The biggest advantage of iPhone of its light output almost four times than S3, can be utilized in a much better way in an ambient light such as outdoor and brighter indoor rooms with strong overhead lighting. The brighter screen helps to read things easily, whereas Galaxy S3 dark screen resolution is better in dim light.
The advantage of the iPhone is quite evident as it color comes extremely close the sRGB/Rec. 709 standard array. It means, the colors reflect on the screen are much closely match the colors of most signals. In S3, the colors are more saturated, for example, blue seems more bluish than it should be. Therefore, the iPhone displays more realistic and accurate colors.
The color temperatures of both phones are almost similar, hovering around 240 degrees Kelvin at full screen brightness. Nevertheless, in a strict sense iPhone is better because of its RGB balance.
So, the question is how much does image quality matter? For most of the people handset design, software, ecosystems are priority instead of image quality. However, with increasing use of videos, images and photos and growing concern over the camera and picture quality, nowadays, image quality does matter for some extremely detailed individuals.
For Further Reading:
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- Deal Alert: Amazon selling Samsung Galaxy S3 for $99 only
- Samsung offers app for moving data from iPhone to Galaxy
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