Samsung was one of the first companies to challenge Apple’s dominance over the smartphone market with its Galaxy S2 phone. As a result, the Galaxy S3 was expected to be an equivalent or even better than the current iPhone. Now, S3 has been launched and it seems that the iPhone 5, expected to be unveiled in October 2012, will be better than it.
Here is a comparison between the two phones based on different aspects like the design, screen quality and hardware specifications.
The design of the phone is the first thing which grabs a customer’s attention. The design of the S3 is its biggest drawback and iPhone’s design is its biggest strength. The body of S3 is made of plastic, which has a cheap look and feel to it. The iPhone on the other hand, is made of glass and it is possible that the new release will utilize liquid metal in the design of the body, which means it would look even better.
The rumored specs for the Galaxy S3 have turned out to be quite true, but many users felt a bit let down. The screen was one of the main reasons for this disappointment. Samsung users were hoping for a Super AMOLED Plus HD display but had to be content with super AMOLED HD. The next iPhone is rumored to have in-cell technology, which when combined with the retina display is bound to be better than the S3. Not only that, it is also expected that Apple will increase the standard 3.5 inch screen to 4 inches or even bigger.
The camera was another aspect which was expected to improve in the S3. Many were expecting a 12 MP camera in Samsung’s latest offering. However, the S3 comes with an 8 MP rear camera which is the same as the as camera in S2. iPhone 4S already has an 8 MP camera, which utilizes 5 element lens technology to provide higher quality images. You can expect to see further improvements in the camera of the next iPhone.
Voice recognition app
The Galaxy S3 also comes with a voice recognition application called S Voice. The application is very similar to the Siri voice app in iPhone 4S, but users feel that it was added as a novelty factor to rival the iPhone. Siri, which has been functional for a longer period, will come with a lot of improvements with the release of the iPhone 5 and is expected to outperform the S voice.
The Exynos quad-core processor has been the biggest improvement in S3, and has received a lot of acclaim for its performance. However, US customers have to be content with the dual core version of the processor because the quad-core is not compatible with LTE. Apple on the other hand released the iPhone 4S with A5 chip and the next iPhone might be released with the A5X chip (which has a quad-core GPU) or with A6. Both A5 and A5X have LTE support.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is a decent phone but many feel that the price is not worth the upgrade. In fact, most will prefer to wait for the release for the next iPhone, which as of now seems to be much better than the S3.