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Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Top 32 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3

anonymous
1713
Modestly higher pixel density
Comment
326 ppi
vs
306 ppi
6.54% higher pixel density
anonymous
741
Every pixel has three subpixels
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
593
Lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
133 g
21 g lighter
anonymous
537
Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
anonymous
517
Thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
8.6 mm
1 mm thinner
anonymous
516
Appreciably faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
4.76x faster downloads
anonymous
414
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
368
Has an IPS screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
anonymous
298
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
2.4
vs
2.6
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
anonymous
197
Sizably more microphone(s)
Comment
3
vs
2
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
170
Measurably faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
149
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
708
vs
428
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
115
Distinctly lower SAR for body (USA)
Comment
1.18 W/kg
vs
1.49 W/kg
0.31 W/kg lower SAR for body (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at hip level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
anonymous
107
Has AF tracking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
anonymous
79
Sizably narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
70.6 mm
12 mm narrower
anonymous
46
Has AirPlay
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
anonymous
20
Explicitly less shutter lag
Comment
0.24 s
vs
0.35 s
0.11 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
anonymous
19
Measurably less startup delay
Comment
0.84 s
vs
0.99 s
0.15 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
anonymous
13
Shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
136.6 mm
12.80 mm shorter
Ádám Szirtes
1
SGH S 5611
Comment
Yes
vs
No
SGH S 7350
anonymous
-45
Clearly less body volume
Comment
55.1 cm³
vs
82.94 cm³
1.51x less body volume
Apple A6
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Apple A6
anonymous
121
Vastly higher ram speed
Comment
533 MHz
vs
400 MHz
133 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
anonymous
81
Has dynamic frequency scaling
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
anonymous
64
Distinctly more memory bandwidth
Comment
8.5 GB/s
vs
6.4 GB/s
2.10 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
Apple Swift
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Apple Swift
anonymous
67
Notably wider front-end
Comment
3
vs
2
1 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
anonymous
61
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
37
Explicitly newer version of VFP
Comment
4
vs
3
1 newer version of VFP. Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543 MP3
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543 MP3
anonymous
95
Substantially higher floating-point performance
Comment
0.0255 TFLOPS
vs
0.02 TFLOPS
0.01 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
242
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
97
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
67
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
21
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Apple iPhone 5 is better than Samsung Galaxy S3 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 29 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3

Compared to Apple iPhone 5

anonymous
2599
Appreciably more battery power
Comment
2100 mAh
vs
1440 mAh
45.83% more battery power
anonymous
2038
Significantly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 1.4 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
2.15x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1351
Bigger screen size
Comment
4.8 "
vs
4 "
20% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1210
Clearly higher resolution
Comment
1280x720 px
vs
1136x640 px
26.76% higher resolution
anonymous
988
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
anonymous
949
Notably more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
1.9 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.58x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
787
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
673
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
531
Can be charged via standard USB cable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
anonymous
504
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
438
Is DLNA certified
Comment
Yes
vs
No
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
anonymous
374
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
104
Clearly lower SAR for head (USA)
Comment
0.55 W/kg
vs
1.18 W/kg
0.63 W/kg lower SAR for head (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
anonymous
82
Appreciably lower SAR for head (EU)
Comment
0.21 W/kg
vs
0.95 W/kg
0.74 W/kg lower SAR for head (EU). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 2.0 W/kg in the EU.
anonymous
59
Appreciably faster maximum shutter speed
Comment
0.0001 s
vs
0.0005 s
5x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
anonymous
30
Appreciably longer exposure time
Comment
1 s
vs
0.066 s
0.93 s longer exposure time. When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
Adam Filip Marcus
27
Best price
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Best price in the relation of Quality-Price
Rockingrocking Boy Aakshay
4
Good pic capture at night
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It has better camera at night
Maaz Jamil
1
Its fast
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Cuz its processor is good
Dami Agunbiade
1
Zero Shutter Lag
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This means photos are much more sharper and can be taken in less than 0.5 seconds
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Yes
vs
No
Top 7 Reasons for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
anonymous
331
Supports widgets
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
anonymous
324
The browser has word wrap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
194
Is free and open source
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
anonymous
190
Has offline voice recognition
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
anonymous
173
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
169
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Samsung Exynos 4412
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Samsung Exynos 4412
anonymous
73
Appreciably more CPU threads
Comment
4
vs
2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
ARM Mali 400 MP4
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for ARM Mali 400 MP4
anonymous
185
Sizably faster GPU clock speed
Comment
533 MHz
vs
266 MHz
267 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Samsung Galaxy S3 is better than Apple iPhone 5 because...

Yes
vs
No

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