Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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Display

Display size

4.0 inches
4.8 inches

Resolution

640 x 1136 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
306 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

60.82 %
65.82 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3"

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

1.2 megapixels
1.9 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Colors

Black, White
Black, Gray, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A6
Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412

Processor

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift, 32 nm
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU

PowerVR SGX543MP3
Mali-400 MP4

RAM

1 GB
1 GB

Internal storage

64 GB, not expandable
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
up to 64 GB

OS

iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)
Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

1440 mAh
2100 mAh

Talk time

 
22.50 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)

Stand-by time

9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)
34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Talk time (3G)

8.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
11.60 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 25 days (602 h)

Music playback

40.00 hours
 

Video playback

10.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 13
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Micro SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB

Yes
USB 2.0

Connector

Lightning
microUSB

Features

Mass storage device
USB OTG, Video out

Location

A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Notifications

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Notification light (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility

M4, T4
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

TV-out
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink

Radio

 
FM, Stereo, RDS

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Yes

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 12, 2012
 

FCC ID value: BCG-E2599A link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.18 W/kg
 

Body

1.18 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.57 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.18 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
 
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