Galaxy S III Vs iPhone 5

Here are the comparative specifications of iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III :

The Galaxy S III

The Galaxy S III serves a larger Super AMOLED display, quad core CPU, expandable storage options on a base of Android with TouchWiz. A 4.1 Jelly Bean update is slated for sometime this month, making it one of the first non-Nexus devices to receive the update.

Core specs
Display: 4.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720×1280 pixels, (~306 ppi)
CPU:1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Exynos 4212 Quad
GPU: Mali-400MP
Storage: 16/32/64 GB + 64 GB via microSD slot.
Camera: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash. 1080p@30fps. 1.9 MP 720p@30fps secondary camera.
Connectivity: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA,microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB OTG, TV-out (via MHL A/V), A-GPS support and GLONASS
Battery: Li-Ion 2100 mAh
Price: Available for Rs. 36900 in India for the 16GB version.

OS and Software
The phone features S-Voice, a Siri-like app, S Beam, for wireless file transfer, wireless video playback over TV via AllShare Cast. Accessories include C Pen stylus and S Pebble, a music player, and 50GB of cloud storage space on Dropbox.

Pros and Cons
(+)Expandable memory
(+)USB On-the-go.
(-) Plastic body

Verdict
For those who want flexibility and customizability, the Samsung Galaxy S III has every feature on the checklist, and has more features to offer. It has a slightly larger screen, support for USB OTG, expandable storage and a user-replaceable battery.

iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 runs on a new A6 CPU which it claims is twice as fast as its predecessor, and adds 4G network radios. Not much is known about the CPU onboard, or other core specs such as memory and GPU. A future teardown, likely by the end of this month, should reveal all.

Core Specs
Display: 4-inch LED backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1136×640 pixels, (326 ppi)
CPU: A6 Processor
GPU: ??
Storage: 16GB, 32GB or 64GB
Camera: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps. 1.2 MP 720p secondary cam
Connectivity: DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, Lightning port, A-GPS support and GLONASS
Battery: ??
Price: Unlocked USD price of $649 for the 16GB iPhone 5, $849 for the 64GB version.

OS and Software
iOS 6 will have its own built-in maps application, the latest update brings over 200 new features, including native Facebook integration, Passbook, Shared Photo Streams, and a Panorama Mode for photography. The iOS App store has over 700,000 apps for the iPhone.

Pros and Cons
(+)Unibody design
(+)Designed for one-handed use.
(-)Uses a nanoSIM card
(-)A lot of mapping features and voice search (Siri) will be not supported.

Verdict
With a larger screen, improved camera optics, and a uni-body design, it’s a considerably improved iPhone in every respect.

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