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Comparing Key Features Of The iPhone 4S And Samsung Galaxy S3

News   •   Aug 27, 2012 09:54 BST

Despite increasingly impressive competition, the Apple iPhone 4S remains one of the most popular smartphones on the market.  This is particularly true of the Android powered devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3, so in this article I will compare some of the key features of these two phones so you can decide which one is the best.



When choosing a new smartphone, many people often overlook the processor, but this is one of the most important features of any smartphone.  When the iPhone 4S was first released, it really impressed in terms of its processing power thanks to a 1GHz dual-core processor.  This still provides excellent performance, even by today's standards.  However, the Samsung Galaxy S3, being such a new phone has much more up to date processor technology.  With its 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, it's one of the most powerful smartphones in the world.  This additional processing power means that users can expect a much more responsive touchscreen, efficient multitasking, fast downloads and much faster loading and operating times of even the most demanding applications.  The iPhone 4S still impresses with its speed and performance, even outdoing many newer handsets, but the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the edge in this department, on paper at least.



One of the features which both phones impress with is the quality of their touchscreens.  This is one of the most important features for many people when choosing their next smartphone.  The iPhone 4S is renowned for the display quality of its screen.  It is also known as the retina display due to the fact that it's pixel density is so high that users are able to distinguish between individual pixels on screen.  The pixel density of 330 pixels per inch is created by the 640x 960 resolution being packed into the relatively small 3.5 inch dimensions of the screen.  What the screen lacks in size it more than makes up for in display quality therefore.  The screen of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is considerably larger at 4.8 inches.  It utilises similar super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen technology to its popular predecessor, the Galaxy S2.  Despite being larger, the screen is still capable of excellent display quality thanks to a high resolution of 720x 1280, which creates a pixel density of 306 PPI.  The higher display quality coupled with the larger size of the screen makes the Samsung Galaxy S3 the perfect choice for multimedia use like watching movies and playing games.  Choosing between these phones is likely to come down to personal preference for either the larger size of the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the superior display quality of the iPhone 4S.


Look out for my upcoming articles where I will compare some more features of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 4S, so you can decide which one comes out on top.


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