Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 5
Top 27 Reasons for the
Samsung Galaxy S3
Compared to Apple iPhone 5
Noticeably more battery power
45.83% more battery power
Noticeably faster CPU clock speed
4 x 1.4 GHz
2 x 1.3 GHz
2.15x faster CPU clock speed
Bigger screen size
20% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Vastly higher resolution
26.76% higher resolution
Has an external memory slot
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.
Distinctly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
1.58x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Has branded damage resistant glass
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Has a removable battery
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Can be charged via standard USB cable
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
Has USB mass storage support
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
Is DLNA certified
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.
Distinctly lower SAR for head (USA)
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.
Notably lower SAR for head (EU)
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.
Noticeably faster maximum shutter speed
5x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Clearly longer exposure time
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.
NFC enables wireless payments through your device. You can also connect two NFC enabled devices just by touching them with each other.
Samsung Galaxy S3 is better than Apple iPhone 5 because...
Top 30 Reasons for the
Apple iPhone 5
Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3
Marginally higher pixel density
6.54% higher pixel density
Every pixel has three subpixels
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.
Direct updates by OS vendor
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
Sizably faster downloads
4.76x faster downloads
21 g lighter
1 mm thinner
Has an IPS screen
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.
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
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.
Significantly more microphone(s)
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Considerably faster uploads
8.68x faster uploads
Higher GeekBench result
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
Substantially lower SAR for body (USA)
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.
Has AF tracking
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.
Distinctly less shutter lag
0.11 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
Considerably less startup delay
0.15 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
12 mm narrower
Distinctly less body volume
1.51x less body volume
12.80 mm shorter