This comparison of the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III


SAN FRANCISCO - Apple officially launched the iPhone 5 as the newest product on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 yesterday. Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy S III, will be the toughest competition in the market.

Even the company's legacy of Steve Jobs is calling the latest generation iPhone as a "jewelry".

However, as reported utsandiego.com pages, both iPhone and Galaxy S III, both of which are flagship smartphone product that has long been awaited.

So, how exactly these two flagship products compete. For your reference, here are the main differences and similarities between the iPhone 5 and its closest competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S III, which was released in May. (The Associated Press)

IPhone 5 specs:
- Display: 4-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels.
- Memory capacity: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes, depending on the price.
- Price: Starting from USD199, to 16 gigabytes of memory.
- Size: Height: 4.87 inches, width: 2.31 inches, depth: 0.30 inch (124 x 59 x 7.6 mm)
- Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams).
- Camera: 8-megapixel camera on the back, 1.2-megapixel camera on the front.
- Video recording: high-definition (1080p - comparable to the resolution 40-inch flat-panel flat) up to 30 frames per second with audio
- Battery: Talk time up to 8 hours on 3G. Internet works for up to 8 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Up to 10 hours of video playback. The battery can be replaced by service personnel only.
- U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT & T, Sprint Nextel, and others.
- Network compatibility: 3G networks around the world, plus a 4G LTE network in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Germany, England, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore.
- Operating System: Apple iOS 6 (will also be available for download for the older iPhone models)

Samsung Galaxy S III Specifications:
- Display: 4.8-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
- Memory capacity: 16 or 32 gigabytes. Can be expanded up to 64 gigabytes of memory card.
- Price: Low USD 99 for the basic model
- Size: Height: 5.4 inches, width: 2.8 inches, depth: 0.34 inch (137 x 71 x 8.6mm)
- Weight: 4.7 oz. (133 grams)
- Camera: 8-megapixel camera on the back, 1.9-megapixel camera on the front.
- Video recording: high-definition (1080p - comparable to the resolution 40-inch flat-panel flat) up to 30 frames per second with audio.
- Battery: Hold up to 9 hours of talk time (depending on the network). Battery is user-replaceable.
- U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT & T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and others.
- Network compatibility: 3G networks around the world, plus a 4G LTE network in the U.S., Canada, South Korea and other countries.
- Operating system: Google's Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android

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