Apple iPhone 5c vs Samsung Galaxy S3 and Nexus 4

As expected, Apple unveiled its new iPhones yesterday at a press event. While iPhone 5s is meant for consumers who want to have a flagship device, iPhone 5c is being targeted to consumers who want a slightly more affordable phone (it is not really that affordable) and have no issues with a polycarbonate body.Apple iPhone 5C vs Samsung Galaxy S3 and Nexus 4

Unless you are someone who just wants an iPhone, there are plenty of Android smartphones in the Indian market, which offer similar or even better performance for a price-tag less than that of iPhone 5c.

Apple might not have officially announced the India price of iPhone 5c but the unlocked iPhone 5c price in US gives a pretty good idea of it. Unlocked iPhone 5c is going to retail for $549 (16GB) in the United States, which at the current exchange rate means around INR 35,000 and then there is other stuff like duties and all. So, for the very least iPhone 5c will get a price-tag more than INR 35,000 in the country (more like INR 36,999 or 37,999).

Why spend more than INR 35K, when you can get Samsung’s Galaxy S3 for around INR 27,000 or Google Nexus 4 around INR 26,500. Both of these smartphones are known great performers and you can get them for INR 8K less than iPhone 5c’s expected price.

In this post, we will give you an idea of how these phones stack up against each other on the specs front. So, let’s get to it.

PhoneApple iPhone 5cSamsung Galaxy S IIIGoogle Nexus 4
Size124.4 mm x 59.2 mm x 8.97 mm, Weight: 132 grams136.6 mm x 70.6 mm x 8.6 mm, Weight: 133 grams133.9 mm x 68.7 mm x 9.1 mm, Weight: 139 grams
OSiOS 7Android 4.1.2 (Android 4.3 update coming)Android 4.3
Display4-inch Retina display (1136 x 640pixel resolution)4.8-inch Super AMOLED display (1280 x 720pixel resolution)4.7-inch IPS+ display (1280 x 768pixel resolution)
ProcessorDual-core A6Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 (Exynos 4412 quad)Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro)
RAMUnknown, probably 1GB1GB2GB
Internal Storage16/ 32GB16/ 32/ 64GB8/ 16GB
Expandable storageNoYesNo
Cameras8 megapixels rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, LED flash, BSI sensor, Hybrid IR filter | 1.2MP front camera
8MP rear camera with f2.6 aperture, LED flash, and BSI sensor | 1.9MP front camera8MP rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, LED flash, and BSI sensor | 1.3MP front camera
Connectivity/ Ports Lightning
connector, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0
microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0, NFCmicroUSB (SlimPort) v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
BatteryUnknown2100 mAh 2100 mAh
Price$549 (INR 35,000) (16GB, unlocked)INR 27,000 (16GB)INR 26,500 (16GB)

  • Sina

    Iphone 5c is quad core with A7 chipest 64 bit system nd 2gb of ram. Also fingerprint scanner. Nd much more

    • noob

      are you kidding me. iphone 5S is the one with A7 64-bit, not even quad core and finger print scanner. 5C is running A6

    • Unknown

      Lol…i-fan talking

    • mark

      Quad core and 2gb of ram ya right keep wishing and hoping…

    • Joe

      that’s the 5s not the 5c

  • cythe

    I think you meant “Expandable” not “Expendable” in the storage row :)