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Apple and Samsung are two of the most well known names in the world of smartphones. Not only are these tech giants known for their wide selection of computers, tablets and smartphones, but they have more recently been involved in a big patent lawsuit. Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in the suit, but Samsung keeps battling back. As the two top manufacturers of the best selling cell phones that seem constantly at odds, it is worth comparing their respective devices.

samsung s3 vs iPhone 5 smartphone

Smart Phone: Samsung s3 vs iPhone 5

The Samsung Galaxy S III is widely available across many wireless providers, including the four major carriers of AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint. It can also be obtained through U.S. Cellular. The device sports a Super AMOLED 4.8 inch touchscreen that boasts 16 million colors and has a sleek, slim design available in color choices of white or dark blue. The Galaxy S III is powered by Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system but is rumored to be upgradable to the newest operating system, 4.1 Jelly Bean within the next few months.

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III


With its 2100 mAh Lithium-ion battery, the Samsung Galaxy S III should provide most users with at least a day’s worth of usage. The phone connects to 4G LTE networks, which provides the user with swift downloading, streaming and web browsing abilities. Call quality is good, and there is a noise canceling feature that many people should find useful.

Apple just revealed all the details of the brand new iPhone 5 yesterday, September 12, 2012. The device will officially be released to consumers on September 19th and delivers many of the same features as previous iPhone generations. The build quality is nearly the same, although the screen is a half-inch larger than that of its predecessors at a full four inches. Along with that, the screen resolution has been bumped up to 1136 by 640 pixels. The device is also slimmer than the iPhone 4 and 4S at only 7.6 millimeters.

One of the most widely anticipated new features of the iPhone 5 is 4G LTE connectivity. This is something that iPhone users have been waiting for and that should make them very pleased. Siri, the voice technology feature that debuted in the iPhone 4S that was released in October 2011, is included but has been upgraded. FaceTime also reappears in the new device and allows users to engage in video chatting without additional charges to their wireless bill – unless they are AT&T customers. The iPhone 5 has the same 8 megapixel camera that was released with the 4S, only the features have been improved.

Essentially, it is up to the user to decide which of these two smartphones is best for him or her. Talking to other people who have one or the other is a good idea. It is an even better idea to visit a nearby wireless carrier to try out phones in a hands-on manner. Also, go with the operating system that is preferable.

James is a writer based in Soho, London. He loves his IPhone and S III he buys his iPhone covers HERE

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