With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to pick out one cutting-edge smartphone. Two of the most popular top of the line smartphones are the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Apple iPhone 5.
Samsung Galaxy S3
The Galaxy S3 features an over sized 4.8 inch screen. The smartphone comes with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. It features S Voice, a new voice recognition feature, as well as Near Field Communication. NFC allows Android devices to wirelessly share information such as contact lists.
The Galaxy S3 comes with an 8 MP camera capable of filming 1080p HD video. The size of this phone allows for a larger battery with extended battery life. The smartphone is packed with features and the only real disadvantage for some people would be the size of the phone which may not be suitable for small hands.
Apple iPhone 5
The first striking update to the previous iPhone model is the reduction in weight. The iPhone 5 weighs in at only 112 grams which is 20 percent less than the iPhone 4S and 16 percent less than the Samsung Galaxy S3. The iPhone 5 is also thinner than the previous iPhone and one of the thinnest smartphones on the market. Some iPhone 5 reviewers feel that the phone is actually a little bit too light and thin and does not feel substantial in hands and pockets. While the phone may not be more fragile than previous models, the lightness makes users feel as though the phone is less sturdy.
The screen is slightly taller than the one on the previous iPhone model. This provides a larger screen while still allowing easy one-handed use. The resolution of the Retina display is slightly sharper than the Galaxy S3 at 326 ppi compared with 306 ppi.
The iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6 although the updates are not very noticeable. However, the upgraded A6 processor makes apps run more quickly and smoothly. The camera now photographs in panoramic mode and the rear-facing camera now takes video at 720p for sharper Facetime video chat.
The battery life has not improved much since the iPhone 4 and can require daily charging. The iPhone 5 comes with the new Apple EarPods which are a significant improvement over the previous headphones.
How to Choose Between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Apple iPhone 5
There are two major differences between these smartphones that may help buyers choose between them. The first difference is the operating system and the app library available. If you already have an iOS or Android device, you may wish to get a phone with the same operating system rather than learn to use a new one, or you may wish to try out the other operating system. Choosing between them is a matter of personal preference.
The second major difference between the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3 is size. The Galaxy S3 is significantly larger and heavier than the newer iPhone 5, although buyers also have the option of purchasing the new Galaxy S3 Mini. The larger size of the Galaxy S3 allows for a larger display and superior battery life. The smaller iPhone 5 is one of the lightest and thinnest smartphones available which provides maximum portability.
This post has been prepared and delivered by one of the reviewers at telecomreview.com.au, an Aussie site that has been trying to sort the wheat from the chaff in the recent battle between Apple and Samsung, if you want honest reviews on phones and other tech items, head to their site.