The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a very popular handset and has caused quite a stir in the smartphone industry. It has become the chosen phone to carry around by many and at the moment has a monopoly on the market. With this, Apple must be feeling insecure just a little but as their iPhone 5 is not yet ready for launch.
At the moment all that Apple have is the iPhone 4S to take on the Samsung Galaxy S3, so how does it compare?
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 4S
The iPhone 4S has a screen of 3.5-inches with a 960 x 640 resolution while the S3 packs a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720p.
The battery life of the iPhone 4S gives around 6 hours and is 1,420mAh while that of the S3 lasts around 8 hours and is a whopping 2,100mAh.
The body design of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is plastic and it slips into the pocket easily thanks to its curves. The iPhone 4S is better looking and has a more solid look and it is smaller and therefore easier to carry. While the Samsung Galaxy S3 might be big it is light.
Performance is the be all and end all in the mobile phone world and the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon dual core processor and 2GB of RAM. The iPhone 4S comes with a Cortex A9 dual core processor along with 512MB of RAM. The iPhone 4S is noticeably slower and lags when you try to open many programs all at once. However in real-life purposes, we doubt a user would attempt to consecutively open so many windows in a minute.
Watching video on the Samsung Galaxy S3 is superb thanks to the large screen and when it comes to this the iPhone 4S is left behind with the smaller screen. Both of the cameras are 8 megapixels and the videos on the iPhone 4S doesn’t look better than on the Samsung Galaxy S3 but the sound quality is .
Both of the handsets are offered with 64GB of storage, however the Samsung Galaxy S3 has one up on the iPhone 4S in that is has SD card storage too and it also comes with NFC and has support for 4G LTE.
Web browsing on the Samsung Galaxy S3 is great but is let down with smoothness as it does have issues loading some pages. The iPhone 4S on the other hands is flawless and there are no quirks or glitches. Both phones have the problem of resetting back to the homepage if a webpage is taking up too much memory. There is also no support for Flash on the iPhone 4S.
In conclusion both handsets are superb and come with some great features. In a lot of areas the Samsung Galaxy S3 beats the iPhone 4S but then this is an older phone. When the iPhone 5 is released it may be an entirely different story and it may blow the S3 out of the water. Until then, we recommend the Galaxy S3 over Apple’s best.