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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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Everybody can take a look at "Conclusions". The GSMArena Team did EXCELLENT on this one. It is exactly how you would like to read, and they are right, we buy the OBJECTS because WE like them, not because somebody says so, or that last model was the best seller, etc... Honestly speaking it's useless to buy the latest gadget if you don't know at least it's spec sheet, not to mention about visiting xda, doing some mods, rooting, etc...
Choose wisely!

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  • 2012-10-26 20:45
  • aj@b

File sharing was never mentioned.
Some major pawnage:
Expandable memory
USB OTG - multiple functionality
User replaceable batteries
Stereo Recording
"Customizable" (even the screen contrast so color accuracy is not an issue)
Heaven vs earth pricing of peripherals

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  • 2012-10-26 20:36
  • v0qJ

S3 ,there is not a single thing to comment here. What is Iphone 5? Nothing.Just flashy and marketing thing.This 2 shouldn't even be compared.

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  • 2012-10-26 20:32
  • M@st

How do u compare a quad core to a dual core device? Apple is stingy on hardware specifications, I used iPhone 4, 4s. U can't really tell them apart, seems like the same thing to me. I Actually will go for the note 2, best phone in the world now.

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  • 2012-10-26 20:01
  • fuvx

> In reply to Andhakannan @ 2012-10-26 13:13 from 9Bma - click to readSo you are saying i am using it wrong? Maybe you work for Apple. Read again and see how many S3 and Note II owners agree with me.

Install apps to get basic functionality?? Duuhhh! Get real man. If only the setting would stick i would not complain, biut it doesnt, this is probably the most stupid thing i ever seen on a phone, even the stuff on cheap LG phones that lets you put bunny ears in your photos are intelligent compared to Samsungs "call log".

Another problem is the inconsistent use of adress book, seems there is no global settings for it. One of the first things i did on my Note II was to configure the adressbook to show only the contacts under my google account. And then when i write a text and goes to select recipient, it displays contacts from all sources, making how many duplicates. Ok, i can probably figure it ou you think, but heres one of the problems: Samsng refuse to show what source the contact was pulled from, and theres no way to see the number stored. Result is taht i many times had to cancel writing the text message and go to the address book to look up the contact and tap to send a message from there. This is seriously odd, an address book that has no global settings, so awkward, and for sure no other manufacturer does this.

Im keeping an open mind and hav no problems to do old tasks in new ways but its too much stupidity spread around in touchwiz. And i dont get it why there is no option to edit numbers before call, something that other cellphones had since forever.

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  • 2012-10-26 19:07
  • vaNH

I Will Go For S3 , Its Really A Perfect & Having Much Tech

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  • 2012-10-26 18:49
  • KIA}

Pick SG3 i have it from 3 months and it works very fine. It has NFC ,very good screen,camera, chipset is working fine. And the price is very very good.
I will not buy in my lyfe an iphone 5 very expensive becouse is new.
Web browsing is more better in SG3 and the expirience that you live when you are playing a Game is very very good.
Iphone 5 and Apple it start to go down it the same design over 4-5 years. Is boring.

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  • 2012-10-26 18:47
  • 0U2W

wow!looks like sg3 has more to offer in real life!

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  • 2012-10-26 18:23
  • YTJw

Moy opinion go for Samsung Galaxy S3..
Bcoz its screen is big which enhances ur gaming experience, web browsing, video playback too..
And it has google maps which fully works in india as compared to ios..
And battery life is also good..
And has expendable memory slot too
And most importantly price is much cheaper then iphone5

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  • 2012-10-26 18:18
  • utJd

Both are great!! But, Iphone is way too expensive for me with it's spec!!! Guess S3 will be a better choice.

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  • 2012-10-26 17:21
  • EqKB

> In reply to panda8585 @ 2012-10-26 13:43 from ter7 - click to readAnd who told you this. You probably never had the s3 just like all the other android haters out there. We android people have used the iPhone and that's how we say what is better. The s3 doesn't compare to iPhone atall, s3 is far more superior in every aspect.

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  • 2012-10-26 17:18
  • jn@u

I both have an iPhone 4 and an S3. I switched to S3 because Apple is so stupid, not to mention they have a very bad customer service. But now that I experienced android and I am already tired of the cool customizations. I'm starting to like the iPhone 4 again because it's very durable, good aesthetics, and wonderful UI. Apple products are great actually, but they themselves are not, they're stupid.

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  • 2012-10-26 17:13
  • v0qx

i think sg2 is even better than i phone 5..im sure about it and sg3 is not the right phone to compare with..

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  • 2012-10-26 16:48
  • PF5n

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-25 23:28 from vaNH - click to readAndroid is so open so it's so customizable. You may go to xda to search more. If you don't want sms in call log, then there's a way to do it. There're hundreds of ways to customize.... ==> it's Android.

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  • 2012-10-26 16:18
  • u44R

Iphone 80% status 20% use;
Gs3 20% status 80% use...!

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  • 2012-10-26 16:02
  • tUn{

I'm not a Samsung fan, and I'm not an iPhone fan. But these 2 devices are really close. I would go for the iPhone 5 if I had to choose between both phones. But if I had to BUY one of these myself, I would go for the Samsung, simply because it's cheaper and it got the same (even some better) features.

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  • 2012-10-26 15:27
  • 0wxc

Price is the most important thing to consider in buying a smarphone and next is its functionality... we decided to go for samsung sg3.

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  • 2012-10-26 14:59
  • tha4


Switched to Samsung G-3 from new iPhone and will never go back to Apple. Samsung for everyday use is better by a country mile. Good review, but a bit biased toward apple. Truth be told if you factor the price into the comparison and actually handle the G-3 u will find the size is just perfect.. G-3 beats the pants off i-5. The freedom of Android and Android apps is amazing.

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  • 2012-10-26 14:41
  • N9@y

The battle is tie here....but by seing the price obviously pick S3...
50000/- for 4 inch screen is making fool...!!!

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  • 2012-10-26 14:25
  • u1Dq

> In reply to panda8585 @ 2012-10-26 13:43 from ter7 - click to readwhen Apple bring out a new flagship model 6months after the current best phone on the market you would expect it to become the new number 1 but it falls short again. It's only becasue the sheep-like Apple fans won't consider the superior Samsung brand and Android OS that its sales are better. If you knew your stuff like the testers of GSM Arena you would see that the Galaxy S3 wins easily on points - by 2 according to the review and I would say by 3 as the still camera win for the iphone 5 was minimal at best and I would have said another tie there. Not bad for a phone that has already been on sale 6 months and will no doubt be getting an improved update long before iphone 6 is even thought about. at this rate Samsung will have an S5 out before the next step up from Apple!

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  • 2012-10-26 14:23
  • cemH

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