iPhone 5 vs. the World

Apple has just announced their latest smartphone, the iPhone 5 and it has created a lot of noise throughout the technological industry. The iPhone 5 says to have raised the “smartphone bar”. However, does it redefine the smartphone landscape? Surely, the iPhone 5 is a whole lot better than its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, but how does the iPhone 5 compare to the other smartphones?

Below is a table that compares the iPhone 5  to several other smartphones out in the market. Please note that the iPhone 5’s processor actual speed is yet to be verified, though Apple claims that it is twice faster than the iPhone 4S. That’s around 2GHz (or higher, the ARM Cortex A-15’s maxspeed is 2.5GHz) of computing power!

iPhone 5

iPhone 4S

Samsung Galaxy S3

Nokia Lumia 900


123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm


112 g

140 g

133 g

160 g


4” 1136×640 Retina Display

3.5”  960×640 Retina Display

4.8”  1280×720 HD Super AMOLED

4.3” 800×400 px AMOLED


(?) Cortex A-15, Apple A6 Chipset

1 GHz Dual-Core Cortex A9, Apple A5 Chipset

1.4 GHz Quad-Core Cortex-A9

1.4 GHz Scorpion




1 GB

512 mb

Camera (front)

1.2 mp


1.9 mp w/ HD recording


Camera (back)

8 mp w/ Autofocus + Flash

8 mp w/ Autofocus + Flash

8mp w/ Auto Focus + Flash

8mp w/ Auto Focus + Dual-LED Flash



Looking at the table, we can see that Samsung Galaxy S3 is the closest thing to iPhone 5 (only beating it in the processor speed and weight categories). If you already own an S3, you probably don’t need to switch phones. Nevertheless, it all boils down to your personal preference. I myself don’t like “lengthy” phones such as the S3 (and the iPhone 5) but that may not be a problem for you. It all depends on your preferences and also on how much money you have.

Note: You might want to check out the upcoming Nokia Lumia 920 🙂


Written by Gamebug

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