Apple’s latest iPhone 5 is breaking one record after the other. Apple has said that it is the best smartphone launched on planet Earth so far and Apple fans are rushing to buy one in very large numbers. Already many people are lining up outside Apple showrooms in many parts of the United States. They will continue to camp outside the Apple showrooms for the next four days when the Cupertino based technology company actually starts selling the phone at its showrooms.
The frenzy for the new iPhone 5 is so high that within 24 hours after the opening of pre-orders as many as 2 million iPhone 5 handsets were bought, making it the fastest selling smartphone in the history of the phones in the world. Reports suggest that Apple bosses are pleasantly surprised over such mind boggling demand and there are people who believe that within the first week after its launch in stores, Apple will sell as many as ten million units of the smart-phone. Some conservative estimates too suggest a figure of around 6 million handset sales in the first week after the launch itself.
But if you thought Apple is going to go unchallenged in the market, you are simply mistaken. There is another smartphone available in the market that is being equally loved by tech lovers. The 4.8 inch Samsung Galaxy S III is still being sold like hot cake across the US and throughout the world and reports don’t indicate any fall in its demand since the launch of iPhone 5. Samsung has reportedly sold around 25 million units of Galaxy S3 since its launch over three months ago. Here we compare the two best phones available in the market.
Apple has incorporated major changes in its latest iPhone 5. It has not just brought a bigger iPhone with 4 inch display, but has amazingly made it thinner and lighter despite bigger size. Apple’s latest baby comes with merely 7.6mm thin body that weighs only at 112grams. The Galaxy S3 on the other hand comes with a curvy form factor and it looks fairly reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus. The bottom part of the handset is somewhat larger than the top. Indeed, the S3 has an extremely fresh and modern look. The handset is a bit larger than the One S. It has the dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and weight of 133 grams. Indeed, the device is one of the slick handsets in the top-end category.
For Apple fans, the bigger size seems to be a big draw. Though many people had said that Apple wouldn’t change the size of its smart-phone, Apple has gone for a bigger 4 inch display. The new iPhone’s IPS LCD Retina display comes with an impressive resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels at 326ppi. Samsung’s Galaxy S3 on the other hand features a large 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass. The device stands out the entire mobile market with its high resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 306ppi. The new Galaxy S phone is among the most advanced in the world as far as the display clarity and size are concerned. But iPhone’retina display gives better display than Samsung’s Galaxy S3, though naked eyes may not be able to differentiate.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 comes with a very advanced Exynos 4212 Quad core chipset inside. It is powered by four ARM Cortex-A9 cores that clock at 1.4GHz. There is a high performance Mali-400MP GPU inside the machine. The iPhone 5 on the other hand has been fitted with A6 chip. It is still not quad core, but Apple suggests that the chip performs twice as fast as its existing iPhone 4S.
Korean technology company Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and Cupertino based Apple’s iPhone 5 offer 3 memory options including 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. iPhone 5 comes with 1GB RAM while Galaxy S3 comes with 2GB RAM.
Both the handsets compete well against each other and there is certainly not a clear winner. iPhone 5 will be loved by Apple fanboys while Samsung Galaxy S3 will be loved by proponents of Android OS.