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

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-08-23
 
 
 

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.

A Quad-Core Processor

Big Displays

Apple's 3.5-inch screen in the iPhone is simply too small when compared with those available in other products. The Samsung Galaxy S III, for example, has a 4.8-inch display. Looking ahead, Apple will have to deliver a bigger screen in the iPhone 5 to keep pace.

Big Displays

A New, Thinner Design

One of the nice things about the Samsung Galaxy S III is that it's nice and slim. If concept devices purportedly showing the iPhone 5 are real, it would seem that Apple's handset will deliver another thinner look. Mobility is the key in the smartphone market, and both Samsung and Apple know that.

A New, Thinner Design

Improved Software

The nice thing about the Samsung Galaxy S III is that it comes with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with the company's GalaxyWiz software on top. What does that mean? It delivers a neat experience for mobile customers. Apple's iPhone 5 will likely launch with iOS 6, meaning its software will be much better than the iOS 5 flavor found in current iPhones.

Improved Software

Hardcore Glass

The Galaxy S III ships with scratch-resistant glass, reducing the chances of damage to the device. According to reports, Apple's iPhone 5 will ship with Gorilla Glass 2, which should enhance that device's overall durability. It'll be a nice addition to the device.

Hardcore Glass

Major Hype

If there's anything that can characterize the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III, it's hype. Both products are fan favorites. There has been a constant buzz of rumor and chatter in anticipation of their release. Expect Apple's hype machine to be in full force starting in September.

Major Hype

Enterprise Value

The corporate world hasn't always loved Apple and Samsung, but as of late, the companies' devices are making inroads into the office. Employees are increasingly requesting them and upon further inspection, IT decision-makers are finding value in them. There's an awful lot of enterprise value in the iPhone and Galaxy S III.

Enterprise Value

A True Dual-Camera Solution

Although Nikon and Canon are best known for their cameras, mobile devices, like the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, will continue to be major winners in the digital camera world. As a result, Apple and Samsung have bundled dual cameras into their products and will likely do so for all upcoming handsets they have planned.

A True Dual-Camera Solution

Near-Field Communication

Samsung's Galaxy S III comes with near-field communication (NFC), allowing users to make mobile payments from their devices. The technology also allows for transferring data from one product to another. According to reports, Apple's iPhone 5 will come with NFC support, as well. Let's hope so.

Near-Field Communication

4G LTE

Looking ahead, the world of mobile connectivity will rely heavily upon 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology. The ultra-high-speed networking service offers near-broadband performance while away from WiFi. It's bundled in the Samsung Galaxy S III, and it will likely find its way to the iPhone 5, as well.

4G LTE

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