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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 5

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Started: 3/23/2013 Category: Technology
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Pro = Galaxy S3
Con = iPhone

4 Rounds, 2nd = Hardware comparison 3rd = Software comparison 4th = Usability, features and available apps

1st Round to accept challenge


Con accepts challenge
Debate Round No. 1


Hello ifg, good luck!

This is the hardware comparison round. Without a doubt, the S3 prevails the iPhone.


The S3 features a Quad Core Exynos 4 processor, clocked at 1.4 GHz stock, but can be overclocked to 1.7 GHz safely. For the sake of the argument, we are going to use stock features. The iPhone 5 only features a dual-core 1.02 GHz processor, much slower than the S3's.


The US variant of the S3 has 2GB of ram, but I will use the International, which features 1 GB of ram.
Both iPhone and Galaxy S3 have equal 1GB so I consider this a TIE

Screen :

The S3 offers a Super Amoled + display, that offers 12 sub pixels instead of 8, a regular LCD. It is much clearer in images, and offers brightest colors. The S3 has a 4.8 inch screen, with a resolution of 1280 x 720, also know as 720p. It has 306 pixels/inch

The iPhone 5 has a smaller, 4 inch screen with 1136 x 640 resolution, a very odd one. This means that true 720p and 1080p HD videos will be down-scaled. The screen is 326 pixels/inch

S3 Wins

Storage :

The iPhone 5 comes in 16, 32 and 64 GB models, the more space the higher the price! With no card slot, it is left with a huge disadvantage

The S3 has 16 GB of internal memory, and has a micro-sd slot, expandable up to 126 GB, which will cost less than 40 US dollars.

Clear winner : S3


The iPhone has a 1440 mAh battery that is said to last 225 hours on standby, and offers 8 hour talk time. While this is a specification, iPhone fails to deliver what it promises. Most iPhone users have to recharge daily.

The S3 offers a 2100 mAh battery, said to have 720 hours on standby! However, this is incorrect in the real world, however it has a much better battery life than the iPhone 5

Winner : S3


The iPhone offers a back, 8MP camera and a front 1.8 MP camera.
The S3 offers a back 8MP camera and a front 1.9 MP camera, although both of the cameras take much sharper images with more vivid colors, better contrast and have a greater video quality than the iPhone 5

The S3's hardware win all round the iPhone 5's poor hardware.
Should one take the into consideration their price, both phones unlocked without contract the S3 is around 200-300 USD less than the iPhone 5


ifg forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2


Firstly, I ask why ifg has forfeited the previous round.

The S3 features Android, and is up gradable to the latest Android 4.2.2.
Android is Open-Source, anyone can develop an app
Android supports many more devices than iOS
Android has more apps than the apple store
Android has more developed features, such as Google Now
Android has free apps such as navigation, and allows a user to use the GPS module, in iOS you need 3G or either to buy special software.
Android apps can be developed in Windows and Mac OS, iOS apps only in Mac OS
Android has developed and continues to develop drastically, whereas iOS remains static.
Android can be customized much more than iOS
Android do not need iTunes, a syncing program to work with the PC
Android can download music directly
Android can download Torrents
Android can share files with NFC or Bluetooth
In the Google Play store you can return an app and get your money back
You can install any Operating System over android, or even dual boot


ifg forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3


michalis.christou1 forfeited this round.


ifg forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by michalis.christou1 4 years ago

I believe the S3 is far superior than the iPhone 5, so it won't stand a little chance against the S4
To be fair, ifg asked me to debate between S3 and iPhone 5 since they were released in the same year.
Posted by tmar19652 4 years ago
Why not do the gs4 vs iPhone 5?
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