iPhone 5 Compared To The Other Top Smartphones


The iPhone 5 has just been released; it’s now Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone on the market competing with the other flagship smartphones from Samsung, Motorola, and Nokia. So let’s take a look at how the iPhone 5 compares to the Samsung Galaxy SIII (GS3), Motorola Droid RAZR HD (RAZR), and Nokia Lumia 920 (Lumia) in a variety of areas.

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First is the physical comparison. the iPhone weighs in at 3.9 oz with a 4-inch screen with an 1136×640 resolution. The GS3 has a whopping 4.8-inch screen with a 1280×720 resolution and weighs 4.7 oz. The RAZR has a slightly smaller screen at 4.7-inches with the same resolution but it is definitely heavier at 5.1 oz. With a 1280×768, 4.5-inch screen the Lumia is the heaviest of the bunch at 6.5 oz. The iPhone has its new and unique lightning connector for syncing while the other three all use a microUSB.

Now on to the internals of the mobile machines. Powering the iPhone is Apple’s own dual-core A6 and the rest use a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4. As for storage, the iPhone and GS3 both have 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB options but the GS3 has a microSD slot for expanded storage as well. The RAZR only has a 12GB option with a microSD for expandable storage, and the Lumia has a single 32GB option with no expandable storage. Every one of these smartphones has Wifi, 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE support. The iPhone comes running iOS 6 out of the box, the GS3 and the RAZR run Android 4.0.4, and the Lumia shall be released as the first smartphone running Windows Phone 8.

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Other important information includes battery life and camera specs. The battery life of the iPhone is set at 225 hours of standby time or 8 hours of 3G talk time. The GS3 has an incredible 790 hours standby time or near 12 hours of 3G talk time. The, unfortunately, RAZR has yet to announce its given battery life but will hopefully be announced by its release. The Lumia has a fair battery life of 300 hours of standby or 10 hours of 3G talk time. Each device has an 8-megapixel sensor with LED flash and autofocus; however, one of the Lumia’s big claim to fame is its Pureview optical image stabilization and great low-light photography.

Finally, the iPhone 5 is available for pre-order this Friday starting at $199 for a 16GB model with $100 more per each storage size. The GS3 is available now for $99.99 + a $35 carrier fee. The RAZR will be $199 when it is finally released, estimated to be the end of the year. The Lumia has yet to announce any sort of pricing or release date, the hope for Nokia is by Q4 of 2012.

What phone is the greatest on the market? Let us know your opinion or if you know of any other great super phones, tell us in the comments below.

[via Mashable]


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  • http://www.facebook.com/SaadXT Saad Ali

    What about HTC One X ?


    GS3,,according to me,,,

  • http://www.facebook.com/luismeechen Luis H. Valdés Meechen

    lumia 920 me encanta es tan diferente a los demas

  • Joey

    The CPU for SAMSUNG Galaxy S3 is Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 and not Dual Core as entered in your specifications chart thus making it faster and superior than the iphone.

    • CG002

      No. The one in the US only has 2 cores.

      • Matthew Wilson

        The 4G variants have the Dual Core to save on battery life while the 3G variants have Quad Core. However, Korea (and now Australia it seems) will be getting Quad Core 4G variants.

  • Kirstin

    Here in NZ it costs $1399 for a 64GB. You Americans are lucky

  • pradeep

    GS3 is top of all it seems and and durable with big screen and slim design and green os android ..awesome gaming expereince

  • CG002

    Hmm.. Difficult cho… oh wait, no, definitely the 920.

  • eSkiSo

    Isnt the Samsung Galaxy S III a quad-core?

    • http://www.facebook.com/carlos.j.aragon.o Carlos Aragón

      Yes, but not all models, Here is Costa Rica the GS3 is brought by Carrier ICE, CLARO and MOBISTAR with the quad-core version :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tommi-Henriksen/1440962761 Tommi Henriksen

    Even Woz says the iphone 5 is now just as good as tha competition, and only 3 times the price…

  • Cindy

    Well.. Aren’t you an idiot..

    • http://www.facebook.com/carlos.j.aragon.o Carlos Aragón

      Looks like a freaking Chart explaining that the Iphone has nothing new to offer except for overpriced products wasn’t enough to make him understand, Apple is like a religion lol

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  • MetalMutt

    I’d like to know where your getting the GS3 for $99…AT&T wants $199 on upgrade!!!

  • ela

    Samsung Galaxy SIII… The best

  • mediamaven

    The Lumia 920 may be the best thing to ever happen to Microsoft. It does everything the other phones do, but uses the same desktop operating system as most businesses and takes incredible photos. I saw one in the wild after it was announced. Amazing.