This is an interesting spec-sheet battle between the two smartphone giants, Apple and Samsung. The newly launched Apple iPhone 5 and the already there Samsung Galaxy S III have some unique features that distinguish them from each other.
You might want all the features of both the devices combined together, but thatâ€™s not going to happen, so letâ€™s get back to comparing the most-wanted features of each of the devices.
Design and Display
The iPhone 4S was an upgrade of the predecessor, but the iPhone 5 is no upgrade of the 4S. The new iPhone looks like a slimmer and taller version of the 4S, but a closer looks reveals that it is an entirely different phone. Not only has the design evolved, it just isnâ€™t the same old iPhone anymore. The body is built using the same grade of aluminium as in Appleâ€™s laptops, and the ceramic glass find use only on the inlays.
The Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III will be at loggerheads in the marketing battle, because if there are Apple fanatics then there are people who find the usability of Android much more comfortable.
The 4-inch display is the biggest of all iPhones but still smaller than the 4.8-inch screen of the Galaxy S III, but a closer look reveals the difference all too well. The iPhone 5 has retina display with the resolution at 1136×640 which is again 326 pixels per inch. Though the Samsung smartphone has more total pixels, but the large screen accommodates just 306 pixels per inch.
Furthermore, the retina display of the iPhone 5 is totally different than its predecessor because it is the first to feature integrated touch. The pixels on the display work as touch electrodes that eliminate the need for a separate layer, thus making the display slimmer.
Both the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III feature an 8MP camera, but the engineering is quite different. The Galaxy S IIIâ€™s camera is pretty impressive and does a lot, but the iPhone 5 fares better and packs in a lot of punch. Apple claims the panorama shots with the iPhone 5 captures 240 degrees of landscape that results in a final 28MP photograph.
The iPhone 5 has a 1.2MP front-facing camera while the Galaxy S III sports a 1.9MP with impressive results.
The Samsung Galaxy SIII runs on a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The iOS 6 Apple iPhone runs on an A6 chip, but itâ€™s not a quad-core. Apple, however, claims that the iPhone 5 is twice as fast as the iPhone 4S.
Both the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III feature 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0, but the LTE is the difference maker here. The chip design is lot different in the iPhone 5. Apple has done quite an innovation by defying the existing design by integrating both voice and data into a single chip rather two separate chips.
The battle continues
The recent lawsuit victory has clearly emboldened Apple. On its website, Apple took a dig at Samsungâ€™s Galaxy S III where it says â€“ â€œAnyone can make a larger smartphone display. But if you go large for largeâ€™s sake, you end up with a phone that feels oversize, awkward, and hard to use.â€ At the same time, Apple hails the iPhone 5â€™s design as being perfect.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 5 has received more than 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours that exceeds the initial supply, which will push the delivery dates of the latest pre-orders to October.