The Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 are both very powerful smartphones, but while you’re trying to decide between these phones, only one of them can reign supreme. There are many aspects of a smartphone that you must consider, including its weight, storage capacity, data speeds and network availability. If you are interested in one phone but it’s not available on your network, you may have to choose the other phone instead. Here is a comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5, to assist you in making your decision.
The size and weight of a smartphone may play a significant role in your decision of which smartphone to choose. In metric measurements, the Samsung Galaxy S3’s size is 70.6 mm x 136.6 mm x 8.6 mm and weighs 133 grams. The iPhone 5’s size is 58.6 mm x 123.8 mm x 7.6 mm and weighs 112 grams, which is only slightly smaller and lighter than the S3. In standard measurements, the iPhone 5 is only smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S3 by one half of an inch in both height and width, and weighs three fourths of an ounce lighter.
Network availability may also play a major role in the choice between these two smartphones. The iPhone 5 is only available with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is available with over seven popular American carriers including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular among others. Worldwide, both devices will be able to work on the fastest LTE networks available, so this availability will not be an issue.
Another specification of these phones that can play a major role in choosing a phone is the size of the screen as well as how good the screen looks. The Samsung Galaxy S3 screen size is 4.8 inches and has a pixel density of 308 pixels per inch, which gives the display a seamless and very crisp look. The iPhone 5 has a much smaller screen size, measuring only 4.0 inches, but has a higher pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. The visual difference between the pixel densities is very slight, but the iPhone 5 does have a better, sharper display.
The storage capacity of a phone can influence the decision on which smartphone to choose, as well. If you’re investing a large sum of money into a smartphone, you may not want to spend additional money just to buy expandable storage. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is sold in either a 16GB capacity model or a 64GB capacity model, while the iPhone 5 is sold in a 32GB capacity model as well as the 16GB and 64GB capacities.
There are multiple similarities and surprisingly few differences between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5. However, if you are interested in a smartphone with a larger screen without sacrificing display quality, data speeds or internal storage, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the better choice of these two devices. If you’re interested in a smaller, more compact phone that still has all of the features you want, the iPhone 5 may be the best choice for you.