Here are a few pointers to take into account if you are trying to decide the winner of the raging battle between Samsung s5 and Apple’s iPhone 5s
BUILD AND DESIGN:
Apple’s iPhones used to be ahead of every other phone in the market in terms of build quality but now that trend is over. Arguably the HTC One (M8) is better put together than the iPhone 5s which at best is a plastic phone with a removable back but it’s the best in the category but is far behind in terms of solidity. The casing vibrates on cranking up the volume. Another plus point is that the s5 of Samsung is waterproof but it is drawn back when you think about charging it via the micro USB cable. The protective cover is really hard to remove. Also the iPhone is a better choice in terms of not only taste but its lightning connector plugs in both ways.
Apple is way ahead in this one.
The Samsung has a 5.1 inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels whereas the iPhone has a 4 inch screen with 1136 x 640 pixels display. The clear winner here is Samsung and to add to the humiliation Apple gives a meagre 326 pixels per inch pixel density while Samsung defeats it with a 432 pixels per inch density. The s5 also gives a great viewing experience with a super AMOLED screen. It has a fantastic display.
Samsung has this in the bag with a 16MP rear camera that can capture a 4K video with ease. The Apple’s 5s staggers at an 8MP sensor along with 1080p video capabilities. However the latter is better for uses in the night as it has a dual LED flash and the former is better for outdoor shots.
Samsung gets a slight edge in this category with its great snaps and little need for tweaking into the settings.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 supports Qualcomm’s 2.5GHz quad-core Krait processor – a Snapdragon 801 replete with 2GB of RAM for remarkable all-round performance. Its performance is flawless with any number of games and apps thrown into it. It does stutter a little while navigating through the user-interface but nothing problematic. Apple on the other hand supports the 64-bit A7 processor but that is outdated.
The apple runs at two cores while s5 at four. Needless to say the latter is better however different OS can’t be compared so let’s call it a draw.
The S5 loaded with features. Wireless charging, Siri, Samsung’s famous air gestures that lets the user cycle through images without even touching the screen, fingerprint scanner, heart-rate monitor and the list is endless.
On the other hand the iPhone 5s is fairly light on such applications. Even the Touch ID scanner is slicker than the S5’s equivalent, however there’s the M7 motion co-processor which can track activity while the phone is “asleep” – but keeping that aside s5 is a clear winner.
BATTERY LIFE and UI
In battery life the Samsung s5 is a clear winner with a battery twice the size and the option of a power saving mode but the user interface of the Apple 5s is ahead by leaps and bounds. Apple’s 5s beats the Samsung s5 because the latter is packed with bloatware which complicates the user experience.
The Samsung s5 is a clear winner here in case doing away with the iOS is an option.