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Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs iPhone 5 Features Specs Comparison

Iphone S3Apple iPhone 5 is here and if you are waiting to compare it with the mightiest Android smartphones then you are at the right place as in the due course of this article we will be comparing the latest Apple iPhone 5 with the Samsung Galaxy S3. Though it will be difficult for Android lovers as well as for Apple fan boys to come to a conclusion on which phone is superior than the other but the only thing to cheer about is that in a constant completion effort by Apple and Samsung, end customer can hope for better innovation and better value for their money. So, to give you an in depth analysis, here we are with the point-to-point comparison chart which will help you to differentiate in terms of specs disclosed by Apple.

Comparison Parameter Samsung Galaxy S3 Apple iPhone 5
Operating System Android Ice Cream Sandwich**Upgradeable to Jellybean IOS 6
Screen Size & Pixels 4.8 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels 4.0 inches with 640 x 1136 pixels
Network Band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900LTE**In Select Countries GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900LTE 700 MHz Class 13 / 17 (Verizon & AT&T)
Dimensions 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm 123.8 x 58.5 x 7.6 mm
Weight 133 gms 112 gms
Screen Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors LED backlit IPS TFT with 16M colors
CPU & Chipset Exynos 4412 Quad Core Apple A6 Quad Core
FM Radio Stereo FM with RDS Not Available
Rear Camera 8 MP with 3264×2448 pixels & LED Flash with Simultaneous HD video and image recording 8 MP with 3264×2448 pixels & LED Flash
Secondary Camera 1.9 MP with Recording at 720p@30fps 1.3 MP with Recording at 720p@30fps
Sim Card Micro SIM Nano SIM
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
USB Connectivity Supports USB on the Go Doesn’t Support USB On the Go, Normal USB Connectivity
Connectivity Standards / Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Plus Cellular
Internal Memory Options 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage
External SD Card Support Yes, maximum up to 64GB Not Available
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP Support and EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP Support
NFC Yes Not Available
FM Recording Yes Not Available
Colors Pebble Blue, Marble White, Garnet Red Black & White
Battery Li-Ion 2100 mAh Li-Po 1440 mAH
Stand By Time 590hrs 225hrs
Availability Now Available in Stores Near You From September 21 in Select Countries
Price Country Dependent Starting $199**With 2 years Contract

While some features still go missing in Apple iPhone 5 when compared to the likes of Samsung Android phones, we can only hope that the next iPhone from Apple, hopefully the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 will reduce the gap between your aspirations and the specifications. Do share with us in the comments section on what you feel like when talked about the Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5 as after all it’s only your thoughts which matter the most.

So your Vote is for, designed for humans or designed by Apple?


  1. One other thing is that the Samsung or any other Android phone is customizable in many ways, iphone is not at all. Android is not locked to one company like iphone is to Apple

  2. i thing the s3 is good

  3. Purchased a new Samsung Galaxy S3. When checked , the main camera is not working Took to Service Center. They tried all tricks. Finally they said that either the camera is faulty or the board is faulty. Refused to replace with a new set, They said they will repair and give. Still waiting. I am planning to go to Consumer Court. It is very clear that the product was not checked before it left the factory, It is only big media hype. No proper customer care or service. The new Phone I bought for nearly 40000 Rupees is going to opened and repaired even before using. Very Very Smart Phone indeed.

    • Samsung galaxy s2 & s3 are the best phones available in the market+points are sd card,amoled screen but so far as connectivity and software upgrades are concerned,it is disappointing.

      Regarding the problem Mr.Gigi Joseph facing, Dear you should shoot a file in consumer court and I assure you,certainly you will waste some time but this will not be for nothing.you will be happy after the outcome.
      Money doesn’t not grow on the tree.I suggest you please without any hesitation go to the consumer court.
      Rs.40000.00 for a mobile is not a small amount.
      Whoever goes to the consumer court never regrets.

  4. Well having owned a iPhone 4S, Lumia 800 & 3 weeks ago purchased the S3 ( i9300 international model).
    The phone I love is the S3 as it has a larger screen. Swipe keyboard, leaves pressing each button for dead and it 100 times faster to type etc than old way of typing. Having arthritis, swipe is a BIG bonus for me.

    Camera is better than iPhone 5 as it has better quality & photo editing choices are great. Burst mode for action shots is great as I also do sport photography for football & netball it allows me to get “that photo”.
    iPhone need more colours as white / black get boring after a while.
    iPhone missing NFC, FM Radio and a big miss is the option to block caller from OS with out a 3rd party app doing it as even 3rd party apps do not work in some countries.
    iPhone Nano sim will cost more to make so current iPhone owners need to factor $30 – $40 for a new Nano sim (Apple proprietary) as old ones will not work. No DNLA connectivity & S3 has a better front facing camera. iPhone missing External SD card, however on S3 you can not move some apps to external SD card so this can be annoying. ALso the silly new non industry standard connector, OMG how silly Apple again going off playing tennis when every other phone company is playing soccer.

    So for me the S3 has more usable features, feels great in hand, screen is just as good as retina display.
    Weigh up your needs NOT what a sales person tells you.

  5. vote is definitely for Samsung (Designed for Human). This time Apple has tried to follow the expectations. However freedom of use is more important. If Apple comes to India will find the reality what people prefer. I don’t t hesitate to ditch iPhone for Samsung Galaxy S III or HTC ONE X. There is nothing new in iPhone 5 for me that carve me for it. So best wishes to Apple for next time. Beauty is everywhere not only iOS is now HTC’c overlay is really beautiful. I have S3, OneX and 4S and BB9900, and mostly using S3 & OneX while 4S remains silent due to lack of features these Android Monsters are having with total freedom.

  6. S3 is the the phone of the year “designed for humans”.

  7. When will Samsung Galaxy S3 Jellybean will Release pls reply me

  8. samsung is advantageous than apple in many perspective like radio but one killing thing of apple is its ios 6 which is many times faster than ics 4.0

  9. iphone 5 is amazing. but not smart as Steve Job. i love my S III.

  10. I just want to say specs on the iPhone are not why I love the iPhone so much it’s the fact that you can multi task great with an iPhone and the apps are the best. I don’t need a super big screen I just need a modern phone that looks how a modern phone should look. I won’t even mention the fact that iPhones and iPads have apps that run in sync with eachother. What other company does that. To me iPhone is a no brainer for anyone.

  11. Except for S3 lacking in connectivity speed … It completely beats iphone5 in features
    Its has got a bigger screen, better front camera, better screen resolution, SD card support, NFC, FM radio… N top of all consists all the features that iphone5 has
    So the only thing that remains worth watching is ios6

  12. finally apple is here again with a blast. iPhone 5 looks sexier than galaxy S3…. what is the expected price of iPhone 5 in India..????

    • maybe around 45,000 is what i am expecting the price of the new iphone 5 to be. Which phone are u using at the moment?

    • Very expensive $$$$$ see Samsung has 12.7% of 4G / LTE patents, LG & Nokia have same combined.
      Since Samsung has not signed any licences with Apple to use their technology the law suites will be coming fast, expect sales bans, import bans and the like from Samsung , LG & others. So factor in another $30 – $60 on price depending on model you chose to cover royalties for the patents stealing.

  13. see apple 5 vs samsung galaxy s 3

  14. Will chose GLS3 over Iphone, first because it microsim over nanosim, it’s hard for us to cut down the normal sim to be a nanosim (you have to buy nanosim, not normal and trim to – damn Apple). Second, I like the new feature of GLS3. Don’t see anything friendly with customers like them in Iphone5.
    But if I have a chance to change from my GLS2 4GLTE, I’ll chose Galaxy Note2 over GLS3 :D

  15. What the fuzz about the I phone when the galaxy S3 is miles ahead of it in every specification? I feel the whole court case drama is for I phone to control the smart phone market, but they just shot themselves on the foot cos asia is still the largest market and that where Samsung is from. I won’t be surprise if the whole of asia agrees that they have to use only gadget from the orient.

  16. Even though iPhone 4s is far more superior then any other phone on planet. iPhone 5 is ahead of anything.

  17. S3 because it is “Designed for Humans”. Not for “i”Robots!

    No Offence!

  18. I’m a Galaxy S3 user. Strictly speaking I was expecting a lot from the iPhone 5 but looking at the specs here (in comparison with Sammy’s flagship phone the S3) I am very disappointed with Apple. In as much as they’ve improved on the size and shape of the latest iPhone, spec-wise I expected a very big challenge on the likes of the Galaxy S3, HTC One X, and others. Perhaps the challenge may come in Apple’s next flagship (iPhone 5S or 6) but to me – as for now, and from the specs compared from the two smartphone giants’ latest flagships – the Samsung Galaxy S3 is world number 1 smartphone.

  19. There we have confirmation. Samsung makes Apple look stupid.

  20. Apple iPhone 5 is superb! New fabulous design, Apple A6 processor which is twice faster than Galaxy S3. Go with iPhone 5. It’s the best phone :)

    • Just how many times can you re-invent an oblong / rectangle with rounded edges. It’s the same as last years model with a taller screen & a few new internals.

    • a processor to be better than the s3 you have to be in 2013, you’re talking rubbish, without doubt, galaxy s3 still is the best phone in the world to launch the LG optimus G, apple sucks!! !!!!!

    • According to Apple, the A6 is twice as fast as the A5. The clock speed of the unit used in the iPhone 4S is 800 MHz. Therefore, A6 is *1.6 GHz! Same as Samsung’s Exynos 4412 which runs at 1.6GHz
      Notably, the A6 is manufactured for Apple by Samsung so I’d be quite sure Samsung are up to the task of building to Apple ‘specs’.
      @ Ashesh Apple 4s is superior than any other phone on the planet? Measured how? And the iPhone 5 is ahead of anything? You’ve used one? Read the reviews? Nooooo. Take your blinkers off and think before you write.
      * Yes, I know that’s a simplistic way of measuring/calculating things and not strictly correct but it cuts both ways.

  21. S3 has 2GB of RAM.

    • The S3 has different spec’s depending on model.
      International model is i9300 = 1GB ram, quad core processor.
      USA i9300GT / T or other. = 2GB Ram , dual core processor.

  22. I m planning to buy galaxy note 2….pls do d specs comparision among S3 -note 2- iphone5 dat would be a great help.

    • don’t Hasitate to go for it atleast for next couple of year Apple is willfully not going to match the specs. Major difference screen size, RAM, S PEN and falling in love with it not only iphone. it’ll become your perfect companion.

  23. i phone is crap… go for S3…. low battery and crappy signals.

  24. I would still buy the S3, maybe I’m just not an apple person, but the iPhone 5 is impressive….just not as impressive as Samsung :)

  25. iPhone5 is not at all impressive apart from 4inch screen and little slimmer. Nothing new in smartphone market, apple could have delivered still better specs than samsung galaxy s3. Now, I am sure, android phones are going to rock the world in 2012-13.

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