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Apple iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S5

Top 26 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S5

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
387
Reasonably lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
145 g
33 g lighter
anonymous
368
Slightly thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
8.1 mm
0.50 mm thinner
anonymous
367
Significantly more internal storage
Comment
64 GB
vs
32 GB
32 GB more internal storage
anonymous
326
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
Charles Birdsong
2
It isn't better.new
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Your only looking at the stuff that makes the Iphone have the slight edge.
Charles Birdsong
1
It isn't.new
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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
233
Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
anonymous
182
Noticeably bigger pixel size
Comment
2.25 µm²
vs
1.25 µm²
1 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
151
Clearly 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
113
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
1347
vs
942
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
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.
anonymous
62
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
25
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.
Panagiotis Argyrakis
1
Its more portable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The mobile phones made to be portable 4inch screen a larger screen then i prefer a tablet
anonymous
-66
Clearly narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
72.5 mm
13.90 mm narrower
anonymous
-136
Substantially less body volume
Comment
55.1 cm³
vs
83 cm³
1.51x less body volume
anonymous
-158
Much shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
142 mm
18.20 mm shorter
Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Apple A7
anonymous
46
Measurably 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
Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
anonymous
46
Newer version of DirectX
Comment
10
vs
9.3
Newer version of DirectX. DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
anonymous
37
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
36
Has AES
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for iOS 7.0
Daniel Smith
-16
Has Airdropnew
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It lets you quickly and easily share photos, videos, contacts and anything else from any app with a Share button.
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
44
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.

Apple iPhone 5S is better than Samsung Galaxy S5 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 45 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S5

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S

anonymous
2139
Notably more battery power
Comment
2800 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
1.78x more battery power
anonymous
1635
Significantly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.5 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
3.85x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1354
Much higher pixel density
Comment
432 ppi
vs
326 ppi
32.52% higher pixel density
anonymous
1174
Way more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1056
A lot bigger screen size
Comment
5.1 "
vs
4 "
27.50% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
975
Measurably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
16 MP
vs
8 MP
2x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
965
Notably higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1136x640 px
2.85x higher resolution
anonymous
777
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
691
Distinctly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.67x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
612
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
517
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
464
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
true
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
449
Significantly faster downloads
Comment
150 MBits/s
vs
100 MBits/s
1.50x faster downloads
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
344
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
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
325
Clearly better video recording quality
Comment
2160 x 30 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
323
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
185
Has an ultra power save mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.
anonymous
159
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
141
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
anonymous
119
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
84
Has a heart rate monitor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
anonymous
34
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.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
anonymous
64
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.
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (578MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (578MHz)
anonymous
99
Notably faster GPU clock speed
Comment
578 MHz
vs
450 MHz
128 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 13 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
anonymous
348
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
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
226
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
109
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
82
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
80
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
73
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
Karthik Thangavelu
2
Has Google maps
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Google maps is way better than here maps
Karthik Thangavelu
2
Has a lot of customization options
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Karthik Thangavelu
2
Has Google now which is better than SIRI
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Samsung Galaxy S5 is better than Apple iPhone 5S because...

Yes
vs
No

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