Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 4S

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If the iPhone ever had a real challenger to its lofty position atop the smartphone throne, it was last year’s impressive Samsung Galaxy S2. With the Galaxy S3 now fully revealed, Apple’s mobile monster has renewed competition.

Both the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S3 have a lot going for them, each with unique bonuses and drawbacks. We compare the key features and specs of both to help you decide which you should be splashing the cash on.

review-line.JPGDesign and Build Quality

iPhone 4S
Though it’s a rehashed version of the iPhone 4 (with the dreadful antenna issues all ironed out) it’s hard to fault the iPhone 4S design. Whether you grab it in black or white, the angular unibody design with chrome trim oozes style. It’s arguably hit the sweetspot for mobile-phone size at 115.2 mm x 58.66 mm x 9.3 mm too. It does however lack a HDMI-out port, pretty much a standard with high-end Android handsets these days, and it’s a little delicate, with its glass prone to shattering if dropped from even a modest height.

Galaxy S3
Thin at just 8.6mm and light at 133g, the Galaxy S3 feels great in the hand, and slips almost invisibly into a pocket. Available in Pebble Blue and Marble White, its curved edges are meant to conjure memories of nature. However, its plasticy “Hyperglaze” finish lacks that premium feel, and some may decide the Galaxy S3 is a little flimsy, albeit unfairly.

Winner – iPhone 4S
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Screen

iPhone 4S
The latest iPhone’s Retina Display is pretty much as good as it gets for mobile display technology right now. Measuring 3.5 inches diagonally, it uses LED backlit IPS TFT LCD technology to deliver images at a staggering 326ppi. What the screen lacks in size it more than makes up for in detail, with vibrant colours, lush brightness and deep blacks.

Galaxy S3
A 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD display sits on the front of the Galaxy S3 and it’s gorgeous. Though its extra size and resolution mean it “only” hits a 309ppi pixel density, to the naked eye that won’t make a difference. Vibrant and colourful, it dwarfs the iPhone 4S screen, which is a far less comfortable size to view videos on. Bigger, in this case at least, is better.

Winner – Galaxy S3

Processor

iPhone 4S
Apple’s 800Mhz dual-core A5 chip may sound a little dated in this age of quad-core mobile CPUs, but thanks to Apple’s careful marriage of software and hardware, you’ll never find the iPhone 4S being overly taxed. You’ll fly through menu screens, tap away at breathtaking polygonal-3D gaming apps and playback detailed HD video without a stutter.

Galaxy S3
Samsung have popped a quad-core 1.4Ghz Exynos processor in the Galaxy S3. And despite having to push more pixels than the iPhone 4S (and running off the sometimes temperamental Android OS) there wasn’t a stutter or hang to be seen. This is one powerful phone, best presented by the Pop Up Play feature that offers true picture-in-picture multitasking, offering windowed HD video playback. Impressive is an understatement.

Winner – Galaxy S3

Storage

iPhone 4S
Though Apple’s iPhone 4S doesn’t offer expandable storage, they at least offer three different configurations when it comes to size. 16GB, 32GB and 64GB iPhone 4S models are all available, with pricing rising appropriately. It’s a crafty tactic though, as those opting for more storage space have to pop money directly into Apple’s coffers, rather than picking up cheaper expandable storage elsewhere. With the iCloud back-up feature too you’ve got a little leeway with which to store files remotely too, though extensive cloud storage through Apple doesn’t come cheaply.

Galaxy S3
Samsung’s generous storage options make Apple look very cheap here. For starters, you’ve got the same 16GB, 32GB and 64GB handset options. Add on to that the option of popping in as much as an extra 64GB from a microSD card. Then pile on top the 50GB of FREE Dropbox cloud storage that comes as standard with every Galaxy S3 purchase. There’s no competition here.

Winner – Galaxy S3
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Battery

iPhone 4S
The iPhone 4S is said to have 200 hours worth of battery standby time, 8 hours talk time on 3G, 14 hours talk time on 2G, 6 hours 3G browsing, 9 hours Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hours of video playback or 40 hours of audio playback. In reality however, you’re going to be juggling through all these tasks (at times simultaneously) throughout a day, meaning that you’re going to need to recharge that battery long before the day is done.

Galaxy S3
Samsung have popped in a whopping 2100mAh battery in the Galaxy S3. It sounds awesome, but remember there’s a massive screen to power, as well as a quad-core processor draining juice all the time. Touches like the Smart Stay tech should keep battery usage as low as possible, but we can’t pass judgement here till we’ve put the phone through its paces for a bit longer. We’ll call it a tie for now.

Winner – Tie

Software and Apps

iPhone 4S
Apple say there’s an app for everything, and with the iOS App Store, that’s pretty much true. With over 500,000 different apps available in Apple’s store, there’s pretty much an app to cater for every potential need. From fitness to finance, arts to archaeology, you name it, there’s a shed load of apps for every possible niche. Gaming in particular is well served on the iPhone, with it more than a match for handhelds like the Nintendo 3DS or PS Vita these days. Just check out Infinity Blade 2 if you need convincing.

The iPhone 4S also features the much-publicised Siri voice control app. With it, you can search the web, set calendar reminder, dictate emails and much more with just your voice alone. In the US it’s a fully-featured service that has a giant database of details on local businesses and events. In the UK, it’s far less comprehensive in terms of what it can do, making it a bit of a novelty for the time being.

As for the iOS operating system itself, it’s incredibly easy to use and looks beautiful. It pretty much invented the grid-based app layout that everything from the Xbox 360 to Roku entertainment players have ripped off since. It is also however incredibly limited in terms of customisation, and if you’re a tinkerer who likes to get under the hood of his device and tweak every property and potential UI layout, it’s not a patch on Android.

Galaxy S3
The Galaxy S3 runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich. When it comes to apps, Android just can’t compete with iOS. For starters there are fewer apps available, and they tend to be uniformly less visually appealing than similar ones available on the Apple App Store.

Likewise, Android is a far less user-friendly OS, but what it lacks in dummy-proofing, it excels with customisation options. You can make your Android look and act pretty much however you want it to, freely adding widgets and personal touches throughout the device.

Samsung have also gone a long way to stamping their own touches into the software of the phone too. As well as the aforementioned Pop Up Play feature, there’s superfast data sharing over NFC with S Beam, intelligent facial recognition and photo tagging capabilities, eye-tracking screen dimming tech called Smart Stay and their own Siri rival called S Voice.

Winner – iPhone 4S
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Camera and Video Recording

iPhone 4S
Though its megapixel count of 8 isn’t any higher than the majority of top-tier smartphones the iPhone 4S’s imaging systems consistently deliver stunning results. Using a lens with an aperture of f/2.4, and combining that with clever HDR and Macro software, you get excellent still image results almost every time. A super-fast shutter speed that lets you snap multiple images directly after each other sweetens the deal, as do the many superb photography apps on the App Store. However, you can’t tweak sensitivity settings like white balance and exposure, which may irk pro photographers.

1080p video recording with anti-shake functionality likewise returns brilliant results on the iPhone 4S, with the iMovie app letting you make a few simple edits on the go.

Galaxy S3
Samsung’s top-tier smartphone camera seems every bit as good as the iPhones. Again, it’s an 8MP offering, with impressive start up speeds of 990ms, and the ability to fire off 3.3 photos a second. A 20 in a row, six photos per second, burst mode also features, alongside Best Shot, which takes 8 pictures and picks out the best based on framing, lighting and blur, as well as elements such as open or closed eyes on the subject.

Then there are the facial recognition features. Snap a friend, tag them in one photo, and every subsequent picture you take of them in the future should automatically be tagged accurately by the handset. Groups of people appearing in the same shots can also have group tags associated with them, making organising large photo libraries incredibly easy. Images can quickly be shared via email or social networks using this feature too.

Elsewhere, more standard features like High Dynamic Range (HDR), panorama, Smile Shot and Beauty Modes are onboard too, as well as plenty of manual settings for things like Exposure values.

Though we spent less time with it, 1080p video recording is also onboard. Just like the S2 before it, the results from our early tests looked a real treat, with video stabilisation options working superbly. Up front, a 1.9MP camera for video calling and shooting 720p video is also available.

Winner – Tie

Price

iPhone 4S
Unlocked, the iPhone 4S in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sizes cost £499, £599 and £699 respectively.

Galaxy S3
We’re still waiting for official pricing for the Galaxy S3, but if the Galaxy S2 was anything to go by, expect premium pricing. The S2 started at around £500 SIM-Free too depending on retailer, so we’d imagine things to be similar with the Galaxy S3.

Winner – Tie

review-line.JPGOverall Winner – Samsung Galaxy S3

There’s not much in it, and the Apple faithful will likely see nothing that will make them change their ways, but our first impressions of the Galaxy S3 suggest it may be the best smartphone on the market today. A great camera, superb screen and innovative software features show Samsung have really pushed the boat out with the Galaxy S3. If the price proves right, and the battery is up to scratch, we could have a new smartphone king on our hands. Remember though, the iPhone 4S is based on a design (that of the iPhone 4) that is now a couple of years old. With the iPhone 5 launch almost certainly looming, the tables could turn yet again very quickly…

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  • Javed

    lame comparision

    iPhone 4s vs SGS3 !! its a joke. iPhone 4s, iPhone 4s !! what crap

  • http://www.rapidsofttechnologies.com/mobile-application-development.html Mobile Application Development

    I don't think this should be compared. Both phone have their own Pro & Cons. Like battery life of iPhone is good but iPhone doesn't support flash yet the Galaxy does. so simply, if you like Apple then you should choose iPhone and if you Android then you must go with Samsung Galaxy 3.

    • Steve

      flash player has been replaced with html 5 like 5 years ago, adobe won't give the ne flash player version because 2011 was the last year on mobile version, android android ice cream sandwich and last windows mobile verison has no flash player support exactly like iphone, and as u can see 2 fo the most reliable technologies writers declare jobs right and he said the flash player cause security problems and damage battery life, 2012 is also the last year of flash support for pc, all will have only html5 support and for convert flv swf video u can use swiffy google, so don think about past think about future, iphone 4s had the best html test can use like 200 objects same time sgs2 in html 5 test failed no more then 1 object, samsung galaxy 100 objects, iphone 3gs around 50 objects so iphone 3gs is 50 times better then sgs2 in html5, and remember html5 is google property but give best experience not in android but in ios and this says a lot.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dasiths Dasith Sean Wijesiriwardena

        don't make up numbers mate.. where is your proof?

        Even the old Galaxy s2 had better javascript benchmark numbers than the iPhone 4s.

        • Danielsbc

          He doesn't need proof. He's a fanboy…

        • Steve

          mhh well can u post it the link please? im not a fanboy who say apple is better and dont know anything  about technology, but im not so close to justify my volonty to buy a cheeper product because i dont want to spend money and mask it saying yeah who buy iphone is a fanboy im not a fanboy so i buy android.dont be angry because in html5 iphone 3gs is 50 times better then sgs2 i did not decide it, so dont be angry with me.peace and love

        • Steve

          do u want me to teach u how to use google?just write html5 iphone 4s testthis first website of 6 and all say same things apple number 1 (in this case)http://www.techspot.com/news/4…(of course search in 2012 websites)however again dont be angry with me im just reporting a news im not telling samsung is rubbish just saying because apple got more fanboy then  samsung does not mean apple is not good, without counting the people who buy it iphone remains one of the best phones, and if we count the technologies that samsung usually copy from apple and still cant come out with a phone cleary better then iphone for me say a lot to difference of this 2 societys.(danielsbc i dont answer to u only for 1 reason i dont want loose time trying to convince u that im not a fanboy, if u read my comments below u see im informed a bit of wath im talking about)

    • Manublackilines

      Thatz ri8

  • Andrew

    Software and Apps – WINNER = IPHONE 4S??????????????what are u smoking?1 If its popular on the app store you will find it on Android2 There are apps on Android which will NEVER be on the app store3 If you own a galaxy s2 you will know that the galaxy range doesnt have many software problems4 Iphones sometimes have software issues too5 eye tracking technology6 Auto calling gesture7 Auto face tagging8 S voice looks to compete head on with siri – draw  (so far)if sure ive missed some

    Camera – WINNER = TIE????????

    shutter lag -tie8mp -tielow light sensor-tie

    Recording video and taking snapshots at the same time -GALAXY S3Auto face recognition and tagging -GALAXY S3The Galaxy S3's camera can do MORE than the iphone 4s's camera

    And by the way the front camera is a 1.9MP NOT 1.2MPNOT A TIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Gerald

      Hey Andrew – thanks for the spot on the front facing camera, that's been updated now. At the end of the day it's all a matter of taste. Despite the fact we prefer iPhone software, we still feel the Galaxy S3 is the better phone overall.

      • Andrew

        IPhone is a good way to be introduced to smart phones, but it quickly gets boring. Very limited customization, and a dependancy on iTunes is a joke. The iPhone and apple have way to much control over a device u already purchased and own. It should have on the back “this device remains the property of apple Inc”. Too many apps cost money, all songs and movies cost money, apple owns your wallet! Have u ever tried to put a video from your computer on to an iPhone… total pain in the butt, converting, resizing, and sync with iTunes too frustrating. BUT YEAH THE SOFTWARE IS BETTERCOME ON!!!

    • Santo98rini

      Hi. I agreee with you. I dont think these 2 are even comparable. S3 is obviously better.

      • http://www.facebook.com/anjaleena.robert Anjaleena Robert

        Iphone 4s is better than samsung’s any other phone . I mean no other phone has a5 chip . the app store is a marvel . siri is the most accurate voice assistant till now . ios 5 has over two hundred new features . ios 6 is coming out soon which is said to have 300 new features . the highest in any other phone . Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm) Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm) Weight: 4.9 ounces (140 grams) NOTHING.Find Your Smartphone's Current Value at http://movaluate.com

    • test123

      iI agree with you, this Site is probably a mac/apple lover

  • Mick1964

    I have never been a fan of the iPhone too many problems, Samsung all the way!!Bargain ElectricalsLaptopsGames Consoles

    • Steve

      like samsung never got problems right?ahahahahahhaha u re so funny

      • iFan

        Steve.. I appreciate your comments and valuable knowledge of iPhone.. It's the best phone ever made… I have been using iPhone since the time it was launched and have upgraded from 2 to 3 -> 3G -> 4 and finally 4S. Personally I think Samsung has not created it's OS and have barely used the open source OS Android, hence no credit should be given to Samsung for any app whatsoever.. There ends the story… :-PMoreover Samsung has only learnt to copy from iPhone's and that's why it has so many cases filed against them is different countries… So if people flaunt for any model of Samsung, sheer credit should be given to Apple only.. Hope everyone agrees with the fact.Moreover people will always be jealous cause everyone can't buy Ferrari.. :)

        • Riccardo

          Very little credit should be given to Apple for the iPhone, more should be given to Samsung as they make 26% of the iPhone. Very little of the iPhone's components are manufactured by Apple and the phone is put together by Foxconn so not even assembled by Apple. I agree that some of the Samsung is copied from the iphone but all phone companies copy off each other, Samsung is also suing Apple.

          • Steve

            the 26% u are talking about was processor, that is now made in taiwan, apple as no more relationship with samsung since they start to steal brevets, and actually apple design iphone samsung just make some of the hardware as can do every single good electronic company, and the fact the the new ipad was made in usa, taiwan and china and still works means that im right samsung was good to make what apple asked but not essential in fact there are still iphone and ipad but no samsung involved…. and tim cook also said samsung is not making any peace of our hardware some rumors in web said new ipad screen was samsung cook say they are just rumors, some of the screen is made in usa other by sharp and sony, 46% of sharp was bought by foxconn from apple… im sorry to correct u but that is.

          • Zezito

             You are french and you are ridiculous.Think for yourself, and go look at the SGS3.It will blow your mind.

          • Dasdsa

            I saw the S3, and the screen is bigger but less sharper than iPhone. Another thing is, iPhone has 1000Mhz and not 800mhz as mentionned on this article, also the S3 is 306 pixel per inch and not 309 like mentionned here. Sincerly we see that the author know nothing about iPhone and Android. I am neutral on some point because i do have some Android device at home, but at the end of the day, this article look more like Android oriented.

            Good luck!

    • ICE MEN

      i owned a sunsunga galaxy 2 and sore the samsung 3 why in the world would u make a fone like that iphone 4s all the way with more and better apps can u can pay by itunes not credit card not ever one has one

  • Dreamsofexile

    why do people always bang on about build quality, nearly everyone I know with an iPhone is smashed. People say, iphone just feels better, drop it once and its gone. even suggesting that the iphone 4s (which was redundant as soon as it came out) is even close to this industry leading phone is absurd, Apple are bringing a knife to a gun fight thinking it in anyway stacks up. Though when 5 comes out it could be a completely different story

    • Steve

      well of course u are comparing iphone 4s come out 6 months ago, with the sgs3 new from yesterday, when u will compare iphone 5 probably in the october november 2012, will be the sgs3 6 months old and the comparing will be much different.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dasiths Dasith Sean Wijesiriwardena

        There will be better Android phones by then. Just like the 4s was outdated on release by the S2.

        • Steve

          and if as u say and i believe there will be a new samsung then we could make a much realistic comparing of the best phone of each brand.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1648402837 做回自己

            How many Androids device out there? So much, you can't even know which one is which.Never compare a company that upgrades their phone once a year with many companies that just throw in new device using a same OS in just one year.How many manufacture has their phone built with Androids OS in it? Acer, HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, Sony Ericsson, and so much more minor corporations.You never know when is the right time for buying a Android. You can buy Samsung Galaxy III today and the next day came out upgraded version of another Android having a better spec.AT&T released a Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, and another HD in just a couple of months.Asus Transformer TF101, Prime TF201, Prime TF700T was also released just in a couple of months. Apple will never stand a chance to keep updating their phones and tablet together with such a short period.

            I rather choose an easily outdated with simple user interface – iPhone, than to choose an widely thrown out phone with inconsistent user interface  and a brand with no trace of its predecessors.

        • Enevra_torze

          do your research! S2 was released before 4s! 

    • RF73

      Funny. I had a 3G and now a 4. I have dropped them more then I can count, It has been LAUNCHED into the street, as I forgot it on the roof of my car! and it might have some small scratches, but it's fine.

    • Hellayeahwhatutalkin

      as u said… nearly everyone u know

  • Javed

    lame comparision

    iPhone 4s vs SGS3 !! its a joke. iPhone 4s, iPhone 4s !! what crap

  • http://www.rapidsofttechnologies.com/mobile-application-development.html Mobile Application Development

    I don’t think this should be compared. Both phone have their own Pro & Cons. Like battery life of iPhone is good but iPhone doesn’t support flash yet the Galaxy does. so simply, if you like Apple then you should choose iPhone and if you Android then you must go with Samsung Galaxy 3.

    • Steve

      flash player has been replaced with html 5 like 5 years ago, adobe won’t give the ne flash player version because 2011 was the last year on mobile version, android android ice cream sandwich and last windows mobile verison has no flash player support exactly like iphone, and as u can see 2 fo the most reliable technologies writers declare jobs right and he said the flash player cause security problems and damage battery life, 2012 is also the last year of flash support for pc, all will have only html5 support and for convert flv swf video u can use swiffy google, so don think about past think about future, iphone 4s had the best html test can use like 200 objects same time sgs2 in html 5 test failed no more then 1 object, samsung galaxy 100 objects, iphone 3gs around 50 objects so iphone 3gs is 50 times better then sgs2 in html5, and remember html5 is google property but give best experience not in android but in ios and this says a lot.

      • DasithWijesiriwardena

        don’t make up numbers mate.. where is your proof?

        Even the old Galaxy s2 had better javascript benchmark numbers than the iPhone 4s.

        • Danielsbc

          He doesn’t need proof. He’s a fanboy…

        • Steve

          mhh well can u post it the link please? im not a fanboy who say apple is better and dont know anything  about technology, but im not so close to justify my volonty to buy a cheeper product because i dont want to spend money and mask it saying yeah who buy iphone is a fanboy im not a fanboy so i buy android.
          dont be angry because in html5 iphone 3gs is 50 times better then sgs2 i did not decide it, so dont be angry with me.
          peace and love

        • Steve

          do u want me to teach u how to use google?
          just write html5 iphone 4s test
          this first website of 6 and all say same things apple number 1 (in this case)
          http://www.techspot.com/news/47672-apples-ios-runs-html5-games-three-times-faster-than-android.html
          (of course search in 2012 websites)
          however again dont be angry with me im just reporting a news im not telling samsung is rubbish just saying because apple got more fanboy then  samsung does not mean apple is not good, without counting the people who buy it iphone remains one of the best phones, and if we count the technologies that samsung usually copy from apple and still cant come out with a phone cleary better then iphone for me say a lot to difference of this 2 societys.
          (danielsbc i dont answer to u only for 1 reason i dont want loose time trying to convince u that im not a fanboy, if u read my comments below u see im informed a bit of wath im talking about)

    • Manublackilines

      Thatz ri8

  • Andrew

    Software and Apps – WINNER = IPHONE 4S??????????????
    what are u smoking?
    1 If its popular on the app store you will find it on Android
    2 There are apps on Android which will NEVER be on the app store
    3 If you own a galaxy s2 you will know that the galaxy range doesnt have many software problems
    4 Iphones sometimes have software issues too
    5 eye tracking technology
    6 Auto calling gesture
    7 Auto face tagging
    8 S voice looks to compete head on with siri – draw  (so far)
    if sure ive missed some

    Camera – WINNER = TIE????????

    shutter lag -tie
    8mp -tie
    low light sensor-tie

    Recording video and taking snapshots at the same time -GALAXY S3
    Auto face recognition and tagging -GALAXY S3
    The Galaxy S3′s camera can do MORE than the iphone 4s’s camera

    And by the way the front camera is a 1.9MP NOT 1.2MP
    NOT A TIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Gerald

      Hey Andrew – thanks for the spot on the front facing camera, that’s been updated now. At the end of the day it’s all a matter of taste. Despite the fact we prefer iPhone software, we still feel the Galaxy S3 is the better phone overall.

      • Andrew

        IPhone is a good way to be introduced to smart phones, but it quickly gets boring. Very limited customization, and a dependancy on iTunes is a joke. The iPhone and apple have way to much control over a device u already purchased and own. It should have on the back “this device remains the property of apple Inc”. Too many apps cost money, all songs and movies cost money, apple owns your wallet! Have u ever tried to put a video from your computer on to an iPhone… total pain in the butt, converting, resizing, and sync with iTunes too frustrating.
        BUT YEAH THE SOFTWARE IS BETTER
        COME ON!!!

    • Santo98rini

      Hi. I agreee with you.
      I dont think these 2 are even comparable.
      S3 is obviously better.

      • http://www.facebook.com/anjaleena.robert Anjaleena Robert

        Iphone 4s is better than samsung’s any other phone . I mean no other
        phone has a5 chip . the app store is a marvel . siri is the most
        accurate voice assistant till now . ios 5 has over two hundred new
        features . ios 6 is coming out soon which is said to have 300 new
        features . the highest in any other phone . Height: 4.5 inches (115.2
        mm) Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm) Weight: 4.9
        ounces (140 grams) NOTHING.
        Find Your Smartphone’s Current Value at http://movaluate.com

    • test123

      iI agree with you, this Site is probably a mac/apple lover

  • Mick1964

    I have never been a fan of the iPhone too many problems, Samsung all the way!!
    Bargain Electricals
    Laptops
    Games Consoles

    • Steve

      like samsung never got problems right?
      ahahahahahhaha u re so funny

      • iFan

        Steve.. I appreciate your comments and valuable knowledge of iPhone.. It’s the best phone ever made… I have been using iPhone since the time it was launched and have upgraded from 2 to 3 -> 3G -> 4 and finally 4S. 
        Personally I think Samsung has not created it’s OS and have barely used the open source OS Android, hence no credit should be given to Samsung for any app whatsoever.. There ends the story… :-P
        Moreover Samsung has only learnt to copy from iPhone’s and that’s why it has so many cases filed against them is different countries… 
        So if people flaunt for any model of Samsung, sheer credit should be given to Apple only.. Hope everyone agrees with the fact.
        Moreover people will always be jealous cause everyone can’t buy Ferrari.. :)

        • Riccardo

          Very little credit should be given to Apple for the iPhone, more should be given to Samsung as they make 26% of the iPhone. Very little of the iPhone’s components are manufactured by Apple and the phone is put together by Foxconn so not even assembled by Apple. I agree that some of the Samsung is copied from the iphone but all phone companies copy off each other, Samsung is also suing Apple.

          • Steve

            the 26% u are talking about was processor, that is now made in taiwan, apple as no more relationship with samsung since they start to steal brevets, and actually apple design iphone samsung just make some of the hardware as can do every single good electronic company, and the fact the the new ipad was made in usa, taiwan and china and still works means that im right samsung was good to make what apple asked but not essential in fact there are still iphone and ipad but no samsung involved…. and tim cook also said samsung is not making any peace of our hardware some rumors in web said new ipad screen was samsung cook say they are just rumors, some of the screen is made in usa other by sharp and sony, 46% of sharp was bought by foxconn from apple… im sorry to correct u but that is.

          • Zezito

             You are french and you are ridiculous.
            Think for yourself, and go look at the SGS3.
            It will blow your mind.

          • Dasdsa

            I saw the S3, and the screen is bigger but less sharper than iPhone. Another thing is, iPhone has 1000Mhz and not 800mhz as mentionned on this article, also the S3 is 306 pixel per inch and not 309 like mentionned here. Sincerly we see that the author know nothing about iPhone and Android. I am neutral on some point because i do have some Android device at home, but at the end of the day, this article look more like Android oriented.

            Good luck!

    • ICE MEN

      i owned a sunsunga galaxy 2 and sore the samsung 3 why in the world would u make a fone like that iphone 4s all the way with more and better apps can u can pay by itunes not credit card not ever one has one

  • Dreamsofexile

    why do people always bang on about build quality, nearly everyone I know with an iPhone is smashed. People say, iphone just feels better, drop it once and its gone. even suggesting that the iphone 4s (which was redundant as soon as it came out) is even close to this industry leading phone is absurd, Apple are bringing a knife to a gun fight thinking it in anyway stacks up. Though when 5 comes out it could be a completely different story

    • Steve

      well of course u are comparing iphone 4s come out 6 months ago, with the sgs3 new from yesterday, when u will compare iphone 5 probably in the october november 2012, will be the sgs3 6 months old and the comparing will be much different.

      • DasithWijesiriwardena

        There will be better Android phones by then. Just like the 4s was outdated on release by the S2.

        • Steve

          and if as u say and i believe there will be a new samsung then we could make a much realistic comparing of the best phone of each brand.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1648402837 做回自己

            How many Androids device out there? So much, you can’t even know which one is which.
            Never compare a company that upgrades their phone once a year with many companies that just throw in new device using a same OS in just one year.How many manufacture has their phone built with Androids OS in it? Acer, HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, Sony Ericsson, and so much more minor corporations.You never know when is the right time for buying a Android. You can buy Samsung Galaxy III today and the next day came out upgraded version of another Android having a better spec.AT&T released a Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, and another HD in just a couple of months.
            Asus Transformer TF101, Prime TF201, Prime TF700T was also released just in a couple of months. 
            Apple will never stand a chance to keep updating their phones and tablet together with such a short period.

            I rather choose an easily outdated with simple user interface – iPhone, than to choose an widely thrown out phone with inconsistent user interface  and a brand with no trace of its predecessors.

        • Enevra_torze

          do your research! S2 was released before 4s! 

    • RF73

      Funny. I had a 3G and now a 4. I have dropped them more then I can count, It has been LAUNCHED into the street, as I forgot it on the roof of my car! and it might have some small scratches, but it’s fine.

    • Hellayeahwhatutalkin

      as u said… nearly everyone u know

  • i eat smartphone eater

    author is biased for 4s *sic*

  • i eat smartphone eater

    author is biased for 4s *sic*

  • Peter

    I really liked the comparison you guys made, I think you were impartial enough, although I have to say Galaxy SIII wins at Camera and Video Recording. Either way, I would like to thank for the honest comparison, avoiding tendentious statements and helping people decide wich smartphone to buy. We need more people to do the same, without selling any brand just because they like it, or for status, or any other reason that isn't reasonable (related to software or hardware).I personally think this new Samsung is the best one right now in many features, but until i can go to US to buy one, the iPhone 5 must be already in the stores, so I'll wait to see what's coming and search for more comparisons so I decide again.

  • Peter

    I really liked the comparison you guys made, I think you were impartial enough, although I have to say Galaxy SIII wins at Camera and Video Recording. Either way, I would like to thank for the honest comparison, avoiding tendentious statements
     and helping people decide wich smartphone to buy. We need more people to do the same, without selling any brand just because they like it, or for status, or any other reason that isn’t reasonable (related to software or hardware).
    I personally think this new Samsung is the best one right now in many features, but until i can go to US to buy one, the iPhone 5 must be already in the stores, so I’ll wait to see what’s coming and search for more comparisons so I decide again.

  • Ørjan Martinsen

    How can you tie the price?Yes, both of them cost the same, but you clearly state that both the overall winner and the specs winner is the Samsung Galaxy SIII, and the iPhone 4S is half a year old.And the camera, yes they are very alike in terms of quality, but the features the SIII gives should make it the winner.And making the iPhone the winner of the Software and Apps because it's for “stupid” people, is stupid.Yes, the App Store is full of apps, but the Android store there's alot more free apps that are paid apps on the Apps Store. And what about all the Widgets and customization for Android, should you rule it out because “it's too hard” and people are stupid.I will only say one thing on the Battery part: Apple have lied about battery time before. (Yes, the Samsung Galaxy SII battery sucked).

    • Steve

      in android u got like 350 k apps no more (counting all store samsung and andorid etc) and of them only 15 k are free, app store got like 700k apps and 100k of them are free, so who get msot free apps? apple dont say in the appstore u got app for stupid, because i remember u apple make the products for be the best, samsung for make more money, so if appstore give more and better apps and u say is for stupid then android is for who?stop using this mentality at the end everyone will choose the phone who like more, so u choose sgs3 another choose iphone 4s and another wait iphone 5 etc dont be u the stupid!

      • Ørjan Martinsen

        Could I get your source for 350k Android apps and 700k Apple apps?

        From what I can find there are about 550k apps on the App Store and yes, I have sources (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/… of thos 550k apps about 37% of them are free (http://visual.ly/half-million-… that's a total of 203k.And for Android there are about 450k (https://plus.google.com/u/0/11…Of those 68% are free (http://androidandme.com/2012/0… that's a total of 306k apps.

        So, in the end what have we learned?As you said: Don't be stupid!

        • Steve

          steve jobs interview with bill gates in 2008 do u remember ? jobs said we got the biggest store 200 000 apps, then in 2010 with ios 5 they wrote in official website NEW 500 000 apps with ios 5, so 200 000 + 500 000 = 700 000, ( i did not count new apps in the time between 2008 and 2010 because i did not get official sources about it and i remember some apps if not bought are deleted)however if u just type in google u find what i say, for android i am not sure martinsen said android got not 350 000 apps but 500 000 i totally ignore that new 150k so i will research for it…

          • Ørjan Martinsen

            Let's say that the App Store have 800k apps! Still it will not have more free apps than the Android Store, not even 825k apps will.

          • Steve

            ok:)

      • http://www.facebook.com/dasiths Dasith Sean Wijesiriwardena

        grow up. Android now has 500k apps in the store and almost all iOS apps are on Android. Some things that Android does can never be done on iOS because iOS doesn't allow developer's integration options with its own software no does it allow replacing existent features made by Apple. 

        • Steve

          Mhh sorry but i cant find some interesting apps for android on my wife's galaxy nexus that i got on my iphone 4s, im sure a lot of apps in android are free  the os is open source, maybe u right they are 500k or 450 i totally ignore that i apologize i just answer with the info i got, but just i dont like people who hate apple and apple users, i mean if i prefer an iphone why would u be rude (you i mean generally) why for android users all iphone's costumers are fanboy and all android users are expert in telecommunication and master of technologies im just saying my opinion, everybody buy what they likes and i tell u a secret  fanboys (so people that usually buy a machine without knowing is potential only for the brand or the name does exist also for android (they just are less in number).

          • Andrew

            Look for mp3 downloaded and tubemate, bet u won't find that in the restricted app store!

          • Steve

            i check i got programs for download music video free some are free some cost 1 dollar and i got flash player browser like cloude browse, flash photon or flash video detect and i ill use it no for long html5 is replacing flash player i hope u know that.

      • PaulLittlejohns

        your so lame.  and so clearly confused

        • Steve

          your phrase is demonstrating the quality of man u are.

          • PaulLittlejohns

            Not at all.  Your comments, gramatically, make no sense whatsoever and thats without getting onto the point that your facts and figures are so desperately wrong.  15K free apps on Android?  I invented the internet mate!

          • Steve

            internet was invented during the cold war in usa with a collaboration of at&ta and usa technology department, well i cant say my english is perfect im not american native, but what i wrote is truth am going to work in usa general electronics so i think im a bit competent, however of course u will answer i dont believe u, right that is your problem, what i want to say that iphone 4s-4 got  960×640 pixel a 326 ppiand sgs3 got screen 4.85 super amoled hd 1280 x 720 313 ppi so after 2 years apple got the higher resolution screen is not my fault my friend, if iphone 4s got a camera of 8mp compared with 15 mp canon and nikon and named the best smartphone camera is not my fault if ios got the best operation system the bigghest store is not my fault, accept it maybe androids apps will increase in future but now that the situation if u disagree write to apple about changing what they wrote.

          • PaulLittlejohns

            well of course I didnt invent the internet… it was a joke.   Your still completely wrong and if you are going to work in the US then good luck. If you knew what you were talking about you would realise that the resolution of the Samsung is higher-  and the pixel density on the iPhone is higher… well of course it is – the screen is about the same size as a watch!  as i have commented below – please try using an S3 and then see if you can genuinely say an iPhone is better.  In this instance, it is not opinion. Its fact.   Use one, and you will know what I am tlaking about

          • Steve

            yes iphone got higher density pixel, but smaller screen, if sgs3 got smaller screen probabily could get higher density but they did not, so…and probabily u dont known that iphone and samsung both got gorilla glasses but 1 in plastic other in glass, i imagine u dont know the difference yeah glass is easier to break but is much better for the colours so even if iphone 4s and sgs3 got same density pixel for inch wont be the same, and if add the panel y for iphone which is the best in the world, there are many things that make good screen like many factors that influence fast machine no all are known… however i dont want to say apple is number 1 could be personal but i think u agree that is one of the best, however i try iphone 4 for work, i ad sgs2 and now i have iphone 4s i actually got experience of samsung good smartphone with android but i found it really behind iphone, hardware from the low lighting, lower volume, less compatibility in the telephone network jsut 3 for sgs3, over 6 for iphone 4s each with difference frequency.. the screen got colour not good as iphone they are simetimes too similar to blue when they should not, several time sgs2 has not line, less battery life, the only 2 things i enjoyed compared with my phone were bluetooth 3.0 and flash player supported but android browser, but now with iphone 4s i solved my problems ios 6 was yesterday announced and i actually dont think any reason to be back in adroid, in my opinion they just offer alternative cheaper (my opinion)…of course when i answered to u about internet i understood u were kidding just wanted to show u no all apple costumers are fanboy.

          • Steve

            and very important the multitoch much much better with iphone with sgs2 i have to press sometimes more time with iphon 4 or 4s just once i never press more, then os never is safer , advanced better user interface , more apps especially in the professional sector iphone got the same speed also if i finished my hard disk memory, im sorry i cant say the same for sgs2 more i install less speed i get and if i use sd less speed again and i have to pay a lot for 34 gb sd + 32 b of sg2 that i actually arrive almost to iphone 64 gb so actually in my experience iphone totally won, maybe in your is the opposite, but i tell u if sgs4 got better multitouch safer faster better gui, more apps and im not speaking of games but professional apps good hardware good screen and very good voice assistent all of these better the iphone i will gladly be back in android (does not matter the price) but that is something i dont see now also with sgs3.

          • Steve

            sorry with the 15k free apps in android i ve been to phones store was written with android u get up to 15k free apps… maybe was old but i got my info from apple store , samsung htc etc,… and official web site so if was wrong i did not want to lie in favour of apple i also wrote in others comment above why i wrote that number for android and other for ios….. sorry mate did not wanted to insult or lie…

  • Guest

    How can you tie the price?
    Yes, both of them cost the same, but you clearly state that both the overall winner and the specs winner is the Samsung Galaxy SIII, and the iPhone 4S is half a year old.
    And the camera, yes they are very alike in terms of quality, but the features the SIII gives should make it the winner.And making the iPhone the winner of the Software and Apps because it’s for “stupid” people, is stupid.Yes, the App Store is full of apps, but the Android store there’s alot more free apps that are paid apps on the Apps Store. And what about all the Widgets and customization for Android, should you rule it out because “it’s too hard” and people are stupid.I will only say one thing on the Battery part: Apple have lied about battery time before. (Yes, the Samsung Galaxy SII battery sucked).

    • Steve

      in android u got like 350 k apps no more (counting all store samsung and andorid etc) and of them only 15 k are free, app store got like 700k apps and 100k of them are free, so who get msot free apps? apple dont say in the appstore u got app for stupid, because i remember u apple make the products for be the best, samsung for make more money, so if appstore give more and better apps and u say is for stupid then android is for who?
      stop using this mentality at the end everyone will choose the phone who like more, so u choose sgs3 another choose iphone 4s and another wait iphone 5 etc dont be u the stupid!

      • Guest

        Could I get your source for 350k Android apps and 700k Apple apps?

        From what I can find there are about 550k apps on the App Store and yes, I have sources (
        http://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/05/app-stores-25-billionth-download-comes-from-china-with-wheres-my-water-free/) of thos 550k apps about 37% of them are free (http://visual.ly/half-million-applications-appstore) that’s a total of 203k.
        And for Android there are about 450k (https://plus.google.com/u/0/112599748506977857728/posts/Btey7rJBaLF)
        Of those 68% are free (http://androidandme.com/2012/01/applications/android-now-has-400000-apps-still-a-ways-to-go-to-catch-ios/) that’s a total of 306k apps.

        So, in the end what have we learned?As you said: Don’t be stupid!

        • Steve

          steve jobs interview with bill gates in 2008 do u remember ? jobs said we got the biggest store 200 000 apps, then in 2010 with ios 5 they wrote in official website NEW 500 000 apps with ios 5, so 200 000 + 500 000 = 700 000, ( i did not count new apps in the time between 2008 and 2010 because i did not get official sources about it and i remember some apps if not bought are deleted)
          however if u just type in google u find what i say, for android i am not sure martinsen said android got not 350 000 apps but 500 000 i totally ignore that new 150k so i will research for it…

          • Guest

            Let’s say that the App Store have 800k apps! Still it will not have more free apps than the Android Store, not even 825k apps will.

          • Steve

            ok :)

      • DasithWijesiriwardena

        grow up. Android now has 500k apps in the store and almost all iOS apps are on Android. Some things that Android does can never be done on iOS because iOS doesn’t allow developer’s integration options with its own software no does it allow replacing existent features made by Apple. 

        • Steve

          Mhh sorry but i cant find some interesting apps for android on my wife’s galaxy nexus that i got on my iphone 4s, im sure a lot of apps in android are free  the os is open source, maybe u right they are 500k or 450 i totally ignore that i apologize i just answer with the info i got, but just i dont like people who hate apple and apple users, i mean if i prefer an iphone why would u be rude (you i mean generally) why for android users all iphone’s costumers are fanboy and all android users are expert in telecommunication and master of technologies im just saying my opinion, everybody buy what they likes and i tell u a secret  fanboys (so people that usually buy a machine without knowing is potential only for the brand or the name does exist also for android (they just are less in number).

          • Andrew

            Look for mp3 downloaded and tubemate, bet u won’t find that in the restricted app store!

          • Steve

            i check i got programs for download music video free some are free some cost 1 dollar and i got flash player browser like cloude browse, flash photon or flash video detect and i ill use it no for long html5 is replacing flash player i hope u know that.

      • PaulLittlejohns

        your so lame.  and so clearly confused

        • Steve

          your phrase is demonstrating the quality of man u are.

          • PaulLittlejohns

            Not at all.  Your comments, gramatically, make no sense whatsoever and thats without getting onto the point that your facts and figures are so desperately wrong.  15K free apps on Android?  I invented the internet mate!

          • Steve

            internet was invented during the cold war in usa with a collaboration of at&ta and usa technology department, well i cant say my english is perfect im not american native, but what i wrote is truth am going to work in usa general electronics so i think im a bit competent, however of course u will answer i dont believe u, right that is your problem, 
            what i want to say that iphone 4s-4 got  960×640 pixel a 326 ppiand sgs3 got screen 4.85 super amoled hd 1280 x 720 313 ppi so after 2 years apple got the higher resolution screen is not my fault my friend, if iphone 4s got a camera of 8mp compared with 15 mp canon and nikon and named the best smartphone camera is not my fault if ios got the best operation system the bigghest store is not my fault, accept it maybe androids apps will increase in future but now that the situation if u disagree write to apple about changing what they wrote.

          • PaulLittlejohns

            well of course I didnt invent the internet… it was a joke.   Your still completely wrong and if you are going to work in the US then good luck.
            If you knew what you were talking about you would realise that the resolution of the Samsung is higher-  and the pixel density on the iPhone is higher… well of course it is – the screen is about the same size as a watch! 
            as i have commented below – please try using an S3 and then see if you can genuinely say an iPhone is better.  In this instance, it is not opinion. Its fact.   Use one, and you will know what I am tlaking about

          • Steve

            yes iphone got higher density pixel, but smaller screen, if sgs3 got smaller screen probabily could get higher density but they did not, so…
            and probabily u dont known that iphone and samsung both got gorilla glasses but 1 in plastic other in glass, i imagine u dont know the difference yeah glass is easier to break but is much better for the colours so even if iphone 4s and sgs3 got same density pixel for inch wont be the same, and if add the panel y for iphone which is the best in the world, there are many things that make good screen like many factors that influence fast machine no all are known… however i dont want to say apple is number 1 could be personal but i think u agree that is one of the best, however i try iphone 4 for work, i ad sgs2 and now i have iphone 4s i actually got experience of samsung good smartphone with android but i found it really behind iphone, hardware from the low lighting, lower volume, less compatibility in the telephone network jsut 3 for sgs3, over 6 for iphone 4s each with difference frequency.. the screen got colour not good as iphone they are simetimes too similar to blue when they should not, several time sgs2 has not line, less battery life, the only 2 things i enjoyed compared with my phone were bluetooth 3.0 and flash player supported but android browser, but now with iphone 4s i solved my problems ios 6 was yesterday announced and i actually dont think any reason to be back in adroid, in my opinion they just offer alternative cheaper (my opinion)…
            of course when i answered to u about internet i understood u were kidding just wanted to show u no all apple costumers are fanboy.

          • Steve

            and very important the multitoch much much better with iphone with sgs2 i have to press sometimes more time with iphon 4 or 4s just once i never press more, then os never is safer , advanced better user interface , more apps especially in the professional sector iphone got the same speed also if i finished my hard disk memory, im sorry i cant say the same for sgs2 more i install less speed i get and if i use sd less speed again and i have to pay a lot for 34 gb sd + 32 b of sg2 that i actually arrive almost to iphone 64 gb so actually in my experience iphone totally won, maybe in your is the opposite, but i tell u if sgs4 got better multitouch safer faster better gui, more apps and im not speaking of games but professional apps good hardware good screen and very good voice assistent all of these better the iphone i will gladly be back in android (does not matter the price) but that is something i dont see now also with sgs3.

          • Steve

            sorry with the 15k free apps in android i ve been to phones store was written with android u get up to 15k free apps… maybe was old but i got my info from apple store , samsung htc etc,… and official web site so if was wrong i did not want to lie in favour of apple i also wrote in others comment above why i wrote that number for android and other for ios….. sorry mate did not wanted to insult or lie…

  • Steve

    iphone have software issue??' and sgs2 have not problem u forgot android 2.3.6? in the iphone NEVER happen to come out with os or new version not working, ios is the best os, no malware, is it the same in android? no they got it, who got the biggest apps in the store? app store, so android is open source but programmers prefer make apps for the iphone, so the open source cause only security problems no more, then without count malware and virus, in android u got apps u cant switch off the position so means google know every time u use apps where u are, then samsung put iq career (in over 26 m phones) and a shit browser that no one use to spy u, for iphone no security problems at least no like android, criptated telecommunication, faster browser, best software speaking of quality, so yes i say apple win in software.siri is not comparable with the voice assistant of sgs3, because it is a different operation system, naunce and apple created something brilliant the others are behind 5 3 years from siri, which is 2 gb os of pure data and got only 5 languages and is still a beta version imagine whne the full version will come out with more languages compatibility the other voice assistant will look like child assistant then in screen apple still winning for quality, (the size of screen is personal maybe i like it 3.5 maybe i like it 4.8 but for quality and pixel structure apple wins)camera the same apple is still using a ottica wich is 1 of the best in the world this is why iphone 4s has been compared with professional camera 15 mp like nicon etc and with FWC full-well capacity iphone 4s got more light, color is a reflex of light so more light more colour more pixel=better photo, gpu sgs3 got mali 400 mp same of sgs2 and do u remember benchmark of sgs and iphone 4s? iphone 4s gpu was 2-3 faster then sgs2, so in cpu sgs3 got quadcore and more ram but iphone 4s got gpu and os, the operation system use hardware's sources and ios is number 1 so im not shure that sgs3 is so much faster then iphone, then the samsung's quadcore is structured on architectur A9 on his own but the iphone dualcore got structure A15 so guys u see also this time samsung want to impress with numbers not with quality, when apple will use quadcore u will see how fast will be the iphone.In conclusion i think in some way iphone 4s is still number 1, in other sgs3 definitely win, but because arrived 6 months after iphone 4s i say is nothing of special.1 question samsung is still using touch wiz, widgets in iphone GUI (graphical user interface) and PCT multitouch capacitive that are all apple's brevets so did they agree now or is samsung still copying ??

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6M42XV2MTHZEQBEM3IJA7TATGQ Nicolas

      dude youre stupid first the 4s was released recently and second every time i read about the 4s being compared to another phone the other phone is always something older than the 4s eg: the sii and the sii skill kicked apples ass

      • Steve

        iphone 4s was presented 6 months ago not recently, wiki wiki nicolas,well of course if u compare iphone 4s vs sgs2 the iphone is the new, and we should count it, so what? if u want compare only phones released same time u dont do much.what i wrote is truth just control if u wish but stop insult because u dont like what is real.technically i just report an obejective comparing, if safari is the fastest browser in the mobile browser is not my fault, i said where iphone 4s is better and where sgs3 is better then the costumers will decide the best product for them as usual in some way 1 is better another way another is better, i personally choose a smartphone for the software, because can be update everytime, but choosing a phone because is faster in cpu not really because after 6 months new phones will be faster so is not really clever to choose only for processor, (as i wrote in the comparing with sgs2 vs iphone 4s, to save sgs2 because a apple fanboy said i buy iphone because is faster in the processor, and i ask so when new phone will be faster after 6-12 months u will buy new one no answer.)however im not vs anyone if someone want to buy a smartphone and use it only for call is his business he pay he decide, what i dont like is where people invent things to make them right.

    • PaulLittlejohns

      everything about your comment is horrible

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Alfieri/100002417552173 Andrea Alfieri

        well that's the truth accept it or lie to yourself.

        • PaulLittlejohns

          I just dont understand any of it !  As per a comment from this user below, the facts are grossly wrong and the literature is embarrasing.   When I described his comment as horrible – it was because it was nasty to read.  I must say though, I do like how alot of people have re-visited this board with moany comments the day the S3 comes out.    If you want a real comparison (and not this junk biased troll comparison)  check the S3 review on techradar -  they sum everyhting up that needs summing up  “thinking about getting an iPhone 4S? Forget about it”

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Alfieri/100002417552173 Andrea Alfieri

            i dont know i checked in apple official we-site and samsung and watched the presentations , steve's comment might be not perfect english but what is written is truth, such us best operations system best camera , best screen resolution bigghest store that's what is written:http://www.apple.com/iphone/iohttp://www.apple.com/iphone/buhttp://www.apple.com/iphone/bu…the fact is every people speak bad of iphone without even try to learn about it only because is expensive and people don't want or can't spend it.

          • PaulLittlejohns

            His comments aren't the truth – I wrote my original comments with researched knowledge -  I received my S3 yesterday.  I have never used/felt a phone like it – its light years ahead of iPhone – and thats not unjust criticism – the iPhone is older…   but its very hypocritical to say that people speak bad about iPhone without trying it – when the S3 wasnt even out and was being criticised.  I have tried iPhone, its a nice fast OS -  But I am telling you… the S3 is sickeningly quick, the display walks over the iPhones – the built in features are a delight.  Everything about the S3 is beautiful. try it…

          • Steve

            what was my critics ? i just compared few aspects that were known , i said more times the best for each of us is not the same so someone can prefer iphone 4s other sgs3, i just answer to people who wrote iphone 4s is old, is not good, and after wwdc of yesterday im stronghly believe ios is the best choice.

  • Steve

    iphone have software issue??’ and sgs2 have not problem u forgot android 2.3.6? in the iphone NEVER happen to come out with os or new version not working, ios is the best os, no malware, is it the same in android? no they got it, who got the biggest apps in the store? app store, so android is open source but programmers prefer make apps for the iphone, so the open source cause only security problems no more, then without count malware and virus, in android u got apps u cant switch off the position so means google know every time u use apps where u are, then samsung put iq career (in over 26 m phones) and a shit browser that no one use to spy u, for iphone no security problems at least no like android, criptated telecommunication, faster browser, best software speaking of quality, so yes i say apple win in software.
    siri is not comparable with the voice assistant of sgs3, because it is a different operation system, naunce and apple created something brilliant the others are behind 5 3 years from siri, which is 2 gb os of pure data and got only 5 languages and is still a beta version imagine whne the full version will come out with more languages compatibility the other voice assistant will look like child assistant then in screen apple still winning for quality, (the size of screen is personal maybe i like it 3.5 maybe i like it 4.8 but for quality and pixel structure apple wins)camera the same apple is still using a ottica wich is 1 of the best in the world this is why iphone 4s has been compared with professional camera 15 mp like nicon etc and with FWC full-well capacity iphone 4s got more light, color is a reflex of light so more light more colour more pixel=better photo, gpu sgs3 got mali 400 mp same of sgs2 and do u remember benchmark of sgs and iphone 4s? iphone 4s gpu was 2-3 faster then sgs2, so in cpu sgs3 got quadcore and more ram but iphone 4s got gpu and os, the operation system use hardware’s sources and ios is number 1 so im not shure that sgs3 is so much faster then iphone, then the samsung’s quadcore is structured on architectur A9 on his own but the iphone dualcore got structure A15 so guys u see also this time samsung want to impress with numbers not with quality, when apple will use quadcore u will see how fast will be the iphone.In conclusion i think in some way iphone 4s is still number 1, in other sgs3 definitely win, but because arrived 6 months after iphone 4s i say is nothing of special.1 question samsung is still using touch wiz, widgets in iphone GUI (graphical user interface) and PCT multitouch capacitive that are all apple’s brevets so did they agree now or is samsung still copying ??

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6M42XV2MTHZEQBEM3IJA7TATGQ Nicolas

      dude youre stupid first the 4s was released recently and second every time i read about the 4s being compared to another phone the other phone is always something older than the 4s eg: the sii and the sii skill kicked apples ass

      • Steve

        iphone 4s was presented 6 months ago not recently, wiki wiki nicolas,
        well of course if u compare iphone 4s vs sgs2 the iphone is the new, and we should count it, so what? if u want compare only phones released same time u dont do much.
        what i wrote is truth just control if u wish but stop insult because u dont like what is real.
        technically i just report an obejective comparing, if safari is the fastest browser in the mobile browser is not my fault, i said where iphone 4s is better and where sgs3 is better then the costumers will decide the best product for them as usual in some way 1 is better another way another is better, i personally choose a smartphone for the software, because can be update everytime, but choosing a phone because is faster in cpu not really because after 6 months new phones will be faster so is not really clever to choose only for processor, (as i wrote in the comparing with sgs2 vs iphone 4s, to save sgs2 because a apple fanboy said i buy iphone because is faster in the processor, and i ask so when new phone will be faster after 6-12 months u will buy new one no answer.)
        however im not vs anyone if someone want to buy a smartphone and use it only for call is his business he pay he decide, what i dont like is where people invent things to make them right.

    • PaulLittlejohns

      everything about your comment is horrible

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Alfieri/100002417552173 Andrea Alfieri

        well that’s the truth accept it or lie to yourself.

        • PaulLittlejohns

          I just dont understand any of it !  As per a comment from this user below, the facts are grossly wrong and the literature is embarrasing.   When I described his comment as horrible – it was because it was nasty to read. 
          I must say though, I do like how alot of people have re-visited this board with moany comments the day the S3 comes out.    If you want a real comparison (and not this junk biased troll comparison)  check the S3 review on techradar -  they sum everyhting up that needs summing up  “thinking about getting an iPhone 4S? Forget about it”

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Alfieri/100002417552173 Andrea Alfieri

            i dont know i checked in apple official we-site and samsung and watched the presentations , steve’s comment might be not perfect english but what is written is truth, such us best operations system best camera , best screen resolution bigghest store that’s what is written:
            http://www.apple.com/iphone/ios/
            http://www.apple.com/iphone/built-in-apps/camera.html
            http://www.apple.com/iphone/built-in-apps/app-store.html
            the fact is every people speak bad of iphone without even try to learn about it only because is expensive and people don’t want or can’t spend it.

          • PaulLittlejohns

            His comments aren’t the truth – I wrote my original comments with researched knowledge -  I received my S3 yesterday.  I have never used/felt a phone like it – its light years ahead of iPhone – and thats not unjust criticism – the iPhone is older…   but its very hypocritical to say that people speak bad about iPhone without trying it – when the S3 wasnt even out and was being criticised.  I have tried iPhone, its a nice fast OS -  But I am telling you… the S3 is sickeningly quick, the display walks over the iPhones – the built in features are a delight.  Everything about the S3 is beautiful. try it…

          • Steve

            what was my critics ? i just compared few aspects that were known , i said more times the best for each of us is not the same so someone can prefer iphone 4s other sgs3, i just answer to people who wrote iphone 4s is old, is not good, and after wwdc of yesterday im stronghly believe ios is the best choice.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Alfieri/100002417552173 Andrea Alfieri

            i dont know i checked in apple official we-site and samsung and watched the presentations , steve’s comment might be not perfect english but what is written is truth, such us best operations system best camera , best screen resolution bigghest store that’s what is written:
            http://www.apple.com/iphone/ios/
            http://www.apple.com/iphone/built-in-apps/camera.html
            http://www.apple.com/iphone/built-in-apps/app-store.html
            the fact is every people speak bad of iphone without even try to learn about it only because is expensive and people don’t want or can’t spend it.

  • Mike

    Sorry Gerald,  As  pointed out  by   others , your  info and  assessment are  a long  way  off. The  SIII absolutely  destroys  the  iPhone  as  did  the  SII. Dual  coe  iPhone  vs  quad  core SIII.  The available APS  on Android are  far more than the  MAC  APS store …  wow  wait  till the  quad core  Samsung  Tablet hits  the  streets  with  Windows  8,, bye bye  iPAD also..I have  had  both  the  S1  and  SII , never  had  an issue  with  either of them plus  the screens  are  unmarked after 2 years  and  1  years  use respectively and  both  are  used  everyday  for  business.

  • Mike

    Sorry Gerald,  As  pointed out  by   others , your  info and  assessment are  a long  way  off. The  SIII absolutely  destroys  the  iPhone  as  did  the  SII. Dual  coe  iPhone  vs  quad  core SIII.  The available APS  on Android are  far more than the  MAC  APS store …  wow  wait  till the  quad core  Samsung  Tablet hits  the  streets  with  Windows  8,, bye bye  iPAD also..
    I have  had  both  the  S1  and  SII , never  had  an issue  with  either of them plus  the screens  are  unmarked after 2 years  and  1  years  use respectively and  both  are  used  everyday  for  business.

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  • vaisirc

    im no apple or android fan, but dude you can see popular apps on itunes on google play too.. and the camera ???? have you researched? SGS3 is so smart, it could replace you on your job..

  • vaisirc

    im no apple or android fan, but dude you can see popular apps on itunes on google play too.. and the camera ???? have you researched? SGS3 is so smart, it could replace you on your job..

  • Allen D.

    Ok, so the ios app store has more apps, let's not forget how long the appstore has been there. So there's a reason why the Google Play Store doesnt have as much, YET.

    This review, to Android guys just proves that ” What the iPhone can do well, Androids do brillantly.”While to the Apple fanboys, just makes them think HARD of reasons justifying their purchase of another useless iPhone (no offense)

  • Allen D.

    Ok, so the ios app store has more apps, let’s not forget how long the appstore has been there. So there’s a reason why the Google Play Store doesnt have as much, YET.

    This review, to Android guys just proves that ” What the iPhone can do well, Androids do brillantly.”
    While to the Apple fanboys, just makes them think HARD of reasons justifying their purchase of another useless iPhone (no offense)

  • Sgv@yahoo.com

    At the end of the day both phone is good but I feel that the iPhone Siri is better than s vioce

  • My Name is Khan

    Hahahaha very funny..I know you compare very farely through Phones…But this is completely a Joke…Any1 will Laugh..I4n 4S is in the 2011 Catergory eventhough its too late on Market..You knw wat it is too expensive for nthing….Plus yes agreed that IOS very user frndly by the way becoz in Androids u gt scred coz 1 touch may lead you to settings making up a whole mess…Actually 4S compared to S2 is bttr…This is not even comparison to be done…dnt u see al saying it??lol

    Even S2 is gud but Apple rather has its Brand Name Popularity eventhough Samsung has become the Largest manufactures…Anyways…I would go For HTC And Samsung Galaxy S Series Android…

  • Sgv@yahoo.com

    At the end of the day both phone is good but I feel that the iPhone Siri is better than s vioce

  • My Name is Khan

    Hahahaha very funny..I know you compare very farely through Phones…But this is completely a Joke…Any1 will Laugh..I4n 4S is in the 2011 Catergory eventhough its too late on Market..You knw wat it is too expensive for nthing….Plus yes agreed that IOS very user frndly by the way becoz in Androids u gt scred coz 1 touch may lead you to settings making up a whole mess…Actually 4S compared to S2 is bttr…This is not even comparison to be done…dnt u see al saying it??lol

    Even S2 is gud but Apple rather has its Brand Name Popularity eventhough Samsung has become the Largest manufactures…Anyways…I would go For HTC And Samsung Galaxy S Series Android…

  • Hammedolapde

    fuck your review. you are so stupid for a tie review on these two phones.

  • Hammedolapde

    fuck your review. you are so stupid for a tie review on these two phones.

  • PaulLittlejohns

    this whole article is a joke,  these phones shouldnt even be next to each other.   choose which one suits you and get it ! the S3 should win in all categories… course it should – its not even out yet !in the categories in which the 4S has won, this is clearly writer bias – and they know that. Price….  the S3 (in the UK)  is already cheaper on a contract than the 4S so how can it be a tie?Camera and Recording…  Tie?   behave….. i dont even need to explain. Sofware and Apps…. other than the large Appstore – thats really about it for iPhone.. Samsungs new features, customisation, widgets, and just the sheer amount of free content on the Play Store compared to just the appstore to me says the galaxy S3.  Design and Build Quality – ok apple make a premium product… but really – lets think about the design.. i would say 4 in 5 people that i know have an iphone – have a smashed front and/or back phone.  How on earth this can be credited i dont know…?  Samsung has its phone much bigger, much better tech, yet is thinner and lighter.  It utilises space so there is minimal space between screen and edge of phone.   This to me is an obvious choice also.   Like i said, this should be expected – its not even out yet !

  • perrin21

    trying to be objective. The iphone 4s isnt about specs, its about user experience.  This is an area where Apple excells.  Unfortunately like all Android devices, there will be something better in a week and Samsung will take 6-8 months longer than the release of Android 5.0 to release an update if at all.  Apple will release IOS 6 and possibly IOS7 to the Iphone 4S at the same time as its other devices.  The Samsung will be left in the dark in 6 months. 

    • RF73

      I agree.. Still waiting for the Android 4 on my Galaxy Tab 10.1! Thank God that it wasn't bought with my own money!

  • PaulLittlejohns

    this whole article is a joke,  these phones shouldnt even be next to each other.   choose which one suits you and get it ! the S3 should win in all categories… course it should – its not even out yet !in the categories in which the 4S has won, this is clearly writer bias – and they know that. Price….  the S3 (in the UK)  is already cheaper on a contract than the 4S so how can it be a tie?Camera and Recording…  Tie?   behave….. i dont even need to explain. Sofware and Apps…. other than the large Appstore – thats really about it for iPhone.. Samsungs new features, customisation, widgets, and just the sheer amount of free content on the Play Store compared to just the appstore to me says the galaxy S3. 
    Design and Build Quality – ok apple make a premium product… but really – lets think about the design.. i would say 4 in 5 people that i know have an iphone – have a smashed front and/or back phone.  How on earth this can be credited i dont know…?  Samsung has its phone much bigger, much better tech, yet is thinner and lighter.  It utilises space so there is minimal space between screen and edge of phone.   This to me is an obvious choice also.   Like i said, this should be expected – its not even out yet !

  • perrin21

    trying to be objective. The iphone 4s isnt about specs, its about user experience.  This is an area where Apple excells.  Unfortunately like all Android devices, there will be something better in a week and Samsung will take 6-8 months longer than the release of Android 5.0 to release an update if at all.  Apple will release IOS 6 and possibly IOS7 to the Iphone 4S at the same time as its other devices.  The Samsung will be left in the dark in 6 months. 

    • RF73

      I agree.. Still waiting for the Android 4 on my Galaxy Tab 10.1! Thank God that it wasn’t bought with my own money!

  • http://aaqil.co.uk Aaqil Mahmood

    and Iphone wins, google fails 

    • ihatetolose

      Reasons?

  • http://uid.me/aaqil Aaqil Mahmood

    and Iphone wins, google fails 

    • ihatetolose

      Reasons?

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  • Zerozero

    lol.. so many trolls. don't get emotional.

    technology is always on the advance, you can't compare both iphone and galaxy s3 like apple to apple.

    iphone came out first and it was the best during its time.now galaxy came out and tops iphone, it's only natural. if it's worse than iphone, then it's not innovation.

    • test123

      true, but this Site forgot to mention the 2gb of ram, and the galaxy s2 is still better than the 4s

  • Zerozero

    lol.. so many trolls.
    don’t get emotional.

    technology is always on the advance, you can’t compare both iphone and galaxy s3 like apple to apple.

    iphone came out first and it was the best during its time.
    now galaxy came out and tops iphone, it’s only natural. if it’s worse than iphone, then it’s not innovation.

    • test123

      true, but this Site forgot to mention the 2gb of ram, and the galaxy s2 is still better than the 4s

  • Abhinandanbrthinksphone

    dude seriously u need to hands on gs3..before saying shutter-tie..it has a zero shutter lag..

  • Abhinandanbrthinksphone

    dude seriously u need to hands on gs3..before saying shutter-tie..it has a zero shutter lag..

  • Joe

    As an iPhone 4S user this will probably come out as biased towards the iPhone but here goes. I believe, in terms of hardware, the S3 is better than the 4S, just look at the specks and it will be obvious to anyone! However, I have never seen my iPhone lag or crash or anything with an inferior processor, even when playing games. In reality, I don't use my iPhone for serious gameplay that needs a massive processor, I only need one that can deal with the current game offerings and keep the OS running smoothly. This begs the question, is all that power necessary?I can't really compare the camera as I haven't used the S3's but the 4S's is hard to beat, especially when it comes to video.Now, the OS is simply personal preference. I like iPhone but I know some that prefer Blackberry (I live in the UK, they're still popular over here) and to a lesser extent Android. Having not used google play, I can't comment from personal experience but, of the android users I know, most don't use their phones for apps as much as the iPhone users I know so I think. S voice, from reviews I've read, is not as good as Siri. However, I only use Siri to perform basic tasks like asking it to call someone or send a text so it's not exactly a deal breaker.The design! however, must go to the iPhone. Although it's 2 years old it's still classy and the most identifiable phone on the market. The scene size on the S3, for me, is too big. It's not an iPad so shouldn't have a massive screen. Somewhere around 4'' is just right in my opinion. This is the biggest drawback for me with the iPhone and I think apple will address that in the next iPhone release.Overall then, the S3 is better than the iPhone as a standalone product simply because of the hardware. However, this is guaranteed to change by the end of October when the next iPhone is released.

  • Joe

    As an iPhone 4S user this will probably come out as biased towards the iPhone but here goes. I believe, in terms of hardware, the S3 is better than the 4S, just look at the specks and it will be obvious to anyone! However, I have never seen my iPhone lag or crash or anything with an inferior processor, even when playing games. In reality, I don’t use my iPhone for serious gameplay that needs a massive processor, I only need one that can deal with the current game offerings and keep the OS running smoothly. This begs the question, is all that power necessary?
    I can’t really compare the camera as I haven’t used the S3′s but the 4S’s is hard to beat, especially when it comes to video.
    Now, the OS is simply personal preference. I like iPhone but I know some that prefer Blackberry (I live in the UK, they’re still popular over here) and to a lesser extent Android. Having not used google play, I can’t comment from personal experience but, of the android users I know, most don’t use their phones for apps as much as the iPhone users I know so I think.
    S voice, from reviews I’ve read, is not as good as Siri. However, I only use Siri to perform basic tasks like asking it to call someone or send a text so it’s not exactly a deal breaker.
    The design! however, must go to the iPhone. Although it’s 2 years old it’s still classy and the most identifiable phone on the market.
    The scene size on the S3, for me, is too big. It’s not an iPad so shouldn’t have a massive screen. Somewhere around 4” is just right in my opinion. This is the biggest drawback for me with the iPhone and I think apple will address that in the next iPhone release.
    Overall then, the S3 is better than the iPhone as a standalone product simply because of the hardware. However, this is guaranteed to change by the end of October when the next iPhone is released.

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  • Tatboy

    the samsung 3 why have a screen that is so wide  4 u dont need it iphone is the better phone u dont need all that other crap the samsung 3 has u wouldnt use most of the crap it has i phone 4s is the way to go a very nice looking phone and easy to use

  • johnny

    the samsung 3 why no one needs a screen that big and wide at all wot where u thinking 4s is a nice fone with apps u can pay by itunes card not like  the samsung where u have to have a credit card how dum is that i have owned the samsung 2 and have played with both samsung 3 and iphone 4s  and would pick the iphone over the samsung u dont need all the shit samsung have put in the fone iphone just a nice fone u can do basic stuff on make calls,sms,apps with a easy way to pay for,

  • sydney australia

    there is no problems with the iphones 4s know when they first came out there was but know it has been fixed if u have the problem from when u brought it u should have take it back i have had mine for months and have not had anything at all go wrong with mine all the people that say iphone is crappy there wrong ive owened a sumsung b4 s2 and would rekkamend the iphone to anybody i looked at the samsung 3 in the shop and it is ugly as so wide it looks like a computer more then a fone how dum of samsung to make such a fone that looks like that iphone just the right size and easy to use who needs all the shit samsung has in there fone nobody does

  • Tatboy

    the samsung 3 why have a screen that is so wide  4 u dont need it iphone is the better phone u dont need all that other crap the samsung 3 has u wouldnt use most of the crap it has i phone 4s is the way to go a very nice looking phone and easy to use

  • johnny

    the samsung 3 why no one needs a screen that big and wide at all wot where u thinking 4s is a nice fone with apps u can pay by itunes card not like  the samsung where u have to have a credit card how dum is that i have owned the samsung 2 and have played with both samsung 3 and iphone 4s  and would pick the iphone over the samsung u dont need all the shit samsung have put in the fone iphone just a nice fone u can do basic stuff on make calls,sms,apps with a easy way to pay for,

  • sydney australia

    there is no problems with the iphones 4s know when they first came out there was but know it has been fixed if u have the problem from when u brought it u should have take it back i have had mine for months and have not had anything at all go wrong with mine all the people that say iphone is crappy there wrong ive owened a sumsung b4 s2 and would rekkamend the iphone to anybody i looked at the samsung 3 in the shop and it is ugly as so wide it looks like a computer more then a fone how dum of samsung to make such a fone that looks like that iphone just the right size and easy to use who needs all the shit samsung has in there fone nobody does

  • Lix

    Going thru itunes is such a great inconvenient and the iOS cant even display flash, how can it possible for iphone 4s to be better in terms of software???

  • Lix

    Going thru itunes is such a great inconvenient and the iOS cant even display flash, how can it possible for iphone 4s to be better in terms of software???

  • Michelasso

    Jesus Christ… The fandroids are just sooo annoying. I have a cheap Samsung running Gingerbread 2.3.6. It simply is a piece of crap. Who has been the genius to use java on top of Linux?? That is enough to throw Android to the garbage. It's slow, it consumes a lot of battery, I can't even reboot the phone that I get a battery drop of 5%!! The point is that the iDevices mount iOS, which is solid, skinny, fast and based on the same kernel of OS X, Android is what I described above. And just that makes the difference.

    Regarding the comparison iPhone 4S/Galaxy S3.. The author first writes that the iPhone has superior software and then gives the victory to the S3 because of its “innovative software”??? Talking about being biased.

    • Christopher Penny

      ios runs on one line of phones. Android runs on various architectures. The idea behind using java, is that it is cross platform in a build once distribute anywhere. It should be pointed out that it is also possible to write native apps for Android, it is not their recommended method. But Google and Apple are following completely different business models.

      • Michelasso

        It doesn't matter. Still running the applications on virtual machines sucks a big way. There is not such a thing like “force close/reinstall/pray it works” on iOS (nor in Windows Phone as far as I know). Google could decide to give more strict specifications for Android. Instead they chose the horrible Java way. Which still doesn't guarantee portability since many applications run in some models and get buggy/crash in others. Not to mention that 3/4 of the boot time is spent making/checking dalvik caches.

        Then I just hope that the Galaxy S3 doesn't have the same weak volume for ringtones and notifications of the low cost phones, because they would be 600-700 dollars thrown in the trash bin. My old Nokias all had a brilliant sound and volume. What the hell is wrong with Samsung??

  • Michelasso

    Jesus Christ… The fandroids are just sooo annoying. I have a cheap Samsung running Gingerbread 2.3.6. It simply is a piece of crap. Who has been the genius to use java on top of Linux?? That is enough to throw Android to the garbage. It’s slow, it consumes a lot of battery, I can’t even reboot the phone that I get a battery drop of 5%!! The point is that the iDevices mount iOS, which is solid, skinny, fast and based on the same kernel of OS X, Android is what I described above. And just that makes the difference.

    Regarding the comparison iPhone 4S/Galaxy S3.. The author first writes that the iPhone has superior software and then gives the victory to the S3 because of its “innovative software”??? Talking about being biased.

    • Christopher Penny

      ios runs on one line of phones. Android runs on various architectures. The idea behind using java, is that it is cross platform in a build once distribute anywhere. It should be pointed out that it is also possible to write native apps for Android, it is not their recommended method. But Google and Apple are following completely different business models.

      • Michelasso

        It doesn’t matter. Still running the applications on virtual machines sucks a big way. There is not such a thing like “force close/reinstall/pray it works” on iOS (nor in Windows Phone as far as I know). Google could decide to give more strict specifications for Android. Instead they chose the horrible Java way. Which still doesn’t guarantee portability since many applications run in some models and get buggy/crash in others. Not to mention that 3/4 of the boot time is spent making/checking dalvik caches.

        Then I just hope that the Galaxy S3 doesn’t have the same weak volume for ringtones and notifications of the low cost phones, because they would be 600-700 dollars thrown in the trash bin. My old Nokias all had a brilliant sound and volume. What the hell is wrong with Samsung??

  • RF73

    The S3 is HUGE!

     'if  you want to watch videos'… well, I don't. For that I have a 50″ TV.  And that's almost what the SIII looks like! I hope Apple will NOT go the bigger=better route.

  • RF73

    The S3 is HUGE!

     ‘if  you want to watch videos’… well, I don’t. For that I have a 50″ TV.  And that’s almost what the SIII looks like! I hope Apple will NOT go the bigger=better route.

  • SteveyJobless

    omg sgs 3 vs old skool ip4s again???????

    apple fans please wait for your release of new iphony to compare !!

  • SteveyJobless

    omg sgs 3 vs old skool ip4s again???????

    apple fans please wait for your release of new iphony to compare !!

  • Sebas

    How much Apple going to sell an i5 that meet S3 spec and come with a premium housing? Could it be lower quality components in it?

  • Sebas

    How much Apple going to sell an i5 that meet S3 spec and come with a premium housing? Could it be lower quality components in it?

  • noone

    yeah the two are good but the blackberry Dev alpha will be the BEST!

  • noone

    yeah the two are good but the blackberry Dev alpha will be the BEST!

  • Surfs_up6

    Having used an i phone 3gs and then a 4 for the last few years i fancied a change and got myself a shiny new gs3 having used it for a month now im so gutted i wasted my money on the worst phone ive ever had!! Yes the screen is great but other than that its just another iphone wannabe that falls way short of the mark!! People say apple have too much control over the iphone but what about the 30 or so useless apps that samsung force u to keep on the phone!! And u cant delete them! No apps u dont want on the iphone u have total control! Im sure that technically the galaxy is more powerful bla bla bla but when it comes to usability its just crap the keyboard is so dimwitted its shamefull and google play is an insult to the internet. Sorry people but weather u android nobs like it or not apple have just got it sorted! The only reason androiders hate apple so much is because android is sooooooo shit!!!!!!

  • Surfs_up6

    Having used an i phone 3gs and then a 4 for the last few years i fancied a change and got myself a shiny new gs3 having used it for a month now im so gutted i wasted my money on the worst phone ive ever had!! Yes the screen is great but other than that its just another iphone wannabe that falls way short of the mark!! People say apple have too much control over the iphone but what about the 30 or so useless apps that samsung force u to keep on the phone!! And u cant delete them! No apps u dont want on the iphone u have total control! Im sure that technically the galaxy is more powerful bla bla bla but when it comes to usability its just crap the keyboard is so dimwitted its shamefull and google play is an insult to the internet. Sorry people but weather u android nobs like it or not apple have just got it sorted! The only reason androiders hate apple so much is because android is sooooooo shit!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gavain-McDonald/100001036648659 Gavain McDonald

    To be fair: It is dishonest to presume that, because we love Apple, that iPhone devices have no hardware/software glitches. The Home button is still only incrementally successful. I'll be so happy when it's gone.

    Both systems are great. I use both. As funny as it sounds, the real deciding factor for me between the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S IV is going to be form factor. Is the larger screen on the i5 big enough to make an impact for me? Is the form factor for the 5″ screen of the Galaxy S4 too big to carry comfortably in my pocket?

    The performance of the phones is about even. Some of the features I was looking for from Apple still remain unrealized, where Android devices have had them for a while. Alternatively, the iPhone and iTunes platforms are very user friendly and I already have a bunch of apps. However, I also have the same apps (mostly) for Android because of my tablet.

    I think what I will likely do is upgrade to the new Galaxy phone when it is available (which should be about the same time the iPhone 5 is really available for purchase) and upgrade my iPod touch when it is updated to a larger screen.

  • Gavain McDonald

    To be fair:
    It is dishonest to presume that, because we love Apple, that iPhone devices have no hardware/software glitches. The Home button is still only incrementally successful. I’ll be so happy when it’s gone.

    Both systems are great. I use both. As funny as it sounds, the real deciding factor for me between the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S IV is going to be form factor. Is the larger screen on the i5 big enough to make an impact for me? Is the form factor for the 5″ screen of the Galaxy S4 too big to carry comfortably in my pocket?

    The performance of the phones is about even. Some of the features I was looking for from Apple still remain unrealized, where Android devices have had them for a while. Alternatively, the iPhone and iTunes platforms are very user friendly and I already have a bunch of apps. However, I also have the same apps (mostly) for Android because of my tablet.

    I think what I will likely do is upgrade to the new Galaxy phone when it is available (which should be about the same time the iPhone 5 is really available for purchase) and upgrade my iPod touch when it is updated to a larger screen.