Now that the Samsung Galaxy S3 mobile phone has officially launched across the UK, iPhone fans eagerly await to see how Apple will respond against its biggest smartphone rival. Will the Apple iPhone 5 silence Samsung Galaxy S3 fans with awe and jealousy or will Samsung’s flagship smartphone for 2012 triumph as handset of the year? Mobile talk doesn’t get much more exciting than the Apple vs Samsung rivalry. If the Apple wants to be victorious, here’s how they could advance from their 2011 Apple iPhone 4S release, to produce a handset greater than the S3. This is the Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3, let battle commence!.
Bigger iPhone screen size
The Apple iPhone series has traditionally maintained a 3.5 inch display. Will the Apple iPhone 5 buck the trend to compete with the larger screens of the Android Market? Demand for large displays is at an all-time high as users watch more multimedia on their smartphones. As you can expect, a larger display size means a bigger iPhone case to hold it.
Perhaps Apple could take a leaf from the Samsung Galaxy S series. Even though the S3 has a 4.8 inch display, half an inch bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S2, the handset is only marginally bigger due to its trimmed bezel and surrounding area around the handset. If the Apple iPhone 5 adopted this approach, a 4 inch screen could be expected without a major change in handset size.
Quad core processing power
The flagship handsets for 2012 are powered to the max with quad core processors. The Samsung Galaxy S3 easily outmuscles the Apple iPhone 4S with its 1.4GHz quad core processor vs 1GHz dual core. Even budget smartphones for 2012 such as the Sony Xperia U now come equipped with an equal processing power to Apple’s A5 iPhone 4S CPU chip.
The launch of the New iPad back in March, saw Apple announce the A5X processing chip; a dual core processing chip capable of quad core graphics. Rumours of the new iPhone 5 suggest Apple are developing an A6 chip which achieves quad core multitasking. Expect to see a quad core Apple iPhone 5 for 2012 to compete vs the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X.
After being introduced to Siri at the Apple iPhone 4S party, we were initially impressed by his friendly personality and witty humour. If you own an iPhone don’t forget to ask him who lives in a pineapple under the sea! Android handsets have had the ability to understand speech demands for a while and the latest unveiling of S-Voice on the Samsung Galaxy S3 truly outsmarts Siri.
The advantage of S-Voice on the S3 is that it’s a more human interaction. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is always listening for your next command. It’s the perfect companion if you want to access your contacts whilst driving; truly hands free. Just shout and the S3 will perk up to attention. When the S3 alarm clock sounds, you can mumble about wanting to snooze for a few more precious minutes. It’s those special touches which make the Samsung Galaxy S3 features designed for humans. Siri on the iPhone is a nice touch, but the current version just doesn’t flow like the Samsung Galaxy S3. If Apple want to conquer Samsung in the iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3 head to head, Siri needs to be more than just an app, and flow throughout the whole user interface of the Apple iPhone 5.
Siri also needs to be specific to the UK in the Apple iPhone 5. Essential features such as business search are currently restricted to American users only. Let’s hope the new Siri learns the importance of British knowledge for its UK iPhone 5 fan base.
As the latest Android handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 roll out with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, iPhone users are keen to get their hands on the latest iOS 6 features for the Apple iPhone 5.
At the iOS 6 announcement, Apple championed the evolution of iOS as the latest update packs many exciting new features. Expect to see NFC capabilities on the iPhone 5 as Passbook lets users store all their electronic coupons and boarding passes in a single place.
iOS 6 also rebrands their mapping service with iOS Maps that offers turn by turn spoken navigation, location based search results and stunning aerial 3D views. With deeper Facebook integration and Facetime available over a mobile network, expect the Apple iPhone 5 to offer a more seamless mobile phone user experience.
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