Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.8 inches

Resolution:

1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels, 306 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

60.82 %
65.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

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

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

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:

1GB LPDDR2
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

64GB, not expandable
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

1440 mAh
2100 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

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"

Video recording:

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

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.2 MP
1.9 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

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 (112.0 g)
4.69 oz (133.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 13(700 c)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer

Screen mirroring:

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

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

Lightning
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
OTG, Video out, Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2012

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2599A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.18 W/kg

Body:

1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.18 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2012
May 03, 2012
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