Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 6 Expectation

Later this year, the Samsung Galaxy S3 will turn two years old. And when it does, there will be plenty of people coming off contract, looking for a brand new smartphone. One of the options is almost certainly going to be a brand new iPhone, a device dubbed iPhone 6, that is rumored to be coming out later this year.

All the way back in May of 2012, Samsung announced the Galaxy S3, a device that replaced the Galaxy S2 and ultimately became the company’s top selling smartphone. The device, which launched in the United States in June and July of that year, was gobbled up by consumers, many of whom signed two year contracts with their respective carriers. That was two years ago.

This year, the Samsung Galaxy S3 will turn two years old and it will likely be joined by an even newer smartphone than the Galaxy S4 that arrived in April of last year to replace it. Rumors suggest that the Galaxy S5 will be coming to replace the Galaxy S4 sometime in early 2014, something that will likely push the Galaxy S3 even further down the totem pole.

Consumers will also likely be looking at a couple of other big name phones. One of those phones is probably going to be Apple’s 2014 iPhone, a device that is currently being dubbed, iPhone 6.

Some consumers will weigh the budget Galaxy S3 against this year’s iPhone, whatever it is, whatever it’s called. And there will be plenty of Galaxy S3 users coming off contract later this year that will likely be interested in what Apple has up its sleeves. Right now, it’s still early which means that things are still murky. But that doesn’t mean that we haven’t heard anything nor does it mean that we can’t make some educated predictions.

Mobile technology has come a long way since May of 2012. Quad-core chips are now the norm. We’ve seen heavily upgraded 8MP camera sensors and 13MP camera sensors deployed on flagships. Battery life is a huge battle ground as companies look to trump their competitors. The phones of 2013 boasted specs that trumped the specs found on the Galaxy S3 so there is no reason to think that an iPhone 6, a phone from 2014, won’t do the same.

Instead, it should offer better performance in just about every area. It will more than likely have a 64-bit processor, same as the iPhone 5s.  We should see the yearly tweaks to the camera. The iPhone 5s camera is already better than the Galaxy S3′s so any further improvements will make the gap that much larger. Apple will certainly offer stellar, optimized battery life. And it should come with a TouchID fingerprint reader embedded in the home button, something the Galaxy S3 doesn’t and will never have.

The big point here is this. Those looking to improve the quality their photos, quality of their videos, the look and feel of their games, their multitasking, and their daily usage will likely find all of those things with an upgrade to the iPhone 6. Expect its performance to blow the Galaxy S3 out of the water.

The big point here is this. Those looking to improve the quality their photos, quality of their videos, the look and feel of their games, their multitasking, and their daily usage will likely find all of those things with an upgrade to the iPhone 6. Expect its performance to blow the Galaxy S3 out of the water.

More importantly, the iPhone 6 will likely get three years of software support. That means users who sign a contract this year will likely not only get iOS 8 but iOS 9, iOS 10 and iOS 11 as well. Those who buy the Galaxy S3 or keep it around, will be lucky to get one more update in Android 4.4 KitKat.

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