Update 09/17: Nokia also joining in on the iPhone 5 bashing wagon. In a official Twitter post, the Finish company offered listed features that will be part of the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 - stating, "Lumia 920: Wireless charging, amazing camera, screen you can use with gloves on and much more. No, it doesn't take a genius."
Lumia 920: Wireless charging, amazing camera, screen you can use with gloves on and much more. No, it doesn't take a genius. #switchtolumia--Nokia (@nokia) September 15, 2012
Samsung just released a new print ad, "it doesn't take a genius" taking on Apple's iPhone 5, comparing features with its Galaxy S III
The ad claim "the next big thing is already here", slamming the iPhone 5 as not being up to the same standard as the Galaxy S III.
No one can deny the Galaxy S 3 has an edge with its 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a standard microUSB plug, microSD card and few more.
However, at the same time some of the claims in the ad are pretty dodgy, such as how apparently consumers really care that the Galaxy S III has "Palm Touch Mute Pause" and "Tilt to Zoom" which the iPhone 5 does not.
Here we ad a few more:
- Galaxy S III achieved 20 million unit sales in 100 days since its debut in May 2012
- Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 sells out in just to minutes of its opening i.e. 20x faster as it took 22 hours for the iPhone 4S and about 20 hours for the iPhone 4 to sell out of its pre-order, launch-day stock.
"Pre-orders of its iPhone 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, more than double the previous record of one million held by iPhone 4S," Apple announced.
"iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal," said Philip Schiller, Apple's svp, Worldwide Marketing.
- Galaxy S III available in variety of colors include Amber Brown, Garnet Red, Sapphire Black, Titanium Gray, Pebble Blue and Marble White.
- iPhone 5 comes in Gray and Black.
- Apple's A6 is a Samgung built-mobile processor -- as a A6 SoC photos from the iPhone 5 launch revealing the part number: K3PE7E700F-XGC2. To be clear, the A6 is still based off of ARM's designs but it isn't an ARM specific CPU design like a Cortex A8, A9 or a new A15. According to AnandTech, it is something entirely different and perhaps more significant: A CPU core of Apple's own design.
"The A6 is the first Apple SoC to use its own ARMv7 based processor design. The CPU core(s) aren't based on a vanilla A9 or A15 design from ARM IP, but instead are something of Apple's own creation."
Anandtech details it as "a dual-channel LPDDR2 package with 32-bit channels. The E7E7 gives us the density of each of the two DRAM die (512MB per die, 1GB total). The final two characters in the part number give us the cycle time/data rate, which in this case is 1066MHz."
Here is Samsung's print ad:
An Apple fan on Reddit goes little bit biased towards Apple when bread down the list of features that the iPhone apparently doesn't have:
- NFC: Near field communication let's your phone establish a connection with another phone that is touching it or very close to it. It can accomplish almost everything that Bluetooth can, but in a much closer proximity and without dealing with pairing.
- Smart-stay: This feature aims to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you are looking at the phone's display. Critics have said that this feature works fine in well-lit areas, but not in the dark.
- S-Beam: This is a feature available in Ice Cream Sandwich, and uses NFC to transfer data between two phones that are held closely together. It does the same thing that the iPhone application Bump does.
- Share Shot: This is an easy way to share photos with another S3 owner. It lets you upload pictures you've taken to another S3 decide through a WiFi network. The iPhone's equivalent is Shared Photo-Streams, only Share Shot only works through WiFi.
- Group Cast: Group Cast is designed for presentations. It lets users view and interact with PDF, PowerPoint, and image files through their phones.
- Direct Call: This feature aims to know when you want to talk vs. when you want to text. For instance, if you're composing a text message but decide to call the receiver instead, you simply hold your phone to your ear and it will dial their number. (Seems silly to me)
- Smart Alert: This feature activates when you've been away from your phone. It vibrates to let you know that you have missed calls or text-messages. It seems like a much more annoying version of Notification Center, BUT you don't have to manually check it- it automatically notifies you as oppose to you manually checking Notification Center.
- Tilt-to-Zoom: This feature let's you simply tilt the phone - as opposed to pinching and zooming - to zoom in on a picture or website.
- Palm Swipe Capture: This feature lets you swipe your palm over your phone to take a screenshot. On the iPhone this is accomplished by simultaneously pressing the Home button and the Sleep-Wake button.
- Palm touch to mute/pause: You can mute and pause media on the screen by covering the screen with your hand.
- Picture-in-picture: This let's you watch a video and normally use your phone at the same time by placing the video in a popup window.
- Turn Over To Mute: Let's you turn over your phone to mute incoming calls.
- Shake To Update: Lets you shake your phone to update the information most apps are displaying. For instance, shaking your phone while in the Twitter app will load new tweets, etc.
- Removable Battery: Pretty self explanatory. Lets you take out your battery.
While on Samusng, according to a report the specs for Samsung's new Galaxy S II Plus been outed by a benchmarking site -- unveiling a 1.4GHz CPU (possibly a TI OMAP processor), and a PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU.
Other specification include: "a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a 960 x 540 resolution, 1GB RAM, an 8 megapixel back camera, variant 16 or 32GB ROM, an microSD card slot, a holo-esque navigation buttons, and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice-cream Sandwich)," reports GLBenchmark.
The device would be available in black, white, blue and grey.