The debate between Apple and Samsung has been raging for a while now. Recent developments include Apple winning a bid to ban sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the US, and the US Court of Appeals overturning this ban. The opposition between these two technology giants still continues and it is unlikely that it will ever really be resolved. The main contenders in this debate are Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone and Apple’s iPhone, both dividing users into two separate camps. If there is anyone out there who is still undecided which proverbial bench to sit on, here are some facts about the two famous phones.
Apple’s iPhon is thought by many people in the technology world to be the real trendsetter. It has been impressing users since June 29th 2007 when the first model was released, the most recent one being the iPhone 5. This new model has many features that excite Apple fans, including a design that makes it the thinnest and lightest of Apple’s phone series so far. However, to buy the phone outright you will have to spend around £500 to £600, a large price to pay for a device of its kind. For example, O2 is selling it for £549.99. The phone boasts a 4-inch retina display, which makes the screen longer than its previous versions. The iSight camera is 8MP and the Apple website boasts about its “outstanding battery life.” It has the voice recognition software of Siri and of course, access to the iTunes App Store.
Many people have complained about the fact that Apple has removed Google Maps from this phone and added in their inferior Maps app, however this is likely to go through serious development and improve in the near future. There is also the issue of the iPhone 5 camera producing a purple glow in some situations. However all-in-all, users are still very happy with this new phone and are enjoying exploring all the new features.
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Samsung Galaxy S3
With a screen size of 4.8 inches, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is bigger than the iPhone 5. This is an obvious difference and one that should sway many people one way or the other. This Android phone is cheaper than its Apple competitor, now selling at around £300 to £400. According to Samsung, their new offering is “designed for humans, inspired by nature.” It has an 8MP camera and an HD AMOLED display, which may not be as impressive as the iPhone’s retina display but is bright and clear nonetheless. While the iPhone 5 has Siri, the Galaxy S3 has its own voice recognition feature, allowing users to wake it up by saying “Hi Galaxy”, ask general questions and launch the camera app. With access to the Samsung Apps site, users can take advantage of all the applications out there for Android users.
Has this helped you make your decision? Probably not as the two phones are both at the top of their field and boast some amazing features. What it really comes down to is a personal preference and most of the time; first-hand experience of the phones will help you make your decision.
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