Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: All rise

25 October 2012
When we review phones we try to put them in context, and tie everything up with a snapshot of the market and the closest alternatives. Now, we usually keep droids and iPhones separate because honestly they just donít mix. But every now and then...

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  • Mustfarhan

> In reply to Blankman @ 2012-10-25 22:50 from nFXt - click to readVery well said

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  • 2012-10-27 11:40
  • swug
  • Mustfarhan

> In reply to Cesar @ 2012-10-25 23:30 from PmQA - click to readYes i agree. I need a future comparison of these twoo flagships with Lumia 920. Bye the way what a balanced and professional article... High 5 for GSMArena

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  • 2012-10-27 11:38
  • swug
  • phone master

Why iphone 5 wins in audio output and camera s3 is much better

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  • 2012-10-27 11:23
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  • Nishith

Depending on your use, requirements and preference of screen size, OS and build quality.. anyone of these devices can be the best choice right now in mobile industry.!! Now dont waste time in arguing which is better.. coz till you decide on taking a side.. these both giants will come up with next generation models.. So better pick one and enjoy it (flaunt it too) till it is the top notch handset..!!

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  • 2012-10-27 09:12
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  • didjital

Easy to pick, even with tied hands and closing eyes. SGS 3

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  • 2012-10-27 08:21
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  • HTC Desire HD

> In reply to jim @ 2012-10-26 20:54 from t78D - click to readWell said man..Rooted android device is very old DHD is better than an Iphone 4S..

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  • 2012-10-27 08:06
  • Nv9w

As a gaming device, there is no comparison. The S3 with controller support. USB on the go is also now something I can't live without.

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  • 2012-10-27 05:06
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  • Alexis

I'm an android fan at heart, but I have to say the iphone is just as fast after a year of use, while androids just can't really keep up and get slow as in a few months (the price of freedom I guess). Not to mention the (resale) value of androids drop like bricks rapidly

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  • 2012-10-27 03:48
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  • phone expert

it has taken a long time to compare these two phones because there is no comparison. galaxy s3 is 10 leagues above the iphone.

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  • 2012-10-26 21:55
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  • Outer Haven

I think that iphone its a great ui but galaxy siii and another android phones are great hardware and compability any softwares... Android power is awesome. Iphone you died as proud as you are. Android will take care of you. Rest in peace....

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  • 2012-10-26 21:42
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  • harry

some people buy a phone just for its hype and trend, so one is better than the other doesn't mean it will sell more. It all depends on the consumer's taste.

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  • 2012-10-26 21:32
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  • jim

rooted s3 is better than iphone 6 period

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  • 2012-10-26 20:54
  • t78D
  • V

Everybody can take a look at "Conclusions". The GSMArena Team did EXCELLENT on this one. It is exactly how you would like to read, and they are right, we buy the OBJECTS because WE like them, not because somebody says so, or that last model was the best seller, etc... Honestly speaking it's useless to buy the latest gadget if you don't know at least it's spec sheet, not to mention about visiting xda, doing some mods, rooting, etc...
Choose wisely!

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  • 2012-10-26 20:45
  • aj@b
  • Anonymous

File sharing was never mentioned.
Some major pawnage:
Expandable memory
USB OTG - multiple functionality
User replaceable batteries
Stereo Recording
"Customizable" (even the screen contrast so color accuracy is not an issue)
Heaven vs earth pricing of peripherals

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  • 2012-10-26 20:36
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  • user1

S3 ,there is not a single thing to comment here. What is Iphone 5? Nothing.Just flashy and marketing thing.This 2 shouldn't even be compared.

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  • 2012-10-26 20:32
  • M@st
  • Anonymous

How do u compare a quad core to a dual core device? Apple is stingy on hardware specifications, I used iPhone 4, 4s. U can't really tell them apart, seems like the same thing to me. I Actually will go for the note 2, best phone in the world now.

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  • 2012-10-26 20:01
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  • Anonymous

> In reply to Andhakannan @ 2012-10-26 13:13 from 9Bma - click to readSo you are saying i am using it wrong? Maybe you work for Apple. Read again and see how many S3 and Note II owners agree with me.

Install apps to get basic functionality?? Duuhhh! Get real man. If only the setting would stick i would not complain, biut it doesnt, this is probably the most stupid thing i ever seen on a phone, even the stuff on cheap LG phones that lets you put bunny ears in your photos are intelligent compared to Samsungs "call log".

Another problem is the inconsistent use of adress book, seems there is no global settings for it. One of the first things i did on my Note II was to configure the adressbook to show only the contacts under my google account. And then when i write a text and goes to select recipient, it displays contacts from all sources, making how many duplicates. Ok, i can probably figure it ou you think, but heres one of the problems: Samsng refuse to show what source the contact was pulled from, and theres no way to see the number stored. Result is taht i many times had to cancel writing the text message and go to the address book to look up the contact and tap to send a message from there. This is seriously odd, an address book that has no global settings, so awkward, and for sure no other manufacturer does this.

Im keeping an open mind and hav no problems to do old tasks in new ways but its too much stupidity spread around in touchwiz. And i dont get it why there is no option to edit numbers before call, something that other cellphones had since forever.

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  • 2012-10-26 19:07
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  • Mehtab

I Will Go For S3 , Its Really A Perfect & Having Much Tech

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  • 2012-10-26 18:49
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  • Daniel Zonek

Pick SG3 i have it from 3 months and it works very fine. It has NFC ,very good screen,camera, chipset is working fine. And the price is very very good.
I will not buy in my lyfe an iphone 5 very expensive becouse is new.
Web browsing is more better in SG3 and the expirience that you live when you are playing a Game is very very good.
Iphone 5 and Apple it start to go down it the same design over 4-5 years. Is boring.

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  • 2012-10-26 18:47
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  • jim

wow!looks like sg3 has more to offer in real life!

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  • 2012-10-26 18:23
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