Anonymous, 25 Oct 2012Agree and even sgs2 is getting jellybean officiallyYeah, my move from Android back to iOS has been good, as both offer the same features I use day to day. I'm missing the FM radio a bit, but the ecosystem makes up for it, with my opinion that the App store is better.
There are other reasons I switched over, but I'm open to both Android and iOS. I will be a bit envious when Jelly Bean is released for the SGS2, and XDA get hold of it :p
I'm watching with interest for when the Lumia 920 is released. We need another player in the Smartphone OS market to challenge Android and iOS to make it more exciting.
If you dont count the ties, S3 wins 5 - 3 against iPhone5 :p
Its a shame that iPhone5 is more expensive than S3 but still has a smaller screen and couldnt beat S3 outright in comparison.
I would have to say that the galaxy s3 is the better handset in this comparison
Blankman, 25 Oct 2012It's unfair to compare by specs, as the SGS3 will win hands down, it's more down to real world... moreand then again the SGS3 will win hands down... you know why, tons of more features, and useability... costumisation, you can make it as simple as you want, or as accessible as you want, or as complicated as you want, it's all up to you...
with the iphone, all what you get is the 4x5 Grid, and the standard functions.
unreliable connectivity, calls and internet is a problem on apple products which makes them useless.
iselez, 25 Oct 2012Nothing to compare, Note 2 is really far superior than Iphone 5!!well i have note 2 and really not that far since i like music i can tell idevices is better thats why i keep my iphone 4
and 2nd if we talkimg about the market app store is still #1
Great review, well done GSMarena, seems both phones are incredible.
The competition between these two companies is astounding.
EZ, 25 Oct 2012You should compare the iPhone 5 with the S3's big brother, Note 2. That is an interesting fight.Nothing to compare, Note 2 is really far superior than Iphone 5!!
Judging from GSAMARENA daily hits..SGS3 winning all the way....most popular mobile phone ever!
iphone couldn't stay on top long enough...a few centimeters won't cut it!
Anonymous, 25 Oct 2012The galaxy s3 also does support HD voiceYeah it's not exactly new. The Nokia N8 (god bless it) had HD voice too.
Throwing aside fanboy opinion, what we have here are two great smartphones, which are natural evolutions from the 4S and SGS2. As an iPhone 5 owner, I am fully satisfied with my purchase, as coming from the SGS2. But after playing with both of these new phones, I think this year has been slightly disappointing for all Smartphones.
Why? Well, the SGS3 is a great upgrade from whatever phone you owned two years ago (taking into account the length of contracts), but SGS2 owners will likely still be enjoying their phones thanks to XDA and not want to upgrade for a bigger screen or faster processor when Jelly Bean is on the way. Same goes for 4S owners who gained Siri, a nice 8mp cam and great call quality.
It's all about preference in the end. But the last great leap forward was with the Nokia N95 and iPhone 3GS for me.
dont fight about it ..
it just a phone not car , sgs3 and ip5 are awesome !
dont make a flaming opinion if you are cannot make a phone
Sam, 25 Oct 2012By their comparison, Samsungs GS III beats the iPhone 5. Finally tally is: 5 to 3 with 5 tie... moreIt's unfair to compare by specs, as the SGS3 will win hands down, it's more down to real world useage.
they forget the most important feature SHaring .!!! press share on the galaxy and see tons of areas while iphone u have to go to every single app and search for its option... it doesnt take a genuis the S3 all the way
By their comparison, Samsungs GS III beats the iPhone 5.
Finally tally is:
5 to 3 with 5 tied (categories).
So, the Galaxy S III is better (it also benchmarks better, but that wasn't really tested here).
Considering the GS III was released over 3 months before the iPhone 5 (almost an eternity in the cell phone industry), it is a pretty great phone.
It also means that the iPhone 5 was OUTDATED at release.
What happened to Apple's fabled history of innovation?
Apple no longer innovates...they litigate.
Some few years ago it was Apple vs AnythingButApple.
These days it seems Apple vs Samsung.