39points

Apple iPhone 5

39points

Samsung Galaxy S3

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Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

Why is Apple iPhone 5 better than Samsung Galaxy S3?

  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • 21g lighter
    112gvs133g
  • 1mm thinner
    7.6mmvs8.6mm
  • Has an IPS screen
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • 7.69% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/2.4 vs2.6f
  • 12mm narrower
    58.6mmvs70.6mm
  • 12.8mm shorter
    123.8mmvs136.6mm

Why is Samsung Galaxy S3 better than Apple iPhone 5?

  • 45.83% more battery power
    2100mAhvs1440mAh
  • 2.15x faster CPU speed
    4 x 1.4GHzvs2 x 1.3GHz
  • 20% bigger screen size
    4.8"vs4"
  • 26.76% higher resolution
    720 x 1280pxvs640 x 1136px
  • 1.58x more megapixels (front camera)
    1.9MPvs1.2MP
  • Has an external memory slot
  • Has branded damage resistant glass
  • Has a removable battery

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

2.weight

112g

133g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

3.thickness

7.6mm

8.6mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

4.width

58.6mm

70.6mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

5.height

123.8mm

136.6mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

6.volume

55.14cm³

82.94cm³

Best

Palm Phone

36.17cm³

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Display

1.resolution

640 x 1136px

720 x 1280px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

326ppi

306ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

4.screen size

4"

4.8"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.Has an AMOLED display
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

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.

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Performance

1.GPU clock speed

266MHz (Apple A6)

533MHz (Samsung Exynos 4412)

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Oukitel WP5000

1000MHz

2.RAM speed

533MHz (Apple A6)

400MHz (Samsung Exynos 4412)

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Alcatel 7

3200MHz

3.Has integrated graphics
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

4.CPU threads

2 (Apple A6)

4 (Samsung Exynos 4412)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Motorola Moto G6 Play (Qualcomm Snapdragon 427)

8

5.Has out-of-order execution
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

6.maximum memory bandwidth

8.5GB/s (Apple A6)

6.4GB/s (Samsung Exynos 4412)

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

Best

Sony Xperia XZ2 Dual SIM

29.9GB/s

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Cameras

1.megapixels

8MP

8MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

3.front camera megapixels

1.2MP

1.9MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

4.widest aperture

f/2.4

f/2.6

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.

Best

HTC U12+ 128GB

1.4 & 2.6f

5.pixel size

1.4µm

1.4µm

The pixel size measures the length of the individual photodetectors (pixels) in the image sensor. Larger pixels can capture more light, providing better image quality and improved low-light performance.

Best

Meizu 16 (64GB / 6GB RAM)

1 & 1.55µm

6.has a flash
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

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Audio

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

2.number of microphones

3

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

3.has a radio
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

4.has dedicated media keys
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

1440mAh

2100mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.wireless charging
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

3.has a removable battery
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Has offline voice recognition
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

2.Supports Java
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
3.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
4.Is free and open source
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

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.

5.Has sharing intents
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

6.download speed

100MBits/s

21MBits/s

Best

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

1200MBits/s

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Miscellaneous

1.floating-point performance

0.03TFLOPS (Apple A6)

0.02TFLOPS (Samsung Exynos 4412)

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

Best

Lenovo A6600

0.81TFLOPS

2.Has a built-in FM transmitter
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

Built-in FM transmitter allows you to wirelessly stream music from your device to any radio, e.g. in your car, at a predefined frequency.

For example

T-Mobile Doubleshot

3.exposure time

0.07s

1s

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.

Best

Oppo Find 7a

30s

4.has a 24p cinema mode
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

For example

Coolpad Quattro 4G

5.power up delay

0.84s

0.99s

It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.

Best

Apple iPhone 5C

0.84s

6.has a dedicated Facebook key
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

Whenever the Facebook key lights up contents can be quickly shared by pressing it.

For example

HTC Cha Cha

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