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Apple iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S4

Top 29 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S4

anonymous
693
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
527
Lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
130 g
18 g lighter
anonymous
524
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
463
A bit thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
7.9 mm
0.30 mm thinner
anonymous
333
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
276
Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
anonymous
194
Considerably bigger pixel size
Comment
2.25 µm²
vs
1.3 µm²
0.95 µm² bigger pixel size. Pixel size is the surface area of each pixel on the camera sensor. Larger pixels can absorb more light. This can result in better image quality and improved low-light performance.
anonymous
184
Considerably 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
138
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
1347
vs
752
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
133
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
91
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.
anonymous
82
Supports 64-bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
anonymous
75
Has directory organization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A directory helps to keep your music, videos and e-books organized and easy to find.
anonymous
72
Substantially faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
Comment
3451
vs
2540
35.87% faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
anonymous
41
Has AirPlay
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
anonymous
35
Noticeably narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
69.8 mm
11.20 mm narrower
Alex Clark
4
Pocketfriendly, easy to reach the screen corners
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Auzan El-ghiffari Su'ud
2
Cheaper spares
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The spares are much cheaper
Tricia Ho
1
Not as wide
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The 5s fits perfectly in my small hands. The 6 is so huge that I can't use it one handed anymore
Rikus Louw
1
Better fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The 5S has a more reliable fingerprint scanner and is easier to use than the S5 Mini's swipe down scanner
anonymous
-40
Shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
136.6 mm
12.80 mm shorter
anonymous
-64
Amply less body volume
Comment
55.1 cm³
vs
75.32 cm³
36.70% less body volume
Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A7
anonymous
62
Distinctly wider front-end
Comment
6
vs
3
3 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
anonymous
46
Sizably bigger L1 cache
Comment
256 KB
vs
32 KB
224 KB bigger L1 cache. A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
anonymous
48
Newer version of OpenGL ES
Comment
3.1
vs
3
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
Apple Cyclone
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Apple Cyclone
anonymous
46
Has AES
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
91
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
61
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
19
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Apple iPhone 5S is better than Samsung Galaxy S4 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 40 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S4

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S

anonymous
2466
Clearly more battery power
Comment
2600 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
1.66x more battery power
anonymous
1912
Sizably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 1.9 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
2.92x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1606
A lot higher pixel density
Comment
441 ppi
vs
326 ppi
35.28% higher pixel density
anonymous
1293
Reasonably more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1256
Bigger screen size
Comment
5 "
vs
4 "
25% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1170
Considerably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
13 MP
vs
8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
1133
Sizably higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1136x640 px
2.85x higher resolution
anonymous
923
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
867
Distinctly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.67x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
743
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
627
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
501
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
462
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
422
Wireless charging
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
anonymous
411
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
369
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
355
Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Comment
Yes
vs
No
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
anonymous
162
Supports ANT+
Comment
Yes
vs
No
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.
anonymous
58
Considerably faster maximum shutter speed
Comment
0.0001 s
vs
0.0005 s
5x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
anonymous
42
Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Comment
true
vs
Yes
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
anonymous
33
Has music playback
Comment
true
vs
Yes
The device can play mp3 music files.
Adnan Chhipa
7
Amoled display
Comment
Yes
vs
No
More vibrant and saturated colors, more power efficint and inky blacks
Faizan Ali
5
Ir blaster
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Have a ir blaster
Navjot Sethi
3
Support 4k
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Because of 4.4 kitkat android
Yogesh Dembla
2
Has soft feather touch button for settings
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Faizan Ali
2
Andriod 4.4.4?
Comment
Yes
vs
No
No problem can flash cm11 & you're good to go true vanilla goodness on palm of your hand.
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Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 10 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
anonymous
461
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
anonymous
326
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
300
The browser has word wrap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
197
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
166
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
164
Has offline voice recognition
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
anonymous
150
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
143
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Ismail Zekry
1
You can install a psp emulator on your device
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can install ppsspp emulater in any android device supporting most psp games
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064AB
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064AB
anonymous
134
Has integrated LTE
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
anonymous
57
Significantly more CPU threads
Comment
4
vs
2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
anonymous
51
Sizably bigger L2 cache
Comment
2 MB
vs
1 MB
1 MB bigger L2 cache. A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Samsung Galaxy S4 is better than Apple iPhone 5S because...

Yes
vs
No

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