Apple iPhone 5S 16GB vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Top 28 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S 16GB

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3

anonymous
673
A tad higher pixel density
326 ppi
vs
306 ppi
6.54% higher pixel density
anonymous
316
Every pixel has three subpixels
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
278
Direct updates by OS vendor
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
235
Clearly faster downloads
100 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
4.76x faster downloads
anonymous
141
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
2.2
vs
2.6
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. This is the widest aperture available at the 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
139
Has a dedicated camera button
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
121
Significantly bigger pixel size
2.25 µm²
vs
2 µm²
0.25 µm² bigger pixel size. Pixel size is the surface area of each pixel on the camera sensor. Larger pixels can absorb more light. This can result in better image quality and improved low-light performance.
anonymous
109
Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Yes
vs
No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
anonymous
105
Has an IPS screen
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
95
Thinner
7.6 mm
vs
8.6 mm
1 mm thinner
anonymous
87
Explicitly faster uploads
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
84
Lighter
112 g
vs
133 g
21 g lighter
anonymous
81
Clearly smaller semiconductor size
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
78
Has manual exposure
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
71
Significantly more microphone(s)
3
vs
2
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
60
Higher GeekBench result
1347
vs
428
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
32
Supports 64-bit
Yes
vs
No
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
Ricky Wainwright
29
120fps HD slow-motion video capture
Yes
vs
No
Slo-Mo video in hi-def with a simple interface for editing allows for excellent quality shots of high speed video footage.
anonymous
24
Has a fingerprint scanner
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
6
Has AF tracking
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.
Florence Collins
4
Front camera has BSI sensor
Yes
vs
No
A backside illuminated camera sensor is better at capturing images in low light. It is useful to have it on your front camera if you have video chats etc. in places without much light.
Pavide Darenti
3
Has a processor dedicated to fitness app
Yes
vs
No
Better for those who like sports
Loling Cheekangchen
-1
Smaller in the hand
Yes
vs
No
Easier to use.
Kenneth Messi
-3
More cuality
Yes
vs
No
It looks like you richer
Varun Shanbhag
-4
Authentic and Safe
Yes
vs
No
Piracy/Hacking is difficult in iPhone
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iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
132
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
19
Has a child lock
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
-14
Supports slow motion video recording
Yes
vs
No
Pavide Darenti
-18
Has Airdrop
Yes
vs
No
It lets you quickly and easily share photos, videos, contacts and anything else from any app with a Share button.
Alvin Satya Setiawan Ⓥ
-18
Beautifuly designed
Yes
vs
No
Ios7 was designed to compliment the iphone
Lorenz Inou
-18
Has iCloud
Yes
vs
No
Sync of Contacts, Photo, Mail, Calendar, Documents all over your iDevices/Mac/PC; Backup, Locate iPhone with Apple ID in any browser; do Backups of apps (WhatsApp,...)
Eric Yuen
-19
Less or virtually no virus
Yes
vs
No
RT is still virus prone but only has Windows Defender.
Pavide Darenti
-24
Has smart multitasking
Yes
vs
No
IOS 7 learns when you like to use your apps and can update your content before you launch them. So if you tend to check your favorite social app at 9:00 a.m. every day, your feed will be ready and waiting for you.
Ramin G. Far
-24
Efficient use of the battery
Yes
vs
No
Felix Simpson
-25
Camera lets you shoot photos in square format
Yes
vs
No
Nice looking photos without using an app like instagram
Remy Dovers
-28
Consistent application icons
Yes
vs
No
More aesthetically pleasing
Emilia Brzdąkiewicz
-29
Marks your frequent locations on the map
Yes
vs
No
Emilia Brzdąkiewicz
-29
Shows timestamps in messages app
Yes
vs
No
You can keep track of your massages easily.
Emilia Brzdąkiewicz
-34
Unlimited number of apps per folder
Yes
vs
No
You can organize your apps in the way you want.

Apple iPhone 5S 16GB is better than Samsung Galaxy S3 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 21 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S 16GB

anonymous
1072
Way more battery power
2100 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
33.76% more battery power
anonymous
837
Notably faster CPU clock speed
4 x 1.4 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
2.15x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
576
Significantly higher resolution
1280x720 px
vs
1136x640 px
26.76% higher resolution
anonymous
472
Bigger screen size
4.8 "
vs
4 "
20% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
446
Has an external memory slot
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
342
Has branded damage resistant glass
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
285
Vastly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
1.9 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.58x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
243
Has a removable battery
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
222
Can be charged via standard USB cable
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
200
Has NFC
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
194
Has USB mass storage support
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
184
Is DLNA certified
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
49
Significantly faster maximum shutter speed
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.
Lily Rose
1
Free Apps on Google Play
Yes
vs
No
Free Apps without having to tamper with your phone.
Vishal Kumar Singh
0
Has a Super AMOLED Plus
Yes
vs
No
This screen has better contrast of colours
Vishal Kumar Singh
0
Better GPU Mali 400mp
Yes
vs
No
S3 has Quad core graphics while Z10 has old Adreno 225 GPU.
Jordan Conkle
0
It's bigger and lighter
Yes
vs
No
Easy to navigate around
Hossam Arafa AbdelRehim
-1
S features
Yes
vs
No
Such as Stay awake, S Voice, Direct call, S Beam, Smart alert, AllShare cast, Pop-up play
Carlos Santiago Tarifa Rey-Stolle
-2
Supports controllers
Yes
vs
No
The system supports usb controllers, so you can play games with real controls instead of the touchscreen
Vishal Kumar Singh
-2
Supports S beam
Yes
vs
No
Can send big sized data files faster through S beam.
Vishal Kumar Singh
-2
Android, so more apps
Yes
vs
No
Android market has 1,000,000 apps available as on July 2013
Jabir Jabirpanthakkan
-2
Has Microsoft Office
Yes
vs
No
This is great if you use your device for work.
Marco Lackovic
-4
Can have a spare battery
Yes
vs
No
Having a spare battery (1) doubles the operating time allowing to use the phone stress-free and its full potential, and (2) makes it possible to use the phone unplugged while charging the other battery on an external charger.
Carlos Santiago Tarifa Rey-Stolle
-8
Has a notification LED
Yes
vs
No
The LED light alerts you to missed notifications
Qu Setia Menanti
-8
Too mainstream
Yes
vs
No
Cause lenovo is shit
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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Yes
vs
No
Top 7 Reasons for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
anonymous
196
Supports widgets
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
144
Plays Adobe Flash
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
anonymous
129
The browser has word wrap
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
Ramin G. Far
15
Different virtual keyboards can be installed
Yes
vs
No
Android allows to easily change the software keyboards and the Play Store offers keyboards from many vendors.
Aiden Richardson
12
Sharing menu
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android
Johann Hofmann
7
Is open source software
Yes
vs
No
Open Source Software makes the world a better place.
Sudeep Ramachandran
1
Beautiful shape attery backup and clear camera viwith good b
Yes
vs
No
Vivia Marcela Mina Leon
-9
Motorola g
Yes
vs
No
Nokia lumia 720
Ramin G. Far
-22
Best Facebook Messenger app with chat heads
Yes
vs
No
The Android Facebook Messenger app has an intuitive and fast interface with so called chat heads lying above other apps (in contrast to the Facebook Messenger app of other OSes).

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No

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