For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the Apple iPhone 4S, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The iPhone 4S comes with a 3.5 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 640 x 960 pixels resolution.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm dimensions and weighs 133 grams. The iPhone 4S comes with 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm dimensions and weighs 140 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is equipped with a 1.4 GHz quad core cortex A9 processor and Exynos 4412 Quad chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro S card.
The iPhone 4S is equipped with a 1 GHz dual core cortex A9 processor and Apple A5 chipset. It comes in 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 runs on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, which can be upgraded to the Jelly Bean version. The device has 1 GB of RAM. The iPhone 4S runs on the iOS 5 operating system, which can be upgrade to the iOS 6 an iOS 7 version. The device has 512 MB of RAM.
Both the devices sport an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 1.9 MP secondary camera whereas the secondary camera on the iPhone 4S is a VGA camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 11 hours and 40 minutes on 3G. The iPhone 4S comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1432 mAh battery , which allows for a talk time of about 8 hours on 3G.
Price in Australia
The Samsung Galaxy S3 16 GB variant is price at around AU $449.95. The iPhone 4S 8 GB variant is priced at around AU $569.95, the 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $709.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $729.95 in Australia.
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