Originally Posted by Mikeeeeyj
OP, what are you taking man? Polycarbonate ins't luxurious, to 90% of people it feels like normal plastic. The iPhone isn't just aluminium, it's machined aluminium which makes a big difference in strength and appearance. Also i'm pretty sure it's an alloy not just a standard aluminium compound.
Your last comment is just totally ridiculous.
On paper the S3 has a faster processor but have you actually used both? OS and design makes a huge difference.
The S3's running a 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 with 2Gb of RAM where as the iPhone's CPU is based on the next gen A15 architecture BUT it's not just an standard ARM SOC, the chip itself was custom designed by Apple and only based on the A15 architecture licensed from ARM. AND it only had 1Gb of RAM.
Play games like Infinity Blade and GOF2 from at App Store, nothing on Google's Play store even comes close to those games and we've got stuff like Real Racing 3 coming too. Do you expect Apple to super charge their stock apps to use more memory and clock cycles? It's about saving power not wasting it, 99% of apps open instantly and the UI is snappy as hell. What more do you want?
What does the S3 have over iPhone "that can utilize that hardware" NFC? Burst mode shooting? device to device photo sharing? None of these things are CPU or GPU intense yet Samsung feels the need to put 2Gb of RAM in there. YOU DON'T NEED 2GB OF RAM ON A SMART PHONE, not yet anyway.
Apple have streamlined, they've made their OS efficient so it doesn't need mountains of RAM thus saving battery life. They've designed their own custom chip based on the latest tech they could get their hands on. What did Samsung do? Shoved more RAM in it and bought a standard chip and OC'd it slightly.
In the real world the iPhone 5 has far superior hardware, it's better for games, it instantly opens apps, the UI is fast and responsive.
Stop saying stupid stuff, people come on here to get information and your just spouting nonsense, both are good phones, high-end smart phones better at some tasks than the other.