Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5! This is one of the most common conversations around us nowadays. Which one is better? Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5? Samsung made an amazing press launch for their latest Galaxy S4 and offers very competitive features that could shake the foundation of the iPhone 5.
As I am an Apple user, I have a huge tendency to keep using iPhone. The main reason for this, iPhone is manufactured with state-of-art precision in details and premium quality materials are used. One of the key advantages of iPhone 5 is the quality feeling. Apple has allergy to plastic like I do, and they rarely use plastic materials on their products, especially with iPhone 5. Thus, the first impression of iPhone 5 is always better than Samsung Galaxy. Also customer service and warranty system of Apple cannot be achieved by any other competitor on market. I always feel safe with Apple products, because Apple will take care if something goes wrong.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is made from polycarbonate (kind of very very strong plastic), which reduces the premium finish effect and moves closer to solid design. Keep in mind solid design does not mean premium quality. Despite polycarbonate, Samsung Galaxy S4 brings some new technology to market. Galaxy S4 can track your eyes and pause a video when you are not looking at the screen, and you can control the apps with hand gesture. I am sure hand gesture feature in Samsung Galaxy S4 will be very useful when you have the gloves! Also, Galaxy S4 shows the temperature and air pressure of your environment. Actually, these features are very useful. They may sound simple but I really feel the lack of temperature function on iPhone 5. And also, Galaxy S4 offers 441 pixel per inch (ppi), which is more than the iPhone 5 326 ppi. This means, Galaxy S4’s screen shows sharper images than the iPhone 5.
Downsides of Galaxy S4; you still need to open the back to replace your SIM card, it is way too large for a pocket, plastic body does not match with premium price tag. I wish that Samsung released the Galaxy S4 in carbon fibre body, I am sure that it will be appreciated as much as the iPhone 5’s anodized aluminium body.
Samsung Galaxy S4 is literally more powerful than a netbook or low-spec notebook. It does not look as exciting as the iPhone 5 but probably the best Android device on market at the moment. Actually, if you want to buy a smart phone you either buy iPhone or Samsung, that’s it.
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Apple iPhone 5
Galaxy S4: Qualcomm Snap Fusion Pro, 1.9 GHz quad-core processor / Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, 1.6 GHz quad-core (depends on market)
iPhone 5: Apple A6, 1.3 GHz dual-core processor
Galaxy S4: 5 inches
iPhone 5: 4 inches
Galaxy S4: 130 gr
iPhone 5: 112 gr
Galaxy S4: up to 64 GB internal and 2GB RAM
iPhone 5: up to 64 GB internal and 1GB RAM
Galaxy S4: 13 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front
iPhone 5: 8 megapixel rear and 1.2 megapixel front
Galaxy S4: 1080p HD
iPhone 5: 1080p HD
Galaxy S4: 2600 mAh
iPhone 5: 1440 mAh