iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III: Protect Your Bubble Shares What People Really Want

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A recent survey conducted by UCAS found the most important thing for students when looking to buy a new phone was the features. 30.4% of people chose this as the most important. Follow by tariff with only 17.6%.

Wondering how the two world leaders match up, Protect Your Bubble have taken a look at the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III features in light of what consumers are really after.

MORE POWER: Going head to head strictly on the processing chips, it appears the Galaxy S III is ahead. Running a quad-core CPU on the 1.4GHz Exynos chip, the Galaxy should have plenty of processing muscle. The iPhone 5 promises twice the power of the iPhone 4 with the 6 SoC chip and the memory can be upgraded. Because screen size has to be figured into the equation, this has to be ruled a tie until more people have really put the phones to the processing test.

CAMERA: Both list an 8 megapixel camera, which means a tie. Looking beyond the megapixels, the iPhone 5 offers new image sensors and optics which make taking pictures in low-light situations easier. The Galaxy S III allows still and video at the same time. But the final quality is what matters and in that, Apple has the edge.

OS: Apple has pretty much held is operating systems close and refused to give. Apps must be approved by the company to be sold through the Apple store. Running Android, which has more apps and more developers than iOS, the Galaxy S III would appear to have the edge. But as the most popular apps always have a version for each OS, picking a winner here is a coin toss.

BIG SCREEN - At 4.8 inches, the Galaxy S III has the edge. The iPhone 5 comes in at 4 inches, only a half inch larger than the iPhone 4.

RESOLUTION: At a higher pixel density, the iPhone 5 edges ahead here. The Galaxy S III also comes in with pictures on screen that are not as sharp as the iPhone 5.

BATTERY: A chief complaint on all smartphones is the battery life. Samsung is claiming more battery life than the iPhone 5. Apple is also touting more battery life than the iPhone 4. The one area the Galaxy S III is clearly ahead is that the battery can easily be removed. The iPhone 5 battery can’t be removed.

CONNECTORS: Apple has taken a step backward in the ability to connect a smartphone to other devices. The mini USB requires a not included adaptor. But the Galaxy S III also requires a cable as well. This too is a tie.

The above list has features that every phone has, so what about ones that are phone specific? Protect your bubble also recently conducted a survey of their customers where they ask them about their most desired features. Voice control was the least desired with only 6.5% of people choosing it. A huge 20% chose wireless charging, a feature on the Samsung Galaxy S3, second only to 4G which 23% of people chose. Regardless of which phone is picked and why, they both represent a serious and significant investment. If your mobile phone gets stolen or broken beyond repair, Protect Your Bubble’s gadget insurance will have a replacement sent out to you, which is usually within 48 hours.

Protect your bubble is an online gadget insurance provider, specialising in great value insurance cover for iPhones, Smartphones, iPads, mobile phones, cameras and more.

Quotes can be obtained for your gadgets via the following URLs:
iPhone Insurance: http://uk.protectyourbubble.com/ip-iphone-insurance.html
Mobile Phone Insurance: http://uk.protectyourbubble.com/gi-mobile-phone-insurance.html
iPad Insurance: http://uk.protectyourbubble.com/ipad-insurance.html

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