We all know well that both Samsung and Apple are the big guns in the smart phone market today with each of them trying all their wits out to attain the position of the leading handset producer in the market. Each of them claim that there ideas have been copied or trespassed by the other and this story of rivalry continues. It seems that the future would see them as bitter competitors.
With Apple iPhone 4S released, this has become the smartphone liked by many and has been able to withstand the competition it faces with the other android devices including Samsung’s Galaxy S2, but the latter was not ready to keep quiet and hence released the all new Samsung Galaxy S3 with features better and bigger then iPhone 4S. With a much bigger screen, lighter weight, sleek design, and a powerful processor, this is a strong contender against the iPhone 4S as well as for the other devices in the market.
Let’s discuss the features of iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S3 to see where each stand. We begin with the design and shape. Apple iPhone is no doubt an awesome phone and hence even of Samsung has a lighter make its metal trim across the edge gives it a cheap look when compared to the remarkable make of Apple. Furthermore even if holding Samsung curved surface is easy, yet its broad surface area makes it look too big for the hand. In addition, its bigger screen no doubt has an advantage over Apple. There is not much a difference between each other in terms of pixel density.
Coming to its performance, Galaxy S3 is found to have a quad-core processor which runs with a clock having a speed of 1.4 Ghz whereas iPhone 4S is found to have just a dual core processor running with a speed of juts 800 Mhz. Furthermore Galaxy is found to have memory about two times that of iPhone 4S and also has a 1GB RAM in comparison to that the mere 512 MB in 4S.
Downloading pages is also a great experience using Samsung S3 as they appear faster than iPhone 4S as the former has 21Mbit/s download rating in comparison to that of the iPhone having 14.4 Mbit/s. Galaxy has been seen to be slightly faster that its rival in searching information from web.
Moving to the OS and the inbuilt software, both have multitasking features but it has been noticed that Samsung Galaxy S3 is more spontaneous than iPhone 4S due to the Android version 4.0 ice-cream-sandwich. Handling and navigating through the menu can be done effortlessly and is a real fun in S3. On the other hand it has been seen that the iPhone 4S requires a double tap on the buttons, having almost the same idea as S3 but not as enjoyable Samsung of course! The ripple effect screen goes well with the curved, kind of pebble shape appearance giving it a standardized mobile OS look and features.
Camera is the other feature where S3 stands out better in comparison to iPhone 4S. Though both have an 8 megapixel camera, S3 bigger screen gives a better experience while snapping. Furthermore the front camera of has more MP of 1.9 MP than 4S having just 0.3MP. In addition to the same S3 also allows the user to click photos while capturing videos unlike 4S.
In terms of connectivity, S3 having a DLNA support can stream better videos, movies when connected to other devices. Moreover as it has a HDMI output, users can easily watch the same on television or monitor. Apple iPhone lacks the HDMI but comes with an Apple Airplay software- feature allowing users to fire required contents to their HD TV by just toughing the on-screen buttons. But this comes with an additional cost as an apple TV box would cost something around £99. Galaxy also has the NFC technology which allows you to pay for the items you purchase in the shop by just tapping at the payment – terminal which is not present in iPhone 4S.
Coming to the battery, Apple has a non-removable battery with 1418mAh, having 8 hours of 3G talk time, 9 hours of Wi-Fi usages, 10 hours of video backup and about 40 hours music backup, but taking all this into consideration an Apple iPhone has not been found to have an lasting time of more than 24 hours. On the other hand S3 has a 2100mAh removable battery giving at least 2 days life with an average use. Hence it does not require charging every night. In terms of storage both offer almost the same kind of configuration.
Hence when we conclude, any Apple fanatic might not accept these rationale, but otherwise, seeing the features of Samsung Galaxy S3, it seems to be the best smartphone in the market today.