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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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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 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

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

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