Both Samsung and Apple are reputed brands in the global smartphone market. At present Samsung is considered as one of the top smartphone brands and at the same time Apple is making a huge profit compared to Samsung. Both brands are trying their level best to emerge as a sole winner in this competition. The market is continuously being filled up with wide variety of smartphones. Obviously, the consumers are enjoying the benefits of this competition as they are getting lots of choices for smartphones that too at decent prices.
Nowadays, Samsung is working on the launch of its much anticipated product of the year, Galaxy S3. It is expected that Galaxy S3 will be launched by the end of May. Even before the launch, Samsung Galaxy S3 has gained a huge popularity because of the numerous rumors that are being surfaced from several months. Moreover, Apple’s iPhone 4s is the hot favorite device among gadget lovers. If you are confused whether Galaxy S3 or iPhone 4s is superior to other, then the comparison given below can help you. Comparison is the easiest way to pick out the best one.
Galaxy S3 will have a very elegant looking design. Whole body will be made of Hasbro-style glossy plastic. It will measure 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm and weighs only 133g. The battery cover will be also made with a thin shiny plastic layer. The edges will be curved. A shiny metallic thin rim will protect the device from front side. Plus, there will be physical button too at the front side. However, the physical buttons will not be large enough to spoil the grand look of phone. This trendy handset will be available in two colors: Pebble Blue and Marble White.
iPhone 4s looks very classy with angular design along with glossy finish and chrome trim. The device measures 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm and weighs about 140g. Each side of the device is covered by toughened glass layers. However, it does not have an HDMI-out port. As the device comprises glass, it is highly prone to get shattered if dropped from even a small height. iPhone 4s is available in two colors: Black and White. On seeing the design factor, it seems that Galaxy S3 will overtake Apple’s iPhone 4s.
2, Operating system
Galaxy S3 will run on the latest Operating System of Android i.e. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich while the iPhone 4s runs on the latest iOS 5, which is Apple’s own iOS platform. It is quite difficult to decide which one is better as it completely depends on personal preference.
Galaxy S3 will be the first quad core device from Samsung. The device will be powered by a 1.4GHz Exynos 4212 chip coupled with a Mali-400MP GPU. At the same time, the iPhone 4s is the first dual core smartphone from Apple. It is powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor coupled with Apple’s own A5 chipset. Plus, the device is powered by a PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). Undoubtedly, both the processors have the capability to offer brilliant performance on their respective OS.
Galaxy S3 will come with a huge 4.8 inches HD Super AMOLED display along with 720p HD resolution. Apple’s iPhone 4s sports a comparatively small screen. It sports a 3.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 640 x 960 pixels of resolution and 326 ppi of pixel density. With bigger screen, Galaxy S3 will be more impressive than the iPhone 4s.
5, Memory storage
Galaxy S3 will be offered with three memory variants: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. It also supports an expandable microSD card slot for memory expansion. iPhone 4s comes with 16/32/64GB of internal storage, but it does not support microSD card slot.
Samsung Galaxy S3 will run on a powerful removable 2100 mAh battery, which will provide much longer battery life compared to iPhone 4s with a Li-Po 1432 mAh standard battery. iPhone 4s offers 8 hrs of talk time on 3G while 14 hrs on 2G along with a standby time of up to 200 hours. Hence, definitely Galaxy S3 is better than the iPhone 4s.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 will support a rear facing camera of 8 MP and a front facing camera of 1.9 MP to support video calls and video chat. The camera will have some useful features like LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, image stabilization, and face and smile detection. The camera also offers rapid multi-shot mode where phone itself will pick the best one from a stream of pics.
The Apple’s iPhone features an 8 MP rear facing camera with autofocus, geo-tagging, LED flash, touch focus, face detection and HDR mode. The front facing camera supports video calling through Wi-Fi. Moreover, Apple has included an additional lens and a wider aperture to enhance the quality of images and videos. Hence, it seems that iPhone 4s will be superior than iPhone to certain extent.
Comparison table for Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4s:
|Particulars||Samsung Galaxy S3||iPhone 4S|
|OS||Android 4.0.4 ICS||iOS 5, upgradable to iOS 5.1|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9||Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9|
|Display Size||4.8-inches (306 ppi)||3.5-inches (326 ppi)|
|Display Type||HD Super AMOLED||LED-backlit IPS TFT|
|Internal Storage||16/32/64 GB||16/32/64 GB storage|
|Expandable storage||Up to 64 GB via micro SD card||No|
|Battery||Li-Ion 2100 mAh||Standard battery, Li-Po 1432 mAh|
|Video calling camera||1.9 MP, 720p Video||Yes, VGA, 480p@30fps|
|Rear Camera||8MP auto focus with LED flash||8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Custom UI||TouchWiz UI v4.0||iOS|
|Dimensions||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm|
|Weight||133 g||140 g|
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