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The iPhone 5 is selling at a incredible fast rate with over four million sold in the first weekend. The only smartphone that directly competes with the iPhone 5 is the Samsung Galaxy S III.
In the latest ad, "The Next Big Thing is Already Here, Galaxy S III" makes comparisons between the iPhone 5 vs the Samsung Galaxy S III has created quite a big controversy with the phrase "It doesn't take a genius."
The Android contingent, points out that the Samsung Galaxy S III is superior and iPhone-aholics say the ad is completely iBogacious.
The features that match are 4G LTE, Siri/S Voice and then the specs verge on size and storage. The iPhone 5 has a 4" screen while the Samsung Galaxy S III has a 4.8" screen while the Samsung Galaxy S III has NFC while the iPhone does not, a comparison chart follows.
We find it interesting, in the recent patent trial that Apple proved that many Samsung Galaxy models are so much "like" the iPhone that they infringe upon patents. Meanwhile each contends that they are very different. Is it really like comparing Apples and Oranges? Or it more like comparing two fine wines?
Yes the operating systems and icons are similar. We proved that all icons are alike in a previous article. However, we're at state in smartphone technology that the differences are very subtle. Here's where your own preferences step in. The other major differences are prices with a contract.
You will very seldom see an iPhone discounted more than a few dollars. However the Samsung Galaxy S III is being highly discounted. Amazon.com for a short time has dropped the price for the Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB model in all colors from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless to only $99 for new individual and family accounts. The price for the iPhone 5 starts at $199 with a contract.
WiMo News Dare 2 Compare from Ad
HD Super AMOLED
Up to 225hrs
Up to 790 hrs
Up to 8 hrs
Up to 11.4 hrs
Full HD 1080
Full HD 1080
Fixed 16, 32 64GB
Fixed 16 or 32 + up to 64GB microSD
New Lightning Connector
Standard micro USB
Weight/Thickness added by WiMo News
3.95oz - Thinness 7.6mm
4.7oz Thickness 8.6mm
The only other comparison could be by reviews. Reviewers raved about the Samsung Galaxy S III. We're waiting to see the reviews for the iPhone 5 which we suspect will be stellar, too. The important thing to remember is now you have more choices than ever before and you can get smartphones that pack computer power and extensive features.
Apple-holics care calling Samsung a bully and making comparisons that don't matter. Whatever side you chose, you have a greater choices than ever before.
In the comparison in the ad, Samsung lists all the Samsung software features including Smart Stay, S-Beam, ShareShot, Group Cast, Direct Call, Smart Alert, Tilt to Zoom, Palm Gestures, Picture in Picture, Turn Over to Mute, Shake to Update and Removable Battery.
We welcome your comments below to voice your opinion of which is better.