iPhone 5 and the likely fall from grace of the Samsung Galaxy S3 from the top sales charts. We know the specs and have some hands-on reports now, so we can do a proper comparison.Apple received over 5 million pre-orders in the first weekend after the launch, while the South Korea-based company announced that 20 million Samsung Galaxy S3 units were shipped in less than 100 days prior to the smartphone’s debut.

Display

iPhone 5 comes with a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS TFT touch panel with a resolution of 640 x 1,136 pixels and protected by Gorilla Glass. On the other hand Samsung Galaxy S3 boasts a generous 4.8-inch touchscreen display with 720 x 1,280 pixels and Super AMOLED technology, protected against scratches by a layer of Gorilla Glass 2.The latter makes for vivid colours and deep blacks, but IPS looks more natural and realistic. You can’t fault either screen, but neither quite live up to the display on the upcoming Nokia Lumia 920 so if anything they are fighting for tiny scraps here.

Dimension & Design-:

The iPhone 5 is the world’s thinnest smartphone – it’s smaller, lighter and thinner than the Samsung Galaxy S3. The iPhone 5 measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm and weighs in 112 grams, while Samsung Galaxy S3 has a weight of 133 grams and 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm dimensions. Here iphone 5 makes a point over Galaxy s3.

Camera-

The camera specifications of iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 are quite similar.other than same features like autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization and full HD video recording Galaxy S3 comes with smile detection too, but it’s not enough to beat iPhone 5′s advanced BSI sensor.

Connectivity-

Apple iPhone 5 features 3G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot and the new Lightning connector that will require an adapter if you want to pair the smartphone with your old Apple accessories. dock connector on the iPhone 5 means you’ll have to buy a $30 adapter to use your old iPhone accessories.

There’s still no extra memory capacity, removable battery or NFC On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with all the connectivity options of the iPhone 5, except for the LTE support which, in The States is only available for the variants that come with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 chipset. But Samsung’s smartphone comes with WiFi Direct and DLNA,The Samsung Galaxy S3 has microSD support and MHL compliance which means that users can play HD video and surround sound via a HDMI cable .

S3 wins it in this region.

Memory-

Both devices come with 1 GB of RAM, both have 16/32/64 GB of internal storage, but the Samsung Galaxy S3 outmatches the iPhone 5 courtesy of its microSD card slot that supports up to 64 GB of extra storage for apps, music, videos, photos, or whatever crosses your mind. Point for GS3.

Battery-

iPhone 5 comes with a Li-Ion 1,440 mAh battery that will reportedly keep it alive through up to 8 h 2G or 3G talk time, while Samsung Galaxy S3 sports a Li-Ion 2,100 mAh battery, capable of keeping it awake for up to 21 h 40 min of 2G talk time or for up to 11 h 40 min on 3G.

Processor Power-

On paper the Samsung Galaxy S3 1.4GHz Exynos chip should beat the iPhone 5’s A6 processor hands down, but it appears, after some benchmark tests, that it doesn’t. Some tests have shown that the dual-core A6 chip runs faster than the Samsung Galaxy S3.The point goes to SGS3.

Conclusions-

The iPhone 5 seems more premium than the Samsung Galaxy S3, but the new connector, persistent lack of a memory card and a screen size that may be considered small by today’s standards is going to annoy many.The Samsung flagship got precious points for its Display, Connectivity, Memory and Processor, while the iOS 6-powered terminal was better when it came to Dimensions, Camera and Design. The two powerful smartphones are equally matched when it comes to Battery life and Operating System.

The S3 is also falling in price now, starting at $99 on contract at many outlets, compared to the starting price of $199 for the iPhone 5. Otherwise, the phones are evenly matched and in many cases, OS preference will decide for many.

The good thing is, you can’t go wrong with either device.

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