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In June, 2007, the first iPhone hit the market and forever changed the way cell phones are used. Within the last two years the most mobile devices changed the name from cellphones to Smartphones. As a matter of fact, the iPhone had other phone manufacturers playing catch-up until just recently when the Samsung Galaxy S3 hit the market in May this year, just 4 months ahead of the iPhone 5. The Galaxy S3 device is 8.6mm thick with a plastic casing and a removable battery and the iPhone 5 is 7.6mm thick with an aluminum casing and a non-removable battery. The iPhone 5 has an etched casing which makes it hand-friendly and the Galaxy S3 has an all plastic finish. The Galaxy S3 has a 71mm wide screen and the iPhone 5 is 58mm wide, making the Galaxy S3 much larger.

iPhone 5 Compared Samsung Galaxy S3

iPhone 5 Compared

The iPhone 5 has 1GB RAM on an A6 processor with power TBC and the Galaxy S3 has 1GB RAM on a Exynos Quad-Core processor with 1.4GHz power, making it slightly faster than the iPhone5. With all this power, there should be no problem for either of these phones to hook you up on the internet at impressive speed. Should either of these phones fail to perform the way you think they should, check with the internet service you receive. As with your home computer, from time-to-time, high speed internet does come with problems and bandwidth can occasionally get bogged down.

Logging onto the internet comes with a price, it can drain the battery life of any phone so the Galaxy S3 put in a 2100mAh Li-ion battery for longer battery life and the iPhone 5 has a 1440mAh Li-ion. The iPhone 5 has been optimized for better battery life and designed for high speed internet connection. To give you ultra-fast internet service, iPhone 5 has more networks all over the world, including advanced networks such as GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA as well as LTE.

Both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 have an 8megapixel camera. The Galaxy S3 has image stabilization, touch focus and 1080p video capture. The iPhone 5 has high resolution panoramic capability with up to 28 megapixels, auto tap-to-pan image creator, video stabilization, face detection, Face Time HD camera at 720HD video and can take still shots while recording.

Both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 have virtual assistants. The Galaxy 3 has S Voice, which will send text messages, set appointments, set alarms, retrieve information from Google and so many other tasks. Siri, on iPhone 5 is capable of performing the same tasks, but the response time is much faster.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with AllShare Play which will allow you to share video, pictures and anything you have on the phone through any DLNA Smart TV. This feature requires you to have a Mobile hotspot or Wi-Fi connection. The iPhone 5 has the same sharing capability by turning on Air Play Mirroring feature from the phone and whatever you are doing on the phone, whether it is typing, playing a game, scrolling through pictures or anything else, will be displayed on any HDTV.

Eric Kuhn is an expert in the field of high speed internet and mobile connectivity

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