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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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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

As for the display quality: there's something wrong with you claiming the Top 3 are: Nokia 808, SGS 3 and iPhone 5. Where's the HTC One X? One X is being considered best phone screen in the market in most of the reviews.

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  • 2012-10-26 13:55
  • 0wQC

> In reply to Nothin @ 2012-10-26 11:59 from Qu8c - click to readThe camera in SIII is the same as SII

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  • 2012-10-26 13:52
  • SvQx

iphone is the best! s3 i s good phone but can't even compare to iphone .
ios is the best operating sytem in the world, so please dont compre

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  • 2012-10-26 13:43
  • ter7

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-26 00:26 from nx@@ - click to readYes you can change the filter in the options to just show calls but it does not save your selection so you have to do it every time

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  • 2012-10-26 13:25
  • pKSV

got my S3 from Wind Mobile

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  • 2012-10-26 13:20
  • 46g3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-26 00:26 from nx@@ - click to readI actually agree with his point too. A call log should be for calls only. If I wanted to see who has text me then i would use the messaging app. This really annoys me on my s3 as it always takes forever to find people that have recently called.
Apart from that it is easily the best phone i have ever owned

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  • 2012-10-26 13:19
  • pKSV

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-25 23:28 from vaNH - click to readI think you are so innocent to get Note II. Everybody is waiting to get it.

by the way reagarding Call log, there are tons of apps provide the functions you want.

Grow up buddy.

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  • 2012-10-26 13:13
  • 9Bma

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-26 10:46 from v0Xt - click to readLet's analyze your "phone is much better imo":

*"4" screen can be operated by one hand" - You can still do that with the S3.
*"reject a call with sms" - that has been with Android for a while.
*"apple maps" - You're kidding yourself! Have you tried using this?!
*"32gb is enuf with icloud" - the S3 has up to internal 64GB + another 64GB for micro SD, & has cloud service. My audio collection is about 30GB+ now. Yes, it's a great thing you have a lot more room for even movies & tv shows & more apps.
*"its camera is way better with the new panorama features" - Geez! Panoramic photo functions has been around for 3 years on free apps!

The price of loyalty!

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  • 2012-10-26 12:36
  • v0qx

they are both GR8 PHONES...

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  • 2012-10-26 12:31
  • N9@S

Android rules..... Galaxy s3 all the way...

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  • 2012-10-26 12:20
  • N9@T

te score is SGS3 9-7 iphone but i dont see the point of
page 8 video comparison. it should be gs3 for more capture area.

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  • 2012-10-26 12:12
  • vbKx

Camera is better in Iphone??? What?!!?

Lol! I just can't agree.

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  • 2012-10-26 11:59
  • Qu8c

Since I bought my S3 4 months ago, i was going to sell it back due to its huge size, but after 1 week i was glad that i did the switch over my C7 as i was a Nokia fanboy, and since then i never touched my tablets anymore(Samsung Tab1 & Lenevo Pad) and i was almost going to buy a PSP before the S3 to play portable games. The S3 is perfect in everything shooting pix, playing games, surfing the web and social medias, playing videos, navigation etc... the S3 is simple the best and you don't need to buy or carry on any other new devices (Navigators, PSP or Nintendo or even tablets), even i was so eager to buy the Nexus 7 due to the Tegra and the cheap price but then i didn't as i will not take it anywhere with me and since the release of the Note2 with its perfect SPen i might do the switch soon.
I am pretty sure the reason behind that Apple don't want to make the screen bigger isn't to keep the phone operated with one hand as they just don't care about their clients needs it's simply because they can sells their ipads and their new mini-ipad and to earn more money.

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  • 2012-10-26 11:52
  • pu7N

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-26 10:46 from v0Xt - click to readreject with sms.lol

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  • 2012-10-26 11:36
  • fC}}

Let me go get my popcorn, soft drinks and a nice couch.


*Gets ready for the incoming Apple vs Samsung war comments*

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  • 2012-10-26 11:21
  • RNEx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-26 10:46 from v0Xt - click to readyou can do exactly the same with an galaxy s3... i saw your post and i thought i have to try this but everything is possible with the s3

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  • 2012-10-26 11:19
  • p@vx

Thing is, look at the list of advantages of the S3 over the iPhone; look at the list of disadvantages in the seperate reviews, where the iPhone has about 3 times as many disadvantages as every other phone on the market including the crap ones; the S3 has already been out for months; you're not tied into anything on Android. Yeah the iPhone might have a good camera (the shots used in this comparison seem better on the S3 FYI GSMArena), but is it the better product, or are people supposed to automatically love the iPhone because it's the same as what came before? The market has moved on, lucky for Apple it has built up such a loyal fan base or they'd have headed the way of Blackberry and Nokia by now.

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  • 2012-10-26 11:17
  • iIR0

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