Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5

Top 48 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S4

Compared to Apple iPhone 5

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1095
Considerably more battery power
2600 mAh
vs
1440 mAh
1.81x more battery power
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855
Explicitly faster CPU clock speed
4 x 1.9 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
2.92x faster CPU clock speed
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687
Much higher pixel density
441 ppi
vs
326 ppi
35.28% higher pixel density
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640
Plenty more RAM memory
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
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585
Noticeably higher resolution
1920x1080 px
vs
1136x640 px
2.85x higher resolution
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535
Substantially more megapixels (photo)
13 MP
vs
8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
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485
Bigger screen size
5 "
vs
4 "
25% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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457
Has an external memory slot
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.
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349
Has branded damage resistant glass
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.
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298
Significantly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
2 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.67x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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251
Has a removable battery
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
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226
Can be charged via standard USB cable
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
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205
Has NFC
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
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199
Has USB mass storage support
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
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190
Is DLNA certified
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.
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188
Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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.
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157
Wireless charging
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
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144
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
2.2
vs
2.4
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. This is the widest aperture available at the minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
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84
Noticeably smaller semiconductor size
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
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81
Has manual exposure
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
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62
Higher GeekBench result
752
vs
708
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
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55
Distinctly lower SAR for head (USA)
0.85 W/kg
vs
1.18 W/kg
0.33 W/kg lower SAR for head (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
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50
Faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
2540
vs
2416
5.13% faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
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49
Explicitly faster maximum shutter speed
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.
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49
Vastly higher memory bandwidth
12.8 GB/s
vs
8.5 GB/s
4.30 GB/s higher memory bandwidth. A higher memory bandwidth means the memory can be accessed faster and therefore data can be retrieved quicker, having a positive effect on the performance.
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Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 16 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
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198
Supports widgets
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.
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169
Supports 4K resolution
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
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129
The browser has word wrap
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
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24
Vastly Customizable
Yes
vs
No
Launchers are available for android devices that allow full customization of the home screen and pretty much anything else. The widgets also add some more customisation.
Florence Collins
17
"Find my phone" voice command
Yes
vs
No
You can ask Google Now to find your phone when you have misplaced it nearby, and the phone will ring loudly so that you can find it.
Ramin G. Far
15
Different virtual keyboards can be installed
Yes
vs
No
Android allows to easily change the software keyboards and the Play Store offers keyboards from many vendors.
Pavide Darenti
14
Has smart caller ID
Yes
vs
No
Whenever you get a call from a phone number not in your contacts, your phone will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google Maps.
Aiden Richardson
12
Sharing menu
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android
Emilia Brzdąkiewicz
11
Has an immersive mode
Yes
vs
No
Hides everything except the app you're using.
Pavide Darenti
9
Has "OK Google" voice command feature
Yes
vs
No
When saying 'Ok Google' it will activate voice control.
Pavide Darenti
8
Has Chromecast support
Yes
vs
No
With your Android device and a Chromecast, you can enjoy your favorite online entertainment, from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Google Play on your HDTV.
Eran Machlev
7
Is open source software
Yes
vs
No
Open Source Software makes the world a better place.
Maty Sanchez
2
PlayStation Mobile Certified
Yes
vs
No
This Xperia can play apps & games from PlayStation Mobile platform. US/EU PSN ID is required to use this feature.
Sadiah Latip
2
Better Performance
Yes
vs
No
Canon has got user friendly UI n better performance....
Vidhya Vs
1
NEXUS BATTERY CASE IS AVAILABELE
Yes
vs
No
NEXUS BATTERY CASE 2800 MAH [url]
Sudeep Ramachandran
1
Beautiful shape attery backup and clear camera viwith good b
Yes
vs
No
Florence Collins
-1
Supports Square credit card reader
Yes
vs
No
This smartphone attachment from Square means that you can receive credit card payments using your device. It can be useful for small businesses etc, so you don't miss out on sales if customers aren't carrying cash.
Emilia Brzdąkiewicz
-4
Has Cloud Print feature
Yes
vs
No
You can print docs easily from your phone or tablet.
Emilia Brzdąkiewicz
-8
Has step counter built-in
Yes
vs
No
When you use fitness apps like Moves on nexus 5, the phone acts as a pedometer to count steps. Android 4.4 and updated hardware make this a more battery-friendly way to measure your activity.
Shaun Da Rocha
-9
Cyanogenmod ready
Yes
vs
No
With Cyanogenmod, customize your phone's or tablet's interface in any way imaginable. Just go to Cyanogenmod's website, get the installer, and follow the simple steps to get your device truly open-source.
Vivia Marcela Mina Leon
-9
Motorola g
Yes
vs
No
Nokia lumia 720
Johannes Schwaben
-17
CANVAS 2 HAS IPS SCREEN AND WIN PRO HAS CAPACITIVE SCREEN
Yes
vs
No
Steffan Wood
-18
Lenses the
Yes
vs
No
The lesne in the oppi n1 is bigger and longer which means it better at macro photograph than Samsung 1cm software
Ramin G. Far
-22
Best Facebook Messenger app with chat heads
Yes
vs
No
The Android Facebook Messenger app has an intuitive and fast interface with so called chat heads lying above other apps (in contrast to the Facebook Messenger app of other OSes).

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

Yes
vs
No

Top 19 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S4

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330
Every pixel has three subpixels
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.
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282
Direct updates by OS vendor
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.
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144
Has a dedicated camera button
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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124
Significantly bigger pixel size
2 µm²
vs
1.3 µm²
0.70 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.
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110
Has an IPS screen
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.
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98
A tad thinner
7.6 mm
vs
7.9 mm
0.30 mm thinner
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90
Lighter
112 g
vs
130 g
18 g lighter
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76
Considerably more microphone(s)
3
vs
2
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
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64
Distinctly lower SAR for body (USA)
1.18 W/kg
vs
1.55 W/kg
0.37 W/kg lower SAR for body (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at hip level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
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41
Has directory organization
Yes
vs
No
A directory help keeping your music, videos, e-books organized and easy to find.
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20
Measurably less shutter lag
0.24 s
vs
0.35 s
0.11 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
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18
Sizably less startup delay
0.84 s
vs
0.99 s
0.15 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
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8
Has AF tracking
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.
Piboon Amornjiraporn
1
Better GPS signal
Yes
vs
No
Oppo r1 got worse GPS signal not recommend for user that always use maps
Clayton Fuller
-3
This is totaly one sided
Yes
vs
No
YES
Rupert Halloway
-23
Has iMessage
Yes
vs
No
Free texts between iPhones
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-348
Clearly narrower
58.6 mm
vs
69.8 mm
11.20 mm narrower
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-360
Much less body volume
55.1 cm³
vs
75.32 cm³
36.70% less body volume
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-393
Shorter
123.8 mm
vs
136.6 mm
12.80 mm shorter
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for iOS 7.0
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21
Has a child lock
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
-14
Supports slow motion video recording
Yes
vs
No
Pavide Darenti
-18
Has Airdrop
Yes
vs
No
It lets you quickly and easily share photos, videos, contacts and anything else from any app with a Share button.
Alvin Satya Setiawan Ⓥ
-18
Beautifuly designed
Yes
vs
No
Ios7 was designed to compliment the iphone
Lorenz Inou
-18
Has iCloud
Yes
vs
No
Sync of Contacts, Photo, Mail, Calendar, Documents all over your iDevices/Mac/PC; Backup, Locate iPhone with Apple ID in any browser; do Backups of apps (WhatsApp,...)
Eric Yuen
-19
Less or virtually no virus
Yes
vs
No
RT is still virus prone but only has Windows Defender.
Pavide Darenti
-24
Has smart multitasking
Yes
vs
No
IOS 7 learns when you like to use your apps and can update your content before you launch them. So if you tend to check your favorite social app at 9:00 a.m. every day, your feed will be ready and waiting for you.
Ramin G. Far
-24
Efficient use of the battery
Yes
vs
No
Felix Simpson
-25
Camera lets you shoot photos in square format
Yes
vs
No
Nice looking photos without using an app like instagram
Remy Dovers
-28
Consistent application icons
Yes
vs
No
More aesthetically pleasing
Emilia Brzdąkiewicz
-29
Marks your frequent locations on the map
Yes
vs
No
Emilia Brzdąkiewicz
-29
Shows timestamps in messages app
Yes
vs
No
You can keep track of your massages easily.
Emilia Brzdąkiewicz
-34
Unlimited number of apps per folder
Yes
vs
No
You can organize your apps in the way you want.

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