Even though we know that Samsung and Sony have two new flagship handsets soon to hit the market, with the Xperia Z being the first in a few days time and the yet to be announced release date for the Galaxy S4, we thought this was a perfect time to have another look at the Galaxy S3 and the Sony Xperia V. We also know that Apple will release a new smartphone later this year, so thought we would also offer a recap on the iPhone 5.
Now you may think this is a little late to be looking at these handsets once again, but sales of all three are still pretty good, and even when Samsung release their newest flagship handset you can guarantee that sales of the S3 will still be pretty impressive.
In the video above you will see that the Galaxy S3 has been pitted against the Sony Xperia V. It’s nice to see two phones look so different while both look very simple in their design. What we love about this video review is how personal it is, so going into detail about who these phones are aimed at just by their looks, and that’s even before she gets to all the good stuff – those all important specs.
While you may think that the Galaxy S3 is a far better device than the Xperia V because of its quad-core processor, we can’t help but feel that the design and build quality of the latter helps keep it in the fight.
When we looked at the S3 and the iPhone 5 a lot of attention was given to the materials used, with many people hating the plastic finish of the former. However, Samsung was quick to defend their handset and say that it is made from polycarbonate, which is far more advanced than most plastics. I’ve been guilty of that in the past, although I still prefer the aluminum finish of the iPhone 5.
When you look at the specs of the Samsung and Apple smartphones you would assume that the former would win out, but this is not the case as we pointed out that the iPhone performed far better in several tests.
If you are still looking to get your hands on a smartphone that is already well into its life cycle (apart from the 2 month old Xperia V) which of the three would you choose and why?