Now, before I start this Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 battle I would like to but a little disclaimer. Namely, I am not a Samsung fanboy and I honestly am not a major fan of the new Galaxy S IV so far. However, my analysis has shown that it is a superior device when compared to Apple's current flagship. As you can also see the title of this blog is "Galaxy S4 News" and thus articles like this are to be expected. However, my honest answer on which one of these two phones I would buy would be "neither!" So, let us see why the S4 is better than the iPhone 5 shall we?
#1 The Galaxy S4 Is Faster and More Powerful
No, this isn't one of those articles where I will try to tell you that the Exynos 5 Octa is the best thing out there. It is far from it and more of a marketing trick. Also, many countries such as the USA, the UK, Denmark, Netherlands and so forth will get the Snapdragon quad-core processor instead.
The point is this - benchmarks! Even older benchmarks have shown that the Galaxy S3 is faster and more powerful than the iPhone 5, and the new Galaxy S4 which comes with updates hardware will perform even better. The S IV's quad-core processor beat the iPhone 5's dual core processor in a test performed by Primate Labs who put the Galaxy S 4 at the top of their charts. According to them the S IV is two times faster, but I honestly doubt the difference is so major!
#2 The Camera is Actually Good
Aside from the fact that the S4 has a 13 MP camera compared to the 8 MP iPhone 5 camera, the difference in software is also very important. Samsung's package includes a lot of very useful and powerful software such as photo blur which lets you "erase" people or objects from a shot and "Share Shot" which lets you sync with other Galaxy S phones that your friends or family have in order to share photos. There are a lot of other cool filters and effects that make photography on the S IV more fun.
However, the most important thing to me is that the camera actually works, unlike the iPhone 5 which had a lot of trouble with "purple flares". If you do not know what this is about then look at this article from CNET. This photo obviously demonstrates the lack of quality on the iPhone 5's camera which I am referring to:
#3 Display Quality
A lot of people say that the Galaxy S IV is better since it has a larger screen, but this is something totally irrelevant and subjective and I personally prefer the size of the iPhone 5. However, the Galaxy S4 has a much better display in terms of image quality. Now, the iPhone 5's Retina Display pushes out an astounding 1136x640-pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch. Really good if you ask me...
However, Samsung used an HD Super AMOLED screen and beefed up the resolution on the Galaxy S4 to a impressive 1920x1080 at 441 pixels per inch.
#4 More Storage & More Speed
In terms of internal memory the two device are quite even. But when it comes to extra memory that you can get via an SD card the iPhone 5 users aren't going to be very happy since they don't have support for an SD Card on their phone. Galaxy S4 users on the other hand will get this awesome features as well as access to cloud storage such as Dropbox and Google Drive.
However, it is more important to note that the Galaxy S 4 is packed with 2 GB of RAM while the iPhone has 1 GB RAM. This is a major difference for a power-hungry user since more RAM will allow you to have a better experience while using multiple apps for example.
#5 Removable battery
This is a major issue in my opinion. and the Galaxy S4 comes out as the victor since it does feature a removable battery! A removable battery means that when your phone is running low you don't have to stay tethered to a plug. Samsung even sells an extra battery kit allowing you to get some extra juice in a hurry.
So, what do you think? Agree or disagree? What would you add on this list? Leave us a comment down bellow!