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

25 October 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: All rise - read the full textWhen 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 don’t mix. But every now and then...


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in iphone 5 major factor is bluetooth...because of it we cant share any thing to others

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  • 2012-11-02 21:32
  • Mfx1

no one can giv the poshness of apple....if samsung n androis s so gud thn wy do lots hang up apple? so apple s unbeatable......

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  • 2012-11-02 21:32
  • t1$I

I don't know which you prefer i am with siii 2 reason
1) Battery life
2) Openness (Android)

I used both for while

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  • 2012-11-02 11:29
  • IaHf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-01 09:36 from tZX{ - click to readI have been using both these phones for awhile and agree with you on everything except camera , I think iphone take better pics tha S3 . I prefer using Iphone 5 but love the battery life of the S3. Some reviews have put these phones on par with battery life but my S3 lasts way longer. I still prefer Iphone though.

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  • 2012-11-02 06:20
  • 7sH9

i like the way the article is been written !! im very indifferent for apple & samsung .. GSM Arena Rocks !! and this article writer .

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  • 2012-11-01 19:17
  • vGAY

don't judge by your fan-boy minded,
iphone 5 wins
-web surfing

sgs 3 wins
-bigger screen
-easy connectivity
-expandable memory

the rest are tie

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  • 2012-11-01 09:36
  • tZX{

well, no need to bring up a headache, and everything is clear that Samsung Galaxy SIII is definitely the best phone EVER over all other phones made on 2011-2012.

And BTW, I'm a Sony user and I still love my device, but the truth should be fairly said. :)

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  • 2012-11-01 09:24
  • Nj9a

> In reply to mani @ 2012-10-30 23:20 from 6pKR - click to readwell, I totally agree with you. SGS III is the winner and better in everything compared to iphone 5.. and the iphone 4S is better than It's successor!!!

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  • 2012-11-01 09:14
  • Nj9a

wow! iphone 5 win like a cupcake!!!

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  • 2012-10-31 01:00
  • t7Xk

Well By reading the whole review i must definitely say s3 is better than Iphone 5.The most worst iphone yet 4s was better than 5

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  • 2012-10-30 23:20
  • 6pKR

> In reply to jim @ 2012-10-26 20:54 from t78D - click to readhmmm, I don't think you know what's a native linux is....iphone has no Bluetooth transfer, no mass storage and no expandable memory... that is a typical linux.. Samsung is just a company that works and promote its products. check a galaxy expendable memory too and the differents between iphone and a galaxy Nexus are...mass storage, Bluetooth transfer, very light UI costumization....if you really want to enjoy your android have to jailbreak it (rooting). moreso android phones get freeze after couple of months usage....but that will never happen to iphone....buying a quad core or dual core phone depends on your personal interests.

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  • 2012-10-30 12:57
  • fuN1

definitely a big win for galaxy S3...

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  • 2012-10-30 11:31
  • u1Dn

I'm galaxy s user . .s , s2 and now s3! From the past 3 years i've learned many things about these two ecosystem. (android, ios) now i've s3 blue, and i can definatly say that s3 is more usable than any iphone, or ipad, to prove that, my friend dhananjay (iphone 5 user) and i wanted to get a song 'somebody that i used to know' i simply got that in minute from bluetooth, and he opened itunes then account showed some problems . . .and blah blah . . I asked him next day "do you got that song?" he said "no not yet" and by that time i had memerised that!
One time we were all in nagpur. . And had to find a good mall, 'siri' did for it. . But maps lagged. . .and in that time i did it. .with gmaps in no time, "job done", no?

Lets say
apple iphone is like sturd guy who likes to be in his world. . Without sharing . . A social life

galaxy s3 is open minded guys. . Who uses his cleaverness in every walk of life

and afterall when tour ended. . Everyone wanted pics of tour and i easily shared them with either bluetooth or nfc and dhananjay had put his head down in his 4 inch iphone!

I'm not critisizing apple useres cause dhananjay is also my friend. . . But galaxy s3 helped me alot even in getting new friends by sharing "photo's"

and it's really joyfull to write this comment with my phone

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  • 2012-10-30 08:20
  • uvnM

again in vido shoot comarison page 8 I have found as well as a couple of other apple users that the galaxy had a better video shoot!!!

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  • 2012-10-29 13:14
  • UimT

mate in the Panorama mode comparison page I found the Galaxy S 3 had a much better picture, I have even asked few other guys and they said the same thing also, so I don't know where you coming from to favour I phone 5 over it!!!

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  • 2012-10-29 13:03
  • UimT

Nice review though they should have mentioned something about NFC. Also, the iphone 5 only wins marginally in some of the categories, while the SG3 comes out as the outright winner in the others. SG3 wins it for me

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  • 2012-10-29 12:10
  • Ns4Z

s iii rocks....!!!!!

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  • 2012-10-29 11:24
  • SrmC

i am sory for iphone but really samsung galaxy s3 is totally a winner

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  • 2012-10-29 10:18
  • KIdH

Just posting my observation i have been to singapore last year tha iphone 4s have not yet come out and ive stayed there for almost a month your keen observer here took notice how dominant apple is in this country i mean when i was walking to its street i see holding a iphone in the restaurants and bud all i see is iphones i do see few having a galxy s2 but its rare considering its the hottest phone at that time .. Then after 9 months i came back to singapore the iphone 4s is already out and the new iphone 5 was already released a month ago ang lo and behold as i am traveling into the city my keen observation seem to notice a change unlike the last year before i see a lot of people carrying galxy s3 and galaxy note still there is a lot iphone user but i dont know if its the 4s or the old 4 but the significant number i notice holding a samsung s3 and note are quite many i have a chance to go to a starhub and singtel showroom two of singapores biggest carriers i see on there stockslist the galxy s3 and galxy note 2 is already out of stock and again my keen observation notice a lot of people is picking up to see the galxy snote 2and the s3 and in the corner of the store a model of a iphone 5 sitting there as if doesnt exist ..well the bottomline that i shared my observation is apple is no longer a trendsetter .consumers now are intelligent especially when picking there phones apple missed a opportunity they should have released the iphone 5 then rather than the 4s they have given there rivals samsung in particular to catch up and now they are paying the price .sure apple is big but remember what happens to nokia ..

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  • 2012-10-29 05:27
  • PFMI

In the first place, how did iPhone qualified as a smartphone? From the beginning, there is a Pocket PC (which is a mobile computer) and a phone, with the decision to make 2 devices as 1, smartphone was born. Hence, a smartphone is a mobile computer + phone.

The iPhone, was never anything like a mobile computer, it restricts access to storage, it doesn't allow even the basic phone function to transfer image/media files, it doesn't allow accessing the internal storage via the Computer/Mac, it doesn't have the proper characteristics or features that qualifies it as a mobile computer.
It requires iTunes to transfer files and only specifically media files and apps. It's basically a media player (with apps support) + phone.

A customer who is looking for a proper smartphone (a mobile computer + phone) will never even look at iPhone.
While a customer who doesn't bother or know anything about mobile computer, they just want a simple, easy to use phone with great multimedia capabilities, will got for the iPhone. These customers are not concern with having not able to access internal storage, the reliance on iTunes and only capable of transferring specific files, etc. The iPhone is more like a mediaphone rather than a smartphone. To most people, they only care about the apps and games.

It's just 2 very different category of products. Just go for the one that you prefer. Both product needs to exist because it caters for different category of users. For people who wants a mobile computer phone, iOS can never offer or fullfill this category of user, in fact, even Android is not able to fullfill all of it, it's still lacking.
Similarly, iOS is a different category that will fullfill it's own category of users.
It's just like vehicles, there is hot hatch, Sedan, MPV, SUV, etc.
You can't really compare a sports hatch with say a MPV? Or a Sedan with a MPV. You can if you want, but a person looking for a big family car like MPV will not really be interested in Sedan anyway, technically they have different characteristics, altough they both can be a "family" car.

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  • 2012-10-29 04:49
  • TSM}

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