iPhone 5 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 | Comparison of Specs and Features

Apple iPhone 5 is now available. If you have not made your mind yet about buying the best smartphone, and are still in two minds about whether you should go with your long buddy Apple iPhone 5, or you should ditch it for the better, Samsung Galaxy S3 which is based on Android, then this is the post you need to make up your mind.

In the table below, we compare iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 taking one feature at a time. This comparison table can help you decide if you want to go for Samsung Galaxy S3 or if you still want to stick with iPhone 5.

Feature Samsung Galaxy S3 Apple iPhone 5
OS Android 4.0 (can be upgraded to 4.1) IOS 6
Screen Size / Resolution 4.8″ / 720×1280 px 4.0″ / 640×1136 px
Screen Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen + 16M colors LED backlit IPS TFT + 16M colors
Dimensions 136.6 by 70.6 by 8.6 mm 123.8 by 58.5 by 7.6 mm
Weight 133 gm 112 gm
CPU Exynos 4412 Quad Core Apple A6 Quad Core
FM Radio Stereo FM with RDS Not Available
FM Recording Yes No
Rear Camera 8 MP / 3264×2448 px + LED Flash 8 MP / 3264×2448 px + LED Flash
Secondary Camera 1.9 MP 1.3 MP
Sim Card Micro SIM Nano SIM
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
USB Connectivity USB on the Go No USB On the Go but normal USB available
Connection Standards / Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps + HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps + HSDPA, 21 Mbps + HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps + Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and dual-band and Wi-Fi Plus Cellular
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB 16/32/64 GB
External SD Card Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4 Bluetooth 4
NFC Yes No
Available Colors Marble White Pebble Blue and Garnet Red Black and White only
Battery Li-Ion 2100 mAh Li-Po 1440 mAH
Stand By Time 590 hrs 225 hrs
Price Depends on country $199+

If you have gone through the comparison of Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5 above, you will conclude that Samsung Galaxy S3 is a much better compared to Apple iPhone 5. But this is our conclusion, or your might say opinion. Do let us know which one is better according to you using the comments form below.

Update: Samsung has released a comparison chart of Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3, may be inspired by our post. Check out the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 comparison chart by Samsung below.


This chart clearly specifies that Samsung Galaxy S3 is way better then Apple iPhone 5. But this is what they think. Do you think the same?

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