Difference between, Compare, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs iphone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

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"The most feature-rich, most customizable mobile gadget yet"


Quad-band GSM

Quad-band 3G with 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA

LTE connectivity (carrier dependent)

5.5" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of HD (720 x 1280
pixel) resolution

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Android OS v4.1 with TouchWiz launcher

1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU

Mali-400MP GPU

2GB of RAM

Exynos 4412 Quad chipset

S Pen active stylus

8 MP wide-angle lens


LED flash

Face, smile and blink detection

1080p HD video recording at 30fps

16/32GB internal storage

microSD slot

Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n support

GPS with A-GPS connectivity


Digital compass

NFC support

Stereo Bluetooth v4.0

microUSB port with USB host and TV-out (1080p) support, MHL, charging



Proximity sensor

Standard 3.5 mm audio jack

Great audio quality

Slim only at 9.4mm

1.9MP secondary video-call camera

Doc editor

File manager

Rich video and audio codec support

Huge 3100 mAh battery

Large size makes single-hand operation uncomfortable

No dedicated camera key

All plastic

No FM radio (the N7100 has one)

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board

Google Voice Actions is capable of handling SMSs, email, voice call,
directions, taking a note or opening a site

Google Voice Actions can't toggle Wi-Fi or control the camera (but S
Voice can do them)

In the contacts department, there are two tabs. One is About and it
shows contacts photo and the other shows social updates of the
particular contact including Google Talk's

When the phone book detects duplicate entries it offers the option to merge them

Stand alone call history of relevant contacts

A built in Black Caller list

A contextual page that pops up automatically at the very instance you
pull out the legendary S Pen

Touch focus

HDR mode


Burst shot with Best photo

Share shot

Face and smile detection with Best faces

Low-light mode

Digital image stabilization

Scenes and effects

Noise in vieos present, though its a second generation Note video
capture machine

Colors in vidz are a bit oversaturated

FullHD videos recorded as MP4 files

FullHD videos with a massive bitrate that ranges from 17Mbps to 19Mbps

The framerate of HD videos is an amazing 30fps

The audio of videos is in stereo at 48kHz rate and a bitrate of about 130Kbps

The print option, can print out photos directly through a Samsung printer

Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA

Bluetooth 4.0 LE (incorporated with Bluetooth 3.0 and the efficient
Low Energy mode is included

Supports the high-quality Apt-X audio codec

It weighs less than the Nokia Lumia 920

No dedicated camera key

A mighty 3100mAh battery

A non-PenTile screen

Front camera takes 1.9MP pictures and 720p video

Can add weather tags to a photo (in courtesy of AccuWeather)

Video player supports .WMV, .AVI (DivX and XviD), .MP4 and .MKV (H.264)

For the video player, Resolution doesnt matter. It plays FullHD files
and large files

Photos with people's faces; Galaxy Note II recognises faces
automatically or you can manually highligt them

When a face is recognized in a photo, Social tag brings their status
message and you can call or message the identified person in person

An option to OCR a photo and copy the text. This is smart if you are a
docholic but lacks a scanner and a computer in the range of approach

DLNA-enabled. You can play songs and videos (nearby devices) on
devices connected to your Wi-Fi network

An updated version of the TouchWiz music player

Equalizer presets (a custom one present)


SoundAlive (features 7.1 channel virtualization)

Fits in a pocket

A 1.9MP front-facing cam

Proximity sensor

MHL adapter required for HD TV-out and the USB adapter that enables
the USB host functionality aren't inclusive in the box

Taller but narrower and slimmer than its predecessor

The original Note was 178g, the Note II weights at 180g

The grid view of the video player; all eight video thumbnails are
actually self playing entities

Pop Up (video) play which plays videos in a small moveable window.
These frames can be played with other active apps on the phone and
using pinch zoom you can adjust the size of these frames

SoundAlive audio enhancing in the video player

Can adjust video brightness, color tone and enable outdoor visibility

When connected to an active external amplifier, volume levels are average

Stereo crosstalk begins to have business in when a pair of headphones
is plugged in

If your more concerned about audio output, iphone 5 will be a better option

The video player scans for all subtitles and offers a list full of
subtitle packs to pick from. Thus the subtitle file doesn't have to
have the same name as the video file

Office document editor

All apps from the Google play store is not optimised to work with Jelly Bean yet

Screen recording which is activated by pressing and holding the Home
and Volume up buttons records virtual activities that is happening on
the screen in the real time including your S pen drawings and audio

With Paper Artist you can run color filters over photos and color
certain areas with the S pen further

There is a record button in the S note app to record what you draw

A floating window version of the S note app

S Cloud syncs contacts, calendar, S notes, back up logs, SMS, MMS and wallpaper

There's a limit to the size of the area you can cache in the Maps app

Vector maps of Google Maps are inherent in data efficiency

Samsung's Instant messaging service ChatOn

S Planner can sync with multiple calendars. It you feel like its
cluttered when synced them all, turn off the unnecessary

S Cloud can be incorporated with Dropbox (photos and videos)

You can even do that S cloud Dropbox merge over Wi-Fi to save data

No address searches in the cached maps

With S cloud you can choose not to back up some of things that it usually sync

Automated S cloud backups can be set with time periods

You cannot cache map data all around the world

Voice-guided navigation in certain countries

GPS receiver takes about a minute to get a satellite lock

A-GPS present which is brisk catching prompt satelite locks

Network positioning, which is a gross scale for an estimation of your location

3D buildings available for bigger cities

Two-finger camera tilt and rotate to get a better view in the 3D maps

A very sophisticated "Make available offline (cashing)" option in Maps app

An indicator that shows how much storage caching an area will take

Cached areas in the maps can be perused later or deleted if unnecessary

You cannot cashe a whole country but a city maybe. If the selected
area for cashing is bigger than what the Maps app can handle Maps tels
the area is too big

No folders in the messaging department

Tap to compose box is roomy to type

The default email app supports multiple Gmail accounts, but lacks a
unified inbox

The messaging section bears the same traits as phonebook when it comes
to "Swiping". A left swipe on a message header launches a new message
and swiping to the right starts a call to the sender

The titanic texting bed fits on the screen and carries 13 straight rows

Gmail app supports batch operations. It means you can archive, label
or delet multiple emails

A generic email app (beside Gmail app) for managing all other email
accounts and it handles multiple POP or IMAP inboxes. There messages
are displayed in the original folders that they are created online

A combined inbox, all your mails are centralized in a single folder.
Enables user to easily identify new mails

Handwriting recognition is amazingly accurate

A clipboard for both text and images

Smart enough text predictions. it scrutinises your emails, Facebook
posts, Twitter posts and teach itself whats your writing behaviour is
ie mostly used words etc

Google Talk too handles the Instant Messaging department

"Continuous input" lets feed words by swiping over the keyboard just like Swype

The landscape QWERTY eats lot of the screen. Better go for portrait

The S note app is equipped with an on-screen keyboard for both
handwriting recognition or Keyboard input

Can schedule messages to be sent automatically at given times

From the list of all scheduled messages, you can cancel or send a
message regardless of the set time

When you finger to text, it brings the QWERTY and when tapped with
the S Pen it launches the handwriting recognition

Music square

The browser supports double tap, pinch zooming, two-finger tilt zoom,
text reflow, find on page, save for offline viewing, request desktop
site, Incognito mode and pinch zoom which opens up the tabs view

Two finger typing is cushioned in portrait mode, but horrid in landscape

An extra row just for the numbers

The big screen makes portrait typing comfortable

Print option in the browser lets you print out web pages directly from
your phone but the option is limited to Samsung printers

Its quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and quad-band 3G but AWS is missing

Available with all major carriers

The S Note app accomodates handwritten notes, texts, mathematical
formulae along with images and voice notes

Slow-motion (1/2x) and fast motion (2x) modes

Colors of photos slightly oversaturated

As you already know, Adobe is officially not supported. But you can
still load it and 1080p YouTube videos are played fine

The MHL-to-HDMI dongle that you bought for your first Note or S II,
isnt compatible with the Note II

When you hover over a text field with the S Pen, a cursor pops. You
can easily tap to position it there

The G-Talk works with the likes of Pidgin, Kopete, iChat and Ovi Contacts

An application specific message search that can find any given SMS or
MMS search criteria within the message dept among all stored once

The MHL also enables USB On-The-Go though the adapter required for
that is missing in the box. How it goes? You just plug it into the
Note and plug a standard USB cable on the other end and thats it.
There goes USB thumb drives, card readers, connecting other phones,
USB keyboards, mice and even printers. Actually Samsung-made printers

Ambient light sensor

Notification LED

The SIM card is not hot-swappable, but the memory card is

Strong battery life

Can replace the battery without losing NFC because the NFC antenna is
on the back cover

The diagonal metrics grown to 5.5" up from 5.3"

Aspect ratio has jumped to 16:9 from 16:10. A taller but narrower screen

The Note II's screen is a 720p and 1280x720 pixels one but the
dilapidated used to be a WXGA or 1280x800 pixels one. Overall 80
pixels lost on the way back home

You can access Quick Command pad pressing S Pen button and swiping up.
Whats the usability of it? You can use "@" sign to launch email, "?"
sign to launch a search, "#" sign to dial a number or "~" sign to send
a text there.. New commands can be added picking a new function like
Bluetooth by selecting from a long list to choose from and assigning
the symbol you want. Its that simple but its the Command Prompt of the
Daisy Town

The S Pen lets catch a part of the screen and that can be used in apps
like email and S Note etc

S Voice even accepts hand-written queries

What S Voice can do? It does search web, make calls, send texts,
notification area toggles, answer or reject incoming calls, start the
camera and take a photo, control the music player and FM radio and
stop or snooze alarms

Google Now can answer factual questions

Direct Call

Smart alert

S Pen also practicable in the browser

S Voice is on board along with Google's excellent voice commands

Talking about GPU (Mali-400) performance (GLBenchmark) it beats the
Galaxy S III (Mali-400 and the GeForce- packing Tegra 3) but looses to
Adreno 320 of Optimus G and PowerVR SGX 543MP3 in the iPhone 5

In regard of the web performance it falls short behind Apple's iPhone
5 (SunSpider, BrowserMark) but beats all other Androids

In Benchmark Pi, the Note II is defeated by the quad-core Krait packed
LG Optimus G. The 1.7GHz Tegra 3-based phones like the HTC One X+
would do the same in the due time

Geekbench 2 prefer Exynos chipsets than Snapdragon S4 Pro and Apple A6

Quadrant score is lower than the HTC One X

The LG Optimus G out performs Samsung Galaxy Note's I[ processing
entity. But runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, lacks S Pen, a jumbo
screen, outfits a poor camera. Priced at $199.99

All type of media files can be shared via NFC. The only hitch is you
need two S Beam-enabled devices

Android Beam's NFC functionality is limited compared to S Beam

Chapter preview in the video player which voluntarily detects chapters
in the video. It shows a rectangular grid with live thumbnails

Three crop modes in the video player to choose from for how the video
fits for your likeness in the screen theatre

Using contacts' profiles, Buddy photo share distinguishes who they are

My Files app with a split-screen interface

My files app is launched instantly when you plug in a USB mass storage
device, a USB drive, another phone or an SD card etc

Smart rotation keeps its screen in effect with your eyes angle
neglecting what the accelerometer force it. If practically spoken,
when you're lying but holding the phone in the vertical direction it
still keeps the screen in landscape orientation

Records HD (1080p or 720p) videos and capable of taking high def (6MP)
pictures at the same time

Pause and re-record in the same video file is available

Touch focus during recording is present. There is an AF button to jump
back to regular continuous autofocus mode

The LG Intuition for Verizon Wireless is the closest rival. Has a 4:3
screen, sub par stylus, a decent dual-core chipset and a lower
resolution screen. Priced at $149.99

S Voice can also be used as a calculator

Smart Dial

You get S Voice and as a bonus Google's which does differ in
functionality than its sibling

You have to get used to the Home key, its too responsive

Flash is missing. Better keep an eye for HTML5 versions of your web
sites of preference

YouTube works

HTML5 games

HTC's soon to be released One X+ for AT&T is another quad-core. Ships
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but its Tegra 3 chipset cannot keep pace with
the processing power of the Samsung Note II Exynos. But you can still
save $100

Security options like encrypting outgoing email and signing it with a
private key, are given for each email account you sync

Best faces takes 5 photos in burst mode and stores traits of each face
in photos. You can pick any of the 5 photos for each person's face
clarity at a later period

Can import and export contacts to or from the SIM. But they arent
displayed alongside the phone's entries

Version for United States use the same chip specs as of the global version

A headset with few spare earbuds for free

A single-LED flash, not dual

Deep system and interface integration with S pen

A lower pixel density, 267ppi in the Note || vs. 285ppi of the Note |

The crosshatch pattern is gone with the PenTile matrix

Voice typing is available offline (relevent language packs required)

No Android keys on-screen though Google suggests it. Samsung has
replaced the hardware buttons with on-screen controls

During a call you can take a note, use the keypad, mute, hold the call
or add another call to the ongoing conversation

After syncing with social networks, the phonebook will automatically
merge contacts. You can manually do the same for each contact

Using AllShare Play you can transfer or share data and multimedia
files to your notebook or PC

With AllShare Cast you can stream content to and from a variety of
devices including TV or computer over DLNA

The battery performance of the US Galaxy Note II varies in accordance
with the carrier version

The S Pen of the first Note was 10.4cm tall and 5mm thick in dense,
the new one measures 11.3cm in length and 7mm in thickness. Its just
like a real pen than a typical slim stylus

Ripples, water-drop sounds are rife as is the case with most recent
Samsung flagships

Five customizable shortcuts at the bottom of the screen

Three view modes in the app drawer, Customizable grid, Alphabetical
grid, Alphabetical list with shortcuts easy to hit

Alphabetical list in the app drawer isn't very efficient handling space

The Bad News: The dock at the bottom now accommodates five icons but
the homescreen fits only four on a row

The Good News: The app drawer is a 5 x 5 grid

Notifications now display more information and have more advanced controls

The Quick contacts; just tap on a contact picture, a pop up menu with
shortcuts to call, text, email or Google Talk will appear

Can search for nearby POI in the Maps app

While in the mail app, turn the tablet landscape wise, the split view
is accessible. It sports a list of emails in the left and shows the
relevant message in the right

S Voice can be maneuvered for looking up factual items in courtsy of
Wolfram Alpha. Its the same mechanism behind Siri's answers

Even without going online, the maps app will reroute you if you plan
routes and divert yourself off the course or detour

The RGB sensor is capable of detecting the full spectrum of the
ambient light. It can elude artificial light sources cleverly

An internet connection is not required to do voice typing. You can
enter text by speaking wherever an on-screen keyboard appear

Can choose which types of events trigger the LED

When you put the tablet (back) on a flat surface, its actualy the
camera lens that touch the plain. But the glass is not easily dentable

Both 2.4GHz and 5GHz band compatible Wi-Fi support which covers a/b/g/n

You can tap and drag in any way to unlock the lockscreen

Whats up with the MHL enabled microUSB? It handles charging, data
connections, HD video output through an HDMI adapter or USB Host

Voice dialing; Just utter "Hi Galaxy" and give your command

Not comfortable for one handed use

For easy one handed usability, few tweaks are added like QWERTY
keyboard, phone keypad and in-call buttons, calculator and unlock
pattern moved to one side of the screen. Just let it be left or right

Build in Live wallpapers, News wall put up a glamorous slideshow of
headlines, Stock wall does the quotes, and Photo wall pull out photos
from the Gallery

The Galaxy Note II senses when the S Pen is pulled out. It fetches a
contextual page with shortcuts to preview thumbnails of your recently
ventured S Notes

Swipes in the phonebook lets you do a quick dial with a right swipe
and send a text message literally with a left swipe

Cannot have more than seven home screen panes

Full-screen widgets

The stylus is not as comfortable as the S Pen on the Galaxy Note 10.1

Can put a news ticker at the bottom of the lockscreen and stay up to minute

The news ticker is expandedbale

Face unlock, Face and voice unlock

There is a tab in the app drawer which enables you to easily pull out
widgets to the homescreen panes

The camera can be started from the lockscreen by touching the screen
and rotating the phone horizontally

Widgets are resizable but only some widgets are resizable, not all

The dock at the bottom of the home screen houses five shortcuts or
folders. Four of them except the shortcut at the far right in the dock
(that opens the app drawer) are customizable

The Music Hub doesnt recognise album art of the music den of the phone

Note || carries a more sensitive digitizer in comparison to the Note
|. It distinguishes 1024 different levels of pressure. Its 4 times
powerful than its older relative. In the drawing app its clearly felt

With Android 4.1 aboard, the widgets will pave the way for the widgets
you put there lately. This way, keeping the homescreen tidy, becomes

When the S pen is pulled out, icons at the bottom of the home deck
diverse into a different but relevent set. It also gives you another
set of shortcuts in the notification area if you enter the area with
the S pen

In the browser you get an option to manipulate brightness and colors
with four different presets including Automatic brightness. Music to

A download shortcut in the app drawer which put up a screen loaded
with only the downloaded apps

The default task manager boasts a button that brings the Mayan
calender to all active apps at once and a shortcut to Google Now

Quick Controls menu pops out when you place finger near the left or
right edge of the display and its an effective alternative to the
buttons on the top Alter. This becomes handy when you use the tablet
single handed

Can controll brightness without disabling automatic mode

Regular homescreen panes distinguishable with dots

Dedicated pages are assigned custom icons ie a pen for the S Pen,
headphones for the Earphone page etc

Pinch to zoom out and easily manage homescreen panes. You can add,
delete or reorder them easily

Quick glance; when phone is locked, cover top of Note. The screen will
be lit and the status bar will be thrown in

Quick glance is also triggered when the phone put face down. Thus a
battery sucker

Default widgets of Dedicated Pages (S Pen page's S Note widget,
Earphone page's music and video player control widgets etc) cannot be
tweaked to your preferences or some one else's

Page Buddy; each Dedicated functional pane can be enabled or disabled seperate

Air View; Hovering the S Pen over S Planner events, it can be
expanded. Hovering S pen over emails you can preview emails. Hovering
S pen over text you can view a preview of the text file. In the same
way preview videos. Its a Magic Wand

Even specific vibration patterns can be set as incoming call alerts
(like you would do a ringtone) choosing from predefined patterns
available or making your own

MHL port works as a charger port, enables video output (using a
MHL-to-HDMI dongle which is not inclusive in the retail box

Using accelerometer it even alerts you (beeping) if the stylus is
displaced, not put back into the hole where it belongs or your not
present near with its beloved stylus

Note II's screen can detect the S Pen from a near distance. Walk, Talk and Note

Note II is sharper than the previous though its been allocated fewer pixels

Mode Change offers two separate homescreen setting patterns that can
be accelerated at the same time, namely Standard and Easy. With Easy
mode you can do both, place big, easy to handle widgets that cover the
functionality in whole and eats the space drasticaly and add regular
widgets in the same breath. Thus the Mode change module works as a
toggle between playful and work widget environments. Extremely useful
when your home panes are filled with single big bad wolf work oriented
widgets but you want to taste nasty cluttered Widget panes as well

Cannot rename the modes and maximum number of Modes you can have is two

You can assign a "Peak Schedule Time" in the email app selecting the
days of the week and start and end time points so that it can check
out new mails more often during the given peak time period
2G Network - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM A1428
CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA A1429

3G Network - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
GSM A1428
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA A1429

4G Network - LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - GSM A1428 or LTE 850 /
1800 / 2100 - GSM A1429
LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen

16M colors


Corning Gorilla Glass

oleophobic coating

No memory card slot

I16/32/64 GB internal storage variants


WLAN - Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi Plus

Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP

USB v2.0


LED flash

Simultaneous HD video and image capturing

Touch focus

HDR 1080p videos @30fps

LED video light

Video stabilization

A 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps videocalling over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G


Gyro Proximity

No Radio

GPS with A-GPS support


Nano-SIM card support only

Active noise cancellation with dedicated dual mics


iCloud cloud service


iBooks PDF reader

The price is the same as its predecessor, $199, $299 and $399 for 16,
32 and 64 GB versions respectively
(operator-locked, US)

7.66mm thick, means 18% thinner

Weights 112 gram, means 20% lighter than 4S

A quad-core Cortex A6 processor, processing graffics, photo and video
is twice as fast as its predecessor

An 8MP rear camera. Most disappointed

Panorama mode

Backside illumination

An Hybrid IR filter

Five element lens

f/24 aperture

Dynamic low light mode

Sapphire crystal

Precision lens alignment

The front camera now supports HD videos at 720p and features an
aluminium rear sensor

A 4-inch 326ppi

Retina display

A resolution of 1,136 by 640 pixels

A 16 x 9 aspect ratio

iSight camera for panorama

4G LTE connectivity. For most, it will be the first time with an iphone

Its a 4-inch screen, with more icons and stuff, navigation will be
easier. Your big thumbs will be happy

No black bar "letterbox" effect in HD movies any longer

4G LTE will suck battery heavily

Apple folks promise a better battery life. To improve battery life,
Apple has dropped few features

With the iPhone 5, you get just one glass pane. What a relief!

IOS 6 will roll into 4S soon (Sept. 19)

Features like turn-by-turn navigation, 3-D maps, Passbook ticket and
gift card system, sports-score-spouting Siri will be freely available
with scheduled iOS upgrade. Whats your moto? Jump to the latest wagon
while its still running?

The design wont set industry level standards like previous ones did.
Guess who is coming to dinner. Its not "Design", its "Patents"

Home screen customization? You must be daydreaming or talking about
Android or Windows

Regarding notifications, data management and voice recognition,
Android still is the king

A fifth row of icons on the home screen

Your favourite apps will appear letterboxed until they are resized to
fit to the new screen size

Panoramas that count for 28MP per image.

Can take pictures while shooting a video

The YouTube icon is missing

Smart reminders

Now you can reject a call sending a message if you're busy. It also
reminds you to call someone back when you leave your office, home
(current location) etc

A "Do Not Disturb" mode when new messages arrive, they wont either
notify you or light up screen. But you can spare calls from your
beloved once (can make a list) or cut off repeat calls from same

An Instapaper-style offline reading mode

A VIP feature in iOS 6 Mail. VIPs messages will appear on lock screen
and will be accumulated in a specific mailbox

Pull to refresh (mail app)

Its made of aluminum and glass. Not of plastic cans (an anodised
aluminium body with diamond cut edges and glass inlays)

A better image processor (a 3,264 x 2,448 BSi sensor)

Three microphones, including a new beam-forming directional microphone
(higher quality of sound)

Support for cellular wideband audio for enhanced audio clarity and
natural like speech (wideband audio will be supported by over 20
carriers worldwide at the launch)

EarPods for better sound quality

iCloud tab syncing and photo sharing website integration

Smart App Banners (websites will show you their IOS apps when you visit them)

Siri will understand better. Likes of sports scores, statistics and
trivia, booking restaurants, cinema scenario etc

UK is an exception. Its not confirmed whether which Sat Nav features
will roll into UK

Local search will be available worldwide and more languages will be supported

Siri's Eyes Free feature will be featured on steering wheels (Jaguars,
Land Rovers, BMWs, Mercs, Toyotas, Chryslers, Hondas, Audis and GM
cars, within next 12 months)

Fear, you shall not, Guided Access feature lets you disable parts of
the screen. Children wont be able to accidentally hit the wrong
buttons and amass a pile of bills

Traffic information, alongside turn-by-turn navigation (Siri enabled)

Sat nav is worthless outside major metropolitan areas in the UK

Flyover 3D views of major cities (Yelp will be integrated soon into maps)

iOS 6 beta 2 already Jailbroke

Passbook, a native new e-tickets app. (lets user carry electronic
tickets and it also accomodates tickets update)

A strong and native social integration

Sharing photos or videos from within Mail available

A dedicated Podcast app With iOS 6

Its now not necessary to enter passwords each time you download free
apps. Once you link iTunes account your done Passwords also wont be
necessary when re-downloading a previously purchased app

An in-app purchase protection to curb that iOS 5.1 vulnerability

iOS is operator independent when it comes to updates (80% of Apple
users use the latest firmware. Only 7% Androids use the latest)

Bluetooth 4.0 bridge

iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever

225 hours of standby time 8 hours of 3G and 4G LTE browsing 8 hours of
3G talk time 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hours of video playback 40
hours of music play

It will switch between antennae to catch the network

No NFC support (NFC is not only for sending out payments, but also for
sharing photos, contacts, videos and many more). Ice Cream Sandwich
has built-in NFC capabilities and the app Android Beam

No elegant Custom widgets on your home screen

No micro USB, Apple rules!

No third-party software keyboards. They called him "The King" and he
used to "Rock & Roll". But both short lived

iOS6 mail app let you attach images or videos only. No Docs no
presentations or anything else

Not so transparent file hierarchy. Cannot brows (or blow) like an
Android With a PC plugged in, you can only access the digital camera
(DCIM) folder

No Haptic feedbacks

Share isnt mighty. With Android you can share with a plethora of
services and functions. But with i5 the list is limited.

Can use iTunes to transfer media files back and forth

No Pen support

Can use a third-party capacitive styluses to do what a stylus could
do. But capabilities are limited and its not deeply rooted to the

iOS 6 will carry over 200 new features

Now Siri knows a lot of new languages (Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese, and more)

OpenTable, Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes and few others are now Siri's dates

Siri will also tweet for you

Now its possible to launch apps using

Siri A "tap to post" option and a "tap to tweet" buttonin in the
Notification Center

Facebook is deeply integrated into the Calendar (Facebook events ,
birthdays will be featured on calendar)

FaceTime now over 3G, not just over Wi-Fi

Phone numbers and Apple IDs are now knotted. FaceTime calling without worries

iCloud tabs in Safari. Now you can sync browsing sessions across your idevices

An offline reading list in the browser

Can upload photos directly from Safari to any websites of favour

Thanks to few recent integrations Siri now knows more about sports,
restaurants, movies etc

Siri can make restaurant reservations

Siri now delivers movie reviews (bit rotten though)

Real-time crowd-sourced traffic data. (automatically re-adjusting routes)

"Flyover", gives the whole world a 3D look

Turn-by-turn directions. Siri will also guide you to and from places

When it comes to public transportation, Siri is directionless

The Lost mode (Find My iPhone feature) now carries a "lost mode." This
will let you to send a phone number to a lost device (if someone pick
it up fortunately@Õ%*#=##) to contact you back

A smaller and an improved speaker

Three microphones, one on the front, one on the back, and another on the bottom

LTE support with 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi combined onto a single
"ultra fast" chip

Apple mistakenly offered the legendary Lighting dock for free on its
UK site and pulled back the deal when it erupted

iPhone 5 won't be able to do calls and data at same time on Sprint and
Verizon (but AT&T is an exception). Those carriers dont do voice over
its 4G LTE. When a call is placed on a 4G LTE of those two, it recedes
to CDMA which cannot handle both data and voice like AT&T does with
its 3G (keep reading)

Game console quality

Game Center, a new Time Shifted
Multiplayer mod which enables players to race with
a friend asynchronously

No street view

Connector is 80 percent
smaller than that of the iPhone

Adapter doesn't work with
speaker docks? Wrong!, here is the Apples official statement
"The Lightning to 30 Pin
adapter supports analog
audio output, USB audio, as
well as syncing and
charging. Lightning to VGA
and Lightning to HDMI cables will be available in
the coming months"

Video and iPod Out not
supported by the adapteri (just iPod
Out, not Audio Out)

700,000 apps

The micro USB is a 5-pin connector, the lightening is 8-pin

The old Map chap used Google's massive keyword search. But apple's new
venture uses Yelp's database. They say it isnt that good

No public transit directions in map

Maps has 100 million business listings (80 million business listings
for Google Maps)

Business listings in Maps are out-sourced from Acxiom Factual and Localeze

Business reviews are sourced from Yelp

New Dock, faster data connection to computers

The ease of
connectivity between different iOS
products, ceases

Cannot use your 4S's Micro-SIM card

With iPhone 4, Apple's first retina display, they
laminated the display to the
glass surface. In i5
Touch sensors are
integrated into the screen (
earlier the display and touch sensors were
two separate things)

Thus a thinner screen.

New displays will be cheaper to replace than previous ones

Apple acquired C3
3D, Placebase and Poly9

light, only 3.95 ounces. Even an ounce lighter than the iPhone 4S (4.9 ounces)

The camera launches itself fast

One-finger typing

The earphone connector is on the

You can flyover (the world) with a two-finger swipe down

No burst mode shooting or a Best Shot mode

The Rumor was that i5 will have a unibody construction similar to the
Macbook Pros and Macbook Airs. Now you got your answer

Be an Android faniac. Androids are released almost weekly. Be an
iphone maniac, you can sigh and wait for 4 to 5 months (in betwixt)
till the new eyephone is released

i5 breed was supposed to be the post-PC era?

Where Android sucks? Lot of lags, frequent reboot and most times
requires resets

Battery is not user replasable

If you want more memory, just buy the most expensive version. Buying a
low memory version and hooking up a memory card must be the most
wisest and logical way I guess. Prove me wrong


Android lets you set "defaults" for apps you want to use instead of
stocks like browser

System-wide Facebook integration

If you have an iphone 4S, you can get (through update) every feature
iphone going to have such as Dedicated signatures for all email
accounts, face time over cellular, flyover, offline reading list,
panorama, passbook, turn by turn navigation, shared photo stream and
VIP inbox etc. So whats the rush?

10-face detection on the rear and single face detection on the front camera

Thinnest smartphone in the world (Who said that? Apple said that mom)

Just hoist the phone aloft and pan across the panoramic view. You get
a seamless panoramic image, suitable for framing

"More development went into the plug than did the phone," one user
comment caught my eyes

4G LTE networks does not do voice and it only does data. Then how
Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III, a 4G LTE phone, managed to do calls
and data simultaneously ? Samsung has an extra antenna. It fetched
data from the 4G LTE network at the same time when it used another
antenna to do voice

You cant swap SIM cards between i4S and i5. The iPhone 5 uses a
nano-SIM, and the older iPhones utilize a micro- SIM (large)

(Heart) Breaking News! Pricing for unlocked iPhone 5s touch sky, $700/$800/$ 900

Another brilliant comment I found online, "Apple patents the
connector, and then licenses the right to make chargers, docks, etc.
This way, Apple even gets a cut of the sale of third party
accessories. They're cornering a whole extra revenue stream at the
expense of the waste and cost to consumers from needing duplicate
cables and chargers and so on"

Siri still doesnt cater configuration requests, such as "Turn
Bluetooth on," or "Turn ringer off" etc, but does book a restaurant
through OpenTable etc. She doesnt tweak core settings yet

Pictures taken simultaneously while video recording aren't 8
megarpixel shots. They are screen captures of the video itself (aspect
ratio is different and the image quality is weak)

Flyovers only available for large cities, and again not for all of them

Apps do load quicker

It gets warm, when using 4G LTE for flyover in the Maps, calls and Facetime etc

Considering JavaScript performance and 3D graffics rendering, its
twice as fast as the iPhone 4S

Its "Facetime", and its posh presentator AT&T; your required to have a
specific plan to enable FaceTime over cellular

A smartphone is not always about its specs. Its the power of its eco
system and the finest components that will never fail you. Iphone's
platform was the first of its kind which nearly hammered platforms
with (Cr)apps and still stand out of the rest as the best

The 9-pin can be plugged in either way. Its reversible

Every part of the software is rewritten or retouched

The A6 processor is custom-designed to be smaller and more power efficient

Sturdy iCloud integration for music playback via iTunes Match

No option to open web pages in multiple different browsers

Wile iOS 6 is available for any of 3GS, 4, 4S, Siri and Panorama will
ride only on iPhone 5 and 4S

Autobrightness adjustments performance or Ambient Sensor enhanced. It
will find the right brightness balance effectively than an i4

A good update to the iphone 4 and marginal for the 4S

Web and iCloud-connected apps loads up faster

Restaurants and local stores; Yelp ratings and reviews are briskly
shown (not available on Google's Maps app for iphone)

Google's built-in Maps search is more posh than the new Yelp one

The third microphone takes care of audio improvement, enhancing voice
quality, speakerphone quality and adding improved noise cancellation

Wideband Audio; none of the U.S. carriers of the iPhone 5 will support it

Slow motions are smooth than before

A layer is removed from the screen but no harm yet. Its still as crisp
and fast-responding as before

With new mail app you cannot sync your GMail contacts (use Exchange to sync)

Some movies still have letterboxing (shot in the superwide CinemaScope
aspect ratio; 21:9)

Video zoom ins with a tap on the screen

Strict iCloud restrictions

Web pages load quickly

Shared Photo Streams; you can share photos with friends or make your
sisters photos public and take revenge

You remember Symbian second edition phones which vomited all apps
located inside folders when the memory card was removed and
reinserted? (though there was a Python app to cure that) A similar
issue exists in the iOS6 which can be observed when sync through
itunes to replicate your i4

Ergonomics are not that great

The cable looks fragile

Connector is not sturdy

In the Maps app, traffic stats may go missing

Cannot set a limit on data usage (like in Android). LTE can be a pitfall

Safari sometimes loads the cached page instead of refreshing it

No Viruses or Malwares

No fakes that pull user data unbeknown to user

Heavily depends on iTunes

Custom Vibration alerts

It isnt a global LTE phone. LTE roaming is still not possible

44 percent extra color saturation

A boyfriend took his girlfriend to a football game. On the way back
home, the boy asked how was the game from the girl.

"All I heard was quarter back! Quarter back", she replied, "Hello, its
only 25 cents!"

All folks talk fanatically about how app developers will take the
advantage of the added space. Hello! its just 0.5 inches!

There are some camera apps that provide Panorama modes but Apple's
move is the most fine tuned of all

Geekbench score of 1,628, SunSpider scoring an average of 924ms
(guardian.com), its the king of benchmarks

A Passbook API for custom apps to fork into

Maps does show traffic

Wifi doesnt keep pace with LTE. Switching to it instead of Wifi will
be your first concern (when you discover it) even at an expensive
rate. Excessive usage, expensive rates!. A data cap or a bottle neck?

Regarding the battery, still Droid Razr Maxx is the king

Bookmarks arent visual thumbnails like Android offers. In Safari its
just a flat list

iPhone 5 as an hot spot, it gives as strong results as an iPad. Now
tethering charges and data usage fees

Photos added to the Photo Stream appear within 30 seconds

Photo Stream isn't as perfect as Google+ Events and furthermore bit dry

The very top and bottom of the rear is still glass

When compared to other platforms, iOS 6 lacks aesthetics

Lens are guarded with a sapphire crystal glass

The colors are now more saturated but not too oversaturated like most
AMOLEDs. The most interesting fact is, its not so accurate either

A nice readability under sun light

Superb viewing angles

There's distortion with voices when use the speakerphone (keep reading)

A slightly weaker signal strength on Sprint when compared to other
Sprint devices

No continuous focus, only touch focus

Support for the videos playback out of the box is limited to videos
encoded in MPEG-4

Earpods headphones, feels loose in the ear

Videos recorded in low light conditions easily gather noise

A capture rate of 24 frames per second though its 29 on paper

The black surface may gather up fingerprints and skin oil easily that
are difficult to clean

Click options in the camera view and select Panorama, iPhone will
guide you through the rest and will even warn you if you move too fast

The notifications panel lets user post messages to Facebook or Twitter
and thats it. Nothing new other than that in the notification area

Three microphones and beamforming, the reciever hears a hell out from
the calling party

World thought Iphone 5 will shake the world or tear it down into two
pieces, send a cold shockwave through spines of every man, cure
cancer, boil pancakes without real pans, bring back Steve Jobs into
life, pay the national debt of Greece, float itself on air without
human intervene and finally bring world peace and put an end to all
civil wars. Worse, I know few who had plans to set a nuke on fire with
it and throw off there inherited worn out grandpa lighters away. As it
turns out, all rendered futile

The "passes" of Passbook are location-sensitive and shown directly on
your lock screen

New dock doesnt support iPod Out. Sell your BMW that came with that
expensive dock

Its "Lightning" but really based on USB 2.0

Wifi a/b/g/n compatible and dual-band. You can drop jammed 2.4GHz to
get more from 5GHz

The Siri-driven restaurant reservation system is only available in the
US, Canada and Mexico

No live tiles and widgets. Boring. Now with most smart phones the case
is most functions are happening in the lock screen. But with iphone
you have to dig deep into apps and folders to have a look into live

NFC would have made the Passbook much better

The tactile king is still Nokia's Lumia 800

A friction to the edges and the metal back. Its less likely to slip

One layer laid off from the screen. It can be confusing at first

The "Panorama" cannot go beyond 28MBs a scene

One layer is off and its just like your touching a very sexy Pixelized
version of Kate winslet itself with your dumb ass thumbs, only a layer
of pixels deep. A screen intervene is null (no, not that saucy still
from the ship that sunk leaving her ashore)

Its Hanuman! No its Ravan! No its Rama! No actually its iphone's
Panorama! Samsung Panoramas forces user to stay focussed! Just
kidding. Samsung Panoramas force user to stay in one place and move
the camera around. With iphone you can even move yourself. After all
its made in states where the freedome is the most talked about thing.
With that levels of shooting freedom, they have built the true
"Democratic Shot".

Siri wont serve cricket

In the offline mode of Safari, links remain as links unlike Androids
dead links in lethargic PDF like offline docs

Web pages are served swiftly

You cannot flyover most residential areas and less significant or less
storied arenas

No traffic warnings

Maps lack the infografic layers of Google Maps that can be applied for
individual uses

Map's loading is swift unlike Google's. Zooming is smooth and image
processing is brisk

Siri can now easily pick up your words even when the atmosphere is
crowded or noisy

Siri still dates Google as its still not outdated in the area of
search. Siri does Google things if the queries are too stupid and
cannot be interpreted herself. Love or hate?

The new handset is not for "Lets try it again" attitude. If you
disliked the way iphone behaved in the past, you wont like it this
time either

The greenish hue issue of the display of 4S is fixed

Panoramas wont be always perfect. Be prepared to have few freaked out ones

Eight Reminders on one screen (it was five on the iPhone 4S)

In the Mail app, you can preview 6 mails with one line text of each

The extra length spaces for more text above the virtual keys

The extra screen height; pop ups will be bearable

Apple took 5 years to give that extra 0.5 inches of screen

Fits in the pants

The extra pixels cover a bit more of faces on phone calls

An easier grip

The screen is tall but not wide

UI still hasn't changed. Looks like a first gen Ipod touch

For most, iphone was way ahead of the competition when it was first
launched. Now its just catching up

What matters most beside its design gimmic is how well it will perform when it
comes to cellular and GPS signal strength with all that aluminium trunkage

IOS 6 on i4S? On an 800MHz and a
512MB RAM set? It will be bit sluggish

Docs will be furnished with more space beside the virtual keyboard

Landscape-oriented video playback (larger size and less letterboxing)

Samsung's S Beam transfers data between NFC devices

Improved call-management tools

App and iTunes Stores redesigned

Video out isn't supported by that new adapter (a Lightning-to-VGA or
Lightning-to-HDMI cable will be required)

"An entire city is in the ocean, a farm has been labeled as an
airport, highways end in the middle of
nowhere and a hospital now covers the entire center of British city
Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's home" Yahoo reports on Maps app

Apps that uses Google Maps/data, will be redirected to Apple's new map venture

Free turn-by-turn navigation

Name your home with a pseudo (any name other than "Home") as a
security measure. Otherwise it will be easier for thieves to track you
down to your dining room or somewhere more inconvenient

Siri isnt AI-the-perfect, you dont have to bother about the context of
what you command

Siri's dictation isn't perfect (Now I've got two shes that everytime
get the opposite of what I command. Wow! They say Steve Jobs is a
visionary. For whats sake? They say he had a passion for electronics
and used to screw things since he was a child)

Details such as road names seems greater

Data transmission speeds are reportedly at or above comparable Android
LTE devices

Switching between 3G and 4G connectivity, the iPhone 5 does an
excellent job at finding and keeping signals

The Maps app does public transportation directions, but in a different
way. When you click on that bus-shaped icon, it directs you to do a
search for "Routing Apps" in the App Store and you'll be redirected to
a list of apps that offer you public transit information (though non
exists at the time)

Maps will list some important POIs, mostly gas stations and
convenience shops etc

You can send texts or emails, or make phone calls with her without
unlocking the phone

She does weather forecasts and stock prices too

Reportedly, AT&T is still honoring grandfathered unlimited plans for
those who bought the original iPhone. Better stick with AT&T

If it is wires that matters most to you such as Lightning, go wireless

"If iphone doesnt do what I want, there is still one option, "Early
Termination," when I convinced my wife, she demanded two tickets for
the new flick (from Sylvester with Arnold)

New Lightning is nearly 20 percent
faster than previous solutions. But whether its purely a cable miracle
or internal hardware marvel is unknown

Video capturing seems to gather more noise than before

Public transports dismissed but you can get directions for driving or
walking (if you were just confused over all this public transportation
missing link)

3D flyover, just a two-finger swipe away

Apple executives say the smaller "Lightning" connector allowed it to
make the iPhone 5 and new iPod Touch thinner. Now I get it!

AT&T has said you'll be able to keep using your existing plan if you
upgrade to the iPhone 5

Will Strauss, an analyst at Forward Concepts, which studies chips,
says the iPhone 5's all glass and aluminum body precludes it from
using NFC

Even if your contract is up on AT&T and you have an unlimited plan,
you can still get an iPhone 5 and keep the unlimited plan

Google slashed the price of its Maps API by 88 per cent

The Panorama stitches a 360-degree wide image together. Next time you
can send a 360-degree image of your new invention to the
kickstarter.com easily

Just utter "give me directions to'" to Siri, she will transform
herself into a GPS

When you purchase the iPhone 5 through AT&T or Apple, it includes a
SIM, and you activate it with your number through iTunes. You won't
have to swap cards or go to a store either

The Apple's Facebook app API is
public, so non-Apple apps can share to Facebook too

Verizon has a larger 4G LTE coverage than AT&T and Sprint

New customers of Verizon can choose only a shared data plan (costs
more eventually. If your after Verizon, share a plan with the family
members or room mates or you can use multiple devices)

AT&T offers customers to choose a shared data plan or an individual
"tiered" plan. Better if you're on a budget

Your Facebook friends' App Store recommendations will be visible. No
need to waste time on forums asking for best apps

Older apps run letterboxed (tiny black bars on the top and bottom)

Non optimized Apps still work perfectly fine even letterboxed
,especially in portrait mode

New 16:9 aspect ratio reduces or removes letterboxing across the
screen in landscape mode

YouTube videos looks great

LTE comes with expensive rates and data caps

The landscape 16:9 aspect ratio closes to the dimensions of a standard
HDTV screen and most game console screens. Game developers will be

The bottom is freshly filled with new shiny stuff, the headphone jack,
the larger, redesigned speakers, a new type of perforated grille and a
tiny Lightning connector port

Airplay Mirroring

$649 for the 16GB with no contract

Maps replaces the lock screen image when the phone's lying idle and
when required (for turn by turn nav etc)

Snaps are lightning-fast, faster than an i4

You can capture multiple shots with quick tapping. Though its not a
multiburst, a triple-tap can shoot three photos. Something that wasnt
available in i4

Forget about LTE, international roaming is possible between 2G and 3G

Low-light pictures, grainier and lower resolution than images taken in

Slide two fingers up or down on either end of the screen, you can flyover 3Dly

Rotate the maps with two fingers

Go straight to the north by tapping a compass

The virtual keyboard in landscape mode provides more space to t[humb+t]ype

The anodized aluminum is the same as that on its MacBook laptop counterpart

Lightning port-speaker dock incompatibility

Its interesting to see that an updated HDMI adapter will be coming
soon, along with a VGA one for projectors and other displays

Analog and USB audio will flow scot free. But its a speaker dock, an
adapter and your iphone on top of them. How it will look like?

Works with USB 2.0, won't work with USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt or even Micro-USB

In landscape mode, text gets bigger and thus better because page width
stretches out. More words fit on a single line

If you go astray up or down, Panorama will tell you to keep in line

Ultimate goal of Passbook is about taking consumer activity paperless

Three variants to comply with the various 4G LTE networks around. One
for AT&T, another for Sprint and Verizon and a third to handle the LTE
networks in Europe and Asia

When you reach callers via speaker phone, they recieve a clearer call than i4

It's odd. Pages of e-books could feel more stretched

In portrait mode, document text may not seem larger

iPhone 5 doesn't look entirely different with the screen turned off

iCloud Tabs, just like Android's live synchronisation to the Chrome
Browser, which will be available with iOS 6's and Mountain Lion's
Safari. A simple synchronised list of opened tabs between the devices

Will icloud Tabs be available for users of Safari on other non-Apple
devices? Still no words

When you activate a new iPhone with your existing iCloud account, you
can still have your old gold, including photos, apps, settings and
passwords for email, calendars, Wi-Fi,and alarm times etc

Android or Windows will download your apps but you have to fill in the
settings and recreate your alarms and app settings

Turning off notifications with iOS 5 notification center was tricky.
Do Not Disturb seems to fix that. It allows to easily schedule time

From the browser to the photo gallery, there is a share button. Its an
universal list which grows, depending on what software and services
you have installed (from Facebook to your SMS messenger to Bluetooth
transfers and even Pinterest if you install it)

On carriers without LTE, the iPhone 5 will run on dual-band 3.5G HDPA+.

"I was in NYC at a Wall Street dinner and everyone put their BB's on
the table; not a single Iphone. I asked the bankers why and they said,
they are in the business of business and not the toy business" one
reader of a leading web portal commented
GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900)

3G (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100)


Touch-sensitive controls

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

16M colors

720 x 1280 pixels

4.8 inches Mumbo Jumbo display


Corning Gorilla Glass 2

TouchWiz UI v4.0, fine tuned


WLAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and DLNA

Wi-Fi Direct

Wi-Fi hotspot


microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

USB On-the-go

8 MP cam


LED flash

Simultaneous HD video and image recording

Touch focus

Image stabilization

1080p video recording @30fps

Secondary 1.9 MP cam which captures 720p videos @30fps

Android v4.0.4

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU

Mali-400MP GPU



RGB sensor

Proximity Sensor



Threaded view

Adobe Flash

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS with A-GPS support

MicroSIM card support only

TV-out (via MHL A/V link)

SNS integration


Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)

Swype Predictive text input

Stand-by Up to 590 hours on 2G and up to 790 hours on 3G

Talk time Up to 21 hours and 40 minutes on 2G and Up to 11 hours and 40 minutes on 3G

The whole the concept is 'inspired by nature', Samsung claims. Wanna proof? touch the lock screen and you'll see a little water ripple and a little water drop sound can be heard too. Natural isnt it?

All plastic. Feels cheap


It has an HD screen. But there are few other options at the market at the moment too, like Nexus, Note and One X

309ppi pixel density

Good contrast ratio

Large display

Excellent colour reproduction

Colours balanced. The thing doesnt seem so saturated or harsh like previous Super AMOLEDs

Bulky for small hands. Not for your dirty reckless sister

A more interactive lock screen

Touchwiz re-touched

The dock at the bottom of the display now houses five favourite items including the app menu

S voice needs training to be sharp tuned

Notification light

The video player supports almost every codec

Pop Up Play. You can watch a video with it while doing some other tasks by pressing icons at the corner of the video. A video playing Multi tasker

The music player as it is in the predecessor, UI not enhanced

AllShare Cast

Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal memory versions. Upto 64GB supported through microSD card. 50GB out of Dropbox and SugarSync also present, a Memorysaur!

A larger than before display. Typing served well

Three photos manually per second

20 photos in a row (at six per second) in burst mode

HDR, panorama, Smile Shot, Beauty Mode and few others present

"PlayMovies" from Google present

Music Hub

Gamer Hub

S Beam allows you to send content between phones over NFC at 300Mbps

Only Samsung I9300 handsets are capable of handling S Beam

S Beam-enabled smartphones are sparse on the market

2100mAh battery

LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi, a GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC, all inclusive

Samsung's own quad-core Exynos processor, though each core clocked at 1.4GHz, isnt as power efficient as other chips, such as Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4

The polycarbonate smartphone chassis material, the standard nowadays, isnt what you get with this

Samsung Galaxy S3 is no exception!. None of the Android devices natively Sync with Outlook's PST file. The only two software bundles which have succeeded in doing so, and correctly, are Microsoft's ActiveSync and the Blackberry Desktop so far

Zero shutter lag

Backside illuminated sensor

Its TouchWiz, updates wont roll in so fast


Non-PenTile screen, heart broken?

The subpixel density is still on par with what you got from the S II

A whole new sensor for the camera

Build up from glossy plastic, Samsung Hyperglaze coating doesnt improve the feel and the handling of the device. Finger prints not curbed well

The design is far from perfect

The display settings menu offers four different modes to choose from. Namely, Livelier dynamic, Standard, Natural and Movie. What a flexibility!. Does your ******* offer that?

Sunlight legibility is a splendour. However HD Super AMOLED isn't the brightest display around. You get a meager reflectivity which is surprisingly manageable

Wide viewing angles (Colors are lost when one reaches the extreme angles though)

Icons and text are perfectly clear, when one reaches the extreme angles though colors get a bit distortion

Ambient light Sensor

No dedicated camera key again

microUSB port can be used for both, data connections and charging.

USB host

MHL, HD TV-out connectivity

Have to purchase an adapter to use HD TV-out connectivity

You can enable a news ticker at the bottom of the lockscreen

The homescreen and the app drawer host only four icons on a row

The app drawer houses upto five icon rows

Some widgets are resizable

Can pinch to zoom out and easily manage, add, delete or rearrange homescreen panes

Can't have more than seven homescreen panes. Isnt it enough?

The performance of the camera is improved

An F/2.6 aperture unlike what we saw in the S2, F/2.65 and a focal length of 3.7 mm against the 3.97 mm of the Galaxy S II. This means bit wider viewing angles and more from your photos

Noise is well controlled

Higher resolution inclines towards a more unearthly color saturation and the "Result?", images may seem unrealistic

Q: What did the big candle said to the small candle on its birthday?
A: Your too young to go out!

Phone's backlit displays usually go out according to the time you set it to be that way. With Smart Stay, light remains as long as your eyes are glued to the screen. Next time you do something the display wont dim or cut it out in the middle of the _______

When you're fiddling with contacts, reading or writing a message to a contact, and suddenly decide calling is the better option than mere texting, do a "Direct call". Just take the phone close to your ear at the very instance and your done

New cool gesture controls,

(A) Shake it! It will detect nearby Bluetooth devices, update emails, news or weather apps.

(B) Double-tap on the top of the device, you will be taken to the top of a scrollable list.

(C) Turn the phone over! It mutes calls, kill media and radio playback

(D) A hand sweep across the screen will capture Screenshots

(E) Hold the palm against the screen, it will pause the media playback. Yikes!, it will plast a big ugly palm print on the screen though

(F) Hold finger against the display and rotate the phone to landscape mode. The camera is accessed from the lock screen

At times the responsiveness of the S voice is bit laggy

Can grab 720p videos using the front-facing cam

S Voice - the voice commando of the Galaxy S3 and the arch nemesis of the Siri. You can voice command it to accept or reject calls, take pictures, set alarms and search the big G etc

Pop up play is a thing to consider. It plays videos in separate windows, which is draggable around and resizable. While sinking the Titanic, it will text or surf too

An innovative eye-tracking method, "Smart Stay". It will track your eyes when looking at the display, and dim it when you're not

When you have missed calls and messages, the "Smart alert" will notify it, vibrating exactly when you pick it up without knowing what was going on while you were fishing away from the phone

The average bitrate of the 720p videos that you take with the front cam is 12Mpbs and even they are accompanied with stereo sound too

Images even taken in the burst mode, are of full 8 MP resolution

S Beam allows you to share all sorts of media via NFC. But it actually uses WiFi to transfer data swiftly

Take near full- resolution pictures (these are cropped to an aspect ratio of 16:9)

The S voice is reluctant of too much detailed or lengthy demands

The Pop up player is brisk enough to handle both videos in a seperate window and other tasks at the other hand

With S Beam you can even transfer webpages and contacts

S Beam provides only the stock "Android Beam" functionality

Truth speaking, S III's actual capturing capabilities are capped at a maximum of 20 consecutive shots. Its said to be capable of capturing full resolution shots at 3.3fps for much longer than what it delivers now

HD video recording delivered without any delay

During video recording you can also shoot full- res 16:9 snaps

The Buddy photo feature automatically recognises people from your contact profiles and enables the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III to tag pictures accordingly

Easier to hold and less likely to slip even when your taking snaps

Heavier than the S2

The Smart Stay will drain your battery life

The S voice even works when music is playing

The S voice wont answer you back

Pop up player's seperate video window is very tiny

The Pop Up Player is the best bet for video conferencing while doing some essential tiny tasks

An optical zoom is absent

You wont notice even a slight lag when switching between home screens and launching apps

You can pre-configure photos to be automatically sorted out and placed in ideal groups based on such criteria as faces, contacts or location

All Share PLay, wireless transfer to all other connected devices

The camea app will deliberately choose the best shot from a bunch of photos taken with the Burst Mode, analysing smile detection, blink detection, contrast and blurring

Face Zoom, tap on a face when shooting a crowd shot and the camera will zoom in automaticlly.

The Social Tag instinctly figure out faces from any pics and automatically offer to text the image to the people featured in the image. But be careful, it wont fix Moods

'Buddy Photo Share', displays social media profiles directly on a photograph when those faces are recognised


No black version

Outdated design

Wireless charging

Allshare Cast which lets you put whatever is on your screen on a larger display like a TV

The Best Shot mode only takes eight photos to choose the best one from

The 4G doesn't work with the Exynos. In States they will be selling it with the 4G compatible snapdragon CPU. US snapdragon version is only a Dual Core

Wide-angle lens

Blink detection

Majestic audio quality

Really slim

Full Flash compatible web browser

File manager preinstalled

The best JavaScript performance by a phone browser, beats HTC One S, New Apple iPad and HTC One X

The Mali-400MP inside the Galaxy S III beats both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2's SGX 543MP2

The Galaxy S III shows the best 3D performance by an Android


S-Beam doesn't require any setup like Bluetooth

The device is already rooted. Custom ROMs will overflow

The HTC One X is sugar coated in polycarbonate unibody, screen is brighter, has a non-PenTile LCD and comes as a dual-core Krait processor version as well as a 4G LTE one for AT&T

Smart Stay, Direct call, S Beam, Burst shot and S Voice have already set trends

The HTC One S has a metalic unibody

Announced Optimus LTE2 will be equipped with 2GB RAM and a 4.7" 720p TrueHD screen

Huawei's Ascend D quad will bring a Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus

The D Quad XL comes with a gigantic 2500mAh battery

Bluetooth transfer rate is 21Mbps

WiFi is compatible with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands

Twin AllShare functions, AllShare Play (to transfer data and multimedia files to your notebook or PC) and AllShare Cast (to stream things to and from different type of gadgets with monitors like TV or computer over DLNA

Double tap, pinch zooming, two-finger tilt zoom, all still awaiting your fiddlings in the browser

Browser is empowered with Multiple tabs, text reflow, find on page and tabs view

The stock Galaxy S III browser plays 1080p Flash videos

With the Incognito mode, you can surf the web in rose. It doesnt log history or store cookies

Social hub centralizes email accounts, social networking backgrounds and IM accounts

SocialHub shows all incoming messages as one list

In the SocialHub, messages can be filtered by message source

US music dominance is over and King of Pop is officially declared dead. But still you can try dry Yankee Chanks on "Music Hub". You can have 30 seconds long previews of any song before buying any junks which are flavoured with dazzling dumb jackass visuals

Readers Hub is gone and here comes the Google's Play Books store

Game Hub lets you try-before-you-buy

The GameHub houses titles by Gameloft and EA (not available on the Google Play Store)

The almighty Polaris Office preinstalled

The Polaris comes with a PDF viewer, act as a file manager and also can be integrated with Google Docs or Box.net

Polaris editables include, text style, justification, paragraph formatting, bullets and for the first time creating tables

Excel file editor includes a formula wizard, option to resize rows/columns, border style, merge cells and few more

The advent of S Memo from the Galaxy Note;
The Memo app is fully equipped with a rich set of tools and let you do drawings

You can buy a specially designed display-friendly ball pen sold by Samsung exclusively for the delightful Memo app

S Diary lets attach pictures to the text

The built in YouTube app doesnt keep pace with the resolution the stock browser's flash player provide

With A-GPS turned off, GPS receiver takes few minutes to get a satellite lock

Voice-guided navigation

When you plan a route to stride on with the GPS app, Navigation caches the needed maps beforehand and keeps them in stock. So a data connection is only required when you initiate the planning of the path. The Reroute option enables you to detour off the pre determined course without connecting to the Net

Can send and fetch contacts to the SIM and from the SIM

The imported contacts from the SIM arent displayed along with the phone memory entries

Lag in boot

The phone book finds and joins duplicate contact entries

A kiss from Russia;
You can translate just composed message into a totally different language or translate a message you recieved that is natively in Greek to a language your more convenient at

During a call, you can take a note, use the keypad, mute, hold the call or add another call to the ongoing conversation if necessary

The built in email app handles multiple POP or IMAP inboxes and comes with a combined inbox, which centers all mail in a single directory

The native Gmail app supports multiple Gmail accounts, but lacks a single inbox

The QWERTY keyboard offers very handy keys that are big enough to strike with fury when your cheated

In landscape mode, the keyboard fills up a huge chunk of the display. Compromised!

The incoming calls can be assigned a specific vibration pattern from available onces or custom made onces

Chapter preview enables user of previewing chapters in videos with lively playing thumbnails

All eight video thumbnails in the video player will be playing at the moment your staring at them dumbfounded

When Buddy Share fails, you can manually highlight faces and guide it to do the job

SoundAlive audio- enhancing also resides in the video player

Video player supports .WMV, .AVI, DivX, XviD, .MP4 .MKV

Can record radio broadcasts

The Radio app lets you save 8 stations as favorites

In the Radio mode, you cannot turn on the loudspeaker without the headset hitched. It works as the antenna. You know what it means?, its Mono

Smart Dial Voice dialing is powered by S Voice

My files file manager reads the memory card and the internal storage but doesnt favour the system drive

Volume levels, when hooked to an external amplifier are not that good

The music player is accompanied by the sound-enhancing SoundAlive techo, which houses the 7.1 channel virtualization

High Resolution, FullHD files, how large or small they are, Galaxy S3 plays them all

HDR mode for high-contrast scenes

When the Social tag identify a face in a photo, their social status can be seen on screen. You can call or message the person in person too

Photos are bit greeny

Finds the right white balance even indoors under artificial light circumstances

The split view in the message department and the email app, allocates the left side of the screen to a list of emails and messages and the right side to the corresponding message. But still reading from a half of the screen is still a mess

Equalizer presets and a custom one

Both video player and music player feature DLNA. You can play tracks on your own player and tracks reside on nearby devices through WiFi

There is a limit to resizing of widgets. Most widgets are pre defined a minimum and a maximum resizable size

The bitrate of recorded HD videos is about 17-18Mbps. There will be no traces of compression

Swipes in the phonebook; right swipe for quick dialing or simply left swipe for messaging

Click the home key twice, the voice control will be in action

Volume rocker

Stereo crosstalk will be having business in when you plug in a pair of headphones. But a remarkable overall performance

Live Wallpapers; The News wall brings a slideshow of headlines, Stock wall does the stock quotes while Photo wall will fetch photos from the Gallery

A smart search option in messages area. It finds the saucy message that your ______ just sent you, if you do the search with the right or exact keywords that your wife may use. It wont get lost in the wild forest of other messages and get caught by wrong hands, audience or draw unhealthy attention

A big tap to compose box.

Either S Voice or Google's native voice recognition app can be used for texting instead of typing

Music square; the new mood fixer

The camera uses the same field of view either you're recording 1080p or 720p videos

The video subtitle files are well catered. Each time you play a subtitled video you dont have to name the relevant subtitle file so that it bear the same name as the video file. It shows a list of subtitle files that available and let you pick the right one

With the Menu key, you can conduct a Google search. But it needs a long press

Hold the Home key down for a while, the task switcher will pop up

The app drawer features a tab that lets you drop widgets to the homescreen with an ease

The zoomed-out view in the app drawer enables the user rearrange pages easily

A "Remove all" button in the Task Manager

A second clock on the lockscreen, will show off while roaming

You can hide apps

S Voice is capable of understanding English, French, Spanish, Korean, Italian and German dishes. But better dont go too far. Its still premature

When adding recipients to messages, as soon as you type names or numbers, a list of matching contacts names or numbers are displayed

Tap on a contact, all the available details are displayed

The second tab in the Phonebook shows the accumulated social data of contacts including updates etc

S Voice does the work of a calculator too

The S voice can be activated by voice. Just try "Hi Galaxy" or "Hi Buddy" (it supports custom made onces too, but put your stinky custom tailored trousers away from it)

The S voice can solely depend on voice commands from the very activating. But it severely drains the battery

You can S voice and drive but dont drink meanwhile

S Voice does search the net, make calls, send texts, do notification area toggles, control the music player, look up weather and traffic , set timers and alarms, snooze them, launch apps, take pictures (just say "Cheese!" when your in the cam app), update social status and look up facts

While dictating S voice to write things down, dont overload it with all the fancy command stuff in your head. It will crash on your palm

The speech to text transcription doesnt come close to Siri

The fact machine; the Wolfram Alpha which empowers Siri's answers, is in charge of handling S voice's factology. In case your curious, it only pulls out the relevant databits out of Alpha and will show you more details only if you have the necessity to have a look at more. It totally differs from Siri which pulls all the information once

With the built in Gmail app you can archive, label and delete emails in batch. In inbox, swiping left or right makes it easy to move between messages

Can do voice commands right on the lockscreen

The video player has three crop modes. Tune in until one fits your taste and the screen most

Full fledged PowerPoint presentations are served (and editable too)

Task switcher provides a screen shot for each running app

No dedicated search button

To kill an app in the Task Switcher, all you have to do is swipe the app left or right

Can view newly downloaded apps seperate in App Drawer

From now on, your editing on a 4.8-inches large HD Super AMOLED display. It will be easier than with any other tiny display to do that

Vector maps are lighter. Wont eat much data

Kies Air; it connects to Wi-Fi or will create a Wi-Fi hotspot if necessary and hand over you an URL generously. Type it in the address bar of your PC web browser and then onwards, you can manage contacts, messages, compose messages, view images, videos, brows files from your very desktop browser

In the app drawer, you can rearrange icons or list them alphabetically

No one click access to the task switcher, have to press and hold the home button

The Google Play Store is easy to navigate than ever before with easy to scrollable tabs and categories like featured, top paid, top free, top grossing, top new paid, top new free and trending etc

Some of the Apps in the Google Play Store has demo videos too

You can also figure out how dominant or capable of apps are by checking out comments, ratings and the number of downloads in the Store

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