The rumored front panel of the iPhone 5 leaked by uBreakiFix.com
The Samsung and Apple war wages on as the iPhone 5 is set to officially debut on Sept. 12, but comparisons of the two company's devices may prove the hype for the iPhone 5 is unwarranted.
The strong hype for Apple's latest iPhone device has led Jefferies analyst Peter Misek to believe the iPhone 5 will be "the biggest handset launch in history."
Misek could be right, a lot of people will undoubtedly purchase the device but will they be satisfied with it?
The design for the Samsung Galaxy S3 features a plastic casing, which may turn people away as the iPhone 5 will have a metal casing instead. The iPhone 5 is also expected to be 7.6mm thick with a non-removable battery, while the Galaxy S3 is a bit thicker with 8.6mm but with a removable battery.
The screens of the devices are also different, with Samsung taking advantage. The Galaxy S3's screen is 4.8-inches with a Super AMOLED HD screen and a resolution of 1,280x720. The iPhone 5 has carries less numbers with only a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 1,136x640 and will remain with the IPS display as its predecessors. The screen size for the iPhone 5 is .5 bigger compared to the iPhone 4S, but .8 less than Samsung's device.
As Latinos Post reported, the battery power for the iPhone 5 is expected to last eight hours for 3G users and 14 hours for 2G. Its battery life is expected to have a capacity of 1140mAh, which is 10mAh higher than the iPhone 4S. But once again, the battery life battle goes to the Galaxy S3 with a mAh of 2100.
The battery life once again goes back to the display as a low mAh could suggest a small display which appears to be true if the iPhone 5 launches with the 4.0-inch screen.
A major change iPhone 5 users can expect is it no longer accepts the 30-pin connector used in other Apple products. Latinos Post reported a small dock port is shown in rumored leaked images and it will support a 19-pin model. The change of the pin means it will no longer be compatible with current iPhone docking products, which gives Apple the opportunity to create and sell docking products for the 19-pin connector.
The iPhone 5 is expected to launch on Sept. 12 for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon with a price tag of $800 without a standard two-year contract but can go as low as $199 when signing a contract.
The Galaxy S3 has already sold more than 10 million units in just for the month of July.