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Apple iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S2

Top 46 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S2

anonymous
1631
Modestly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
2 x 1.3 GHz
vs
2 x 1.2 GHz
8.33% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1349
Notably higher pixel density
Comment
326 ppi
vs
218 ppi
49.54% higher pixel density
anonymous
963
Explicitly higher resolution
Comment
1136x640 px
vs
800x480 px
1.89x higher resolution
anonymous
614
Every pixel has three subpixels
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
494
Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
anonymous
447
Notably faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
4.76x faster downloads
anonymous
385
Modestly lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
116 g
4 g lighter
anonymous
368
Thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
8.5 mm
0.90 mm thinner
anonymous
364
Appreciably more internal storage
Comment
64 GB
vs
16 GB
48 GB more internal storage
anonymous
325
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
298
Has an IPS screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
anonymous
231
Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
anonymous
186
Has a BSI sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
anonymous
169
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
160
Newer Bluetooth version
Comment
4
vs
3
Newer Bluetooth version
anonymous
158
Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
151
Appreciably more microphone(s)
Comment
3
vs
2
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
151
Considerably faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
144
Has a video light
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
139
Appreciably smaller semiconductor size
Comment
28 nm
vs
45 nm
17 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
132
Has a CMOS sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
anonymous
114
Has a serial shot mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
anonymous
110
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
107
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
101
Has a built-in HDR mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
68
Has AF tracking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
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Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
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anonymous
73
Has integrated graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
anonymous
61
Has dynamic frequency scaling
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
Apple Cyclone
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Apple Cyclone
anonymous
49
Has NX bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
46
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
45
Has TrustZone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
anonymous
43
Has out-of-order execution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.
anonymous
36
Has AES
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 7 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
206
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
107
Supports bookmarks sync across different devices
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
72
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
63
You can customize your notifications, e.g. turn off notifications on an app specific basis
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
44
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
37
You can take a screenshot of your phone's screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
13
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Apple iPhone 5S is better than Samsung Galaxy S2 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 21 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S2

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S

anonymous
2131
Marginally more battery power
Comment
1650 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
5.10% more battery power
anonymous
1052
Modestly bigger screen size
Comment
4.3 "
vs
4 "
7.50% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
775
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
anonymous
688
Substantially more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.67x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
611
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
515
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
385
Can be charged via standard USB cable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
anonymous
356
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
348
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
331
Is DLNA certified
Comment
Yes
vs
No
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
anonymous
324
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
72
Plays Adobe Flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
Jurgen Domehl
6
Has more Custom Roms on XDA Developers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Marcin Jankowski
1
You can take a screenshot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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1
Possibility of using the Origami exclusive case
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The Origami case can be folded in both positions, horizontal and vertical. It protects the ereader and allows you to set the better position for reading, watching videos... etc.
Edwan
1
Not Support Update Software
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Make you exhausted for the Android
Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10)
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10)
anonymous
309
Supports widgets
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
anonymous
79
Is free and open source
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
anonymous
72
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
66
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Aiden Richardson
35
Sharing menu
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android

Samsung Galaxy S2 is better than Apple iPhone 5S because...

Yes
vs
No

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