iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Which One is a Better Buy ?

After the launch of the much awaited Apple iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4 has got a tough competitor. Both these smartphones are head to head in the market, thanks to their amazing features and brilliant technology.

Let us have a comparative look at the iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4:

Samsung Galaxy S4 ReviewBuilt: The dimensions of iPhone 5S are 4.8 x 2.3 x 0.3 inches and the dimensions of Galaxy S4 are 5.37 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches. They both are very sleek and elegant in design. But the bone of contention is the material being used and the iPhone 5S surges ahead of the S4 in this regard by a wide margin.

Display: iPhone 5S comes with a 4 inch touch screen of 1136 x 640 pixels resolution. Where as Galaxy S4 features a 4.99 inch touch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Galaxy S4 surely wins here because of the better display but on the other hand, the crispness of the iPhone 5S’s smaller and pocketable screen is surely something commendable.

Processor: The iPhone 5S has been equipped with an A7 processor while the Galaxy S4 comes with a Exynos Octa Core processor. Both of them are stellar performers but the Apple offering might just emerge to be a better one.

Operating system: The Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean version while the iPhone 5S functions on iOS 7. iOS 7 provides this smartphone with some of the most amazing features that are on offer and there’s nothing that can beat iOS in terms of intuitiveness so iPhone 5S gets another brownie point.

Camera: The Galaxy S4 has been loaded with a primary camera of 13 MP and a secondary camera of 2 MP. On the other hand, iPhone 5S comes with a rear camera of 8 MP and a front facing camera of 1.9 MP. On paper the S4 looks better and since we haven’t seen as to how the Apple offering performs, we’d like to give it to the Samsung flagship.

iPhone 5SMemory: The iPhone 5S comes with an internal storage of 16/ 32/64 GB where as the Galaxy S4 comes with an internal storage of 16/ 32 GB with expandability features also. So the S4 wins hands down in this department.

Other Features: Apple iPhone 5S features a fingerprint scanner while Galaxy S4 carries some of the best applications for increasing the functionality as well as for entertainment. So we’ll give both of them a tie in terms of the gimmicks on offer.

Connectivity: Both of them offer similar levels of connectivity and have 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. But Apple has bypassed NFC connectivity which is slowly gaining popularity so S4 wins one more time.

Our Take: Both, Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S4, carry great technology and brilliant applications. However, in my opinion, Samsung Galaxy S4 is a better device than Apple iPhone 5S because of a bigger screen, better resolution, better picture quality and great processor. But then, if you don’t have an iPhone, you don’t have an iPhone.

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BasuP
September 25, 2013 4:52 pm 4:52 PM
Samsung Galaxy S4 is a better device than Apple iPhone 5S, How? 1.Apple iPhone 5S uses 64-bit A7 SoC which gives far more better performance than that of 32-bit 1.6GHz Exynos 5 Octa SoC used in Samsung Galaxy S4. 2.Apple’s Retina display looks great even as its resolution is lapped by the 1080p screens on the Galaxy S4. 3. And Apple iPhone 5S support TD-LTE in Band 40, which is the same that is being used by Airtel and upcoming LTE networks in India including RIL’s Jio Infocomm while Galaxy S4 doesn’t. 4.Don’t forget the solid aluminum design as against… Read more »
BasuP
September 25, 2013 4:49 pm 4:49 PM
Samsung Galaxy S4 is a better device than Apple iPhone 5S, How? 1.Apple iPhone 5S uses 64-bit A7 SoC which gives far more better performance than that of 32-bit 1.6GHz Exynos 5 Octa SoC used in Samsung Galaxy S4. 2.Apple’s Retina display looks great even as its resolution is lapped by the 1080p screens on the Galaxy S4. And Apple iPhone 5S support TD-LTE in Band 40, which is the same that is being used by Airtel and upcoming LTE networks in India including RIL’s Jio Infocomm while Galaxy S4 doesn’t. 3.Don’t forget the solid aluminum design as against the… Read more »
Rama
September 25, 2013 12:36 pm 12:36 PM

@kr
Even in india the sony xperia zr can be bought for the same price as s3 the zr is waterproof has a 13mp camera and has a better build quality too but still the s3 outsells the zr

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