Of an iPhone 5 against a Samsung Galaxy S3. Today I picked up on upgrade, a Black iPhone 5 16 GB from the O2 shop in Northallerton North Yorkshire UK. I was surprised that there was no queue and that stock on most versions were available, it seems like the 32GB are the most popular as these were sold out. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and will sell one of these two phones in one months time. I thought I would give my first impressions straight from the box on the iP5 against the S3 which I have used for 2 months after selling my iP4S. It feels considerably lighter than the S3 and build quality is of normal superb Apple standard, but it does feel fragile, this may be because of the lightness of it. Setup was easy enough as is the norm with Apple products. My old 55 year old eyes prefer the large screen size of the S3 and the stock keyboard of the iP5 seems small compared to the Swype keyboard or Swift key 3 that I am used to. Quality of the screens seem about the same to me. The speed is, to me, about the same as my S3, there is no lag on either of the devices that I own. I must mention that I miss the back button. The phone feels very small, I am not sure that this is the optimum size, I would like a screen somewhere between the two if I am honest, but it will take me a couple of days to get used to this size, it may or may not be, that I prefer it smaller, we shall see. I have not had it long enough to comment on the battery life, it will have to be good to surpass my S3 though. If I was forced to pick one of them after 4 hours of owning the iPhone 5, it would be the S3, hands down, but, I will give the iP5 fair chance and will not make my final decision for a month. I will keep on updating this thread with my thoughts throughout the month. Edit; I have to put in a caveat with regards my "If I had to pick one now" comment above, if I had asked the same question after 4 hours of owning the SGS3, I would have picked the iPhone 4S that I was used to at the time.