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Samsung Galaxy S3 versus iPhone 5 comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartSamsung Galaxy S3iPhone 5
  • current rating is 3.85/5
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  • current rating is 3.68/5
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(141 ratings)
Weight 133 grams 112 grams
CPU 1.4 GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 SoC processor(non-US); 1.5 Ghz Dual-Core Processor (US) Apple A6 (claimed to be twice as fast as A5). 1.5 GHz dual-core
Operating System Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) TOUCHWiz iOS 6.0 and up
Front camera 1.9 MP HD recording @30fps with flash, zero shutter lag and BSI 1.2MP photos; HD 720p; Backside illumination sensor
Screen Resolution 1280x720 pixels 640 x 1136 pixels
Screen size 4.8" 4" diagonal
Memory 1 GB RAM (non-US); 2 GB Ram (US) 1 GB RAM
Rear camera 8MP Auto Focus with flash, zero shutter lag and BSI. 8 MP back-side illuminated sensor, HD video (1080p) at 30 frame/s, IR filter, Aperture f/2.4, 5 element lens, Image signal processor (built-in A5), Facial recognition (stills only), Image stabilization
Display 4.8” diagonal 1280x720 16M HD Super AMOLED™ display, 1280×720 px WXGA, 12.192 cm (4.800 in), 306 ppi 4 inches diagonal 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen, LED backlit IPS TFT LCD Retina display, 1136 x 640 resolution at 326 ppi (0.61 MP), Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. 44% more saturation than iPhone 4S.
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes Yes
Wi-Fi support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Wireless Carrier AT&T, Verizon, Sprint (US) Telstra, Optus, Virgin, Vodafone (AUS) AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Virgin Mobile USA, T-Mobile
Predecessor Galaxy S II iPhone 4S
Removable storage Yes: Micro SD None
Calendar Yes Yes
Storage capacity 16 GB, 32 GB with expandable memory card 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB
Near Field Communication Yes No
Games Yes, from Google Play Yes
Facial Unlock Yes No
Virtual Assistant Yes-Samsung S Voice and Google Now Yes- Siri
Removable Battery Yes No

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