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Apple iPhone 5S 16GB vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Top 34 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S 16GB

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3

anonymous
1236
Somewhat higher pixel density
326 ppi
vs
306 ppi
6.54% higher pixel density
anonymous
564
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
471
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
404
Considerably faster downloads
100 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
4.76x faster downloads
anonymous
327
Lighter
112 g
vs
133 g
21 g lighter
anonymous
314
Thinner
7.6 mm
vs
8.6 mm
1 mm thinner
anonymous
297
Has a dedicated camera button
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
266
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
214
Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Yes
vs
No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
anonymous
214
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
170
Appreciably 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
151
Has manual exposure
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
140
Substantially 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
137
Significantly faster uploads
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
129
Significantly 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
101
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
93
Has a fingerprint scanner
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
61
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.
anonymous
56
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.
Crosby Smith
5
Passbook for boarding passes
Yes
vs
No
Quick access with one finger swipe at the boarding gate
Kenneth Messi
-3
More cuality
Yes
vs
No
It looks like you richer
anonymous
-122
Significantly narrower
58.6 mm
vs
70.6 mm
12 mm narrower
anonymous
-187
Noticeably less body volume
55.1 cm³
vs
82.94 cm³
1.51x less body volume
anonymous
-199
Shorter
123.8 mm
vs
136.6 mm
12.80 mm shorter
Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A7
anonymous
53
Has dynamic frequency scaling
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
39
Noticeably wider front-end
6
vs
2
4 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
anonymous
32
Newer version of OpenGL ES
3.1
vs
2
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
Apple Cyclone
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Apple Cyclone
anonymous
39
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
34
Has AES
Yes
vs
No
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
anonymous
30
Noticeably newer version of VFP
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.
anonymous
29
Significantly more bits executed at a time
128
vs
64
64 more bits executed at a time. NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
189
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
67
Has a child lock
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
38
Has turn by turn directions
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
9
Supports slow motion video recording
Yes
vs
No

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

Yes
vs
No

Top 26 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S 16GB

anonymous
1939
Amply more battery power
2100 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
33.76% more battery power
anonymous
1493
Vastly faster CPU clock speed
4 x 1.4 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
2.15x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
950
Bigger screen size
4.8 "
vs
4 "
20% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
894
Significantly higher resolution
1280x720 px
vs
1136x640 px
26.76% higher resolution
anonymous
724
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
621
Substantially more megapixel (photo, front camera)
1.9 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.58x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
570
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
475
Has a removable battery
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
361
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
331
Has USB mass storage support
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
330
Has NFC
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
312
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
56
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.
Carlos Santiago Tarifa Rey-Stolle
1
Supports controllers
Yes
vs
No
The system supports usb controllers, so you can play games with real controls instead of the touchscreen
Sourab Banerjee
1
Better gpu mali 400 mp4
Yes
vs
No
Ana D'Angiolella
0
Better sound quality
Yes
vs
No
Using the Sennheiser's own transducer to deliver the best quality sound
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Yes
vs
No
Top 9 Reasons for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
anonymous
301
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
232
Plays Adobe Flash
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
anonymous
203
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.
anonymous
60
Has offline voice recognition
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
56
Is free and open source
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
52
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
51
Supports Java
Yes
vs
No
Aiden Richardson
31
Sharing menu
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android
Samsung Exynos 4412
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Samsung Exynos 4412
anonymous
40
Significantly more CPU threads
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
76
Appreciably faster GPU clock speed
533 MHz
vs
450 MHz
83 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

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

Yes
vs
No

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