Two best smartphones of the year 2012

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    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 that’s not going to happen, so let’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 isn’t the same old iPhone anymore. The body is built using the same grade of aluminium as in Apple’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.

    Camera
    Both the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III feature an 8MP camera, but the engineering is quite different. The Galaxy S III’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.

    Internals
    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 it’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 Samsung’s Galaxy S III where it says – “Anyone can make a larger smartphone display. But if you go large for large’s sake, you end up with a phone that feels oversize, awkward, and hard to use.” At the same time, Apple hails the iPhone 5’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.

    11 COMMENTS

    1. I have got a Samsung galaxy S3 and would never exchange with no apple products. Not now not ever! Value, class, innovarion and intelligence make the difference between the two.

    2. “Both the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III feature an 8MP camera, but the engineering is quite different. The Galaxy S III’s camera is pretty impressive and does a lot, but the iPhone 5 fares better and packs in a lot of punch.”

      At this point, I know not to take the review seriously.

    3. “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.

      Qualcomm integrated that first…nothing new with the iPhone 5 so Apple, as usual, still hasn’t innovated. Just slapped a fancy name on already existing technology. Not to mention Apple is facing losing LTE altogether as, again, it’s not their technology. For what it’s worth, Apple Electronics is turning into Apple Design. As that is the only thing they have to offer the world. And even then all their designs were borrowed from others.

      “Apple claims the panorama shots with the iPhone 5 captures 240 degrees of landscape that results in a final 28MP photograph.”

      Okay still nothing new here. The Galaxy S3 does the same thing with the same result. And the HTC One X…and any other camera phone running ICS. Nokia has a definite edge here but we’re not comparing the two.

      Finally, what wad the point of this article? To push Apples sales figures down our throats or did you forget to draw your concousion? Please take a writing class and I can’t wait for penguin seo to get rid of junk authors like this one.

    4. im neither a apple fanboy or a fandroid but apple has always been the best and everyone knows that. but thats just my opinion im actually switching my iphone 4s for an s3 tomorrow! cause im still a high school student and apple gear is getting way too expensive here in iran. here it costs 5 times the average salary people get!

    5. Thank you. I’ll try both options and make a decision that I can do the best of. It applies to my personal use and my present day life.

    6. Its funny that you mention value, class, innovarion(innovation) and intelligence, because your describing apple perfectly.

    7. S3 is the best…no doubt…

      About S3 Apple says – “Anyone can make a larger smartphone display. But if you go large for large’s sake, you end up with a phone that feels oversize, awkward, and hard to use.”

      in future if i will plan to buy iPhone. i will go for iphone4 and one magnifying glass..lolz…why should you pay more than 4S just buy a magnifying glass 🙂

    8. @chris apple hasn’t innovated nothing these last 2 years or so. they just copy android case and point the 4s added the dropdown notifier which they stole from android,
      and this year the iphone5 added a bigger screen and 4glte which they copied android again. so i ask you what apple done for us lately that android hasn’t?
      then apple braggs that they sold out there pre-orders wow 2 million. that’s nothing when you compaire that the GS3 sold 9+ million in pre-orders

    9. Yeah, Samsung doesn’t copy anything or borrow sales tactics. Their ads are derivative of early Apple ads before “Get A Mac” ads that launched Apple into the stratosphere. Their branding has reduced the name of their flagship phone to GS3… hmm 3gs anyone? Not confusing at all. And all the features Samsung so bountifully touts are ones that can be added by the select users who want them using 3rd party(oh yeah the 3rd party developers Android users swear Apple can’t get) apps, 3rd party apps that don’t crash the phone 50 times a day line most Android apps because they go through an approval process that’s main goal is USABILITY. That’s the one thing Android has never really had, usability. I don’t want a phone that requires I fiddle with it more than a Commodore 64.

      The Galaxy S III is a great phone. The screen is a bit big for my taste as a phone, I do have to hold it afterall and most of my jeans don’t comfortably accommodate it, but it is a GOOD phone. It has one drawback. Android.

    10. I have a i phone 4S for my job and I can not complain about it, it is a good phone. I have had the opportunity to play with the new i phone 5 and again it is a good phone, bigger screen, faster than the 4S yadda yadda yadda. I can not in good faith bash the new 5S. However, my current personal smartphone is a Droid X and I have also had the opportunity to play around with the new Samsung S III. The S3 wins this battle if for no other reason, price. How can apple justify the cost of this phone compared to that of the S3. Both phones have great features. Both phones have cutting edge technology inside them. Samsung has done it cheaper, and for arguments sake, lets say they are dead even in performance. That brings us back to price. If you want to be the first guy on your block, job, school etc… to say you shelled out the kind of money that the 5S is commanding then you go for it. The i phone is not worth that kind of money especially when (for arguments sake) the samsung S III is out there for far less and doing the same job if not better.

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