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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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iphone is much better imo, 4" screen can be operated by one hand, reject a call with sms, apple maps, 32gb is enuf with icloud and its camera is way better with the new panorama features.

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  • 2012-10-26 10:46
  • v0Xt

its a shame for apple that iphone failed to beat 6 month old Galaxy s3 .

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  • 2012-10-26 10:42
  • Kh28

> In reply to LosHo @ 2012-10-26 07:43 from pwTD - click to readYes you can. It's had multitasking for years.

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  • 2012-10-26 10:33
  • dRI}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-26 07:16 from tA$j - click to readApart from specs, you've listed the features that the iPhone hasn't got. Like you use these More than most? Lol. Nice veiled dig there fanboy.

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  • 2012-10-26 10:32
  • dRI}

Great review, not biased. Thank you!

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  • 2012-10-26 10:02
  • LaxL

Brill Review!

I picked the S3 also known as the mighty iPhone Killer,

The profit results are interesting as well!

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  • 2012-10-26 09:50
  • sv%r

All i love about Android phone is "Freedom" which Apple will never provide, and they call it premium device and ask for 64K INR, i mean seriously why anyone would buy Iphone when you can get something much more better for only 30K INR (Samsung/HTC etc etc)

In my college most of them have Iphones, why people think its cool to have Iphone ?? because its way to overpriced ??

I am not any Samsung/HTC/Nokia fan but i just dont like how a company easily brain washing our generation !

A quote from Fight Club...
Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy s--t we don't need. - Tyler Durden


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  • 2012-10-26 09:49
  • v{U@

one statement is enough to describe these 2 flagship...
Both is good, depend u prefer simplicity or dynamic style..

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  • 2012-10-26 09:27
  • RJhi
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the most ubiased review ever...
I love it when GSMarena says " droids and iphones just dont get along with each other" SO TRUE!!!

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  • 2012-10-26 09:25
  • YTFm

one day i saw the S III as too large to handle and the iphone(even the new model) as too small too use,but after i checked a lot phone models i ended with this conclusion : the bigger the better ,i might even end buying the note II :)
by the way i liked the padfone 2 and it is still an open choice for me,i waited for xperia T but it turned out to be a big disappointing .

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  • 2012-10-26 09:03
  • fwMx

they should compare i5 and s2 not the s3.

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  • 2012-10-26 09:00
  • v0qT

the S3 is epic...........even its processor and it works fuck fast with JB

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  • 2012-10-26 08:59
  • 3Ce}

I m waiting for my Galaxy SIII. Its going to be in my hand within 3 days.I m going mad to use it........

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  • 2012-10-26 08:58
  • tUdx

GSMArena , it is really stunning that you bring out the most heated debate topic in the Smartphone industry currently in such a simple and non -biased way. No other mobile site does reviews like you.
You actually tell the positive and negative of both phones and leave it to the user to decide.This is the core value of all journalism , bring out facts without influencing opinions.


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  • 2012-10-26 08:56
  • vGtx

With my 2 years old Galaxy s2 at the same time I can listen to music, use GPS with google maps and take photos or HD videos. I did this many times while travelling abroad.

Can you do the same with the latest 1000euro priced iphone5 "innovation"?
I love the iphone4-5 designs and quality but they are simply useless phones in many aspects.

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  • 2012-10-26 07:43
  • pwTD

> In reply to gtp @ 2012-10-26 00:37 from 39x{ - click to readindeed,i think will be the best smartphone of 2012.period

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  • 2012-10-26 07:31
  • p3xn

if i must pick a phone, i'll pick a phone that suit ny needs.
so, i'll definitely pick Galaxy S3, since it has all the features that i need.
- good specs
- native video call via 3G network
- blue tooth file transfer
- expandable storage
- standard ports (micro USB & 3.5 jack).
- freedom of choices
- etc.

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  • 2012-10-26 07:16
  • tA$j

this is one of the best and totally non biased review. good job GSM arena.

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  • 2012-10-26 07:13
  • U@Zb

S3 obviously beat iP5 on the HDR shooting mode with fine detail (as compared to the watercolour look of iP5 HDR shoots....) The Panorama is also better in S3...iP5 panorama shoot have wrong exposure & look too dark in shadow area.
So, what is actually iP5 good at??? Marketing bullsh*t????

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  • 2012-10-26 06:43
  • IVGf

iphone's the one!

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  • 2012-10-26 06:38
  • qiGI

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