It's the ultimate dogfight battle of 2012: Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S III, arch-enemies, enter the ring for an epic dogfight throw-down.  The Apple iPhone 5 sports a dual-core Apple A6 CPU (1 GHz), 4-inch Retina Display, 8-megapixel shooter with 1080p HD video recording, 4G LTE, a 1,440 mAh battery, and iOS 6.  The Samsung Galaxy S III offers a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, 4G LTE, a 2,100 mAh battery, and Android 4.0 with TouchWiz UX.

There's no doubt - they'd both be great choices.  But this is a dogfight, and only one can emerge on top.  Will iOS or Android win the gold medal?  Part 2 of 2.

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Bugh Yuan Zhe
Bugh Yuan Zhe Apple iPhone 5!
Christopher Chu
Christopher Chu HTC Droid DNA!
William Gong
William Gong GS3!!
John Anthony
John Anthony GS3 not changing it
Ranjit Thomas
Ranjit Thomas GS3 FTW
Shiv Vachhani
Shiv Vachhani GALAXY S3
Greg Pearson
Greg Pearson Samsung Galaxy S3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John Anthony
John Anthony SAMSUNG GS3
SmithsLane this is trick question right? Apple iPhone 5. Of course
David Auster
David Auster imaronfromphonedogdotcom
Seokjun Han
Seokjun Han GS3 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jesse Cuevas
Jesse Cuevas NOT the iphone 5
Jonathan Modeste
Jonathan Modeste Galaxy S3...
Abraham Youhana
Abraham Youhana Thank god there are some intelligent people here. GS3 people!!
Liam Emrich
Liam Emrich IPHONE 5!!!!!!
Jonathan Onuluk
Jonathan Onuluk Speaking from the intelligent part of humanity hands down the GS3
Samuel Claudio
Samuel Claudio GS3
Malik Valbrun
Malik Valbrun GS3! And once the us variants get jelly bean, its the fastest fone on the market hands down
Eddie Phang
Eddie Phang I wouldn't say both are good phones, I must say the Galaxy S3 is way much better than the iPhone 5. The iPhone just acting like a bitch.
Jeffrey Brito
Jeffrey Brito Gs3 for now till the droid razr hd maxxx comes out.
Jason Mason
Jason Mason GS3
Arman Yeghiazaryan
Arman Yeghiazaryan S3 for real life.
Dwain Jackson
Dwain Jackson I like the iPhone 5 and much prefer the HTC One X to the Samsung Galaxy III
Tiger Panomthonichakul
Tiger Panomthonichakul i have sgs3,but i'd prefer sg note2!
gamlegule There is one good reason for buying and iPhone. And here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg
Connor Marty
Connor Marty I have the galaxy s3 but would have prefered the iPhone 5
Adam Skogman
Adam Skogman When can you do something with HTC? or did i miss it?
Diego Schneider
Diego Schneider Siii
Eric J. Powers
Eric J. Powers I'll never buy another apple product.
Vincent Manjuran
Vincent Manjuran samsung galaxy s3 da best, anytym
Sunil Karki
Sunil Karki Samsung galaxy s3....wooooohoooo...
Patrick Matteson
Patrick Matteson S3
Howie Eastin
Howie Eastin Galaxy s3 all the way: )
Dimitri Charmy Mikhael Margaronis
Dimitri Charmy Mikhael Margaronis Both are good phones...
Calvin Gerald Jr.
Calvin Gerald Jr. Gs3 is king thank you aaron for not being biased and brainwashed like these apple fans. very honest thank you
Manvel Recto
Manvel Recto Great unbias dogfight, Aaron! LOVE both devices and glad to see a comparison of specs from an experts point of view...
Kevin L. Lopez
Kevin L. Lopez I would agree and disagree. The iphone 5 just needs some time for the bugs to be fixed sg3 was released about 2 months ago. But it is true sg3 has more specs. Great fight tho
Alvaro Sanchez
Alvaro Sanchez No doubt GS3... no comparison with Ifail again....
Bishar Abdi
Bishar Abdi Aron, this was really really vry hard call, and yes you did it, that was one of the greatest reviews of 2012. yes, I do have both the phones and I like The S3 more because of the features and software and mulsttaksing, screen size and responses. Iphone 5 is really great but Apple didn't bring what I've expected, people need to see features ad Aron said...thanks...
Austin Boyd
Austin Boyd S3 all the way
Jose Angel Santiago
Jose Angel Santiago i have the gs3 and a friend of mine has the iphone 5. We played with both phones and guess who switching over. Let me just say that it wasnt me lol. The only thing that apple has on the gs3 is its resale value. Stupid morons will pay up to $700.00 for a 16g iphone 5 on craiglist. Just to say that they own a $700.00 piece of garbage. The gs3 is light years ahead of the iphone 5.
Kesha Sellars
Kesha Sellars Everyone want an iphone because of its NAME....IF they actually sat down with an unbias mind and chose a phone on specs and capabilities.....the SIII would win hands down.....wait Samsung would win hands down. My husban d had the iphone. Once i showed him what the galaxy note could do he choosed the note..and i have the S3 LOVE LOVE MY S3 ..Sorry all you rotton apple lover...:)
Robert Smith
Robert Smith What the hell is an iPhone lol
Jiovanni Rodriguez
Jiovanni Rodriguez Apple is an entire GALAXY behind. Gs3 orbits the iPhone all day :-) gs3 all the way
Brandon Little-spoon Levesque
Brandon Little-spoon Levesque neither motorola
Devek Robinson
Devek Robinson I'm no longer entertaining this debate so I could care less...I've made my point. @Taihron
Taihron Heaven
Taihron Heaven Devek Robinson did you watch the dog fight?
Dan Kristofer Escano
Dan Kristofer Escano Samsung galaxy s3 the best i phone down baby:-)
Taihron Heaven
Taihron Heaven I think my friend Devek Robinson is gonna cry when he sees this
Tan Chong Ling
Tan Chong Ling Oh and by the way when apple's iPhone 5 hits millions of sales in one week, Samsung took the attempt to make the next generation of s devices which is the Samsung galaxy s4. They announced that it will be available on February 13 2013. The s3 wasn't released not long ago and now Samsung is already working on the s4. A simple design yet powerful phone that apple has cant be matched by the s3 which somehow sports some of apple features which is S voice (Siri) and cloud (iCloud).
Bill Stewart
Bill Stewart Pick what you like. I love my S3 and iphones just arent for me. Im not fond of the richest company in the world who are cheapest toward their customers. Everything is apples way or the highway unfortunately. Honestly they are falling behind android, sure its simple and screen is nice but its not enough.
Joel Diaz
Joel Diaz Jay Stonie , gs3 all year
Jerrett Williams
Jerrett Williams lol S3 wins even without the jelly bean update
Jay Stonie
Jay Stonie iPhone 5 all day
Joel Diaz
Joel Diaz Gs3.
Mc Joseph
Mc Joseph both were great phone it's up to users accuracy and comforts them way better
Tan Chong Ling
Tan Chong Ling iPhone 5!
Adrian Salazar
Adrian Salazar iPhone 5!!!
Sunny Rattan
Sunny Rattan I'm happy with my iPhone 5 and I'm sure people with gs3 are happy with their phone. Either one you choose you'll make a great decision.
Alfredo Lazo
Alfredo Lazo Dogfight was epic!!!
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama I'd keep my Galaxy Nexus if the battery didn't suck so effing bad
Murad Nazi
Murad Nazi Apple and Samsung are laughing all the way to the bank.
Fabian Toti
Fabian Toti that was a good fight.... I had a good feeling that the GS3 would have won. And i was right. lol IFAIL lost
Chris Lomba
Chris Lomba @anthony bailey . That's because that person was a brainwashed apple zombie . can't get all of em...
Chris Lomba
Chris Lomba Hahaha galaxy s3 for the win again. Nice try ifail 5
Joanna Enrique Ramos
Joanna Enrique Ramos Love my galaxy3!!!
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey It will always be ANY Android smartphone option by default. I can't tell you the hilarious conversation I heard at Best Buy mobile, yesterday. ALL of the Best Buy sales reps were trashing the iPhone 5 and promoting the Galaxy S III. One potential iPhone 5 customer settled on the 4S because they wisely concluded there's no tangible difference between the 4S + 5. The BB sales rep was disappointed that he couldn't purchase the girl to go with the S III.
David DiPilla
David DiPilla Both are great phones
Geoffrey P. Spicer
Geoffrey P. Spicer s3
Charles Jones
Charles Jones I would take my Galaxy Nesus over the iphone5. However I would trade my nexus in a heartbeat for the $3!
Jason Villegas
Jason Villegas Evo LTE..I like Samsung but I like HTC products more..they just don't have the marketing like apple and Samsung and the feel of HTC is much better in my opinion..I will give apple a plus only because of the feel of the device..beyond that why did they even come up with a 4" screen for it to be no different besides it looking like someone grabbed both ends and pulling it..I can just imagine the cad guy designing this and saying, "that was an easy update..just had to stretch everything and send it to the machine guys to build it..took all but three minutes..they should have widen it to. Software wise..blah
Dave Morgan
Dave Morgan Unless you're an Apple fanboy/girl, this is no contest. The Galaxy S III mollywhallops the CryPhone 5 in every category that matters. So it's a little faster. I'll take my GSIII and everything else it does that the WhyPhone won't do.
Darrien Glasser
Darrien Glasser Hell, the iPhone 5 can't compare to my Evo 3D. Pathetic.
Abdullah Call Em
Abdullah Call Em i dont think that the iphone 5 is comparable with the S3 but perhaps with the S2.
Cheryl Davis
Cheryl Davis Thanks Aaron......now I have to decide between Samsung Galaxy S3 or Samsung Galaxy Note 2! I'll wait for your review and Dogfight between the 2!! Is it true the Note 2 is not coming out until mid November?
Josh Jardine
Josh Jardine Thanks for doing this much anticipated dogfight. Loving my pre ordered, Verizon, unlimited data, 32 GB, white, 64GB sd card GS3
Justin Gordon
Justin Gordon Great review! I just got an S3. Love it! But it's true what people say. Android has had 4G LTE for a year and a half, 4" or bigger screens for 2 years and so on. But Apple fan boys act like it's a new thing, but I guess to them it is.
Angel Ortiz
Angel Ortiz Lol where are the apple pillow biters
Keith UnCool Nicholson
Keith UnCool Nicholson EVO 4G LTE
Mykal Parent
Mykal Parent Apparently someone saw the faked CNET benchmark scores and believed them. How about looking at the unbiased benchmark tests and you will see that the GSIII clearly outscores the i5.
Ralph Munoz
Ralph Munoz we live in a Galaxy world now...s3 without a doubt
Alekjandro Garcia
Alekjandro Garcia samsung galaxy sIII
Matthew Hart
Matthew Hart Galaxy S3 all the way!
Mendez Roy
Mendez Roy galaxy s3 all time
MinnieMouse Lovingu Waddell
MinnieMouse Lovingu Waddell Samsung galaxy S3 all the way!
Randy Galvan
Randy Galvan I'm still rocking my tmobile g2
Ilija Petrovic
Ilija Petrovic IPhone just got 4G LTE which is a fail in my opinion. Probably the only thing android users can really point out but really haven't in this thread. Another fail.
Jake Freeman
Jake Freeman Thank you! I'm so glad you picked the s3! :D
Jacob Koehler
Jacob Koehler GSIII. And when Jelly Bean comes? O_O I don't even wanna think about the winnings! Yes!
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith Gotta love all the newbs that own an android who only read specs and think they really mean something. How many benchmark reports do you have to be shown? Not only has your precious oversized screen been proven to be worse, but all those precious specs have resulted in the phone still being slower than the iPhone. One day you guys will take off your "hate everything apple" blinders and stop hating. It sucks to lose, but you gotta grow up and stop being sore losers. Hardware means jack without software that properly handles it.
Kimberley England
Kimberley England I have a note & my son will be getting an s3 or if he can hold out a little longer the s4
Christian Sotelo
Christian Sotelo S 3
Ilija Petrovic
Ilija Petrovic LUMIA 920!!!
George Bumgardner
George Bumgardner Not a big shocker here.. Apple was trying to sue their way into 1st place.
Raúl Dubini
Raúl Dubini S3 or note ii
Darling Hdez
Darling Hdez Peoples phone:.samsung galaxy.s 3
Nikola Karovic
Nikola Karovic here in Serbia one Ip5 cost like 2 GS3 with quad CPU.
Jason King
Jason King Why start phone wars ... Lol
Ezekiel Carsella
Ezekiel Carsella GS#
Juwon Donte
Juwon Donte S3 all the way until note 2 comes out..what has apple changed since 2007..not a dam thing they are so far behind Android its not even funny iPhone 5 was a complete fail couldn't come up with anything new yet again only thing apple did with the iPhone 5 was gave it a 4 inch screen no Google maps...so what's the point of getting a device that hasn't changed since 07..
Mendez Roy
Mendez Roy Samsung forever
Kirk Oneil Delgado
Kirk Oneil Delgado S3 all day,,, de gonna check out this review now on the cpu
Lydia Conrad
Lydia Conrad Samsung! Iphone doesn't hold a candle to Samsung.
Michelle DeRosa
Michelle DeRosa Beepers
Marc Hill
Marc Hill GSIII
Anthony Tat
Anthony Tat "The note is the stupidest phone of all time doesn't even look like a phone" i know right? its rectangular, has a big screen, one home button on the button center, call speaker on top center, and a front facing camera next to that. unlike the iphone, which looks nothing like that because it's a real phone -.- fucking retard
Andy Casto
Andy Casto Samsung
Angel Hernandez
Angel Hernandez Gs3,the iphone 5(or the numerically incorrect iphone 6 lol) has nothing on the s3,"Omg the the new iphone has a "new panoramic" feature yea.? The s3 has been havin' it. Iphone 5 has a bigger screen.? S3 has a bigger one(: Retina display.? Plllleeeeasssee.. S3 has a HD display; lte.? S3 has had it for a while,you cant argue this. The s3 is a btr phone lol.
Jesse Snider
Jesse Snider GNex with Jelly Bean!! Jellybeans are sweeter than apples ! :)~
Jose Be Julme
Jose Be Julme Samsung Galaxy S3 always imo.
Vicente Reyes
Vicente Reyes Motorola all the way, and yes the galaxy s3 is a good device, along with the new windows devices. Apple is just going down hill.
Robert Solomon
Robert Solomon Nokia Lumia 920!
Tony Kinslow
Tony Kinslow Galaxy s3 is the better phone, but a ton of people will buy the iPhone 5.
Aaron Bergman
Aaron Bergman S3. Here. It'll be the top android phone once its on 4.1, on all carriers.
Bonnie Kettrick- DiCostanzo
Bonnie Kettrick- DiCostanzo Clearly only one choice S3
Chris Glade
Chris Glade Samsung. Doesn't matter if it's a copy, they have had 3 different models in the Galaxy S series and they managed to make the phone better, bigger, and beyond whereas the iPhone has had minimal changes, gotten rid of Google Maps (not a smart move), and iOS6 is a complete dud until the next iOS6 update. #pudding
Nick Catelli
Nick Catelli Android doesn't fulfill my needs as of currently as well as iOS. No knocks on the Galaxy S III, I just currently have more apps and fulfilled productivity requirements with iOS right now. And @Travis, I wouldn't call them cheap bastards. Check the specs with regards to real world performance and benchmarks bro. They're competitive, and in many cases better, than most, if not all, android handsets.
David Stokley Sr.
David Stokley Sr. Galaxy s3 all day
Grashan Austin Jr.
Grashan Austin Jr. lol galaxy s3 over iphone 5 any day
Rafael Guzman
Rafael Guzman S III all the way
Darin Witty
Darin Witty Samsung
Yasir Sohail
Yasir Sohail I was very excited for i5, but to be honest it was sad day when it was annouced at keynote. Note 2 here I come.
Murtaza Rzv
Murtaza Rzv s3 best..
Alberto Garcia Flores
Alberto Garcia Flores SAMSUNG GALAXY S III
Steve Hartsock
Steve Hartsock @Tylor, you DO know that that GS3 will get about 7 hours of on screen time. The iPhone 5, about 4.
George Majao
George Majao Certainly not the cheap plastic phone lol
Max Larrieux
Max Larrieux Apple has so much money that they can use for innovation, yet they release the same thing annually.
Curtis Ritter
Curtis Ritter S3
Eric Butts
Eric Butts S3. Duh.
Travis Hickey
Travis Hickey Galaxy. Nexus. Nuff said. But out of theese the S3. I remember when I was an apple fanboy until I seen the specs of the iPhone 5. Cheap bastards.
Nahuel Francisco Aguilar
Nahuel Francisco Aguilar S3
Blaine Taylor
Blaine Taylor SIII ! Without hesitation...
Tyler Tresenrider
Tyler Tresenrider iPhone 5. can't stand terrible battery life and fake looking screens. The note is the stupidest phone of all time doesn't even look like a phone
Fred Lindsey III
Fred Lindsey III *Samsung
Adrian Besharat
Adrian Besharat S3
Fred Lindsey III
Fred Lindsey III I waiting for the Verizon Galaxy Note 2.
Bryant Smith
Bryant Smith Samsung Galaxy S III
Tracey Chancellor
Tracey Chancellor GS3
Nick Petrizzio
Nick Petrizzio GS3
Eric Eduardo Garcia Càrdenas
Eric Eduardo Garcia Càrdenas ... It's all bout that Nokia 920!!!
Mendez Roy
Mendez Roy yeahhhhhh galaxy the best
Jose Guzman
Jose Guzman s3 allday iphones are a joke
Jane Johns
Jane Johns Just got the S III
Allie Kay
Allie Kay Samsung, of course!
Chase Millar
Chase Millar SG3 it comes with free Avengers!!!
Malik Saad
Malik Saad iPhone 5
Arthur HyeClever Ekmekchian
Arthur HyeClever Ekmekchian S3 all the way
Dave Haller
Dave Haller I'd want the Galaxy!
Eric Mitchell
Eric Mitchell Galaxy Note 2! I know it's not one of the choices, but I have the S3, but just preordered the Note 2 today. So excited for the Note 2's release!
Jovannie Jones
Jovannie Jones im watching this already....
Tony Dupre
Tony Dupre duh GSIII
Michael Anthony Franzone
Michael Anthony Franzone s3
Steve Hartsock
Steve Hartsock Neither. ;) One X.
LaToya's Page
LaToya's Page s3 I love my phone
Khoi Mai
Khoi Mai s3..
Roger Schubert DeOliveira
Roger Schubert DeOliveira s3
Shaun Mint
Shaun Mint Galaxy S3 by far... iPhone 5 isnt much different to the 4S in my opinion...
Angelo Collazo
Angelo Collazo Umm it's no question!!!!!! Galaxy S III!!!!

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