After months of hype the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone has arrived, but can it beat Apple’s iPhone. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has to outsell the Galaxy S III. One of the key battles it has in the smartphone market is with its fruit flavored rival, the Apple iPhone 5. So, which ones bigger? And while there are certainly quite a few things to compare, there are some things that consumers absolutely need to know about these two devices.
Screen and Display Type
Samsung Galaxy S4 boasts 5-inches of screen display compared to iPhone 5’s 4-inch screen. The Galaxy S4 also has a higher resolution at a Full HD 1080 x 1920 creating a pixel density of 441ppi. Meanwhile the iPhone 5 has a Retina quality of 640 x 1136, a pixel density of 326ppi.
Samsung wins here with its stunning screen with more real estate and a higher resolution.
Design and build
The design of Samsung Galaxy S4 is much similar to that of Galaxy S3, which means that it is also made out of plastic while, the iPhone 5 is made from glass and aluminum. This is the key difference that makes the IPhone come distinctly on top for us.
While, Samsung galaxy S4 has a screen a inch larger than that of IPhone 5 still they were able to make the size of the 2 phones still comparable. Despite its large size, Galaxy S4 almost matches the iPhone 5’s slender 7.6mm profile at 7.9mm.
Processor and memory
While Galaxy S4 is equipped with an Octa-core processor, the iPhone 5 on the other hand has a 1.3GHz dual-core processor. Samsung has also fitted twice the amount of RAM at 2GB.
Overall the Galaxy S4 comes out better based on these figures. However, in actual use we found the device to be slow when opening certain apps and when we didn’t expect it. This is really what counts and means the iPhone 5 is actually better here.
The iPhone 5 has a 1440mAh (5.45Wh) battery, which is non-removable while the Galaxy S4 has a larger, and removable, 2600mAh (9.6Wh) battery.
While iPhone 5 typically lasts a day before needing to be charged (occasionally two days), the Galaxy S4 consistently lasted two days unless we used it heavily.
A Comparison of some other specifications
|Specifications||IPhone 5||Samsung Galaxy S4|
|Front camera quality||1.3 MP||2 MP|
|Rear camera quality||8 MP||13 MP|
|Software||IOS 6||Android 4.2.2|
|Storage||16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB||16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB|
Find out more about Apple iPhone 5 at: http://www.themobilestore.in/mobiles-tablet/apple-iphone-5-16-gb/p-31103-85772738722-cat.html#variant_id=31103-19608532538
Find out more about Samsung S4 at: http://www.themobilestore.in/mobiles-tablet/samsung-galaxy-s4-i9500/p-31103-96850288730-cat.html#variant_id=31103-27747621136
Which do you prefer the Apple Iphone 5 OR the Samsung Galaxy S4
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (75%, 9 Votes)
- Apple iPhone 5 (25%, 3 Votes)
- Other (Specify in comments) (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 12