NEWS ANALYSIS: Samsung's Galaxy S III has proven popular among consumers and is selling well. But that in itself doesn't prove that it is a worthwhile iPhone alternative. But here are 10 factors that show that Samsung's model is a sound pick over the Apple's iPhone.
Samsung's Galaxy S III is arguably the best smartphone released so far this year. The
device is considered the flagship in Samsung's entire smartphone lineup, and
offers both a huge display and 4G LTE networking. Add that to a nice camera,
near-field communication and a powerful quad-core processor, and it'll combine
to make for one awfully nice option.
Galaxy S III is not able to match Apple's iPhone in terms of sales
Cupertino, Calif.-based company has watched its iPhone fly off store shelves.
With the new iPhone 5 slated to launch in September, it looks like Apple's
smartphone sales will only rocket to greater heights this fall.
yet, Samsung is holding strong. The company's Galaxy S III is a favorite among
consumers and could also be a worthwhile enterprise option for companies
embracing BYOD. Simply put, the Galaxy S III is a worthy iPhone competitor.
Take a look at the reasons why.
1. A nice, big display
The iPhone comes with a somewhat sizable 3.5-inch screen. However, next to the
Galaxy S III's 4.8-inch display
, it looks rather small. In the grand world
of smartphones, screen size matters for those looking to get work done. And
when it comes to screen size, the Galaxy S III can't be beaten.
2. The removable battery matters
Samsung's Galaxy S III comes with a removable battery. Apple's iPhone, on the other hand,
has a built-in battery. In the enterprise world, especially, the removable
battery is an extremely important addition. It allows users to buy multiple
batteries and always be able to get work done. It might not matter to
consumers, but to road warrior office workers, it's a big plus.
3. The quad-core Exynos is hard to beat
The Galaxy S III comes with a 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor. What that means is
the device is running the very best processor on the market right now. Whether Apple will be able to beat it with the iPhone 5 remains to be seen. But
it'll certainly be a difficult job.
4. The Dock connector is a pain
over the years has been called on to bundle a microUSB port into its devices
However, each step of the way, the company has balked. The Galaxy S III,
meanwhile, comes with a microUSB, making it easier to charge and offers support
for other devices. Apple's Dock is a proprietary nightmare.