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Galaxy S III Mini vs. Iphone 5

Galaxy S III Mini vs. Iphone 5

Side by Side Comparison of the leading smartphones in the world.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini versus the Apple Iphone 5

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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Apple iPhone 5
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – GSM A1428
CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA A1429
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – GSM A1428
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – CDMA A1429
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 – GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 – GSM A1429
LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA A1429
Announced 2012, October 2012, September
Status Available. Released 2012, October Available. Released 2012, September
Body Dimensions 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight 112 g
– Touch-sensitive controls
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density) 640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB No
Internal 16 GB, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Data GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
NFC Yes
Infrared port No No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, v2.0
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 720p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging
Secondary Yes, VGA Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps
Features OS Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) iOS 6
Chipset NovaThor U8420 Apple A6
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Dual-core 1.2 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics)
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 HTML (Safari)
Radio TBD No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator No
Colors White Black/Slate, White/Silver
– SNS integration – nano-SIM card support only
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player – Siri natural language commands and dictation
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player – iCloud cloud service
– Organizer – Twitter and Facebook integration
– Image/video editor – TV-out
– Document viewer – Maps
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail, – iBooks PDF reader
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa – Audio/video player/editor
– Voice memo/dial/commands – Organizer
– Predictive text input (Swype) – Document viewer
– Image viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input
Android GPS With No Data Service

Android GPS With No Data Service

Although many of us use the common and popular GPS software like Google Maps or Waze, on our Android phones. The problem happens when traveling overseas and we do not want to use data services on roaming. We are also not interested in paying $15 a day to rent a GPS from the car rental… Continue Reading

iOS 7 Jailbreak Now Available

iOS 7 Jailbreak Now Available

Although Android Update is for Android users to find the latest updates for their Android phones and tablets. Many Android phone users come to visit us on the Apple iPads. We thought we would share with our avid readers that there is now a Jailbreak available for iOS 7. This has been one of longest… Continue Reading