Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 5

Compare Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 5. Our Comparison Tool compare both the phones with regard to their features and price and assign a rank for each phone. Samsung Galaxy S3 is ranked first with an overall score of 68. Which is better than that of iPhone 5. Based on the rank, you can make a better and informed decision while buying a phone.
Features Samsung Galaxy S3 iPhone 5
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Specs Score   68 / 100     64 / 100  
Rs. 7599
Operating System
Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
1.33 Times Latest Operating System
The Operating System is the working platform for the users. iPhone 5 features iOS 6, whereas Samsung Galaxy S3 has Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. So iPhone 5 has the latest OS.
100% More Processing Power
The Samsung Galaxy S3 houses 100% more cores in comparison to the iPhone 5. Extra cores signify better performance while running applications and even playing games.
Dual Core
Process Speed
17% More Processing Speed
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is 17% faster than the iPhone 5 with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz.
1.2 GHz
1 GB
1 GB
Both the phones have similar RAM Capacity. Higher RAM count is directly proportional to the gadget's performance.
Rear Camera
8 MP
8 MP
Front Camera
58% High Resolution Camera
Camera resolution determines the quality of images in most cases. The Samsung Galaxy S3 packs 58% more in terms of front camera resolution as compared to the iPhone 5 at 1.9 MP. If you have a better front camera, the quality of selfies will be better. A has a better front camera and hence we give more points to Samsung Galaxy S3 over iPhone 5.
1.2 MP
20% Bigger Screen
Bigger and vibrant screen provides a pleasing viewing experience when it comes to watching videos or reading. The Samsung Galaxy S3 packs 20% more in terms of screen size with a 4.8 inches inch panel.
4 inches
27% Higher Resolution
Better resolution stands for a sharper panel. The Samsung Galaxy S3 features a HD Display panel with 27% more pixels as compared to the panel supported by the iPhone 5.
1136 x 640 pixels
Internal Memory
16 GB
16 GB
Both the phones have similar internal storage limit.
External Memory
64 GB
46% More Powerful Battery
Battery module powers your gadget and a bigger unit signifies longevity and added talk-time support. Samsung Galaxy S3 has 46% more battery capacity than iPhone 5.
Standard Battery Li-ion 1440 mAh battery
Talk Time
4 Times More Talk Time
The talk time available with Samsung Galaxy S3 is 40 Hours and for iPhone 5 is 8 Hours. Talk-time limit for the Samsung Galaxy S3 is 4 times higher than that of iPhone 5.
8 Hours
Single SIM
Single SIM
Both the phones have Single SIM option.
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Note: This comparison is solely based on the hardware components and performance of the phones. Apps and other features are not considered here.
Technical Specifications
Features Samsung Galaxy S3 iPhone 5
Operating System Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich iOS 6
Upgradable to v4.1.4 Jelly Bean -
Processor 1.4 GHz Quad Core Cortex A9 Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core ARM v7 Processor
GPU Mali 400MP4 PowerVR SGX 543MP3
Chipset Exynos 4212 Apple A6
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Internal Memory 16 GB 16/32/64 GB
External Storage 64 GB No
Cloud Storage Dropbox upto 50 GB No
Size 4.8 inches 4 inches
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Yes, Capacitive
Screen Type SUPER AMOLED LED-backlit IPS
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels 1136 x 640 pixels
Pixel Density ~306 ppi ~326 ppi
User Interface TouchWiz UI -
Multi-touch Yes Yes
Stylus No No
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Corning Gorilla Glass 1
Rear Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Front Camera 1.9 MP 1.2 MP
Camera Features Geo tagging, Touch Focus, Face and Smile Detection, Auto Focus, Image Editor 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Recording 1280 x 720@30 fps Yes, 1080p@30fps
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network No No
Dual SIM No No
Dual standby No No
Triple SIM No No
Micro SIM Yes Yes
Nano SIM No No
Form Factor Bar Bar
Dimensions 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight 133 g 112 g
Color Pebble blue, Marble white, Amber brown, Garnet red, Sapphire black, Titanium grey, La Fleur -
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML (Safari)
GPRS Yes, Class 12, 48 kbps Yes
EDGE Yes, Class 12 Yes
3G HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 Yes, v4.0
USB microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual Band
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
TV-OUT MHL A/V link Yes
Music Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Video Player MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263 MP4, H.264, H.263
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes
Loud Speaker Yes -
Ringtones Vibration, Polyphonic, MP3, WAV Vibration, proprietary ringtones
SMS Yes, Threaded view Yes, Threa
MMS Yes -
EMAIL Email, Push Mail Email, Push Email
IM Yes iMessage
Social Networking - Yes
Battery Type Standard Battery Li-ion 2100 mAh battery Standard Battery Li-ion 1440 mAh battery
Talktime Up to 21 hours 40 mins (2G) / Up to 10 hours (3G) Up to 8 hours (2G) and up to 8 hours (3G)
Standy by Time Up to 590 hours (2G) / Up to 460 hours (3G) Up to 225 h (2G) and up to 225 h (3G)
Music Playback Time - Up to 40 hours
Built-in Apps Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Image/video editor iCloud, Maps, iBooks PDF reader, Audio&video editor, Organizer, Document viewer, Image viewer/editor
Games Yes, 3D games, Downloadable Yes
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator No
Additional Features
S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Smart Stay eye tracking, SNS integration, Predictive text input (Swype) Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, iCloud cloud service, Twitter and Facebook integration, Voice memo/dial/command, Predictive text input


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