Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5

The recent launch of Galaxy S4 by Samsung has marked the starting of a new era in the smartphone world. It’s a heated discussion among mobile geeks that how Apple will cope with these new challenges in mobile market. There are anticipations around the world whether Galaxy S4 will take iPhone 5’s top position.

Appearance

Even though both phones are super slim, iPhone 5 has even smaller dimensions than Galaxy S4. Thickness of iPhone5 is 7.6mm while Galaxy S4 is about 7.9mm thick. But for those who look for a larger phone Galaxy S4 will be a good choice. Galaxy S4 weighs 130g whereas apple iPhone 5 is a little more lighter, weighing about 112g. The plastic framed body of S4’s gives it a cheaper feel adding to its drawback. . If you are looking for a premium looking device iPhone 5 can fulfill your desire with its metallic finish.

Display

The design and display of Galaxy S4 ranks it one among the most fascinating smartphone with its 5 inch screen which is almost like that of a tablet. It sounds that the 4 inch display of iPhone 5 would find it difficult to compete with S4’s screen. Galaxy S4 has a pixel density of 441 pixels/inch while iPhone5 has 326pixels/inch.

Specifications

Galaxy S4 is powered with the latest version of android OS Jellybean 4.2 while iPhone 5 runs on iOS 6. Comparing the speed, no other Smartphone can beat S4’s 1.9GHz even iPhone 5 runs at 1.5 GHz. Some versions of Galaxy S4 feature a 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor and some versions has a quad core processor whereas iPhone 5 operates on a dual core processor. Both Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 are available in 16, 32 and 64 GB options. Galaxy S4 comes with a micro SD slot to increase its storage further. Another specification of Galaxy S4 that keeps it on top is its 2GB ram which is double the iPhone’s 1GB.

Camera

Galaxy S4 is equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 2MP front camera. Though iPhone5’s camera is good, its specifications don’t match S4’s standards. Samsung holds its standard high by incorporating certain special features like dual camera, drama shoot, sound and shot, etc adding more fun to photography.

Connectivity and Wireless

Both phones support 4G LTE. Additionally Galaxy S4 has built in Near Field Communication Technology (NFC) which iPhone 5 lacks.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy S4 works on a 2600 mAh battery, on the other hand iPhone has a modest 1440 mAh battery. iPhone 5 gives a longer talk time of 8 hours or internet usage without draining the battery. However, on the safer side, S4’s battery is replaceable so that one can switch to a spare one if needed.

I hope the post helped you compare both the smart phones. On the finishing note, we can say Galaxy S4 can obviously be a new generation phone while iPhone 5 just matches the previous year expectations. For those who wish that premium look on your smartphone, iPhone 5 will be a good pick, whereas S4 will offer a glimpse into new generation phones. Also, Apple is expected to debut its new smartphone later this year which will make the comparison more fair.

This post has been written by Mary Roberta, an outreach consultant at Casemate UK. Do feel free to check out Case-Mate's Glam cases for iPhone 5 to protect your phone.