Feature Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S III VS. iPhone 5

Apple’s sixth iPhone has been revealed. Its iteration namely the iPhone 5 as expected features a larger screen, a faster processor and a slightly improved camera. So which one should you buy – the Samsung Galaxy S III or the Apple iPhone 5? It is an unavoidable battle between the two most popular mobile devices in recent years and although the S III was (in hardware terms) far superior to the predecessor (iPhone 4S), the iPhone 5 is certainly more adept to compete with Korean Giant’s flagship device. Here is a comparison between the two smartphone kings.

Samsung Galaxy S3
iPhone 5
Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9
Apple A6
1 GB
PowerVR SGX543MP2
Display Type
LED-backlit IPS TFT
Display Size
4.8-inches (306 ppi)
4.0-inches (326 ppi)
Internal Storage
16/32/64 GB
16/32/64 GB
Expandable storage
Up to 64 GB via micro SD card
Rear Camera
8MP auto focus with LED flash
8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video calling camera
1.9 MP, 720p Video
Yes, 1080p@30fps
Android 4.0.4 ICS
iOS 6
Custom UI
TouchWiz UI v4.0
Li-Ion 2100 mAh
Standard battery,Li-Po
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
133 g
112 g

This isn’t just a battle between the S III and the iPhone 5 but is actually the definition of the case between iOS and Android, between Apple and Google. The S III is more flexible, offers option of expandable memory and a more malleable OS. The iPhone 5 however has a more premium feel and has a much friendlier design for those with not so large hands.