Since its release an earlier this year, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has gone on to sell a record breaking number of units. This is thanks to its impressive spec list. In this article, I will compare some of its key features with those of the ever popular Apple iPhone 4S, so you can decide which one comes out on top.
When you look at these phones, one of the first things that you will notice is the difference in their design and appearance. Because the Samsung Galaxy S3 sports a much larger screen, it is therefore a significantly bigger phone. Because of this, Samsung has focused on ensuring that it remains comfortable to hold and use, by including curved corners and a casing back which curves towards the edge of the handset, so it is too easy to use with one hand. The iPhone 4S shares the same iconic styling as its predecessor the iPhone 4. The emphasis of this design it seems to be placed on aesthetic appeal and build quality, which the brand has become synonymous with.
As mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the larger screen. At 4.8 inches, it has similar super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen technology to that of its predecessor, the Galaxy S2 which is renowned for the quality of its screen. The handset has a screen resolution of 720x 1280, so it is able to display high definition content. The iPhone 4S screen differs in a number of ways. It is considerably smaller at 3.5 inches, and utilises a different type of touchscreen technology called LED-backlit IPS capacitive touchscreen technology. The screen of the iPhone 4S is renowned for its display quality. A pixel resolution of 640x 160 packed into the 3.5 inch screen results in a huge pixel density of 330 pixels per inch. This has been dubbed the retina display, due to the fact that the naked eye cannot distinguish between individual pixels on the screen.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 4S differ significantly when it comes to their processors. With a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is among the most powerful smartphones the world. Although not as powerful on paper, the 1 GHz dual-core processor of the iPhone 4S is still capable of providing excellent performance across many parts of the handset's spec list.
Choosing between these phones is likely to come down to personal preference for either brand, larger screen or higher display quality. Either way, they are both impressive devices and it is easy to see why they have proven to be so popular.