It does take a genius to know the Galaxy S III is iPhone 5′s biggest competitor. It also doesn’t a take a genius to know Samsung is going to attack Apple on all fronts. So it isn’t surprising Samsung has conjured an ad that pits the Galaxy S III in a favorable light when compared to the iPhone 5.
(Note: The title of this article is not intended to mean that dotTech or Ashraf think the Galaxy S III is better than iPhone 5. While I would definitely purchase a S3 over iPhone 5 any day of the week, I will not make such authoritative claims without doing a proper comparison of the two. The title of this article is intended to pass on what Samsung thinks and to draw you in to read this article. I know, I’m a tricky sob.)
The following ad, which will run in print media, lists the differences between the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III as perceived by Samsung:
Unsurprisingly, Samsung has designed the ad to make the Galaxy S III look better, such as how Samsung lists all the specific software features of the S3 but does not delve into the software advantages of the iPhone 5. Also, interestingly enough, Samsung insinuates the S3 has longer battery life than the iPhone 5, a tough claim to make considering Apple’s history.
We will likely never know if the Galaxy S III is indeed better than the iPhone 5 simply because both are great devices and different people will have different preferences. But the war between the two companies, when outside the courtroom, is interesting to watch even if ads will always be one-sided.
If you are an owner, or will be an owner, of either the Galaxy S III or the iPhone 5, please do share your thoughts on your devices in the comments below. Also feel free to let us know why you picked the one device over the other.