While the Samsung Galaxy S3 is arguably the most hyped Android smartphone of 2012 so far, it doesn’t mean that it’s untouchable. In fact, the recent announcement of the HTC EVO 4G LTE which is a variant of the HTC One X has quickly been heralded the most powerful smartphone on the market right now. Similarly, with the recent launch of the New iPad 3 with 4G LTE and a battery that doesn’t know when to quit, hopes for an iPhone 5 with heavily upgraded hardware but same decent battery life are high.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5 and HTC One X / EVO 4G LTE
So what does the Samsung Galaxy S3 need in order to stay ahead of the pack? Unmatchable display, faster processor, better camera and a huge battery. Read on.
Display: With the HTC EVO 4G LTE boasting a 4.7-inch LCD display and iPhone 5 rumors suggesting that Apple could put a display as large as 5-inches in the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S3 better have a screen size in this territory and a resolution to match. Given that the Samsung Galaxy S2 had a 4.3-inch display, the Galaxy S3 can certainly do with a screen size upgrade and that Super AMOLED III display that’s been rumored so much.
Processor: Given that the New iPad 3 has a dual-core processor and so does the HTC EVO 4G LTE in order to be compatible with LTE radios, Samsung’s rumored in-house 1.8GHz quad-core CPU will certainly take the cake if its LTE capable. Sure, one can argue that quad-core processors aren’t necessarily better than dual-core, but you can’t ignore the fact that 4 is bigger than 2, and it is difficult to change a general consumer’s perception that more isn’t always better.
Camera: The HTC One X has settled for an 8-megapixel camera just like the Samsung Galaxy S2 has. Given that 12-megapixel camera sensors are readily available on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is rumored to be going with one such sensor. However it is important to note that iPhone 5 rumors also peg it with a 12-megapixel Sony camera sensor. Both the current Samsung Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4S are heralded for their rear cameras so whoever comes up on top here will without a doubt gain major points among consumers.
Battery life: Lastly we come to battery life. With the New iPad 3 boasting significant battery life despite its LTE radios (the iPad 3 is a capable of being a mobile LTE hotspot for a whopping 23 hours in a row), we can expect the iPhone 5 to end up with similar bragging rights. Android phones unfortunately have been notorious when it comes to the topic of battery life so here’s hoping the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a monster battery inside to avoid such criticism.
Given that the Samsung Galaxy S2 was awarded the title of best smartphone of the year at MWC 2012, the Galaxy S3 has some big shoes to fill.