Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 10 Ways Samsung Galaxy S III Trumps iPhone 4SBy Don Reisinger | Posted 06-28-2012
The Samsung Galaxy S III's chief advantage over the iPhone 4S has to be its screen size. The device comes with a 4.8-inch screen, dwarfing the 3.5-inch display on the iPhone 4S. Don't think it's a major difference? Try viewing a spreadsheet or watching a movie on the device and see what happens.
Apple's iPhone 4S only allows Web connections via Wi-Fi and 3G. However, the Samsung Galaxy S III comes with support for 4G. The higher-speed wireless connection is a distinguishing factor that can't be overlooked.
A Near-Retina Display
Although Apple's iPhone 4S boasts a Retina display, Samsung has been able to come close to matching the sheer number of pixels per inch on the device with the Galaxy S III. That's a major feat, considering Samsung's option comes with a much larger display. Let's see if Apple can match that in the iPhone 5.
The future of Bluetooth connectivity is officially in the hands of Bluetooth 4.0. However, just one device in this comparison -- the Galaxy S III -- supports the advanced technology. Bluetooth 4.0 offers faster, better data transmissions than previous iterations.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is shipping with the Android 4.0 operating system, but the hardware maker has put its TouchWiz platform on top of the OS. This delivers something that's far better than any other Android device and puts it in fair running against Apple's iOS.
Eye On Design
The Galaxy S III goes a long way toward matching the iPhone 4S on design cred. Some may even consider it nicer looking than its Apple counterpart.
One of the biggest complaints about the iPhone 4S has been its rear-facing camera. Realizing that, Samsung has upped the ante with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera in its Galaxy S III. According to those that have used it, the camera is the best yet in a smartphone.
Reviewers around the globe have found that the Galaxy S III offers call quality that is far superior to any other device on the market.
No Siri Advantage
Siri voice activation is a standout feature in the iPhone 4S. It's being countered in Samsung's Galaxy S III by S-Voice. Although it's not nearly as accurate as it could be, neither is Siri.
Galaxy S III comes with the Snapdragon S4 and Tegra 3 processors, arguably making it the most powerful smartphone on the market -- and far more powerful than the iPhone 4S.