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Apple iPhone 5

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115 facts in comparison

Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3

Why is Apple iPhone 5 better than Samsung Galaxy S3?

  • 6.54% higher pixel density
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    326ppivs306ppi
  • 4.76x faster downloads
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    100MBits/svs21MBits/s
  • 7.69% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/2.4 vs2.6f
  • Has an IPS screen
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  • 21g lighter
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    112gvs133g
  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    3vs2
  • 1mm thinner
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    7.6mmvs8.6mm
  • 8.68x faster uploads
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    50MBits/svs5.76MBits/s

Why is Samsung Galaxy S3 better than Apple iPhone 5?

  • 45.83% more battery power
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    2100mAhvs1440mAh
  • 2.46x faster CPU speed
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    4 x 1.6GHzvs2 x 1.3GHz
  • 26.76% higher resolution
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    720 x 1280pxvs640 x 1136px
  • 20% bigger screen size
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    4.8"vs4"
  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
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  • 1.58x more megapixels (front camera)
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    1.9MPvs1.2MP
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • Has NFC
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Price comparison

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weight

112g

133g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.thickness

7.6mm

8.6mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.width

58.6mm

70.6mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.height

123.8mm

136.6mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

55.14cm³

82.94cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.pixel density

326ppi

306ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

640 x 1136px

720 x 1280px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.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.
5.has an IPS screen
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 1.3GHz (Apple A6)

4 x 1.6GHz (Samsung Exynos 4412)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

1GB

1GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Cameras

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.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.
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.
5.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
6.has a BSI sensor
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.

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.Has a radio
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

1440mAh

2100mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has 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.
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.

Features

1.download speed

100MBits/s

21MBits/s

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.has NFC
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
3.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
4.is DLNA-certified
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
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.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
6.upload speed

50MBits/s

5.76MBits/s

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.

Miscellaneous

1.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.
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.
3.supports AVCHD format
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
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.
5.has or is a prime lens
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
6.is a system camera
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

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