Even with a bigger screen, Apple’s iPhone 5 struggles to match Samsung’s Galaxy S III, at least on paper.
Apple’s new iPhone 5 is so incredibly thin and light that it even puts the waif-like Galaxy S III to shame. Even so, Apple lovers hoping to make up ground on Samsung’s 4.8-inch Android champion are likely to be underwhelmed by the iPhone 5’s extra screen real estate.
The iPhone 5’s larger, four-inch screen is only taller, not wider, than the iPhone 4 and 4S, so it doesn’t make what’s on the screen any larger (unless you turn it sideways, to watch a movie, for example). Its improved colours and whiter whites still look better than the slightly overblown colours on the Galaxy S III.