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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 reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-29 01:21 from nx@@ - click to readWhat I said was that the Iphone 5 does what I want and need from a mobile , not that it just works as a mobile phone.What I want from a mobile phone is good call quality calls with good reception,good camera,good screen,good music player,good email management,good internet browsing and ebay access.Also to be able to watch movies and play games. No $20 mobile phone will be able to do all of that.Both Galaxy s3 and Iphone 5 can do all those things very well, I just prefer Iphone. I thought it was a pretty simple comment to make in this forum, but maybe not.

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  • 2012-10-29 03:01
  • v64k

> In reply to jefefe @ 2012-10-28 13:30 from KSFU - click to readDude... IOS is smoother than android because it is way too simple to challenge the hardware it is running on... Android is more advanced if i may say...
And plz keep the mac out of this forum... Thats a whole different story...

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  • 2012-10-29 01:24
  • nx@@

> In reply to Dave @ 2012-10-28 22:15 from v64k - click to readDave thats not the problem... The thing is that you said you like iphone because it does what you expect a "mobile phone" would do. A mobile phone costs these days about 20 dollars. If you buy a smartphone for the price of 1000 dollars because it does a mobile phone's work... Then excuse me but thats plain irrational...

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  • 2012-10-29 01:21
  • nx@@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-28 20:04 from XNtX - click to readSo I give an unbiased review saying both phones are very good and that I would recommend Galaxy S3 to anyone wanting an Android phone , but that the Iphone 5 suits me better, and that is not good enough for you.I wish the Android market would bring out an app that helped users like you grow up !!

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  • 2012-10-28 22:15
  • v64k

> In reply to Vlad @ 2012-10-28 20:07 from smYx - click to readAlways use Bluetooth.

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  • 2012-10-28 21:05
  • 7sH5

Apple.... a looooooooong drive but road is closed.

SGS3.... a looooooooong drive but the road is open, can go anywhere.

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  • 2012-10-28 20:24
  • 6P$j

> In reply to Dave @ 2012-10-27 22:38 from 7sHy - click to readStronger reception ?

Go check please Iphone 5 SAR rates. It will make you sell it as fast as possible.(that's also why iphone have stronger reception)

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  • 2012-10-28 20:07
  • smYx

> In reply to Dave @ 2012-10-27 22:38 from 7sHy - click to readI seriously feel even you have not used the phone. I think you own a Nokia 1100

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  • 2012-10-28 20:04
  • XNtX

Then question come, why with all the superior hardware advantage, the user experience still only on par( i will say lower, being a Droid-convert apple FANBOY) with what Apple have provided?

have you use a Mac before?

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  • 2012-10-28 13:30
  • KSFU

Love this review, GSMarena.
Quality over quantity, as opposed to some other similarly named site.
And while some may not give the same verdicts category by category, the overall score is definitely very close to reality

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  • 2012-10-28 11:58
  • sv77

Why nothing was mentioned about NFC connectivity ? It is an extra point for the GS3

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  • 2012-10-28 11:31
  • p38P

> In reply to alex @ 2012-10-27 20:03 from snT{ - click to readYour answer is corect.
+1 for Note 2.

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  • 2012-10-28 05:49
  • 0Cbb

“Good artists copy, great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”

Steve Jobs

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  • 2012-10-28 02:55
  • cNcg

> In reply to sam vs apple @ 2012-10-27 17:01 from uWE9 - click to readGet your grammar and spelling right before bashing.
iPhone 5 has a much better camera than the S3

Seriously, stop bashing - they're both great phones. Not everyone has the same preferences as the others.

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  • 2012-10-28 00:15
  • vxQt

"You'll be the judge, so the winner doesn't have to be the one with the better lawyers."
Nice hint on saying the S3 won :))

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  • 2012-10-27 23:59
  • pkrf

> In reply to z @ 2012-10-27 19:27 from YbM6 - click to readbecause you dont have money anymore?

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  • 2012-10-27 22:58
  • Ld9G

I used galaxy s3 for about three months and then got iphone 5 when it was released. Really like both phones , but the one thing that makes the iphone better for me is that it has stronger signal than S3. I got sick of not being able to get reception in some of the places I go to when using S3. I had phone swapped twice but still the same issue , my S2 I used for awhile had the same problem. Also I find the camera on iPhone much better. Aside from that they are both really good phones, I take the S3 with me if I want to be able to watch movies and plays games to keep myself amused but I prefer the iphone as a day to day mobile phone. What I do get sick of is all the user reviews that pretend to have owned iphone 5 and not been happy with it or pretend to be open minded and then go on to put down iphone , Apple and anything or anyone that has anything to do with either. I prefer iphone , it does what I want and need from a mobile phone but I would still recommend S3 to anyone who wants an Android phone.

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  • 2012-10-27 22:38
  • 7sHy

Currently using s3
I sold my s1 for iphone 4... and i am disappointed
Sold iphone 4 and bought htc sensation xe.. and i am happy again
Bought galaxy nexus... then sold once again to try iphone 4s... wtf no dffence
And now i bought samsung galaxy s3 and i rooted it..flashed different roms ... and its a super powerful device..
I will not sell my phone once again to buy the iphone 5 clearly the s3 wins with tons of features than iphone..
Iphone.. no widgets.. cant customize lock screen..
Same ui as the older version... not cheaper as samsung...
Bad camera.. bad battery no nfc... cant customize..

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  • 2012-10-27 20:31
  • t7X2

> In reply to HTC Desire HD @ 2012-10-27 08:06 from Nv9w - click to readIn some ways yes. But I'd argue that rooting also limits some apps. Take sky go. One of my favourite apps. Won't work on a rooted phone. It will work fine on a jailbroken iPhone. So until devs are made to stop placing restrictions like that then rooting an android can actually limit your phone. Not good on a supposedly open system..

I have an s3 and an iPhone 4. Sky go is one of the few reasons I still keep an iPhone due to the fact that android has such restrictions that iOS doesn't..

Sort that and I can leave the iPhone at home....

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  • 2012-10-27 20:08
  • TkJQ

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