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Apple iPhone 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S4- Phone Wars

| On 04, Sep 2013

If you are a smartphone lover then you were probably excited when the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 were both introduced into the market. Two top of the range phones from Apple and Samsung, proven phone companies, I bet you never thought you would have to do an Apple iPhone 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S4, choosing between them.

The uniqueness of the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 makes it difficult making a straight choice between them.

First question to ask, after deciding your smartphone choice is down to these two (there are lots of other smartphones like the Blackberry Q5 to choose from); What do you want to use the phone for? Entertainment, business, productivity, status symbol, etc.

Both phones are available in the mobile phones category on Let’s start by looking at this tabular representation of features of both phones

Features Apple iPhone 5 Samsung Galaxy S4
Band GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSPA+ / DC-HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 LTE 4/17 ; GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B 800/1900/2100 UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 LTE 1/3/5/13/25 CDMA 800/1900 LTE 1900 ; GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) HSPA+ 850/900/1900/2100
Battery Capacity 1400 mAh 2600 mAh
Battery Standby Time Up to 225 hr Up to 350 hr
Battery Talk Time Up to 480 min Up to 835 miutes
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Lithium Ion
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Brand Apple Samsung
Cell Phone Digital Camera Yes Yes
Cell Phone Display Technology Retina HD Super AMOLED
Cell Phone Type Smartphone Smartphone
Connectivity USB ; Bluetooth ; WiFi; WLAN ; Bluetooth1 Micro USB ; WiFi ; Bluetooth
Diagonal Screen Size (Inch) 4 5
Digital Camera Resolution 8.0 MP 13.0 MP
Display Resolution 1136 x 640 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Exterior Color Black and Slate ; White and Silver Black Mist ; White Frost
Flash Memory (MB) 64 8
Generation 6 not specified
GPS Included Yes Yes
Memory Capacity (MB) 16384 ; 65536 ; 32768 ; 64 ; 16000 32768 ; 16384 ; 65536
Model 5;SoftBank;iPhone 5 GT-I9500;SGH-I337
Network Generation 4G ; 3G ; 2G ; 2G1 4G
Network Technology GSM / EDGE / UMTS / HSPA+ / DC-HSDPA / LTE ; GSM / EDGE / CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B / UMTS / HSPA+ / DC-HSDPA / LTE;EVDO ; 1xRTT ; LTE LTE ; CDMA ; HSPA+ ; EDGE ; GPRS ; GSM
Operating System iOS Android
Series Apple iPhone Samsung Galaxy S ; Samsung Galaxy S IV
Speakerphone Yes Yes
Supported Flash Memory Cards Built-In Memory MicroSDXC ; MicroSDHC ; MicroSD
Touch Screen Yes Yes
Weight (Oz) 3.95 4.58
Comparing the Apple iPhone 5 vs the Samsung Galaxy S4

Apple Inc launched the Apple iPhone 5 in September 2012, while Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S4 in March, 2013

In our table we have shown some of the amazing features available on both devices, but let us take a step further to compare both devices.

Operating System: First thing to know is that both devices run on different Operating systems, the Apple iPhone runs on the iOS platform while the Samsung Galaxy S4 runs on the android OS.

Camera: Both phones have the usual rear facing camera, but also come with a front facing camera usually used for Video calling. The Apple iPhone 5 comes with an iSight 8 MP rear-facing camera and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera, and comes with a low-light mode and also the ability to take photos while shooting videos. The Samsung Galaxy S4 on the other hand comes with a 13 MP rear-facing camera and a 2 MP front-facing camera, with simultaneous shooting so that users can capture action on both sides of the screen. A special feature called “Sound & Shot” which means that the camera can capture sounds to go with the photos

Screen: Screen display and size is one of the most noticeable differences between both phones. The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 5inches screen, and 1080×1920-pixel full HD graphics on an HD Super AMOLED screen, while the Apple iPhone 5 comes with a 4-inch display with Retina technology and an 1136×640-pixel display for crisp stunning graphics.

Storage Capacity: Another thing to look at is the amount of available storage on both devices. They both come with the same amount of internal storage, but the Samsung Galaxy S4 is expandable via a Micro SD card while the iPhone isn’t.

Connectivity: Both devices are compatible with the 4G LTE technology. The iPhone comes with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WLAN, and USB connectivity; the Galaxy S4 comes with a Micro USB, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

Battery: The Apple iPhone 5 comes with a 1400 mAh battery that is not user replaceable. The Galaxy, on the other hand, has a 2600 mAh, user-replaceable battery.

Processor: The iPhone 5 comes with an Apple-designed dual-core A6 processor with 1 GB of RAM while the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with either the quad-core Snapdragon 600 or Exynos 5 Octa processor that emulates a quad-core design, along with 2 GB of RAM.

Price: Another thing to consider is the price of the device. On, the Apple iPhone 5 goes for N112,300 while the Samsung Galaxy S4 goes for N95,000, and both prices are backed by the Konga Price Match Guarantee of low prices.

Whichever device you choose, you are guaranteed to get a great user experience and quality from your phone.

Get the Samsung Galaxy S4 here-à and the Apple iPhone 5 here-

What is the major factor you consider when getting a new phone? Share with other users in the comments.

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