iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: A Side By Side Comparison

SMARTPHONE COMPARISON: iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

If one reads user reports, it seems overall that iPhone applications perform better than that of Samsung and it has better tie-in platform features. Owners of each phone who have upgraded to the next version are definitely in favor of their particular phone, probably due to their familiarity with the make. There are very few reports of users switching between these two phone brands, which might indicate that the phones are actually on par in terms of overall features and performance.

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Speed Test

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Prices

Although prices vary by country and outlets, overall the Galaxy s5 is marginally cheaper than the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 is made of aluminum (resulting in a solid feel) while the Galaxy s5 is made of plastic and polycarbonate (and yet is water resistant).

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Gaming

Playing games on both the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy s5 is just as important. Both smartphones have fantastic bright screens. Colour accuracy is better on the iPhone 6, however, which also seems to have a slightly better speaker.

Below follows a table that compares certain features of these two smartphones. It does not contain features that differ slightly or that are identical (source: www.gsmarena.com)

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Comparison Chart

RELEASE DATE : September 2014 April 2014
SIZE : 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches
WEIGHT : 129 grams 145 grams
SCREEN SIZE : 4.7 inches 5.1 inches
RESOLUTION : 750 x 1334 pixels (327 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (432 ppi)
BATTERY : Not replaceable; 1810 mAh; 61h endurance rating;
music play capacity up to 50h
2800 mAh; 72h endurance rating; music play capacity up to 67h;
Ultra Power Saving function
OPERATING SYSTEM : iOS 8, upgradable to iOS 8.1 Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
PROCESSOR : Dual-core 1.4 GHz Quad-core 2.5 GHz
MEMORY INTERNAL : 16/64/128 GB, 1 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
STORAGE EXTERNAL : None Micro SD card up to 128 GB
NETWORKS : Additional networks for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
WLAN : 802.11AC WI‑FI ; Up to 20 LTE bands Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA in addition to other identical features (see footnote)
USB : v2.0 v3.0
PRIMARY CAMERA : 8 MP; 3264 x 2448 pixels 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels
SECONDARY CAMERA : 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR,
FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
2 MP, 1080p@30fps; dual video call
VIDEO CAMERA : 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video recording

Touch ID, Barometer, Three-axis gyro,
Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer,
Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture, Fingerprint, Heart Rate Sensor
RINGTONES : Proprietary MP3 and WAV
OTHER: Audio editing; Document editing Air gestures; Water resistant to 1m and 30mins


How much DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) will benefit owners of the Galaxy S5 will depend on digital rights management and what DLNS means for other devices the Galaxy is expected to communicate with.


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  1. Betsy says:

    Woah nelly, how about them apples!

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