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iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 4S: Your Guide To Buying The Right Smartphone

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Now that the iPhone 5 has officially arrived we have to ask to ask: Has Apple done what it takes to win your hearts (and wallets) over other smartphone suitors like Samsung's Galaxy S3 and Nokia's Lumia 920?

A lot's at stake with Apple's latest handset: For one thing, iPhone in August lost the No. 1 spot in the U.S. smartphone market to the Galaxy S3, though some of the decreased consumer interest was due to anticipation over the new iPhone's release in September.

Take a look at our spec comparison (below), in which we pit the official features of the iPhone 5 against to two of its cutting-edge competitors, as well as the now-obsolete iPhone 4S.

Do you think the iPhone 5 stacks up? If you're in the market for a new phone, which would you consider buying?

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For more on what Apple announced at its big September event, click on over to our rundown of all the new products, browse our gallery of gorgeous iPhone 5 photos and then take a look at our big news page for full coverage of the event.

*Battery times for talk time based on manufacturer claims as found at PhoneArena. Web browsing time for Apple and Nokia based on manufacturer claim; web browsing time for Galaxy S III and iPhone 4S based on tests from GSMArena.

UPDATE: A Samsung representative emailed that the company thinks its phone's NFC capabilities -- including S Beam and Buddy Share -- are the Galaxy S III's killer features. Also note that the Galaxy S III should be upgradeable to Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" by the end of the year.

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