Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III


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Apple
iPhone 5

  • Suggested Price: $649.00
  • Release Date: September 2012

Samsung
Galaxy S III

  • Suggested Price: $549.00
  • Release Date: May 2012

Pros for buying the Apple iPhone 5:

+5
iOS NOT susceptible to virus and malware
+5
iOS is flawless, no freezing or crashing
+4
Camera captures photos without lag
+4
Camera captures quality photos in low light
+3
Lite weight & slim design
+3
Excellent form factor, build quality, comfortable to hold
+2
Aluminum back feels & looks nicer than plastic
+2
iOS is simple to learn and use
+1
Largest selection of apps in iOS Apps Store

Pros for buying the Samsung Galaxy S III:

+5
4.8" Super AMOLED screen
+4
Wide viewing angles, sharp contrast, vibrant colours
+3
Android provides endless amount of personalization
+2
microSD card supports up to 64 GB
+2
Quad-core processor delivers fluid movement between apps
+2
Google integrated: GMail, Calendar, Search, Maps, Google+, etc.
+1
BlueTooth & WiFi enabled
+1
Very thin, rounded edges feel nice in hand
+1
Removable & replaceable battery

Cons against buying the Apple iPhone 5:

+3
Apple Maps isn't the greatest
+2
No built in DLNA (requires Skifta)
+2
Proprietary Lightning charging adapter
+2
Locks you into the Apple eco-system. You have to use iTunes, Apple limits competitor apps in app store, and you're encouraged to buy Apple laptops, tablets, etc.
+1
No NFC support
+1
No native Google Maps installed
+1
Notification uses camera flash

Cons against buying the Samsung Galaxy S III:

+4
Android OS is susceptible to virus and malware
+4
Android OS is susceptible to virus and malware
+4
Power users experience horrible battery life
+3
Too large of a device for some people
+3
TouchWiz Nature UX interface
+2
No built in DLNA (requires Skifta)
+2
No NFC support
+1
Plastic front and back panel feel less durable and desirable as other aluminum smartphone cases

Specifications

Battery 1440 mAh (8 hr talk time)
CPU Chip Dual-core A6
CPU Speed 1.3 GHz
Camera Back 8 MP
Camera Front 1.2 MP
Dimensions 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Display Resolution 640 x 1136
Display Size 4"
Display Technology Retina LCD
Memory 16 GB Internal storage
Network 4G LTE
Operating System iOS 6
Pixel Density 326 ppi
RAM 1 GB
Weight 112 g

Specifications

Battery 2100 mAh (11 hr 40 min talk time)
CPU Chip Quad-core Exynos Cortex A9
CPU Speed 1.4 GHz
Camera Back 8 MP
Camera Front 1.3 MB
Dimensions 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
Display Resolution 720 x 1280
Display Size 4.8"
Display Technology Super AMOLED
Memory 16 GB internal storage
Network 4G LTE
Operating System Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Pixel Density 306 ppi
RAM 1 GB
Weight 133 g

Compare the iPhone 5 versus:

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LG Nexus 4

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $309.00
  • Release Date: November 2012

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BlackBerry Z10

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $549.99
  • Release Date: February 2013

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Samsung Galaxy S4

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $579.00
  • Release Date: April 2013

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HTC One

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $599.99
  • Release Date: March 2013

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Sony Xperia ZL

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $674.99
  • Release Date: March 2013

Compare the Galaxy S III versus:

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LG Nexus 4

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $309.00
  • Release Date: November 2012

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BlackBerry Z10

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $549.99
  • Release Date: February 2013

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Samsung Galaxy S4

  • Newer model
  • Suggested Price: $579.00
  • Release Date: April 2013


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