iPhone 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S3:Who is the Winner?

With the launch of iPhone 5 from Apple there is a huge competition between iPhone 5 and its competitors. Apple’s smartphone main competitor is Samsung Galaxy smartphones as after Apple, Samsung is the leading smartphone manufacturer. The most advanced and full of feature models are the Samsung Galaxy S series smartphones. Galaxy S, S2 and S3 have created a record sale. Now iPhone 5 has also created a record sale. So there is a huge competition between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5. So, here we bring you the main similarities and differences between the Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5. In this article we will be comparing both iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 and will conclude which is the best mobile.

The Main Similarities Between iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3:

These five features are same in both Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5.

iPhone 5

Galaxy S3

LTE Connectivity



Internal Memory

RAM (1GB) & 16/32/64GB internal memory

RAM (1GB) & 16/32/64GB internal memory


Yes with A-GPS and GLONASS

Yes with A-GPS and GLONASS

Rear Camera

8MP Full HD

8MP Full HD

Front Camera

Yes, HD@720p

Yes, HD@720P




The Main Differences Between iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3:

These all are the differences between the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3. 

iPhone 5

Galaxy S3


Apple A6

Quad Core Cortex A9

Operating System

iOS 6

Android OS v4.0 (ICS)

NFC Connectivity



Panorama Feature



Display Size



Display Type

LED-backlit IPS TFT


Screen Resolution

640×1136 pixels

720×1280 pixels


112 gms

133 gms




Expandable Memory Slot


Yes, upto 64GB

SIM Card Slot

Nano SIM

Micro SIM

Available Colors

Black and White

Blue, White, Brown, Red, Black and Grey



Google Maps

Advantages of Both the Smartphones over each other:

Display Screen:

  • iPhone 5 – 7.6mm thick, metal casing, non-removable battery
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 – 8.6mm thick, plastic casing, removable battery

iPhone 5 has got a 4.0” high definition screen while Galaxy S3 has a 4.8” high definition screen. With the Galaxy S3, you have to adjust your grip to reach the corners of the screen but the iPhone 5 fits completely in your hand. iPhone 5 display size is kept to 4.0” keeping in mind about this thing. So, if you want to have a bigger screen smartphone then go for the Galaxy S3 and if you want to buy a phone which fits best in your hand then go for the iPhone 5. Also the iPhone 5 has got the ratina display which is the best display ever developed.

CPU Speed and Memory:

iPhone 5 has got A6 processor which is 2x times faster speed than that of A5. A5 processor was having 1GHz processor so that means iPhone 5 has approx 2GHz speed which superior graphics experience. While the Galaxy S3 has got processor of speed 1.4GHz. So, in the speed section iPhone 5 is superior. Both the smartphones have got same 1GB internal RAM and internal memory options. But Galaxy S3 has got a expandable slot in which microSD card of size (max 64GB) can be inserted. So, if you need more memory in your smartphone, then go for the Galaxy S3 otherwise switch to iPhone 5, it’s simply best.


Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 both has got 8MP rear camera but the iPhone 5 camera has got more features than that of Galaxy S3. Galaxy S3 rear camera has geo-tagging, face detection, smile detection, image stabilization, touch focus and LED flash. All these features are also there in the rear camera of iPhone 5 but it has few more features like panorama, HDR, LED video  light, video calling over Wi-Fi also and more clearer photos and videos even in low light conditions. So, iPhone 5 has got the best camera than that of Galaxy S3.

NFC Support:

Samsung Galaxy S3 has got NFC support in it which can be used to share content between your friends simply by just tapping onto it. But iPhone 5 do not have any NFC support. So, here Galaxy S3 wins the race.

Price Comparison:

  • iPhone 5 costs about $879 while Galaxy S3 costs only $702. So, Galaxy S3 is available at cheaper costs. 

    Final Conclusion:

    Samsung Galaxy S3 might have NFC support or more memory but still it can’t beat the iPhone 5. iPhone 5 is the superior than that of any other smartphone till now. But with the iPhone 5 you have to compromise with the memory and pay high costs.

    What do you think?Let us know your view via comments. 

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