Mobile and Wireless: iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III Comparison: 10 Features They Will Share

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-08-23 Print this article Print
A Quad-Core Processor

A Quad-Core Processor

There is an extremely strong chance that Apple's next iPhone will come with a quad-core processor. Currently, the device is facing off against a host of products that come with a quad-core chip—including the Galaxy S III—and it would only make sense for Apple to follow suit.
With Apple's iPhone 5 announcement expected just under a month away, the battle for supremacy in the mobile market is heating up. On one side, we have Apple's iPhone 5, which, according to the rumor mill, will deliver a host of improvements that could cement the device as the top smartphone over the next year. On the other side, there's the Samsung Galaxy S III, a device that has proven to be the very best iPhone alternative on the market. After the iPhone 5 is announced, all the differences between the products will be highlighted. Which features does the iPhone 5 win on? What offerings would the Galaxy S III take the nod on? Almost immediately after the iPhone 5 is announced, you can expect to find story after story agonizing over their many differences. But what about their similarities? The fact is that it's tough to make two smartphones that are all that different nowadays. There are certain features that need to be included in every product, and vendors are having a harder time differentiating their devices. With that in mind, this slide show takes a look at some of the features that both the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III will likely share. It's easy to recognize the differences, but the sheer number of similarities might surprise you.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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