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iPhone5s is better than SamsungS4

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Started: 5/16/2014 Category: Entertainment
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5S are devices that highlight the best of two of the largest tech companies at the height of their powers, so which one should you choose?
Each handset has its own strengths, from amazing screens to epic cameras and a whole raft of different features that give each device its own personality.
We've given each our thorough run through in our in-depth reviews, but if you're still a little unsure quite which of these exceptional devices is for you, then this guide is pretty much tailor-made for you. Gone are the days that the Samsung Galaxy range is accused of being iPhone-esque, with the Galaxy S4 looking quite a lot different than its Apple counterpart.
The most noticeable difference between the Korean and American offerings is the size. The Samsung towers over the iPhone, measuring in at 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm yet weighing only 130g. This dwarfs the iPhone at 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm, but makes it 18g heavier than the 112g Apple.
It is this smaller stature that makes the iPhone sit in the hand a lot easier, making one handed operation simpler on top of making it sit nicer in small skinny jeans pockets.
Apple has followed a seemingly industrial style design with the iPhone 5S, the all glass black (or white) front is almost unbroken, with a subtle hints of the home button/Touch ID sensor, front camera and speaker.
If you opt for the black front, space grey aluminium wraps around the side and the back, with more hints of the black glass present at the top and bottom. The white front options offer the choice of a silver or gold back, as well as a matching ring around the home button.
Samsung, on the other hand, has produced a curvier handset, which also comes in black or white. A silver band around the home button, a silver speaker grille and silver Samsung branding help to break up the front, with the black and white front/back also coming with a faint textured look.
A faux chrome band wraps around both versions of the Galaxy S4's plastic chassis. This construction aids in weight reduction and allows users to access the battery and microSD port, allowing heavy users that like to keep extra battery packs with them to swap them in and out, as well as able to keep multiple SD cards.
Both the iPhone 5S and the Galaxy S4 come with the home button at the base, something that led to numerous comparisons between the original Samsung Galaxy S and the iPhone 3GS. Soft keys sit either side of the elongated home button of the Samsung, whereas, home button aside, Apple relies entirely on on-screen controls.Part of the reason for the size differences is just how heavily the screen dominates each handset. As with nigh-on all modern smartphones, the screen is very much the focal feature.
The iPhone 5S comes with a 4-inch Retina display; a 1136 x 640 resolution resulting in 326ppi. Opting for a 'bigger is better' mantra, the Galaxy S4 comes with a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display meaning a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a massive 441ppi.
This added screen real estate means that it perfect for watching movies, or for playing one of the many games that grace the Google Play Store. Being Super AMOLED as well means that colours come highly saturated, although this can be toned down within the settings menu.
There are many that continue to mock Apple for not (yet at least) building a larger iPhone, but equally there are many that feel larger devices are less suited to making phone calls and also doing things like browsing the web more easily with one hand.Samsung is the only Android OEM that can stand on its own against the Apple juggernaut, and the Korean company has finally taken the wraps off its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 . This device comes with improved hardware and an array of interesting sensors, but Samsung has also cleaned up its software and focused its attention on fewer features. Let"s break it down and see how the Galaxy S5 compares to Apple"s iPhone 5S .

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S: Design

The Galaxy series of devices are always getting bigger, but the increase in size is less substantial this time. The Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch screen with slim bezels that keep it from being too ungainly " 72.5mm across. The back is made of plastic with a dimple pattern that reminds many of a Band-Aid. It might not be the most elegant look, but it provides some much needed grip.

Apple"s devices have always been more slim than Samsung"s, and the difference is only becoming more stark as Android handsets continue to scale up. The iPhone 5S has a 4-inch screen and is only 58.6mm across. It"s much easier to use one-handed, but the tradeoff is screen real estate. The iPhone has an aluminum composite frame that feels very solid and keeps the phone from being too hefty.

GS5 Back

Another aspect to consider is Samsung"s new water and dust resistant design. Last year there was a separate product for this feature (the GS4 Active), but now the Galaxy S5 can be dunked and splashed with no consequences. The removable back panel has a rubber gasket that seals the sensitive components, and there"s a cover on the USB 3.0 port to keep water out. The Galaxy S5 is rated IP67, which should keep it dry for up to 30 minutes in a few feet of water, but Samsung encouraged potential buyers at its announcement not to push it that far. Still, compare that to the iPhone 5S with its warranty-voiding water sensors that can be triggered by the most miniscule amount of moisture.

Touch ID

Both devices include a fingerprint reader under the home button, but Apple has a more futuristic sort of implementation than Samsung. Samsung included a familiar swipe reader in its home button, so users have to drag straight down across the button to be recognized. The iPhone"s Touch ID system can learn and recognize your fingerprint when you lay a finger flat on the button, which is much more convenient when you"re pressing it. Watch the video below to see how clumsy the Samsung implementation can be.

Samsung ups the ante by including a heart rate sensor on the back of the phone. It plugs into the S Health app and it might actually get a lot of use " your finger is only a few centimeters from the reader, after all.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S: Cameras

The iPhone 5S packs an 8MP rear-facing camera that routinely produces some of the best images available on a smartphone. It"s not just the stellar back-side illuminated sensor that makes that happen, it"s the two-stage flash that keeps objects from looking blown out or too dark when ambient light is low.

Samsung bumped the Galaxy S5 up to a 16MP sensor from 13 in its last flagship. One of the issues with a 16MP image sensor is that it can take a long time to acquire the image. Samsung has partially rectified that by using an advanced technique called phase-detect autofocus. This lets the Galaxy S5 focus on its target in 0.3 seconds, which should close the speed gap considerably.


Samsung has also added the option to capture 4K video with the Galaxy S5. At that point you"re just left worrying about the amount of storage space being eaten up on the GS5R42;s limited internal storage " it doesn"t help that Samsung leaves you with less than 8GB to work with on the 16GB model.

The 2013 Android flagships like the HTC One and Galaxy S4 were vast improvements over past Android devices, but Apple was still the clear winner in overall image quality. This year, Samsung might have the right combination of features to win this matchup. Early impressions suggest that Samsung"s camera is very good indeed, but we need more time with it before declaring an absolute winner.

Samsung"s new baby has a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED screen, which works out to 432 pixels per inch. Samsung is also using a new light sensor in the Gaalxy S5 that does more than change the brightness " it allows the AMOLED screen to switch color profiles based on the environment. The iPhone 5S still has a lower resolution despite Samsung sticking with 1080p for another generation. Apple"s 4-inch 1136"640 Retina Display (IPS LCD) offers 326 pixels per inch. So Apple"s top-of-the-line phone has a smaller resolution and lower pixel density.

GS5 Screen

Internally, the Galaxy S5 packs a punch with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5GHz and 2GB of RAM. There isn"t really a direct comparison because the platforms are so different, but the iPhone 5S does just fine with its 64-bit A7 SoC (1.3-GHz dual-core) and 1GB of RAM. Basically, both devices have the hardware they need to be responsive. Apple does offer a 64GB version of the iPhone 5S, while Samsung tops out at 32GB in the Galaxy S5. However, you can stick a microSD card in the GS5 for more breathing room.

The wireless connectivity setup is definitely something to consider when choosing between these phones. The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with the new (and very fast) 802.11ac MIMO standard built-in. When paired with a compatible router, the GS5 can connect at well over 1Gbps in real world conditions. The iPhone 5S tops out at 802.11n for a few hundred megabits per second. This only matters if you"re moving large files around a network or streaming a lot of content from a centralized media server " both wireless technologies are fine for internet access.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S: Operating System

The Galaxy S5 ships with Android 4.4.2 KitKat under Samsung"s TouchWiz interface. The TouchWiz bit, by all accounts, isn"t as bad as it once was. Samsung has cleaned up its act to a great degree and no longer chokes the system with as many of its unnecessary apps and services. Samsung"s tweaked Android UI is flatter and much nicer to look at overall as well.


Rather than pile on heaps of questionable new gimmicks (don"t worry, there are still a few gimmicks), Samsung is being more judicious. For example, users will see a cool floating "toolbox" item that can be used for quick access to a select group of apps. There is also a clever ultra power saving mod


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