PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S III vs iPhone 5s


Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench and BrowserMark


3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Standby time and Battery capacity


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Apple iPhone 5s 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S III vs iPhone 5s

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Galaxy S III
iPhone 5s

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy S III
iPhone 5s

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Galaxy S III
3.8 fps
iPhone 5s
24.7 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Galaxy S III
13.7 fps
iPhone 5s
53 fps

DxOMark photo quality How good is the phone's camera?

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S III

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S III

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Has expandable storage SD, SDHC, SDXC, microSD vs None Use storage cards to increase your phone's capacity for apps and data
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Bigger screen 4.8" vs 4" Around 20% bigger screen
More battery capacity 2,100 mA·h vs 1,560 mA·h Around 35% more battery capacity
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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Apple iPhone 5s

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Much faster graphics 24.7 fps vs 3.8 fps 6.5x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Significantly faster web browser 3,621 vs 2,543 More than 40% better BrowserMark score
Significantly better overall performance 2,523 vs 455 More than 5.5x better geekbench score
Takes higher quality photos 78 vs 73 More than 5% better DxOMark photo quality score
Takes higher quality video 72 vs 71 Almost the same
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Lighter 112 g vs 133 g More than 15% lighter
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 8.6 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S III  vs iPhone 5s 

When you combine the screen's vividness with the great contrast (black color that is completely black, not just very dark gray, as in LCD displays), multimedia consumption does get much more enjoyable, compared to the LCD experience.
Galaxy S III

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S III  vs
iPhone 5s 
Size 4.8" 4"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1136 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 305 ppi 325 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 4.3 iOS 7
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Galaxy S III  vs
iPhone 5s 
Weight 133 g 112 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 7.6 mm
Size 70.6 x 136.6 x 8.6 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Standby time 11,952 min 14,976 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h 1,560 mA·h
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