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A Comparative Review Of the iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4 Phones

Last updated: December 4, 2018.

iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4

Samsung and Apple are two of the most recognized names in the smartphone business .Apple has released their iPhone 5s so let’s compare iphone 5s vs galaxy S4.

Design and build quality (iphone 5s vs galaxy S4)

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• The Apple iPhone 5 has an aluminum shell which has chamfered edges.
• The home button of the Apple iPhone 5s has a home button made of sapphire crystal.
• If you are one of those who feel that plastic is just not a “premium” material for a premium phone, you’ll be quite happy with what Apple has done with the iPhone 5s.

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• The Samsung Galaxy S4 is still sticking to its polycarbonate chassis.
• Despite being made of plastic, the Galaxy S4 is still a good looking device. It is also proven to be durable.
• The Samsung Galaxy S4 measures 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm.
• The Apple iPhone 5 measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm.
• The Samsung Galaxy S4 is larger than the Apple iPhone 5s. This is mostly because the Galaxy S4 has a display that is about an inch larger than that on the iPhone 5s.
• The Samsung Galaxy S4  also the heavier device at 130 grams compared to 112 grams for the iPhone 5s.

Display

iPhone 5S

• As we mentioned earlier, the Galaxy S4 has a larger display than that found on the iPhone 5s.
• The Galaxy S4 has a 5-inch screen while the iPhone 5s has a 4-inch screen.
• The Galaxy S4 screen comes with Super AMOLED display.
• The display of the Galaxy S4 gets a resolution of 1080 x 1920.
• The pixel density of the Galaxy S4’s screen is 441 ppi.
• The iPhone 5s screen is a Retina display.
• The display of the iPhone 5s gets a resolution of 1136 x 640
• The pixel density of the iPhone 5s’s screen is 326 pixels.

Camera

• The camera on the Samsung Galaxy s4 is a 13 MP with a f/2.2 aperture.
• The Samsung Galaxy S4 camera app has BSI, autofocus, digital image stabilization and a few others that can help improve your camera experience.
• The camera on the iPhone 5s has a 8 MP camera with a f/2.2 aperture.
• The iPhone 5s camera has 3x zoom and a dual-LED flash.
• The iOS 7 of the iPhone 5s provides some special camera features like burst mode which allows you to take 10 frames a second

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Battery

• The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a removable 2,600 mah battery.
• The iPhone 5s has a non-removable 1,570 mAh Li-Po battery.
• The Samsung Galaxy S4 has the better battery compared to the Apple iPhone 5s.
• The Samsung Galaxy S4 said to have a battery life of 17 hours of talk in 3G, 15.4 days stand-by time and 10 hours of browsing and Wi-Fi usage.
• The iPhone 5s said to have a battery life of 10 hours of talk in 3G, 10.4 days standby time, and 10 hours of browsing and Wi-Fi usage.

Specs

• The Apple iPhone 5 is the world’s first 64-bit smartphone.
• The processing package on the iPHone 5 is an A7 64-bit dual-core CPU clocked at 1.7 GHz with 1 GB of RAM
• The Apple iPhone 5 has a fingerprint scanner.
• The iPhone 5 comes with three options for onboard storage: 16, 32 or 64 GB.
• The Samsung Galaxy S4’s processing package is a Snapdragon 600 CPU clocked at 1.9 GHz backed by an Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB of RAM.
• The Galaxy S4 has two options for onboard storage: 16 and 32 GB.
• The Galaxy S4 also offers you the option to increase your storage capacity with its microSD card slot.
• The Galaxy S4 has NFC and an infrared blaster.

Software

• Apple loaded the iPhone 5 with their standard iOS 7.
• The iOS 7 redesigned so it actually looks a bit like Android.
• The Samsung Galaxy S4 has Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
• The Galaxy S4 uses Samsung’s TouchWiz.
• The Galaxy S4 has the full Android experience and additional apps and features from Samsung. These include air gestures, S Health and Smart Pause.

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When choosing between the iPhone 5s and the Galaxy S4, it all comes down to personal preference. If you are a long-time fan of Samsung, you’re going to prefer the Galaxy S4. If you’re an Apple fan, you’re going to prefer the iPhone 5s.

Objectively speaking, the iPhone 5s is a solid handset. It may not be ground-breaking but, if you don’t mind the locked down approach of Apple and the small display of the iPhone 5s, it’s a pretty good phone.
However, if you prefer Android’s open nature, then the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the better smartphone for you.

Now that you got  comparison iphone 5s vs galaxy S4,What do you think is better ? Is it the iPhone 5s or the Galaxy S4 for you?

JR

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