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Samsung Galaxy S3 or Apple iPhone 5 – which should you wait for?

They are without doubt the biggest phones of the year, and neither one of them is even on the market yet.

The success of the Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4S has meant that we’re all waiting with baited breath for the follow-ups.

There has been plenty of speculation about what exactly these next-gen smartphones are going to offer us. Whether any of it comes true remains to be seen, but we do know one thing – they are both going to be very impressive.

But which one will better, and which one should you wait for? The delayed launch of the Galaxy S3 (compared to the S2 anyway) means that we should see the two devices released a little closer together.

Samsung Galaxy S3

Despite not making an appearance at MWC – one of the biggest dates in the tech calendar – it seems we can’t stop talking about the Galaxy S3.

And some new leaks touting the ‘final specs’ of the S3 have only fuelled the debate. The latest reports suggest we’ll be seeing a bumper 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos processor, as well as 2GB of RAM.

Not only that, but the leaks suggest a bigger screen at 4.8 inches – delivering a 1080p resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio display.

This is likely to be the first of the two devices to be released, and if these specs materialised then Apple will have a lot to live up to.

Apple iPhone 5

But we’re sure Apple is up to the task. There have been fewer details about the specs of the iPhone 5, as the device’s release still quite far off.

But rumours abound that we’ll see a quad-core A6 chip under the bonnet, a larger screen than the iPhone 4S, and 4G internet.

There is no doubt that both smartphones will be a real step up, but there is unlikely to be much between the two when it comes to specs. So the one you wait for will come down to a choice of environments more than anything else.


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