iPhone 5s has been out for some time now and the Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to be out soon. The common thing between these smartphones is that they both will represent the launch of new versions of their respective operating systems. The distinct features are numerous as both these phones are completely different from each other. Many of you might think of buying the iPhone 5s, but some of you might also be looking to wait for the Galaxy 5s to show up.
Apple iPhone 5s, an underdog phone before its release, derived a lot of ‘awes and wows’ after its release. The Galaxy 5s is still in the dark and is probably going to be out in March 2014. The phone carries a lot of expectations given the reputation that the Galaxy phones hold. With both the smartphones featuring some excellent features, it will take some thinking to make a choice between them. A short individual summary of both the smartphones is given below followed by a comparison between the two phones taking into account their design, display, camera and other specifications.
Apple iPhone 5s
There is an interesting story to tell about the iPhone 5s. The speculations before its release and the reviews afterwards are as opposite to each other as night and day. The iPhone 5s looks very much like its predecessor in design and build-up. Also, the phone’s small screen size was one hot topic before its release, as most of its competitor smartphones were having comparatively bigger screens. Surprisingly, once the phone rolled out in the hands of the public, all what could be heard was the phone’s unexpected positive impact on the audience. It is fast, it is powerful, and some even claimed the phone to be the best smartphone out there. The phone runs the latest iOS7, has an improved camera over the iPhone and has the new fingerprint sensor. The smartphone has some great features and can challenge any other smartphone, however whether its superior features prove to be better than those of the Galaxy S5 is a story which will unfold in the comparison below.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Who doesn’t love the Galaxy phones? The Galaxy S4 released in March 2013 achieved huge success worldwide. The success of Galaxy S4 increases the expectations of Galaxy phone lovers about the Galaxy S5. A lot of rumors are already out; the best of them being that the smartphone will have an all-metal body this time. With Apple introducing the powerful 64-bit A7 chip processor to its new devices like the iPad Air and the iPad mini as well as the iPhone 5s, the Galaxy S5 is very likely to shift to a 64-bit chip too, in order to compete with the other smartphones in the market. The Galaxy S5 will probably have a new squarer design and would miss the home button as it would have a touch screen home button. Many features are expected to be added to the phone. Some of the enhancements have already been guessed out and noticed which are highlighted in the comparison below.
Let us now proceed to the actual head-to-head comparison.
The iPhone 5s is not much different in design and body from its predecessor, but is a very good looking smartphone. It is light in weight, weighing just 112g or 3.95oz and is just 7.3mm thick. The phone has got new glass panels at the top and bottom of its rear which make it look better. Plus, the iPhone 5s does not have a home button like its predecessor because it has a new fingerprint reader this time to provide more cell phone security to the user.
The Galaxy S5 is expected to be a better looking phone. It is going to have an all-metal body. The phone will not have a home button and will feature a squarer design. The phone will also be weather and dust-proof.
When it comes to display, there is no notable difference between the iPhone 5s and the former iPhone 5. The iPhone 5s has a 4-inch Retina display which offers 640 x 1136 pixels of resolution. The phone has a capacitive touchscreen with a density of 336 ppi.
Galaxy S4 had a beautiful screen which we still can’t forget. The Galaxy S5 is also expected to present an equally impressive screen, if not better. The screen size is not known, but is expected to be somewhere around 5 inches. The resolution of the smartphone is expected to be at least 720 x 1280.
CPU and GPU
The iPhone 5s is a very powerful smartphone thanks to its new A7 chip and 64-bit architecture. The M7 coprocessor is added to give the phone an additional boost. The smartphone has a RAM of 1GB. These amazing hardware enhancements make the phone a lot faster compared to its ancestors.
As stated before, Apple has got a 64-bit chip for its new iPad Air, iPad mini and the iPhone 5s. Samsung Galaxy S5 is also likely to get a 64-bit Exynos 6 chip. The phone might also feature a 3GB RAM like the Galaxy Note 3.
Apple iPhone 5s will run the latest iOS7 while the Galaxy S5 is most probable to run the Android Kitkat 4.4
The iPhone 5s comes in three models, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The Galaxy S5 is expected to have an internal memory of 32GB with an expandable memory card slot.
New iPhone 5s has a much improved camera, but still cannot be considered the best amongst the smartphones. Slight enhancements and added features make the phone’s camera a better one than that of the previous version. It has an 8MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front camera.
The Galaxy S5 is expected to feature a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. In addition, the recently introduced ISOCELL camera technology by Samsung is very handy as it provides excellent exposure and less blur. So overall, the Galaxy S5 is expected to feature a quality camera which gives high-quality images.
The iPhone 5s has a non-removable Li-Po 1560 mAh battery which gives a battery backup of 250 hours at stand by and 10 hours talk time. The Galaxy S5 is expected to have a better Li-on removable battery of 3200mAH.
iPhone 5s is a very powerful and efficient phone, something its success worldwide has already proved. The Galaxy S5 is still to come out, but with the kind of rumors, expectations and speculations, the Galaxy S5 already looks a great phone. People confused between both the phones do not have much to choose between the phones, because both the phones offer outstanding features. The only difference is in the operating system, as both phones use completely different OS. Android lovers can opt for the Galaxy S5 while iOS users can go for the iPhone 5s without any doubt. Those who just want a smartphone which is fast, powerful and efficient are advised to wait till March next year. The iPhone 5s is an excellent phone and the Galaxy S5 has all the potential to be an excellent phone, so there is nothing wrong in waiting till the Galaxy S5 comes out and choosing the best phone according to the requirement.