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We have seen the comparison between the two iPhone generations earlier. Now, I’ll try to pit the newly-announced iPhone 5 to the current king of smartphones, the Galaxy S III. Coming from the best of both Apple and Android worlds, these two handsets will definitely join the unavoidable battle of being the most popular device.

Now that iPhone 5 has a bigger 4-inch screen, it became more proficient to be pitted against the larger-than-life frame of the Korean monster phone.

Specs
iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S III


Screen
4-inch (diagonal) Retina display
4.8-inch  Super AMOLED HD


1136-by-640 resolution
1280-by-720 resolution


326 ppi
306 ppi





Processor
Apple A6
1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Quad Core





Connectivity
LTE, WiFi @ 2.4GHz and 5GHz
LTE, WiFi with Channel Bonding





Design Build
Aluminum and Glass
Plastic





Camera
8 megapixel
8 megapixel






Autofocus
Autofocus

 
Tap to focus
Flash


LED flash
HDR


Backside illumination sensor
Face Detection


Five-element lens
Panorama Mode


Face detection
Zero shutter lag


Hybrid IR filter
Noise Reduction


ƒ/2.4 aperture



Panorama






Video
1080p HD video recording
1080p HD video recording






30 fps
30 fps


Tap to focus while recording
video stabilization


Improved video stabilization






Memory
16GB/32GB/64GB flash storage
16GB/32GB/64GB flash storage


non-expandable
expandable via MicroSD





Virtual Assistant
Siri
S Voice





Weight
112g
113g

Dimensions
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6





Operating System
iOS 6
Android 4.0 with TouchWiz





Battery
Talk time:
Talk time:


Up to 8 hours on 3G
11 hours 3G






Browsing time:
Standby Time:


Up to 8 hours on LTE
790 hours on 3G


Up to 8 hours on 3G



Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi







Standby time:



Up to 225 hours








Basing on their vital statistics, specifications goes neck-in-neck. Noticibly, iPhone 5 is not NFC-enabled. However we could hardly tell that it is a deal-breaker, not this year where mobile payment system is not that significant yet. It is very obvious though that Google Play is gaining momentum to overtake the App Store’s 700,000 + apps. Well, those who want a decent display size would love to have the Galaxy S III but the iPhone 5 has a significant amount of “retina” display on its screen.

So the question will be thrown at potential buyers this year. In what bandwagon are you going to have your crusade to the best platform?
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