Galaxy S3 better than iPhone 5 on paper

By Alan Ng - Sep 17, 2012

We knew it wouldn’t take long for Samsung to respond to Apple’s iPhone 5 event and without wasting any time, Samsung has sent out a specs comparison flyer essentially reminding consumers that the Galaxy S3 is still the superior handset.

The Galaxy S3 is already available to buy right now of course, with the iPhone 5 expected to launch in the US and other selected countries on September 21st. Samsung are confident that their device already matches the new iPhone 5 in specs, but a new banner advert released by the company suggests that they actually have the better device on paper.

The Korean manufacturer has sent out the ad, titled ‘It doesn’t take a genius’, and compiled the list of main features offered by the Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5. As you can imagine, the ad favors the Galaxy S3 in a big way, although there’s no denying that some of the features on the Galaxy S3 do outweigh those offered on the iPhone 5.

For example, Samsung touts a bigger screen, bigger amount of RAM, bigger resolution, more standby and talk time as just some of the advantages that the Galaxy S3 has over the iPhone 5. There’s even a little dig thrown in there when Samsung references Apple’s new Lightning connector as ‘a totally different plug’.

While Apple’s iPhone 5 feature list stops at 13, as imagined by Samsung, the Galaxy S3 continues to list specs with a total of 27 – the last advantage being a removable battery on the Galaxy S3. There’s also another reminder that the new iPhone still doesn’t have NFC capabilities.

It will be interesting to see if Apple decides to respond to the ad once it goes live – we expect they will and it will be surprising given the recent animosity between the two giants if they don’t launch some sort of response. Check out the flyer for yourself and let us know what you think of it.

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